Adam Yates: 'When you come so close to winning a Tour de France stage, it's devastating'

Yates's chances of victory ruined by late crash on stage 16

Adam Yates attacks on stage 16 of the Tour de France

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) ended the Tour de France stage 16 to Bagnères-de-Luchon in third place and "devastated" after a crash spoiled what could have been a solo ride to victory

Yates fell on the Col du Portillon descent with 6.5km to race and dusted himself off to still manage third behind winner Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors).

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.