British Tour de France debutants have their work cut-out

Alex Dowsett, Luke Rowe and Adam Yates tell us what is expected of them as they embark on their first Tour de France.

Adam Yates in action during Stage 5 of the 2015 Tour des Fjords from Daryl Impey

(Image credit: Watson)

There will be no easing into things for Britain’s three Tour de France debutants this week.

Alex Dowsett is an outside favourite for the opening 13.8km time trial in Utrecht, Luke Rowe had been charged with looking after 2013 winner Chris Froome in the potentially chaotic first nine days, while Adam Yates will be working for an Orica team who believe they have a contender for almost every stage, before hitting out himself when the race hits the mountains.

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