Simon Yates calls Tour de France time trial 'a rest' for his stricken team

British rider says it was no more than 75 per cent effort as they concede a stage that was once their prime target for this year's Tour

Orica-Green Edge on stage nine of the 2015 Tour de France

(Image credit: Watson)

As Orica-GreenEdge’s cyclists cruised to their van on an open football pitch after the finish line in Plumelec today, they reflected on a team time trial unlike any they had ridden in the Tour de France.

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