Simon Yates 'disappointed' with his Tour de France ride to Sheffield

21-year-old British rider hoping to make mark in mid-section of race as it heads back to France

Simon Yates, Tour de France 2014

(Image credit: Gregor Brown)

Simon Yates (Orica-GreenEdge) left England with a frown but said that he is ready to move ahead as the Tour de France continues in its homeland.

"I'm slightly disappointed I couldn't make it right to the finish in Sheffield and have a bit more but it's the Tour de France and it's the biggest and hardest race we do all year," Yates said.

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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.