Simon Yates: 'I've come a long way' at the Tour de France

22-year-old British rider Simon Yates has suffered from bronchitis during the 2015 Tour de France, but says that he's still made a massive improvement over his debut in 2014

23 July 2015
102nd Tour de France
Stage 18 : Gap - Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne
YATES Simon (GBR) Orica - GreenEDGE
Photo : Yuzuru SUNADA

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Simon Yates may not have won a stage or finished in the top three, but he has made a "massive" improvement in his second Tour de France.

The 22-year-old Briton in team Orica-GreenEdge has survived bronchitis and a round of antibiotics, and is starting to feel like himself again with two more big mountain days to come. And the signs are encouraging.

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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.