Simon Yates is a 'potential stage winner' at Tour de France

Orica-GreenEdge sports director says 21-year-old British rider will have his chance to go for wins in Tour de France

Simon Yates

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Simon Yates starts the Tour de France not just as helper, but as a potential stage winner, says his Orica-GreenEdge team.

"He might be 21, but he's a race winner," head sports director, Matt White told Cycling Weekly. "He'll have his opportunity to go for wins at the Tour de France, that's for sure."

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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.