Sir Dave Brailsford backs Adam Yates to fulfill 'terrific talent'

Young Brit, currently placed second in the Tour de France, should gain experience from fighting for the general classification and not allow himself to be sidelined into chasing stage wins, says Team Sky boss

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Adam Yates (Orica-BikeExchange) should continue racing for the Tour de France's overall classification and not lose time to go for stage wins, says Team Sky boss David Brailsford.

The 23-year-old from Bury sits second only to Sky's Chris Froome, at 16 seconds, on the first rest day of the Tour in Andorra. He says that the overall classification was never his goal and that a stage win is more important than the GC or the white jersey of the best young rider.

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