Tour de France 2020: Adam Yates only rider brave enough to attack Jumbo-Visma as he moves up to fifth overall

With Egan Bernal and Nairo Quintana cracking on the Grand Colombier, the Brit moves back up the overall classification

Adam Yates attacks the GC group on stage 15 of the 2020 Tour de France (Marco Bertorello/AFP via Getty Images)

(Image credit: AFP via Getty Images)

Adam Yates was the only rider brave enough to try his luck against an irrepressible Jumbo-Visma train up the Grand Colombier on stage 15 of the Tour de France, saying he was making the most of the last bit of racing before the second rest day.

"I wanted to try something just before the rest day," Yates said, explaining his solo attack with 7km to go, staying off the front for about a kilometre before Tom Dumoulin (Jumbo-Visma) dragged him back to heel.

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