Yates brothers 'aiming higher' at next year's Tour de France

Orica-GreenEdge team is planning on both British brothers Adam and Simon Yates riding the 2016 Tour de France, with an eye on the overall classification

Adam and Simon Yates on stage sixteen of the 2015 Tour de France

(Image credit: Watson)

The Yates twins, Adam and Simon, will return to the Tour de France when it begins from France's northwest next July if all goes according to plan. They will race for stage wins, and perhaps the overall, say team Orica-GreenEdge.

After Simon raced half of the 2014 edition, they debuted together in the 2015 Tour. They both collected two top 10 stage finishes over the three weeks.

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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.