Yates twins named in Orica-GreenEdge squad for Tour de France

The two young Brits will ride together for the first time at the Tour de France with the Australian team

Adam Yates and Simon Yates

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Adam and Simon Yates will race the Tour de France for the first time together starting this Saturday in the Netherlands. The British twins were named this morning as part of Orica-GreenEdge nine-rider roster.

Simon raced the first 15 days of the Tour in 2014, in his first year as a professional. Adam, instead, will have his first opportunity to race after competing in his first grand tour, the Vuelta a España, last year.

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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.