Adam Yates to ride in the Vuelta a Espana

British Orica-GreenEdge rider Adam Yates to make Grand Tour debut in 2014 Vuelta a Espana

Adam Yates on the podium after retaining his overall lead on Stage 7 of the 2014 Tour of Turkey

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Adam Yates will follow in the footsteps of his twin brother Simon and debut in a grand tour this year as a neo-professional. Simon raced the Tour de France, abandoning on Monday, while Adam will race the Vuelta a España, August 23 to September 14.

"He's shown that he's capable of racing in high level races," Orica-GreenEdge's head sports director, Matt White told Cycling Weekly. "He'll be definitely be given freedom to go into breakaways."

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