Simon and Adam Yates: Hard World Champs course suits us

Simon Yates, Tour of Britain 2013, stage five

The Yates twins, Simon and Adam, are enjoying "exciting times" this week in Tuscany. On the heels of Tour de L'Avenir and Tour of Britain wins, they lead the Under-23 British team in the World Championship tomorrow in Florence.

"We're up against a hard course. On paper, it should suit us," Simon told a small group of journalists at the team's base in Pistoia. "It'll be all about selection with those climbs. When it gets hard and it's whittled down, that's when you put in your move."

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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.