Third for Simon Yates in Côte Picarde Nations Cup

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World points champion Simon Yates continued his impressive start to the season with third place at the second round of the U23 Nations Cup, the Côte Picarde, in France on Wednesday.

After finishing 20th at last weekend's U23 Tour of Flanders, Yates forced the selection on the penultimate climb of this week's race, breaking clear before being joined by a group of four riders including eventual race winner, Australia's Caleb Ewan.

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Richard Abraham is an award-winning writer, based in New Zealand. He has reported from major sporting events including the Tour de France and Olympic Games, and is also a part-time travel guide who has delivered luxury cycle tours and events across Europe. In 2019 he was awarded Writer of the Year at the PPA Awards.