An inflatable bath of cold water: Adam Yates’ solution to Tour de France heat

The Ineos Grenadiers rider could have picked a more attractive location than a car park, but it looked like he enjoyed it none the less

Adam Yates
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Half an hour after Tadej Pogačar had crossed the line first at the top of La Super Planche des Belles Filles, the awaiting press pack at the team buses were treated to an intriguing sight: Adam Yates taking a bath.

The Ineos Grenadiers rider had just finished ninth on stage seven of the Tour de France, conceding 29 seconds to the race leader, plus the bonus ten, and after riding 7km back down the mountain, popped on his trunks and settled in for a bath.

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Adam Becket
News editor

Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.