'I had proper fever and chills' - Adam Yates bounces back from Covid for Tour de France

British rider heads to fifth Tour de France as one of Ineos Grenadiers' leader, but with doubts over form

Adam Yates
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The idea that the newer strains of Covid are milder did not reach Adam Yates. The Ineos Grenadiers rider suffered badly with his virus, like many have done before, not bouncing back simply like some of his infected peers in the peloton. 

As a result, the 29-year-old will approach the Tour de France on Friday with some reservations about his form. He might have recovered from it, but he also missed a crucial week of training ahead of this Tour. He was forced to withdraw from the Tour de Suisse, a race that was eventually won by his teammate - and rival for the yellow jersey - Geraint Thomas.

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