Show us your scars #10: Simon Yates (video)

Currently riding the second Tour de France of his career, Orica-GreenEdge’s Simon Yates talks about his past skirmishes.
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If you’ve been watching this year’s Tour de France, you’ll have seen the mass pile-up that overshadowed the third stage to Huy. Orica-GreenEdge saw five of their men involved, including young climber Simon Yates.

As a pro cyclist it’s obviously not the first time he’s hit the deck. Just last year he broke his collarbone at the Tour of Turkey, a race his twin brother Adam went on to win.

Yates, who has had a great first half of 2015 with fifth places at the Vuelta al Pais Vasco and the Critérium du Dauphiné, has seen worse though.

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“My worst crash was during the 2012 Nation’s Cup (the UCI’s U23 series), at the Côte Picardie. There was a crosswind section, an overlap of wheels and I broke my shoulder,” he told Cycling Weekly in this week’s ‘Show Us Your Scars’ video. “I don’t remember it, but I was in agonising pain.”

It’s something the 22-year-old has grown used to though, given the discipline in which he started out cycling. “I started racing on the track, so I’ve had plenty of silly crashes,” Yates says. “Ones where I’ve not been able to unclip and just went straight down.”

All other episodes of SUYS are available here, including chats with Team Sky’s Geraint Thomas and cycling legend Bernard Hinault.

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