Tour de France: Adam Yates attacks the Grand Colombier, climbs to fifth place overall


Adam Yates of Mitchelton-Scott was the only one who could try to break the grip of the Jumbo-Visma team of race leader Primoz Roglic during the last ascent of the Grand Colombier on the 15th stage of the Tour de France on Sunday . The British climber’s move with seven kilometers to go only lasted about a kilometer before being laid off once again by the Dutch team, but Yates finished the stage strongly in eighth place, and moved to fifth place overall as the Tour begins its final week.Yates had held the yellow jersey for stage 5 of this year’s race after Julian Alaphilippe of Deceuninck-QuickStep lost his lead following a time penalty for taking a bottle of drink in the last 20 kilometers of stage, and Yates kept the lead until stage 9, when he was taken over by Roglic, who has held him since.


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