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“There are a few stages that I could potentially do well on, like stage six, which is just under 5km long and suits me down to the ground. Obviously, there are some big guys here but I will see what I can do."

Photo: Tour of Turkey/Mario Stiehl




24.08.2014 @ 15:12 Posted by Joseph Doherty

22 year old Adam Yates is targeting stage win in his debut Grand Tour, the Vuelta a Espana.


The young Brit from Bury has targeted stage 6 specifically as his best chance of a victory.


Stage six ends with a 4.6km ascent to La Zubia, averaging 7.8 per cent in gradient and carrying a maximum ramp of 12.8 per cent, and climbing specialist Yates believes it could suit his style perfectly.


“I will look to get a stage win if I can,” he told Sky Sports. “There are a few stages that I could potentially do well on, like stage six, which is just under 5km long and suits me down to the ground. Obviously, there are some big guys here, so I know very well that it won’t be easy, but I will see what I can do."


“A breakaway could well be my best chance. If a break of 12 or 15 guys goes away and the GC guys are happy to let them fight it out for the win, hopefully I can be in a move like that and be one of the best climbers."


“Either that or a late move. You can try anything in these races and something might happen. You can get away and sometimes it might work out.”


Yates has enjoyed great success in his neo-pro year at Orica-Greenedge, winning a stage and the overall at the Tour of Turkey and finishing fifth at the Tour of California and sixth at the Dauphine.


“I have had a good season so far and hopefully I can build on that,” he added. “I got the ball rolling in Turkey and carried that on in California, but then the Dauphine was another level on top of that."


“That was the first time I was up there mixing it with the top guys. Although I wasn’t actually winning, I was getting better every day. This is a three-week race and it’s important I keep my form and my consistency going.”


Much like brother Simon at the Tour de France earlier this year, Adam will be pulled out by his team later in the race in order to prevent him becoming exhausted.


“The initial plan is to just do the first couple of weeks,” he said. “It’s not definite, because if I am recovering well and I’m feeling fresh, we can maybe keep going and take it one day at a time.”




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