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“Every day is selective, you might be able to see straight away who has it or not. It’ll be a tough race, and even tougher and full-gas with the bad weather. That plays a big part in how the races go.”

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28.04.2015 @ 06:34 Posted by Renaud Breban

Simon Yates, the Orica GreenEDGE rider, will ride this weekend the Tour de Romandie. The British man will try to do a good performance, but he knows that it will be difficult with the number of favorites presents here, in Swiss. 

 

“It’s a stacked line up in the Tour de Romandie,” Yates told Cycling Weekly. “The man to beat? Froomey’s there, he’s won it for the last two years. I’m sure he’ll be up for it. I don’t know how his injuries are after Flèche Wallonne.”

 

He told also about the Tour de Romandie route. “Every day is selective, you might be able to see straight away who has it or not. It’ll be a tough race, and even tougher and full-gas with the bad weather. That plays a big part in how the races go.”

 

The Orica-GreenEDGE leader will be Michael Albasini. He won three stages last year. “I’d like to try to have a good overall. The team also has Albasini, who won three stages last year,” added Yates. “Hopefully in the future I can turn into one of these real GC guys. Watching and looking at what Froome does, that’s important just to see. This guy won the Tour de France, he’s been up there in the Vuelta a España, it’s really important to learn at these sort of things.”

 

“The same in Liège. It comes back to learning, getting that experience of being with the top guys. I already feel that I’m there in the front group. I’m watching guys like Valverde, you can see it, he just cruises and saves his energy. The more you look at those races, the better it can be in the future for me.”

 

 

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