Agree. He's a great racer in GTs, even when he's out of GC contention he's still looking for the win. Today he lurked at the back of the break forever, stayed cool when Carapaz attacked then pounced at the perfect moment.Yates is entering rarefied air ( non sprinter ) with a total of ten GT stage wins - For all his foibles, he's had an outstanding career.
The reason being he often rides at the back of the peloton for no reason.He might end up regretting losing 8 minutes yesterday for no reason
No. Don't think it matters at all to him.The reason being he often rides at the back of the peloton for no reason.
But I don't think the difference between a 5th and a 10th place in GC matters that much to him. Or do you think he'd still be in contention for a podium?
Or, we can continue just writing "Yates", and make things nicely confusing!When it comes to Yates brothers we need to be specific. Otherwise it can and will backfire.
You can take it to the bank that Simon will renew with BEX, although he may have to re-consider his GC ambitions at GT's - Simon will not go to the TDF if he has not recovered, BUT if he does will ride for GC if he survives the first five stages, or otherwise he will go to stages - I understand that Simon chooses his own program but the BEX program for the Vuelta was to focus on stages, especially sprint stages - Then again if Groves leaves they may not send him to the Vuelta and change focus.Going to the Tour for stages is an awful idea if he's still not recovered. Just go for the Vuelta. The least complicated GT, suits him the best, has time to recover and race for GC, and the Slovenians will probably be a little bit tired.
Meanwhile his contract is up at the end fo the year. TBE should be 100% trying everything to extend him, but with Yates I feel a bunch of other teams, especially Ineos should be all over Simon Yates.