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Tour de France – Double twist in Bilbao: The Yates brothers celebrate a double victory

Tour de France – Double twist in Bilbao: The Yates brothers celebrate a double victory

The Slovenian led a group of twelve chasing them to the finish line and, thanks to bonuses, exchanged four seconds on defending champion Jonas Vinggaard (Jumbo-Visma), who crossed the finish line in ninth place at the same time.

Bora-Hansgrohe captain Guy Hindley finished seventh on the stage and was unscathed in terms of fighting for the podium on the difficult opening day.

He brought a second big group of 28 men around Romain Bardet (DSM – Firmenich), Egan Bernal (Enios Grenadiers), Emmanuel Buchmann (Bora – Hansgrohe), Felix Gall (AG2R – Citroen) and Mathieu van der Poel (Alpsin – Dekonink) 33 seconds lost time to finish .

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“I don’t know what to say. We wanted to prepare for the attack for Tadej. He attacked but it happened on the landing: I approached from behind, my brother came forward and then we worked together. At first I didn’t know if I could drive with him. I asked on the radio and they told me to drive said the first yellow jersey wearer, describing the crucial situation on the descent from the Cote de Paix to Bilbao.

Of his twin brother, who is five minutes older and hasn’t raced since retiring from the Tour de Romandie at the end of April, he said: “I knew Simon was in good spirits, talking to me every day. It’s great to share that experience with him. I almost He leaves me behind at once. I am really happy.”

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“I’m here for Tadezh, he’s the boss.”

Adam Yates wore yellow for four days three years ago. “It was a special moment at the time,” he recalls. “But I want to keep my feet on the ground. I’m here for Tadej, he’s the boss. He’s already shown that he’s the best in the world. In the next few weeks he’ll show it again, I’m sure.”

On the other hand, the luckiest people that day were Enric Maas (Movistar) and Richard Carapaz (EF Education – EasyPost), who fell about 25 kilometers from the finish in the penultimate drop of the day. Then Carapaz finished many minutes later, and the Mass 110 Tour de France ended there. The Spaniard retired and appeared to have injured his shoulder.

Mas ends up falling and throws Carapaz away

While Adam Yates, in addition to his stage win and the yellow jersey, took the green jersey better in points, Pogacar moved up in the youth classification. The first mountain jersey went to American Neilson Powless (EF Edcuation – EasyPost), who narrowly beat Georg Zimmermann (Intermarché – Circus – Wanty) in the only mountain award in category two with 27 kilometers remaining.

Zimmerman narrowly misses a duel with Powless

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