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Simon and Adam Yates extend for two years with Orica-BikeExchange

The British twins have signed new contracts to stay with the Australian team for the 2017 and 2018 seasons Adam and Simon Yates on stage sixteen of the 2015 Tour de France Adam and Simon Yates have agreed to contract extensions with Orica-BikeExchange 1 that will see them stay at the Australian team until at least the end of the 2018 season.

The pair have flourished since first joining the WorldTour 2 squad at the start of the 2014 season, but have suffered very different fortunes this year.

Adam Yates admits at last he’s in contention for the Tour de France

Having previously said he’s aiming for Tour de France stage wins, British rider Adam Yates says he’s now focussing on a high overall placing Adam Yates 1 who fell to third overall but strengthened his Tour de France 2 general classification position today in Provence says that he is fighting to maintain his position instead of going for stage wins as originally stated.

Watch: The moment an inflatable banner took out Adam Yates at the Tour de France

The young British rider took a heavy fall as the Flamme Rouge unluckily fell at just the wrong moment Tour de faceplant #TDF2016 pic.twitter.com/vc2q92IAmR 1 2 William Hill Aus (@WillHillAus) July 9, 2016 3 Of all the things that could happen after you ve made a late attack towards the finish of a Tour de France 4 mountain stage a mechanical, a puncture, you just crack having one of the inflatables fall on you has to be one of the least expected. > > > Adam Yates promoted to second overall in Tour de France 5 But that s what happened to Adam Yates 6 (Orica-BikeExchange) on Friday s stage seven, who was over five seconds ahead of the main group of GC contenders when the Flamme Rouge inflatable fell in front of him, seeing him flip over and land on his chin.

Not only that, but it took out the Mavic neutral service motorbike just behind him, which luckily fell away from the Briton.

Adam Yates ready to go on the offensive in Critérium du Dauphiné final mountain test

The young British rider says he doesn’t prosper quite as well on the long climbs of the Alps, but is hoping to make some waves on the slightly shorter climbs of stage seven Adam Yates 1 may change tact and go on the offence at the Crit rium du Dauphin 2 tomorrow having been able to consistently mix with the main contenders in the mountains.