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Cycling Weekly - - WHAT YOU’RE SAYING - Mal­colm Jack­son, email

Amaz­ing to have three Bri­tish rid­ers win­ning all three Grand Tours. It’s made even more spe­cial given that Si­mon Yates has won the Vuelta and bro­ken the Sky stran­gle­hold. While I take noth­ing away from Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome, we all know the bor­ing ap­proach Sky use of shut­ting down races, with which, an ob­sessed Dave Brails­ford, with his mar­ginal gains ethos, has suf­fo­cated the Grand Tours.

Yates has won with an at­tack­ing ap­proach, dar­ing, tac­ti­cal skill and a pas­sion for what cy­cling is all about, like in the days pre-sky. In Matt White they have the to­tal op­po­site to Brails­ford, a man who likes to win, but who is tac­ti­cally shrewder and gets re­sults by adopt­ing a more ag­gres­sive and pro-ac­tive ap­proach.

Whereas Froome’s age is catch­ing up with him and Thomas is some­times er­ratic, I be­lieve Yates can dom­i­nate for a num­ber of years, which will be great for rac­ing fans.

Also, don’t un­der­es­ti­mate Adam — this will give him the con­fi­dence to move to greater heights.

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