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YATES FAC­ING AN UP­HILL BAT­TLE AFTER ROGLIC MAKES HIS MOVE

- RIATH AL-SAMARRAI Sports · Bicycle Racing · Bicycles · Outdoor Hobbies · Hobbies · Adam Yates · France · Julian Alaphilippe · Tour De France · Paris Dauphine University · Dauphiné

BRI­TISH rider Adam Yates re­mains only four sec­onds off the lead in the Tour de France but the stur­dier yel­low jer­sey prospects are held by Pri­moz Roglic after the pre-race favourite won the fourth stage at Orcieres-Mer­lette. Yates, fourth in 2016, was 10th to cross the sum­mit fin­ish after the 160.5km stage from Sis­teron. The Mitchel­tonS­cott climber fin­ished in the same chas­ing clus­ter as the over­all leader Ju­lian Alaphilipp­e so his mar­gin to the front is un­changed. None­the­less it will take some ef­fort to over­haul Roglic in the full­ness of the race. There had been doubts about the Slove­nian’s fit­ness after he was in­jured in a crash at the Cri­terium du Dauphine last month, but his win yes­ter­day leaves him third over­all, just 11 sec­onds be­hind Alaphilipp­e.

 ?? AP ?? Vic­tory salute: Roglic wins stage four
AP Vic­tory salute: Roglic wins stage four

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