Tour de France
Stage 10: Tarbes to La Pierre-Saint-Martin - Stage Details

22-year-old Adam Yates has finished an impressive seventh on the first mountain stage of the 2015 Tour de France.

Straight off the rest day, the peloton were thrown a 15km hors category climb to finish stage ten, many of the overall favourites losing significant time.

ORICA-GreenEDGE’s Yates was one of the last twelve riders to remain in contention for the stage before an initial attack by Movistar saw him lose touch.

The move was then countered by Chris Froome (Team Sky) who went on for a solo victory.

Finishing just over two minutes behind Froome, Yates fought on to finish ahead of some big names including Tejay Van Garderen (BMC Racing), Alberto Contador (Tinkoff – Saxo) and Vincenzo Nibali (Astana Pro Team).

“I was in a good position because we took it easy in the team time trial so I am probably a little bit fresher than some of the big GC guys,” a modest Yates said.

Read the full report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Christopher Froome (GBR) - Team Sky 4:22:07
2 Richie Porte (AUS) - Team Sky 0:00:59
3 Nairo Quintana (COL) - Movistar Team 0:01:04
4 Robert Gesink (NED) - Team LottoNL-Jumbo 0:01:33
5 Alejandro Valverde (SPA) - Movistar Team 0:02:01
6 Geraint Thomas (GBR) - Team Sky 0:02:01
7 Adam Yates (GBR) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:02:04
8 Pierre Rolland (FRA) - Team Europcar 0:02:04
9 Tony Gallopin (FRA) - Lotto Soudal 0:02:22
10 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) - BMC Racing Team 0:02:30
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
7 Adam Yates (GBR) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:02:04
119 Simon Yates (GBR) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:21:09
130 Pieter Weening (NED) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:21:34
136 Luke Durbridge (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:21:34
177 Svein Tuft (CAN) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:23:21
182 Michael Matthews (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:26:27