Tour de France - Race Overview

In just his second attempt at the world's biggest race, Adam Yates today became the first British rider to win the best young rider award at the Tour de France.

The 23-year old rode an impressive race to finish in fourth place overall, well above expectation giving ORICA-BikeExchange its best ever overall result at the Tour.

Three weeks of racing saw the Australian outfit top the team classification over the first few stages before Yates won the white jersey on stage seven and held it all the way to the finish in Paris.

A series of impressive performances over several tough mountain stages saw Yates move into second overall before slipping to fourth over the last two days of racing only 21seconds behind Nairo Quintana (Movistar) in third.

Christopher Froome (Team-Sky) won the race by over four minutes with Romain Bardet (AG2R-La Mondiale) taking second and completing the podium.

“We came here not really riding for the overall,” said a smiling Yates in Paris. “It just kind of happened and the whole team have been incredible in their support, all the riders and the staff who have worked so hard everyday.”

Read the full final report here.

General Classification

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Christopher Froome (GBR) - Team Sky 89:04:48
2 Romain Bardet (FRA) - AG2R La Mondiale 0:04:05
3 Nairo Quintana (COL) - Movistar Team 0:04:21
4 Adam Yates (GBR) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:04:42
5 Richie Porte (AUS) - BMC Racing Team 0:05:17
6 Alejandro Valverde (SPA) - Movistar Team 0:06:16
7 Joaquim Rodriguez (SPA) - Team Katusha 0:06:58
8 Louis Meintjes (RSA) - Lampre - Merida 0:06:58
9 Daniel Martin (IRL) - Etixx - Quick-Step 0:07:04
10 Roman Kreuziger (CZE) - Tinkoff Team 0:07:11
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
4 Adam Yates (GBR) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:04:42
38 Daryl Impey (RSA) - ORICA-BikeExchange 1:50:51
72 Ruben Plaza (SPA) - ORICA-BikeExchange 2:53:10
110 Michael Matthews (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange 3:47:40
112 Luke Durbridge (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange 3:51:55
119 Christopher Juul Jensen (DEN) - ORICA-BikeExchange 3:58:10
132 Michael Albasini (SWI) - ORICA-BikeExchange 4:09:04
135 Mathew Hayman (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange 4:10:33