Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Brit Twins Aiming High for Aussies

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Brit Twins Aiming High for Aussies

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CYCLING: If Australia's Orica GreenEdge team is to win a stage in this year's Tour de France, then the Pyrenees and the Alps might be where it could achieve success.

British twins Simon and Adam Yates are two of the rising stars of the sport.

And while the 22 year olds - or any other members of the Aussie team - are not expected to compete for the yellow jersey when the Tour rolls out of Utrecht, in the Netherlands tonight, they are targeting a stage win during three weeks in the saddle.

"If the team wins a stage that will be a huge achievement," Simon said.

"There are only 21 tour stages a year, the sprinters take five of them. There's only a slim chance of winning one. That is our aim. Whether it's me, my brother, or someone else on the team who wins one, that will be a success for us."

Adam (pictured), the reigning Tour of Turkey champion, agrees: "There's not much point in me going for the general classification, the yellow jersey. …

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