Simon Yates in Le Tour

It was a great feeling watching ‘one of our own’ passing by in the peloton at Hawes last Saturday in Le Grand Depart and many thanks to Joan, who's pictures are so much better than mine!  Simon is doing well and at the end of the last stage had climbed 17 places.  Today I see him in a breakaway more than 7 minutes ahead of the peloton and looking quite comfortable.  It is about 10 years since Simon and his twin brother Adam joined Eastlands Velo and they have both gone on to successful careers in cycling.

All the coaches and officials of Eastlands Velo wish Simon the best of luck in the remaining stages.

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