Britain’s Adam Yates beats identical twin Simon to win stage one of Tour de France.

Britain’s Adam Yates beat identical twin brother Simon to win stage one of the Tour de France in Bilbao, Spain and take the leader’s yellow jersey.

UAE Team Emirates’ Adam, 30, pulled away from Jayco AlUla rider Simon in the final stages of the uphill finish to win his first ever Tour stage.

Two-time winner Tadej Pogacar claimed third in a mini-group sprint.

“My brother came across to me. I didn’t know if I should work with him. I asked and they said ‘go for it’,” said Adam.

Adam, who was unsure at first whether he was supposed to carry on attacking as Pogacar is his team-mate, added on ITV 4: “It’s just amazing – I am super happy.

Simon said cramps on the final climb had affected his speed at the finish.


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