Yates twins celebrate Tour de l'Avenir stage one-two

Yates twins celebrate Tour de l'Avenir stage one-two

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Great Britain’s Simon Yates took a superb victory on stage five of the Tour de l’Avenir ahead of identical twin brother Adam in second.

The 21-year-old siblings accomplished the feat on the 79-kilometre stage from Saint Gervais to Morzine with Adam retaining second place in the general classification behind Spain’s Ruben Fernandez.

The win in Morzine is Simon Yates’ second in the 'Tour of the Future' following success on stage six of the 2011 edition of the race.

"This is a wonderful day for us," Yates said. "Two years ago, when I won the Tour de l'Avenir, I was faster in the sprint because I was more track, but I was also heavier in the mountains. 

"I hope it will help me to turn professional in 2014. "

Earlier this year he became the world points race champion at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Minsk, Belarus.

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