Published: 31 August 2013
Report: British Cycling
Great Britain's Adam Yates finished second on general classification at the Tour l'Avenir, 55 seconds behind overall winner Ruben Fernandez of Spain.
Yates finished third on the final mountain finish, won by Julian Alaphilippe of France and consolidated his place on the second step of the l'Avenir podium.
Adam Yates' assault on the general classification began after moving up to third spot following an excellent ride on the mountainous stage four from Albertville to St Francois Longchamp. Yates went on to further his ambitions for general classification honours with a second place behind twin brother Simon on stage five from Saint-Gervais to Morzine.
The stage five performance put the Bury rider within a minute of race leader Ferndandez and an excellent third place on today's final mountain stage from Chatel to Plateau des Glieres narrowed the gap to the lead to 55 seconds.
Brother and Olympic Academy Programme rider Simon followed up his back to back victories in stages five and six with a tenth place on the final stage, enough to elevate him to tenth overall on the final general classification.
1 Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) France 3:46:25
2 Matej Mohoric (Slo) Slovenia 0:00:51
3 Adam Yates (GBr) Great Britain 0:01:39
4 Toms Skujins (Lat) Latvia 0:01:44
5 Patrick Konrad (Aut) Austria
6 Davide Formolo (Ita) Italy
7 Oskar Svendsen (Nor) Norway
8 Bakhtiyar Kozhatayev (Kaz) Kazakhstan 0:01:47
9 Ruben Fernandez Andujar (Spa) Spain
10 Simon Yates (GBr) Great Britain 0:01:59
Final General Classification
1 Ruben Fernandez Andujar (Spa) Spain 22:00:31
2 Adam Yates (GBr) Great Britain 0:00:55
3 Patrick Konrad (Aut) Austria 0:01:07
4 Bakhtiyar Kozhatayev (Kaz) Kazakhstan 0:01:12
5 Oskar Svendsen (Nor) Norway 0:01:40
6 Davide Formolo (Ita) Italy 0:02:05
7 Heiner Rodrigo Parra Bustamente (Col) Colombia 0:03:03
8 Gavin Mannion (USA) United States
9 Toms Skujins (Lat) Latvia 0:03:27
10 Simon Yates (GBr) Great Britain 0:03:44