Published On: Thu, Jul 18th, 2019

Tour de France: Simon Yates claims maiden stage win

Britain’s Simon Yates claimed a maiden Tour de France victory on stage 12 from Toulouse to Bagneres-de-Bigorre.

The Mitchelton-Scott rider outsprinted Gregor Muhlberger and Pello Bilbao after the trio broke away with 30km remaining of the 209.5km stage.

Yates has now won stages at all three Grand Tours, having previously won at the Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a Espana.

Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe retained the yellow jersey as he finished in the peloton.

More to follow.