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Tour Tech: Simon Yates gets Scott Addict RC white jersey special edition for Tour de France finale

Orica-Scott rider set to succeed twin brother Adam as best young rider at three-week race - and gets a bike to celebrate it

Simon Yates will this afternoon ride into Paris in the white jersey as best young rider at the Tour de France, emulating the achievement of twin brother and Orica-Scott team mate Adam 12 months ago – and he’ll do so on a special edition ‘ying-yang’ Scott Addict RC prepared by the Australian WorldTour outfits bike sponsor.

The 24-year-old from Bury, Lancashire all but assured himself of the jersey after yesterday’s individual time trial in Marseille, which he finished in the exact same time as his closest rival, Louis Meintjes of UAE Team Emirates, and barring mishap on today’s final stage will be on the podium in Paris this evening.

“It will take some time, but it is starting to sink in,” said Yates. “I’m really happy and a little bit relieved that I have pulled it off too.

“I came here with the goal of winning this jersey from day one and that was no secret. For me it’s a great thing and I’m sure for the team as well.

“Also with my brother winning it last year it’s nice to keep it in the family, and we hope we can turn them into another colour one day."

The black-and-white paint scheme on the bike differs on each side – what is black on the drivetrain side is white when seen from the other side, and vice-versa, an approach that extends to the Syncros parts including seat post, handlebar, stem and saddle.

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The colour scheme also extends to his Scott RC Road shoes, one black, one white, while his Scott Cadence helmet also reflects elements of the bike’s décor.

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 Here are the full specs of the bike:

•    Frame set: Addict RC special edition, small

•    Saddle: Syncros FL 1.0 narrow

•    Seatpost: Syncros FL 1.0 SL off set -25mm

•    Stem: Syncros RR 1.5 Stem 110m – 17°

•    Handlebar: Syncros RR 1.5 Handlebar 40cm

•    Groupset: Dura Ace 9150 with Climber shifter

•    Pedals: Dura Ace PD R9100

•    Bartape: Syncros super light

•    Tires: Continental Competition 25mm tubulars

•    Wheels: Shimano Dura Ace C 40

•    Powermeter: SRM Shimano

•    Extra: Velon Box

•    Seat height: 69.8 cm

•    Bar height: 48.9cm (hub axle to under bar)

•    Crank length: 170mm

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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1961BikiE | 6 years ago

The helmet looks so much better like this. The team blue /yellow one seems to suggest weight to me. B&W make it look airy. I've the shoes too.

Well done Simon.

Mind you he had no choice but to win it did he. Can you imagine the ribbing from your twin brother if he's won a jersey and you haven't. Going to get nasty when it's only one of them can wear yellow!

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