Bury cyclist celebrates Tour de France stage win

Simon Yates Credit: PA

Bury's Simon Yates has claimed a second Tour de France stage win.

Yates didn't need to worry about the battles unfolding behind him as he took another superb victory.

Yates, who is riding the Tour as a support rider to his twin brother Adam, joined a 42-rider breakaway, prior to the first two category one climbs of the day, the Col de Peyresourde and La Hourquette d’Ancizan.

After the stage, Thomas said he felt much better than he did on the Tourmalet a day earlier, but chose not to attack at the end as he did not want to help rivals catch Bernal.