Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) took a highly credible third place on stage 2 of the Tour de France behind stage winner and new yellow jersey Julian Alaphilippe and surprise package Marc Hirschi (Team Sunweb). 

The trio broke away from the peloton on the final climb of the Col des Quatre Chemins after Alaphilippe and Hirschi had initially broken away before being joined by Yates. The group worked together on the descent into Nice with Yates leading them into the final few hundred metres as the peloton gave chase.  In a tense finale, Alaphilippe went early and held off the late challenge from Hirschi, with Yates taking third.