News: Sean Yates Retires

Sean Yates, one of Britain’s top pro cylists over the years, including a yellow jersey in the Tour de France, has retired says Team Sky.

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Sean Yates, Team Sky’s lead Sports Director since 2010, has decided to retire from cycling after three decades in the sport. Dave Brailsford explained “Sean joined us in our first year and has been with us for three tough but rewarding seasons. After a long career in professional cycling, he has told us that he wants to move on, for purely personal reasons.”

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“Sean has been a great support to the riders on the road and a valuable colleague to us all. We wish him the best for the next step in his life.” After Team Sky reaffirmed its position on anti-doping, the management team started a series of individual interviews with riders, management and support staff. Sean has been interviewed and there were no admissions or disclosures that would have required him to leave the team.

Sean Yates in a statement said “The last three years with Team Sky have been fantastic and a highlight of my long career in cycling. I’m proud to have been involved with the team at such an incredible time for the sport. I have suffered with my health in recent years and have spent a lot of time away from my home, so I feel the time is right to focus on myself and my family. I realise the timing of my retirement will lead to speculation given what is currently going on in the sport, but I can walk away with my head held high knowing I have done nothing wrong.”


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