Yates becomes Tinkoff-Saxo director

Sean Yates, the man who helped Sir Bradley Wiggins win the Tour de France, is joining Chris Froome’s main rivals Tinkoff-Saxo as a sports director.

Yates was Team Sky’s lead sports director from their launch in 2010 until a few months after Wiggins’ win in 2012,

when he suddenly quit.

The 54-year-old returned to the sport in 2014 in a part-time role with NFTO, who ride on the British circuit.

He won two Grand Tour stages during his 15-year career as a rider.

Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cycling/29879197

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