Sean Yates

sean yates

About Sean: Sean was a European professional from 1982 to 1996. His biggest wins included a time trial stage of the Tour de France (1988), a stage win in the Tour of Spain (1988), the Tour of Belgium (1989), the GP Eddy Merckx time trial (1989), and the USPRO champs (1994). Sean wore the yellow jersey in the 1994 Tour de France — only the third British rider to do so after Tom Simpson and Chris Boardman. He finished the Tour de France 12 times from 15 starts ranking him 15th in the all-time finisher’s list.

During a short amateur career in the UK and France Sean was national pursuit and 25-mile champion in 1980, the same year setting a competition record for 10 miles (19-44).

Sean retired in 1996 but continued to race as an amateur with Team Clean and In-Gear RT. Since then he has set PB’s for 10-miles in 19-07, 25-miles in 46-57, 50-miles in 1-43-33, 100-miles in 3-30-49 and 12-hours (comp record) on a tandem with Zak Carr with 304.6m. Sean won the national 50-mile TT champs in 1997.

Sean is currently Sports Director for Team Sky. His role at is as cycling consultant. Sean acts as a mentor for coaches and joins up with the coaching team for weekend camps and is on-hand and online to ensure that is at the cutting edge of the training methods and ideas utilised in pro-cycling.