Sean Yates

Sean Yates ( born May 18, 1960 in Ewell ) is a retired British racing driver and sports director.

Cycling career

In 1980 Sean Yates at the Olympic Games in Moscow on the web: In the Team Pursuit, he finished in sixth place ( with Tony Doyle, Malcolm Elliott and Glen Mitchell) and in the individual pursuit in seventh place.

1982 Yates stepped over to the professionals, the same year he was British Vice-Champion in the road race and national champion in the individual pursuit. The title in the individual pursuit in 1983 he was able to successfully defend. In the 15 years of his professional career, he was mainly active as Domestike, but also could produce victories. He won the 1989 Tour of Belgium and the Grand Prix Eddy Merckx. He started twelve times in the Tour de France. His best finish was ranked 45th in the Tour in 1988 he won the sixth stage, and in 1994 he wore the yellow jersey for a day. He was British Champion in the road race in 1992; In 1994 he won the American road race Commerce Bank International Championship.

In 1996, Sean Yates from active cycling back and was manager of the " Linda McCartney Racing Team ". In 2001, after the end of this team, he went to the Australian team, " itTeamNova ", then he moved to a few months for Team CSC- Tiscali and 2005 Discovery at the invitation of Lance Armstrong. In 2008, he managed the team Astana. In 2009, he was sports director of Team Sky Procycling and retired from this position in late 2012 due to " personal reasons " from. The team management declared that no relating to doping affair of his former teammate and protégé Lance Armstrong would.

As a " veteran " continues Sean Yates despite heart problems more successfully race; he was several times British Champion in the 50-mile time trial. He also plays as a goalkeeper in soccer a hobby team.


2009 Sean Yates was inducted into the British Cycling Hall of Fame.