Yates brothers to stay at Mitchelton-Scott for two more seasons
Jul 24 2018 01:37 am CET

Yates brothers to stay at Mitchelton-Scott for two more seasons
Yates brothers to stay at Mitchelton-Scott for two more seasons

Simon and Adam Yates have renewed their contracts with Mitchelton-Scott for the next two seasons. Despite the interest of other teams in the Australians, the twins have decided to remain in the squad.

The Yates brothers signed with the Australian formation in 2014, just as they started their careers as professional cyclists, and they will continue targeting the same goals they had set from the start: to develop into grand tour contenders.

With Mitchelton-Scott, the riders have scored top ten positions and taken the White Jersey at the Tour de France, and Simon wore the 2018 Giro d'Italia's Maglia Rosa for 13 days.

"I’m really pleased to stay with Mitchelton-Scott for other two seasons," Simon Yates said. "As I have said all along, this was never a decision about money, this is about winning bike races. This team has believed in us from the beginning and given us opportunities to ride as leaders in key races from a young age.

"We’ve had clear ambitions together from the beginning and we have achieved a lot, but we are all hungry for more. I believe more than ever we can podium or win a Grand Tour."

Adam has achieved top-5 overall positions in races like the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana, Tirreno-Adriatico, the Tour of California and the Criterium du Dauphine. "It’s the best option, not just for me but for Simon," he commented. "We’ve been with the team from the beginning, we’ve had great success and the team has supported us every step of the way so there’s no reason to change and we are both really happy to stay.

"We’ve already achieved some great results, we’ve both won the white jersey at the Tour and won a lot of races along the way. The team is still focussed on riding for the GC and we will continue to do that. Hopefully, we can take the Grand Tour victory that the team want and that we want. We just have to keep working and it’s going to happen."



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