INEOS Grenadiers have announced the signing of Adam Yates on a two-year deal.
The 28 year-old Briton has spent seven years in the pro ranks, having signed for Orica GreenEDGE back in 2014. Amongst the highlights of his career to-date include wins at the Clasica Ciclista San Sebastian (2015), UAE Tour (2020), Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey (2014) and CRO Race (2019). He also finished fourth overall at the 2016 Tour de France where he claimed he white jersey.
Yates said: “The prospect of riding for a British team is one that I am extremely excited about. I’ve witnessed the rise of cycling in the UK during my career and I think this has been spurred on by success of British riders and this team. It is an exciting opportunity and one that I feel has come at the right time.
“My results in week-long races and one day races have been really solid but I would like to take that consistency to Grand Tour racing with the INEOS Grenadiers and see where it takes me.”
The INEOS Grenadiers Team Principal Dave Brailsford said: “I’m really delighted that Adam is finally joining the team. It feels like the timing is just right as he enters the prime of his career and we embark on a new era as the INEOS Grenadiers.
“As a global team with a British heart, Adam’s no-nonsense British character is a perfect fit. He knows how to win and his gritty, determined and resilient approach are exactly the attributes we are looking to foster as we assemble the new INEOS Grenadiers to be built on purpose.”