Sean Yates, Team Sky’s lead Sports Director since 2010, has decided to retire from cycling after three decades in the sport.
Team Principal Dave Brailsford said:
“Sean joined us in our first year and has been with us for three tough but rewarding seasons.
“After a long career in professional cycling, he has told us that he wants to move on, for purely personal reasons.
“Sean has been a great support to the riders on the road and a valuable colleague to us all. We wish him the best for the next step in his life.”
After Team Sky reaffirmed its position on anti-doping, the management team started a series of individual interviews with riders, management and support staff.
Sean has been interviewed and there were no admissions or disclosures that would have required him to leave the team.