The Yates brothers separate their paths: Adam signs for Ineos

The Briton signs with the Brailsford team for the next two seasons. His brother Simon recently renewed with Mitchelton.


For the first time after almost a decade of professional experience, the Yates brothers' paths will take different directions. If a few days ago it was the Mitchelton team who announced Simon's renewal, on Friday afternoon the Ineos made Simon's arrival official in their ranks. The British runner-team union will become effective from January 1, 2021 and will be for the next two seasons.

Simon arrives at the ranks of the British team at 28 years old, in full renewal of the squad led by Dave Brailsford, who was very excited about the signing in the official Ineos statement: "I am really delighted that Adam is finally joining the team. It seems the time is right as he enters the prime of his career and we embark on a new era as Ineos Grenadiers. As a global team with a British heart, Adam's serious British character fits the bill. He knows how to win and his courageous, determined, and resilient approach are exactly the attributes we seek to foster as we assemble new members of the team. "

Surely in the future he will be a luxury gregarious for the interests of Egan Bernal in the Tour de France, a test where Adam Yates shone more and better in the 2016 edition with a fourth place in the general classification. In the absence of determining its role in the future, the team may also have a great advantage in other three-week events, thus completing the three pillars of leadership with Bernal, Carapaz and Adam himself for Tour, Giro and Vuelta. Before COVID-19 paralyzed cycling this year, Adam conquered the UAE Tour with authority ahead of big names like Tadej Pogacar, so his form prior to the break was exciting. We will see if, at last, in Ineos it finds the necessary weapons to certify its quality with a highly prestigious triumph.

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