-By Richard Shrubb
Retired professional cyclist Sean Yates has turned to riding an e-bike due to a disabling heart condition that makes it difficult for him to ride even gentler climbs where once he used to ride among the top cyclists in the world.
Tour de France Yellow Jersey
Starting his professional cycling career in 1982, Yates was a ‘domestique’ in a number of teams on the major cycling Grand Tours in Europe for 14 years.
He explains, “I had to support the team leader, leading the sprint lead out and helping them start their climbs, as well as preventing them from losing out in cross-winds”.
Top end road cycling is a team sport and Yates played an important role in his teams’ successes.
While a team sport, there are occasions where individuals can shine. In 1994, two years before he retired, he won a time trial in the Tour de France and [Read more…]