Cycling

No Lance link as Yates quits

2012-10-28 16:25
Sean Yates (Getty Images)

Paris - Team Sky sports director Sean Yates is retiring from cycling but there is no link between his decision and the team's zero-tolerance anti-doping charter, the British outfit said on Sunday.

"After a long career in professional cycling, he has told us that he wants to move on, for purely personal reasons," Team Sky said in a statement.

"Sean has been interviewed and there were no admissions or disclosures that would have required him to leave the team," Sky said.

In the wake of the Lance Armstrong doping scandal, Team Sky asked every member of the team to sign up to a written policy saying they have no past or present involvement with doping.

The 52-year-old Yates, the 1992 British champion, joined Team Sky in 2009 and led Bradley Wiggins to the Tour de France title this year.

He had been one of Armstrong's sports directors at Discovery Channel in 2005.

Read more on:    lance armstrong  |  cycling
NEXT ON SPORT24X

Mbalula to meet with Union

2014-04-16 19:07

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 
 
Featured Blog

The stock of Bulls and Sharks 2014 Super Rugby jerseys are slowly becoming available after the festive season break, writes blogger Baylion.

Latest blogs
Vote

Besides the 'Big 3' of rugby, cricket and soccer, which of the 'smaller' sports in South Africa do you enjoy the most?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

TV schedule Plan your couch time with our searchable sport TV guide

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.