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March 27 - 29, 2020 ExCel London The UK's largest cycling exhibition Suitable for all

Sean Yates

London Bike Show 2019

Sean Yates

In Association With

Ribble Cycles

A Q&A with the former professional cyclist and directeur sportif

Theatre:

Performance Theatre

Day/Time:


10:30 - 11:00 (Friday)

Biography:

From riding my first battered bike over the Ashdown Forest to major successes as a Director Sportive on the World Tour scene.

Sean started as a 17 year old riding in local time trials then quickly progressed to bigger and better races over the next 3 years, culminating in my selection for the Moscow Olympics in 1980 where he placed 6th in the Individual Pursuit and 5th in the Team Pursuit.

He then moved to France, where he raced for one year with ACBB before turning Pro for Peugeot in 1982. His career as a professional cyclist lasted 15 years during which he achieved numerous results including stage wins in the Vuelta a Espana (Tour of Spain) and the Tour de France. As a rider, the highlight of his career was to wear the Yellow Jersey in 1994.

After his career on the bike, Sean moved onto a 15 year career in team management.

As a Lead Director Sportive he achieved two Giro d'Italia wins (with Paolo Savoldelli - Discovery Channel and Alberto Contador - Astana) and one Tour de France win (with Sir Bradley Wiggins at Team Sky). Guiding Sir Bradley Wiggins from the Team GB car to his win at the 2012 Olympic Time Trial was a real high point.

Sean started coaching riders whilst he was still a Director Sportive, and worked with many professional riders in the various teams, as well as coaching non-professional riders on the side.

After he retired from professional sport, he became a full-time coach. He returned to the glamour of the World Tour with Tinkoff in 2015/16, and continued to coach, going full-time again in 2017.

Sean will be sharing his expertise gained from those early morning time trial starts as a novice right through to the immense pressure of being on the Olympic stage with a Gold Medal favourite on home soil.

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Whether you’re on the lookout for a new bike, advice or some inspiration ahead of the 2020 season, don't miss out on the London Bike Show.

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When? 27-29 March, 2020

Where? ExCel, London

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