• NationalityUnited Kingdom
  • Age31
  • UCI Wins25
  • Height1.73m


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Adam Yates is a British professional cyclist who currently races for the UAE Team Emirates squad. Yates’ twin brother, Simon Yates, races for Jayco AlUla.

Adam Yates came through the ranks on the track with British Cycling, but opted to go and race abroad to establish his road career rather than stay on the BC programme. He finished second overall at the Tour de l’Avenir in 2013. Both he and his brother turned professional with Orica GreenEdge the following year and Adam Yates made an instant impression, winning both the Tour of Turkey and the GP Industria & Artigianato in his debut WorldTour season. The following year saw Yates make his Tour de France debut before winning the one-day race San Sebastián.

The British climber made another huge stride in 2016, finishing fourth in the Tour de France and winning the white jersey as the best young rider in the race. Over the next few seasons Yates forged a career as a consistent stage racer with top-10 finishes in several week-long races. In 2020, his final season at Mitchelton-Scott, he finished ninth overall in the Tour de France and won the UAE Tour.

The following season Yates signed a two-year contract with Ineos Grenadiers. During his first year on the team, Yates won the overall classification at the Volta Ciclista a Catalunya, finished second at the UAE Tour and fourth in the Vuelta a España. 

His final season at Ineos Grenadiers once again saw Yates pick up several important top-10 results, including ninth in the Tour de France and fourth overall in Paris-Nice. Yates signed a three-year contract with UAE Team Emirates at the start of the 2023 campaign.

The move to UAE Team Emirates turned out to be a great one, with 2023 proving to be Yates' best season to date. In particular, his summer was particularly sparkling with an overall win at the Tour de Romandie, a second place at the Critérium du Dauphiné, a third place overall while riding as a domestique at the Tour de France and a commanding win at the GP Montréal.

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