Nationality: English

Age: 27 (07/08/92)

Height: 1.72m

Weight: 58kg

Turned Pro: 2014

Team: Mitchelton-SCOTT

Based: Andorra

Strengths: Climbing


Simon Yates was born in Bury, England in 1992. He and his twin brother Adam, who is also an international cyclist, were introduced to the sport by their parents at an early age. The cycling gene most likely came from his dad John who enjoyed success on the bike at club level and also ran competitively for local athletics team Horwich RMI Harriers. Simon's first taste of competitive cycling came aged nine when he recalls visiting the National cycling centre in nearby Manchester and being fascinated by the spectacle. Shortly afterwards he joined Eastlands Velo - the club whose former members include triple Olympic champion, Jason Kenny.

Simon excelled at underage level, collecting a cluster of club titles at Bury Clarion. He became a member of the endurance academy programme at British Cycling and won a Junior Track World Championship in 2010, where he teamed up with Dan McLay in the madison. He also competed for England at the Commonwealth Games that same year. In 2011 he quickly gained a reputation as a talented rider with a string of impressive results, including a stage victory at the Tour de l'Avenir, a race known as the 'baby Tour de France'. He continued to progress in 2012, adding the Senior British madison title to his growing CV.

Despite his success, Simon still remained largely unknown to many in wider cycling circles, however this would quickly change in 2013. He shot to prominence in February winning gold at the Track World Championships, becoming Britain’s first Points race world champion since Chris Newton (his current coach) in 2002. Strong performances on the road followed, including back to back stage victories at the Tour de l'Avenir before capping off his season in style with a stage victory at the Tour of Britain.

In 2014, Simon joined UCI World Tour team Orica Green-EDGE and made an immediate impression for the Australian team with a decent showing at Paris-Nice. However a month later he broke his collarbone in a crash at the Tour of Turkey (won by twin brother Adam) and spent some time out of the saddle. He returned to action at the Tour of Slovenia, finishing 7th in the Overall GC and winning the best young riders classification. In June, Simon podiumed in the National Championship road race before making his Grand Tour debut in the Tour de France. With the race beginning in the UK, it was an incredible experience for Simon to ride in the biggest race of the season in front of home fans. He was in impressive form too, earning many plaudits for his attacking prowess against some of the best riders in the world.

Over the last couple of seasons, Simon has continued to develop as a stage race rider. In 2015, a top 5 finish in the Dauphine was followed by a second appearance in as many seasons at the Tour de France. He earned many plaudits with a number of impressive rides on the mountain stages that resulted in a couple of Top 10 finishes. Last season, Simon won his first Grand Tour stage at the Vuelta a Espana and continued his strong form over the three week race to secure 6th position in the Overall GC.

In 2017, Simon enjoyed multiple victories which included stage wins in Paris-Nice and the Tour de Romandie, alongside victory at the Gran Premo Miguel Indurain. However the highlight came at the Tour de France where he took the young rider’s white jersey on the first summit finish and held it all the way to Paris. A month later Simon lined up at the Vuelta a Espana, tackling a second Grand Tour in one season for the first time in his career. With a strengthened Mitchelton-Scott squad heading into 2018, Simon will be hoping that his recent success is merely a stepping stone to bigger goals ahead.

Simon enjoyed the best season of his career to date in 2018, winning stages at Paris-Nice and Catalunya en route to an impressive showing at the Giro d'Italia. He won 3 stages and wore the leader's 'maglia rosa' jersey for 13 days, unfortuantely sacrificing the lead to Chris Froome in the latter stages of the race. The highlight of the year came in September when Simon won his maiden Grand Tour in impressive fashion at the Vuelta a Espana. Over the coming seasons, Simon will continue to focus on leading Mitchelton-SCOTT in stage races where he hopes to build on the success of last season.

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  • 1st Tour de France: Stages 12 & 15
  • 1st Vuelta a Andalucia: Stage 3
  • 1st Paris-Nice: Stage 5
  • 2nd Giro d'Italia: Stages 1 & 14
  • 3rd Giro d'Italia: Stage 15
  • 8th Giro d'Italia: Overall GC


  • 1st Paris-Nice: Stage 7
  • 2nd Paris-Nice: Overall GC
  • 2nd Volta Ciclista a Catalunya: Stage 3
  • 1st Volta Ciclista a Catalunya: Stage 7
  • 4th Volta Ciclista a Catalunya: Overall GC
  • 4th Giro d'Italia: Stage 4
  • 2nd Giro d'Italia: Stage 6
  • 1st Giro d'Italia: Stages 9, 11 & 15
  • 1st Tour of Poland: Stage 7
  • 2nd Tour of Poland: Overall GC
  • 1st Vuelta a Espana: Stage 14
  • 2nd Vuelta a Espana: Stages 19
  • 3rd Vuelta a Espana: Stages 15 & 20
  • 1st Vuelta a Espana: Overall GC


  • 1st Paris-Nice: Stage 6
  • 9th Paris-Nice: Overall GC
  • 1st Tour de Romandie: Stage 4
  • 2nd Tour de Romandie: Overall GC
  • 6th Tour de France: Stage 5
  • 5th Tour de France: Stage 13
  • 9th Tour de France: Stages 12 & 18
  • 7th Tour de France: Overall GC
  • 1st Tour de France: Young Rider Classification


  • 6th Paris-Nice: Stage 6
  • 5th Paris-Nice: Stage 7
  • 7th Paris-Nice: Overall GC
  • 1st Ordiziako Klasika
  • 7th Clasica San Sabastian
  • 4th Vuelta Ciclista a Burgos: Overall GC
  • 1st Vuelta a Espana: Stage 6
  • 6th Vuelta a Espana: Overall GC


  • 8th Tour of the Basque Country: Stage 3
  • 3rd Tour of the Basque Country: Stage 4
  • 12th Tour of the Basque Country: Stage 6
  • 5th Tour of the Basque Country: Overall GC
  • 9th Tour de Romandie: Stage 4
  • 12th Tour de Romandie: Stage 6
  • 6th Tour de Romandie: Overall GC
  • 5th Criterium du DauphinΓ©: Stages 5 & 6
  • 11th Criterium du DauphinΓ©: Stage 7
  • 2nd Criterium du DauphinΓ©: Stage 8
  • 5th Criterium du DauphinΓ©: Overall GC
  • 8th Tour de France: Stage 3
  • 10th Tour de France: Stage 14
  • 11th Tour de France: Stage 20
  • 84th Tour de France: Overall GC
  • 14th Clasica San Sebastian


  • 15th Paris-Nice: Stage 7
  • 12th Tour of the Basque Country: Overall GC
  • 5th Tour of Slovenia: Stage 3
  • 7th Tour of Slovenia: Overall GC
  • 3rd National Championship, Road, Elite
  • 21st Tour de France: Stage 14
  • 22nd Grand Prix Cycliste de Quebec


  • 1st World Championship, Track, Points race, Elite
  • 3rd La Cote Picarde, U23, France
  • 3rd Arden Challenge: Stage 1
  • 2nd Arden Challenge: Stages 2 & 3
  • 1st Arden Challenge: Stage 4
  • 1st Arden Challenge: Overall GC
  • 2nd Tour of the Reservoir: Stage 1
  • 4th Fleche du Sud: Stage 4
  • 3rd Fleche du Sud: Stage 5
  • 10th Fleche du Sud: Overall GC
  • 9th Ras Tailteann: Overall GC
  • 2nd Thuringen-Rundfahrt, U23: Stage 3
  • 3rd Thuringen-Rundfahrt, U23: Stage 6
  • 10th Thuringen-Rundfahrt, U23: Overall GC
  • 4th Ryedale GP, Great Britain
  • 1st Tour de l'Avenir: Stages 5 & 6
  • 10th Tour de l'Avenir: Overall GC
  • 4th Tour of Britain: Stage 2
  • 6th Tour of Britain: Stage 5
  • 1st Tour of Britain: Stage 6
  • 3rd Tour of Britain: Overall GC


  • 4th Tour de Normandie: Stage 5
  • 4th Thuringen-Rundfahrt, U23: Stage 4
  • 8th Tour of Britain: Stage 6


  • 3rd Beijing, Team Pursuit, China
  • 9th Thuringen-Rundfahrt, U23: Overall GC
  • 1st Twinings Tour Salisbury
  • 3rd Tour de l'Avenir: Stage 4
  • 1st Tour de l'Avenir: Stage 6


  • 2nd Eddie Soens Memorial, Great Britain
  • 1st World Championship, Track, Madison, Juniors
  • 2nd World Championship, Track, Team Pursuit, Juniors
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