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Simon Philip Yates (born 7 August 1992) is a British professional road and track racing cyclist who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Team Jayco–AlUla. His twin brother is Adam Yates, who is also a professional cyclist. He won the gold medal in the points race at the 2013 Track Cycling World Championships.

Name: Simon Yates

Birthday: 7 August 1992

Birthplace: Bury, Great Britain

Turned Pro: 2014

Height: 1.72m

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Simon Yates and his brother Adam took up cycling after their father was injured in a collision with a car while riding. During their father’s recovery, he took the twins to Manchester Velodrome to track sessions run by his cycling club, Bury Clarion, to keep in touch with the other members.

Yates began his cycling career with the British national team. Along with his brother Adam, he competed at the 2013 Tour de l’Avenir, where Simon won the race’s fifth stage, ahead of Adam. Simon added another stage victory the following day and finished the race tenth overall. He was then selected as part of the British national team to take part in the Tour of Britain. He competed well throughout the race and on stage six he took his biggest win to that point, on the summit finish at Haytor, sprinting clear of a nine-man group, which included Bradley Wiggins and Nairo Quintana. Yates finished third overall in the race, and was the best rider in the under-23 classification.

Following a doping ban in 2016, he won the young rider classification in the 2017 Tour de France and the general classification in the 2018 Vuelta a Espana. Yates has also won multiple stages at each of cycling’s three grand tours.

Some of his most recent results include finishing 4th in the general classification of the 2023 Tour de France, where he also finished 6th in the mountains classification and 10th in the points classification.

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