Visma-Lease a Bike front-runner to sign Simon Yates for 2025

Simon Yates (Jayco AlUla)
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Visma-Lease a Bike have emerged as the front-runner to sign Simon Yates as the Brit looks to move on after 11 years at the Australian side now called Jayco AlUla.

Having turned pro with the team as Orica GreenEDGE in 2014, Yates’s contract is due to expire at the end of this season. Australian rider Ben O’Connor (Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale) is reportedly set to join Jayco and replace Yates as the GC leader.

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James Moultrie
News Writer

James Moultrie is a gold-standard NCTJ journalist who joined Cyclingnews as a News Writer in 2023 after originally contributing as a freelancer for eight months, during which time he also wrote for Eurosport, Rouleur and Cycling Weekly. Prior to joining the team he reported on races such as Paris-Roubaix and the Giro d’Italia Donne for Eurosport and has interviewed some of the sport’s top riders in Chloé Dygert, Lizzie Deignan and Wout van Aert. Outside of cycling, he spends the majority of his time watching other sports – rugby, football, cricket, and American Football to name a few.