Rider Profile

Simon Yates

UAE Team Emirates

Simon Yates

Personal Details:

Nationality Great Britain
Date of birth 07/08/1992


Birthplace: Bury, Great Britain

Height: 1.72m (5'7")

Weight: 58kg

Date of Birth: August 7, 1992


Briton Simon Yates joined the British Cycling Academy programme in 2010 at the age of only 18. He participated in the road race at the Commonwealth Games, but found success that year on the track, including a gold in the Madison, with Daniel McLay, at the 2010 UCI Junior Track World Championships.

Yates began his professional road cycling career with the GreenEDGE WorldTour programme in 2014 and extended his contract to continue as a key leader of the Australian-based team, now Team Jayco-AlUla through 2024. He hales fromo from Bury, England and rode alongside his twin brother Adam at GreenEDGE for seven years, then Adam moved to Ineos Grenadiers in 2021 for two seasons and then to UAE Team Emirates to carry him through 2025. 

It was in 2018 that Simon Yates, punctuated his stage racing efforts in a number of races, including an overall Grand Tour victory at the Vuelta a España. That spring Yates won a stage for a second time in his career at Paris-Nice, this one carrying him to second overall. He followed that with a stage win and fourth overall in the GC at Volta Catalunya, then five podiums at the Giro d’Italia, including three victories to carry the pink jersey for 13 days and faded in the final mountain stages. 

However, Yates rebounded two months after the Giro with a runner-up finish at Tour de Pologne and then used a stage win and three additional podiums to prove his climbing abilities in the final week of the Vuelta for his first Grand Tour title. 

Yates has an explosive climbing style and has shown improvements in the race against the clock that have seen him win major time trials, including stage 2 of the 2022 Giro and the stage 5 time trial at 2019 Paris-Nice.

Overall has amassed six Giro d'Italia stage wins, a pair of stage wins in both the Tour de France in 2019 and two stage wins in the Vuelta (2016 and 2018). In 2021 he finished second overall at the Giro. 

Key Results:

1st overall, Vuelta a España 2018

1st Vuelta a Espana stage 14, 2018

3rd overall, Giro d’Italia 2021

1st Giro d’Italia stage 19, 2021

1st Giro d’Italia stage 2 and stage 14, 2022

1st overall, Vuelta a Castilla y Leon 2022

2nd overall Paris-Nice, 2022

1st Paris-Nice stage 8, 2022

1st overall, Tour of the Alps 2021

1st Tour of the Alps stage 2, 2021

1st overall Tirreno-Adriatico, 2020

1st Tirreno-Adriatico stage 5, 2020

3rd overall Tour de Pologne, 2020

1st Tour de France stage 12 and stage 15, 2019

1st mountains classification Paris-Nice, 2019

1st Paris-Nice stage 5, 2019

1st mountains classification Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta Del Sol, 2019

1st Vuelta a Andalucía Ruta Del Sol stage 4, 2019

2nd overall Tour de Pologne, 2018

1st Tour de Pologne stage 7, 2018

1st Giro d’Italia stages 9, 11, 15, 2018

1st Paris-Nice stage 7, 2018