Sean Yates and Bobby Julich head to Tinkoff-Saxo for 2015

Sean Yates will join Tinkoff-Saxo as directeur sportif for the 2015 season, assisting Alberto Contador in the Grand Tours

Sean and Jesse Yates, National 10-mile time trial championships 2014

Sean Yates's return to the WorldTour with Tinkoff-Saxo was confirmed today. The former head Sports Director of Team Sky had been working with British outfit NFTO in 2014 but will re-unite with Bjarne Riis in 2015 as Cycling Weekly revealed in September.

American Bobby Julich will also join the Russian, Danish squad bank-rolled by Twitter-loving, Russian Oligarch Oleg Tinkov.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.