Sean Yates looks forward to Team Sky debut

Sean Yates

Speaking exclusively to Cycling Weekly from the first Team Sky get together in Manchester this week, Sports Director Sean Yates summed up the spirit of the team when he said; "We will hit the ground running in 2010 and get results straight away."

Yates, who has experienced 17 Grand Tours as a rider and 11 as a director sportif, revealed that he was approached by David Brailsford to do the job before the Beijing Olympics. "I'm patriotic and was already excited about the prospect of a British team racing at the top level for the first time."

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