Sean Yates releases autobiography, explains Tour controversy

Sean Yates, National 10-mile time trial 2013

Sean Yates released his autobiography 'It's All About the Bike' today. In the book, which covers his years racing and as a team director, he explained how Bradley Wiggins nearly quit the Tour de France last year.

According to an article in the Daily Mail, he described the tense moments in the team after Wiggins' team-mate, Chris Froome rode away on La Toussuire climb. Yates said Wiggins wrote a message from his hotel room that evening that read, "I think it would be better for everyone if I went home."

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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.