GreenEDGE Cycling is pleased to announce the contract renewal of Vuelta a España champion Simon Yates, through to 2024. The two-year contract extension will see the 10-time Grand Tour stage winner continue his career with the Australian outfit, after turning professional with the squad nine years ago, back in 2014.
Fresh from two stage victories at this year’s Giro d’Italia, Yates, the team’s most successful general classification rider was a high priority re-signing. The 29-year-old feels it is important to continue with the Australian outfit that assisted with his development from a young and talented 21-year-old neo-pro, into a Grand Tour winner, describing GreenEDGE Cycling as ‘home.’
With big ambitions for the remainder of the 2022 season and looking ahead to 2023, Yates will continue to be one of the leaders at GreenEDGE Cycling and a rider that the up and coming talent can look up to and learn from.
Gerry Ryan – Team Owner:
“We are very proud to have Simon continue his journey with us; he has been a key member of the team for nine years now and has provided our organisation with some of the most incredible moments, including our first Grand Tour victory.
Simon will be an important part of the team’s future; we have big ambitions, and we are confident that together we can achieve many more great things.
We’ve had a turning point after this first decade, but the direction remains the same; we will continue to look for young new talent and work to try to turn them into champions, like we have done with Simon. We believe he will continue to be a great leader and be a great example to the new generation of GreenEDGE cycling riders.”
Brent Copeland – General Manager:
“It is so important for us to confirm the resigning of team leader Simon Yates. He has achieved a lot for our team, and we believe he still has a lot to give us and to our loved sport.
Simon is like a member of the family and being able to continue to work together for the next two years, will not only help the team in terms of results, but also to carry on what Gerry Ryan has built over the last decade with GreenEDGE Cycling.”
Simon Yates – 2023 & 2024 Contract Renewal:
“To continue with this team is very important for me. The journey so far from being a young neo-pro through to 2022 has been great, I’ve had a lot of success and many failures, and the team has always kept believing in me, given me the chance, and given me the support and space to develop.
Everybody in the organisation knows me very well as a rider, how I work best, and the environment of the team has been important for me to feel comfortable and grow.
I believe there is still a lot to come and now that we have a great partner like Giant, I have been able to step up a level in the time trial event, winning my first Grand Tour time trial stage this year at the Giro and this excites me a lot for the future seasons.
I’m confident that we will achieve a lot more and I am pleased to be able to continue with this team that feels like home, into what will be my 10th and 11th seasons as a professional rider.”
Date of birth: 7th August 1992
Joined GreenEDGE Cycling: 2014
New Contract: 2023 & 2024
1st Vuelta a España General Classification (2018)
3rd Giro d’Italia General Classification (2021)
1st Tour de France Young Rider Jersey (2017)
13 days in the Maglia Rosa at the Giro d’Italia (2018)
6x 1st Giro d’Italia stage victories (2022, 2021, 2018)
2x 1st Tour de France stage victories (2019)
2x 1st Vuelta a España stage victories (2018, 2016)
4x Paris-Nice stage victories (2022, 2019, 2018, 2017)