Sean Yates raises serious questions over the Innos Tour de France strategy


Former Team Sky director Sean Yates questioned the strategy of his former team’s Tour de France L’Equipe Ineos the Grenadiers have been ‘recklessly spending their energy’ several times during the race, and have questioned the team’s decision to replace the late Nicholas Portal with a framework shared with their main group directors.

Yates was part of management when he raced under the Sky banner between 2010 and 2012 and helped guide Bradley Wiggins to Britain’s first Tour de France title. He left at the end of 2012, but was critical of the team’s outlook for this year’s race, especially after the 13th leg when defending champion Egan Bernal ran for more than half a minute from both race leader Primoz Rogic and Tadze Pogacar Lost. Bernal now sits 59 seconds overall, 59 seconds led by Rosic but 13 inios on the podium set the pace to climb the penalty, only to stun Bernal.