Sean Yates: Former Team Sky director joins Tinkoff-Saxo

Bradley Wiggins and Sean Yates
Sean Yates was the Team Sky director during Bradley Wiggins' Tour de France success in 2012

Sean Yates, the man who helped Sir Bradley Wiggins win the Tour de France, is joining Chris Froome's main rivals Tinkoff-Saxo as a sports director.

Yates was Team Sky's lead sports director from their launch in 2010 until a few months after Wiggins's win in 2012, when he suddenly quit.

The 54-year-old returned to the sport in 2014 in a part-time role with NFTO, who ride on the British circuit.

He won two Grand Tour stages during his 15-year career as a rider.