Adam Yates

Nationality: British
Date of birth: August 7, 1992
Team: Orica-GreenEdge
Twitter: @AdamYates7

Like his twin brother Simon, Adam Yates is one of the biggest rising stars in British cycling.

His first season was very much to remember. A solid start hit a peak when he won the mountainous Tour of Turkey in a fashion that defied his age.

He then went on to register one of the greatest rides by a neo pro in the last ten years with sixth place at the Critérium du Dauphiné that included all the Tour de France favourites.

Adam was then rested by his team while his twin brother Simon tackled the Tour de France in his debut season. Adam went on to ride and finish his first Grand Tour at the 2014 Vuelta a España.

2015 was another landmark year for the young Brit, completing his first Tour de France and taking his first career WorldTour victory at the Clasica San Sebastian one-day race.

Major results: 2014 Tour of Turkey overall, Clasica San Sebastian 2015 (1st), Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal 2015 (2nd)