Nationality: British
Date of birth: August 7, 1992
Height: 172cm
Weight: 58kg
Team: Orica-GreenEdge

Despite being in his first year as a professional rider, Simon Yates is no stranger to success. He claimed the world title in the points race at the 2013 Track World Championships and won a stage of the 2013 Tour of Britain, riding for the Great Britain team, and went on to finish the race in third place overall.

Third place in the 2014 British road race national championships behind Sky duo Peter Kennaugh and Ben Swift the week before the Tour start showed he had recovered sufficiently from a fractured collarbone sustained at the Tour of Turkey in April to perform at the top level.

Watch: Show us your scars – Simon Yates

Yates was a last-minute selection by Orica-GreenEdge to ride in the 2014 Tour de France, making him the only English rider to line up in Leeds for the Grand Depart.

Simon is the twin brother of Adam Yates, also signed to Orica-GreenEdge.

Major results: Points race world champion 2013 | Tour of Britain stage 6 2013

Simon Yates's Scott Addict full bike

Simon Yates rides the Scott Addict Team Issue equipped with Shimano Di2 drivetrain with Dura-Ace chainset and SRM power meter. Scott claims a weight of 790 grams for its frame…

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If you’ve been watching this year’s Tour de France, you’ll have seen the mass pile-up that overshadowed the third stage to Huy. Orica-GreenEdge saw five of their men involved, including…