The Briton joined Ineos Grenadiers two years ago and is thought to be attracting interest from elsewhere. Ineos Grenadiers have refused to commit giving Adam Yates the same Grand Tour racing opportunities as both parties sit down to discuss a possible contract extension.The Briton signed for Ineos two seasons ago after seven years racing under the various guises of what is now BikeExchange Jayco.
Yates was brought into the team to continue scoring podium places in week long stage races and to also contend for major honours in Grand Tours but the 29 year old has enjoyed mixed fortunes during his first two seasons with Ineos.He won the 2021 Volta a Catalunya and has claimed two seconds and two fourths in other stage races but he has struggled to make his mark in three week races. At last years Vuelta a España both Yates and teammate Egan Bernal were tipped for glory but Yates never threatened eventual winner Primož Roglič only moving up to fourth overall on the penultimate day of racing.
He was one of three leaders at this years Tour de France for Ineos but after abandoning the Tour de Suisse a month earlier due to a Covid infection that left him bed-bound for multiple days Yates finished 10th almost 25 minutes behind the victor Jonas Vingegaard.With his contract up for renegotiation Ineos deputy team principal Rod Ellingworth was unsure what roles Yates would be given if he decided to re . Its too early to say I do not know Ellingworth told Cycling Weekly after the Tours finish in Paris.For sure we will go away and have a little think. Theres a couple of restructures to come we have got a really good young group we are building a good group so theres a bit of thinking.