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Must Read: Sky asks all staff for ‘assurances’ following Michael Barry’s confession

  • By VeloNews.com
  • Published Oct. 13, 2012
Lance Armstrong and Sean Yates at the 1994 Tour. Photo: Graham Watson | www.grahamwatson.com

Sky Procycling will ask all of its staff members — among them sporting director Sean Yates, a former teammate and longtime friend of Lance Armstrong’s — to confirm that they have no issues that could breach the team’s zero-tolerance policy regarding doping.

According to The Daily Telegraph, team boss Dave Brailsford “will seek assurances” after Michael Barry’s testimony turned up in the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency’s report on its investigation into Armstrong, Johan Bruyneel and the U.S. Postal Service team.

Barry confessed to doping while riding for U.S. Postal and has retired.

As for Yates, who roomed with Armstrong when the two rode for Motorola, helped the American learn his trade and later was recruited to manage Team Discovery, he said he was “shocked” at the depth of the doping allegations.

“I worked with Lance but never had any inclination this was going on,” he said.

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