American rider was originally on Sky's tentative Giro roster, but both parties decided it was "too much, too soon"
47-year-old raced from 1986-2002 and won several races and grand tour stages, along with an Olympic silver medal
Team principal defends Bradley Wiggins, others regarding "Internet rumors" that allege doping on the British squad
The Paris-Nice champ says no other team trains as hard as Sky, adding: "The proof's in the pudding"
Bradley Wiggins and Dave Brailsford make the 2013 New Year Honors List, and Alessandro Ballan leaves intensive care
Sky principal Dave Brailsford confirms the likely scenario that defending Tour champ Bradley Wiggins will target the Giro
Sky principal and British Cycling performance director won't step down now, despite indications he would do so earlier this year
Management said Yates gave "no admissions or disclosures that would have required him to leave the team"
The Telegraph reports that Sean Yates has left the team in connection with an anti-doping purge
Among those asked for "assurances" is sporting director Sean Yates, a former Armstrong teammate