Gene Bates joins staff of Mitchelton-Scott men's team

Gene Bates is the Orica-Scott DS

Mitchelton-Scott have announced changes to their directeur sportif line-up with lead women’s DS Gene Bates set to move over to the men’s squad for 2019. Bates has been working with the women’s team for the past five years and has been instrumental in building them up to be one of the top teams in the peloton. This season, the team won the individual ranking in the women’s WorldTour with Annemiek van Vleuten , who won the Giro Rosa and La Course, among other races. They also found success with Amanda Spratt, who finished third at the Giro Rosa, and sprinter Jolien D’hoore – who is set to leave the team at the end of the year. Having finished fourth in the WorldTour team rankings in 2017, Mitchelton-Scott took second behind Boels Dolmans this year. Bates will fill the gap left on the Mitchelton-Scott men's team by Neil Stephens, who left ...

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