Shane Sutton moves from position of head coach to performance advisor at Team Sky
Last Updated: January 18, 2013 3:34pm
Shane Sutton: Now working as a performance advisor for Team Sky
Shane Sutton has left his position of head coach at Team Sky to move into the role of performance advisor with the team for the 2013 season.
The Australian, who was a key member of the set-up which was behind Bradley Wiggins' victorious Tour de France campaign last year, will continue to work alongside team principal Dave Brailsford and the performance team.
He has stepped back from a day-to-day role within Team Sky but carries on as the head coach of British Cycling following their golden exploits at the London Olympics.
"I'm working in a support role alongside Dave as an advisor and a troubleshooter. We've worked together for a long time and we've got a good working relationship," Sutton said.
"If there is an issue that the team has identified or an area that needs exploring then Dave will be able to bring me in and we can take a look at it.
"We've got a very good team and a young dynamic group of performance coaches. I'm being led by Dave and whatever he wants and whatever I can do to help the performance team then I'll deliver that for Team Sky."
Sutton is seen as an integral part of the British Cycling staff and has worked closely with Brailsford for the past 10 years.