Dan Guillemette is Team Sky’s lead physiotherapist and responsible for the prevention, management and rehabilitation of any injuries our riders sustain in their roles.
Dan graduated from the University of Bradford in 2004, and after two years working in the NHS, he returned to his native Guernsey to specialise in sports orthopaedic medicine. During that time he worked with a number of elite cyclists, football players and athletes, and was employed as the island’s Lead Physio at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
In 2011, Dan gained his MSc in Sports Physiotherapy from the University of Bath and was first employed by Team Sky in a part-time position at that year’s Tour of Denmark. “That was an amazing opportunity for me,” said Dan. “Working with international cyclists at the highest level really tested my skills.” A second post with the team followed at the Tour of Britain, and such was the impact he made there, that Dan was offered a full-time position at the start of 2012.
“I went into 2012 living the dream,” Dan added. “I was doing the job I loved in an environment that any physio would relish.
“Being part of that first Tour de France win was something special, as was working for Team GB at the Olympics as well. It was a special first full season in cycling for me, that’s for sure.”
In his current position, Dan works closely with Team Sky’s coaches, management and carers to ensure the health and well-being of the riders is fully optimized.
Despite a full calendar, Dan remains a part-time Teaching Fellow at the University of Bath and supports Guernsey FC whenever he can. As a former Elite amateur cyclist, he continues to cycle as much as his time allows, and is also an avid surfer and water sports enthusiast.
"At the end of the day, I am combining my two passions of cycling and physiotherapy within the world’s leading team. It is a privilege to be working with such a great group of people who are all aiming for one common goal - the ongoing success of the team.”