A new addition to the performance team in 2013, Shaun Stephens will look to put his expertise to good use as Team Sky aim to break more ground at the head of the peloton.
Stephens was regarded as one of the world's best triathlon coaches when he made the switch to Team Sky at the end of 2012, and had worked as Head Coach to the Australian national team at the London Olympic Games, as well as holding roles at the Australian Institute of Sport and Triathlon Australia.
He will now work alongside Team Sky's Head of Performance Tim Kerrison in a full-time capacity, and his appointment will be of huge benefit to the team.
"I'm very excited about the opportunity to work as part of the Team Sky programme," he said.
"I have watched their outstanding performances with interest over the last three years and have been impressed by how they have assembled their team and introduced innovative performance strategies to cycling.
"I'm looking forward to contributing to the team and bringing in new ideas through my sport science and coaching knowledge of triathlon.
"I believe it is Dave Brailsford's vision of introducing a diversity of skill sets into Team Sky, and ultimately the cycling staff and riders' embracing of new training and competition strategies, that has given Team Sky a competitive advantage over other teams.
"I look forward to the challenges of understanding the intricacies of a new sport and assisting Team Sky build upon the enormous success they have already achieved."