One of the most respected coaches in the sport, Rod Ellingworth is aiming to oversee yet more success in 2014.
A year on from moving into the senior role of Performance Manager, Ellingworth has helped refine Team Sky’s winning formula and is responsible for the management of the Sports Directors and Race Coaches.
Tasked with the continuous process of improving the structure at every level of the team, the popular Brit explains: “My post is one that involves overseeing the race programmes, training camps and external commitments to ensure we produce the best possible performances on the road.
“As a performance team, we all have a say in how that comes about, but somebody has to be responsible for recording what we’re doing and monitoring how we’re doing it.
“At the same time, I’ll still retain the group of riders I coach on a day-to-day basis and I’ll be on the road throughout the season working closely with the rest of the performance team to ensure we give our riders the very best chance of success.”
Rod has been with the team since its inception, and combines his role with being in charge of Great Britain’s men’s road race team.