British Cycling has today announced a change to the coaching structure of the Great Britain Cycling Team’s track endurance squad with immediate effect.
With the support of Head Coach Shane Sutton, Paul Manning will take the lead on coaching the men’s track endurance squad and Chris Newton will step up to coach the women’s track endurance squad.
Shane, Paul and Chris will work closely together, pooling their collective knowledge and experience of team pursuit success. Keith Lambert will fill Chris Newton’s previous role of coaching the men’s endurance academy programme whilst they compete on the road.
"In both Chris and Paul we have experienced and successful coaches who have also both competed themselves at Olympic level in the track endurance disciplines."
Sir Dave Brailsford
Speaking of the restructure, Performance Director Sir Dave Brailsford said: “We’ve got a fantastic track record in the team pursuit and we have accumulated a wealth of knowledge of the discipline over previous Olympic Games.
“As the UCI have changed the women’s team pursuit event to four riders over four kilometers just like the men, it seems the perfect time for us to pool all this knowledge in order for the endurance riders to continue to perform optimally.
“In both Chris and Paul we have experienced and successful coaches who have also both competed themselves at Olympic level in the track endurance disciplines and I’m confident they can continue to move us forward as we progress along the road to Rio.”