Shane Sutton

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Shane Sutton
Tudor Brailsford Sutton.jpg
Personal information
Full name Shane Sutton
Born (1957-06-13) 13 June 1957 (age 57)
Moree, New South Wales, Australia
Team information
Discipline Track & Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990-1991
1993
Mavic - Clemenso
Clarence St. Cyclery
Ever Ready - Marlboro
Falcon - Maillard
Falcon - Hutchinson
Lycra - Halfords
PMS - Dawes
PMS - Falcon
Banana - Falcon
Banana
Major wins
Gold medal blank.svg Commonwealth Games
Jersey yellow.svg Milk Race
Infobox last updated on
22 November 2007

Shane Edwin Sutton OBE (born 13 June 1957, Moree,[1] New South Wales, Australia) is a British Cycling coach, former Welsh national cycling coach and professional racing cyclist.

Racing career[edit]

He rode under Phil Griffiths as a member of the first British-based professional team to enter the Tour de France in 1987 and went on to win the 1990 Milk Race. Sutton was also one of the four men to win gold for Australia at the 1978 Commonwealth Games along with his brother, Gary Sutton.

Coaching career[edit]

After retiring Shane worked as a coach with Welsh Cycling[2] before joining the British Cycling set-up in 2002.[3] He was also employed as head coach at Team Sky but scaled back his involvement to become a part-time performance adviser for the professional team in 2013.[4] Following the departure of Dave Brailsford from his role as British Cycling's Performance Director in April 2014, Sutton was promoted from his previous position as head coach to the newly-created role of Technical Director.[3]

His brother is also involved in coaching and is currently NSW Institute of Sport's head cycling coach.

Awards[edit]

Shane was awarded the accolade of Sports Council for Wales' (now Sport Wales) Coach of the Year Award in 1998.[5]

Sutton won the "Coach of the Year Award" at the Sports Coach UK Coaching Awards in December 2008. He was also one of seven coaches to win a "High Performance Coach of the Year" award.[6]

Sutton was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2010 Birthday Honours.[7]

Results[edit]

1978
Gold medal blank.svg Team Pursuit Commonwealth Games (with Colin Fitzgerald, Kevin Nichols and Gary Sutton)
1981
5th Herald Sun Tour
1982
55th World Road Race Championships
1st Bendigo International Madison (with Danny Clark)
1983
3rd Australian National Road Race Championships
1st Herald Sun Tour
1st Stage 2, Herald Sun Tour
1st Stage 6, Herald Sun Tour
1st Stage 11, Herald Sun Tour
1st Stage 16, Herald Sun Tour
1st Bendigo International Madison (with Gary Sutton)
1984
3rd Australian National Road Race Championships
5th Beeston
1st Newport
1st Stage 10, Griffin 1000
8th Herald Sun Tour
1st Stage 2, Herald Sun Tour
1985
3rd Sealink International
1st Stage 8, Sealink International
1986
3rd Milk Race
1987
9th Norwich Spring Classic
15th Tour of Ireland
1st Stage 18, Herald Sun Tour
1988
10th Milk Race
5th Herald Sun Tour
1st Stage 8, Herald Sun Tour
1989
9th Herald Sun Tour
1st Stage 5, Herald Sun Tour
2nd Stage 10, Herald Sun Tour

1990

1st Jersey yellow.svg in General Classification Milk Race
1st Stage 3, Milk Race
1991
4th Mazda Alpine Tour
1993
United Kingdom 3rd British National Road Race Championships

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