Rod Ellingworth

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Rod Ellingworth
Personal information
Full nameRodney Francis Ellingworth
Born (1972-08-11) 11 August 1972 (age 51)
Burnley, Lancashire, England
Height180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Team information
Current teamIneos Grenadiers
  • Road
  • Track
Amateur teams
?Witham Wheelers[1]
Early 1990sCherry Valley RT[2]
1995/1996Delta Racing Team/Dyna-Tech
Professional teams
1997UV Aube (France)
Managerial teams
2008100% Me
2010–2019Team Sky
2021–Ineos Grenadiers

Rodney Francis Ellingworth (born 11 August 1972) is a British former professional cyclist, who currently works as the racing director of UCI WorldTeam Ineos Grenadiers.[3] Previously, he worked as a coach for the Team Sky professional cycling team, and from January 2013 their performance manager, responsible for overseeing the sports directors and race coaches.[4] He was also the general manager of Bahrain–McLaren in 2020.[5]


Born in Burnley, Lancashire, Ellingworth competed as a professional cyclist between 1995 and 1997 and represented his country several times at international events.

He was the coach for British Cycling's U23 Academy '100% ME' team based in Tuscany, Italy.[when?] At the end of 2008 he was promoted to the role of senior endurance coach, with the aim to creating a team and a rider strong enough to win the men's world road race championships.

Mark Cavendish is one of the riders who has been influenced by Ellingworth with Cavendish stating in several interviews that he had learnt a lot from Ellingworth, and not only about cycling.[6][7] Ellingworth has also led the National team to several stage victories in the Tour of Britain in 2007.[8]

Major results[edit]

2nd Tom Simpson Memorial Race
9th Girvan 3 day 'Premier Calendar' race
1st Stage 2
1st Points classification Girvan 3 day 'Premier Calendar'
1st Overall Tour of the Kingdom
1st Stage 1
2nd Overall East Riding of Yorkshire Classic (2 day) 'Premier Calendar' race
3rd Overall Girvan 3 day 'Premier Calendar' race


  1. ^ Witham Wheelers' Press release, 16 December 2003
  2. ^ Old Photographs on Cherry Valley RT's website
  3. ^ Benson, Daniel (7 December 2020). "Rod Ellingworth rejoins Ineos as Director of Racing". Future plc. Retrieved 3 January 2021.
  4. ^ "Performance Manager". Team Sky. Retrieved 18 January 2013.
  5. ^ Ostanek, Daniel (26 December 2019). "2020 Team Preview: Bahrain McLaren". Future plc. Retrieved 1 January 2020.
  6. ^ Cycling sets gold standard BBC 12 March 2007
  7. ^ Cavendish takes twin-track approach to Tour de France and Olympic success, Simon Hart[dead link] The Telegraph, 3 June 2007
  8. ^ List of ToB Teams, 2007


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