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 58)
Moree, New South Wales, Australia
Team information
Discipline Track & Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
1982 Mavic - Clemenso
1983 Clarence St. Cyclery
1984 Ever Ready - Marlboro
1985 Falcon - Maillard
1986 Falcon - Hutchinson
1987 Lycra - Halfords
1988 PMS - Dawes
1989 PMS - Falcon
1990-1991 Banana - Falcon
1993 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 in 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 Cycling Australia's head Women's Track Endurance cycling coach.


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]


Gold medal blank.svg Team Pursuit Commonwealth Games (with Colin Fitzgerald, Kevin Nichols and Gary Sutton)
5th Herald Sun Tour
Fastest time Goulburn to Sydney Classic[8]
55th World Road Race Championships
1st Bendigo International Madison (with Danny Clark)
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)
1st and fastest time Goulburn to Sydney Classic[8]
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
3rd Sealink International
1st Stage 8, Sealink International
3rd Milk Race
9th Norwich Spring Classic
15th Tour of Ireland
1st Stage 18, Herald Sun Tour
10th Milk Race
5th Herald Sun Tour
1st Stage 8, Herald Sun Tour
9th Herald Sun Tour
1st Stage 5, Herald Sun Tour
2nd Stage 10, Herald Sun Tour


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