Team Sky has recruited Carsten Jeppesen as its operations manager.

The Dane spent eight years working for Bjarne Riis’s CSC team. He has already started work for Team Sky and will play a key role in setting up the team.

Team principle Dave Brailsford said: “Carsten is a fantastic addition to the team and his knowledge in this crucial phase will be invaluable. We are delighted to have him on board.”

Carsten?s first official duty for the team was a trip to last weekend’s Tour of Flanders joining team management, Dave Brailsford, Shane Sutton and Scott Sunderland to watch the race. ?I?m very excited to be part of this team from the beginning, it is a fantastic opportunity and I look forward to the challenge.?

Carsten will split his time between the team’s headquarters in Manchester and his home in Denmark.

You can read more about Team Sky in our Team Sky – as it happens article, which presents a timeline of how the British-based squad is shaping up.

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