Paul Manning and Chris Newton will take on new roles within the Great Britain cycling team after a coaching restructure by British Cycling.
Manning moves across from his successful tenure as women’s endurance coach to become men’s endurance coach, where he’ll be responsible for the men’s team pursuit among other endurance disciplines. Newton will replace Manning as women’s endurance coach.
Head coach Shane Sutton will continue to oversee GB track coaching as a whole.
“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,” said British Cycling performance director Sir David Brailsford.
“As the UCI have changed the women’s team pursuit event to four riders over four kilometres 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,” continued Brailsford.
“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.”
Great Britain won gold medals at the London 2012 Olympic Games in both men’s and women’s team pursuits, with Laura Trott also winning gold in the women’s omnium. In total, Britain won seven gold medals on the track in 2012.
Keith Lambert will replace Newton to coach the GB men’s endurance academy riders on the road.