Top Team Sky coach leaves to take charge of Australian Olympic effort; Shane Sutton misses out

Simon Jones has been Head of Performance Support and Innovation at Team Sky for the last three years

Team Sky, stage nine of the 2016 Vuelta a España

(Image credit: Watson)

Senior Team Sky coach Simon Jones has left the team to join Cycling Australia where he will take up a role as High Performance Director.

Jones has been Head of Performance Support and Innovation at the British team since 2014, having previously been endurance coach at British Cycling between 2003 and 2007 before working with the Western Australia Institute of Sport for six years.

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