Britain’s Olympics Coach Dan Hunt Joins Team Sky


LONDON, Jan 2, 2013 (AFP) – The coach of Britain’s triumphant men’s Olympic
pursuit team, Dan Hunt, has joined Team Sky as sporting director, the British
stable announced on Wednesday.
Hunt, who helped guide Team Sky riders Geraint Thomas and Peter Kennaugh
with Ed Clancy and Steven Burke to gold in August, previously worked with the
outfit in their inaugural season in 2010.
“I want to learn the races and re-learn the job of a sports director. But
maybe also bring different things to the table, because I’m not an ex-pro,” he
said on
“I haven’t ridden these races, so I’ve got a bit of homework to do. I need
to expose myself to as much racing as possible to maximise my learning over
the first year.”
Hunt is part of a new-looking coaching set-up at the home of reigning Tour
de France champion Bradley Wiggins, following the departures of Sean Yates and
Steven de Jongh last year.