Simon Jones

Simon Jones

Head of Performance Support and Innovation, Team Sky

Simon started cycling at 11 years old and when he left school he raced as an amateur in France. His dream was to ride the Tour.  When the realisation came he wouldn't be able to make the grade, he moved back to England and studied Sports Science to satisfy his curiosity of what it takes to be an elite professional cyclist. 

He graduated from Cardiff University in 1995 and became a Sports Scientist with British Cycling just months later. Originally based in Chichester, Simon moved up to Manchester in 1998, and a year later was promoted to an Endurance Coach for the Great Britain track team. 

His scientific approach to training helped claim an Olympic record and bronze medal at the Sydney Olympics. More success followed in Athens four years later, and his role in that medal haul saw Simon beat Sir Alex Ferguson to the Sports Coach of the Year award. 

In 2007 Simon moved "Down Under" to take up a job managing the Western Australia Institute of Sport and did so for the next six years. 

Now back in the UK, Simon’s role at Team is to support finding areas for performance improvement for the team and horizon scan from both in and outside of the sport.