Shane Sutton has an enviable coaching track record and his previous pupils include two Sirs – Bradley Wiggins and Chris Hoy.
The Australian, who won the Milk Race and Commonwealth Games road race during an earlier career as a professional rider, is head coach at British Cycling and a performance advisor at Team Sky, and played an integral part in Wiggins’ 2012 Tour de France victory.
Sutton knows how to win races both on the road and the track, and we caught up with the adopted Briton at Jaguar’s Ride Like a Pro Grand Final to find out what it takes to succeed.
Want to start racing? Want to know how to cross the finish line first, arm aloft? Here are Shane Sutton’s top six racing tips.