Team Sunweb are happy to announce the addition of Phil West (GBR) to their coaching staff for the 2021 season.
West began his career in the sport as a professional cyclist, riding for the Great Britain Cycling Team where he had success on the track and road. Making the transition to his off the bike role in the sport, West took up a position as a Talent Coach with British Cycling. Progressing into a role as Sports Director, he also helped guide many of Britain’s biggest talents before moving into an organisational role with British Cycling. Always staying within the sport of cycling, gathering a wealth of experience, West was a Sports Director for two years with One Pro Cycling before recently being Head of Operations at Velon. Now joining Team Sunweb in 2021, West has realised his dream of coming back and coaching at the highest level.
On joining Team Sunweb West said: “I am really excited to be joining Team Sunweb. As one of the world’s foremost professional sports teams, Team Sunweb bring a huge amount of passion to their work. As a team they separate themselves from others with their process driven focus and throughout our dialogue it was clear to me that we shared the same values, mindset and enthusiasm. I knew this was an opportunity I wanted to take with both hands and I look forward to working with my new colleagues and re-connecting with some old ones at Team Sunweb as part of a motivated and passionate team.”
Team Sunweb head of coaching Rudi Kemna added: “In Phil we see a very good coach who also has great organisational qualities. He’s gained a lot of experience in cycling from his roles at British Cycling and One Pro Cycling, and that will be of added value to us. He believes in our ethos and shares similar values to us and we’re confident that he will be able to translate that into the team.”