Scott Sunderland leaves Team Sky

Experienced Sports Director quits to spend more time with his family and sick son

by Tony Farrelly   May 22, 2010  

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Team Sky this afternoon announced that Senior Sports Director Scott Sunderland today left Team Sky under a mutual agreement. On his website Sunderland explains that he is leaving the Sky set up to spend more time with his family, his younger son has a life threatening kidney condition.  

In the statement from Team Sky, Dave Brailsford, Team Principal for Team Sky, said: “We would like to thank Scott for his contribution to Team Sky. He helped us get from the drawing board to being a real road team, working with us from the announcement of the project to our first podium finishes. We all wish Scott the very best, personally and for his future career.”

Scott Sunderland was one of four Sports Directors in the new professional road team, alongside Sean Yates, Steven de Jongh and Marcus Ljungqvist.

Scott Sunderland a Senior Sports Director since the team’s launch, added:

“It has been an incredible journey, helping to set up a new, highly professional team from scratch. I’m proud of the team’s achievements so far and wish them the best of luck for the rest of the season, their first Tour de France and a successful future.”