Paul Barratt has joined Team INEOS as Head of Performance Support and Innovation. The 37 year old will work closely with Head Coach, Tim Kerrison.

Barratt arrives at the Team from British Cycling, where he held a similar role for two years, having previously been employed as their senior biomechanist.
 
Speaking of his appointment, Barratt said: "I am delighted to join Team INEOS at what is a really exciting chapter in the Team’s history.
Paul Barratt

Paul Barratt

To come into the Team at a time when it’s re-setting its goals in a bid to continue to move forward is something I’m relishing the opportunity to be part of.
"It's the pinnacle of high-performance in professional cycling – a very dynamic, very innovative, forward-thinking organisation – and to come into the Team at a time when it’s re-setting its goals in a bid to continue to move forward is something I’m relishing the opportunity to be part of.
 
"The key priority for me in the short-term will be to observe, listen and learn from the performance team, and then ultimately put forward the long-term strategies that I think can best harness science and technology to help the Team progress even further."
Sir Dave Brailsford

Sir Dave Brailsford

It is an exciting moment to look at how we rebuild every area for the future. We must never accept that just because something has worked in the past it will necessarily do so in the future. The pace of change means there is always room to improve and space to grow.
Team Principal, Sir Dave Brailsford, welcomed Barratt’s appointment. He said: "Performance support is obviously critical to our success on the bike. It is an area where we have always excelled as a Team in the past and one where it is clear other teams are now investing significantly for the future. Since our change of ownership we have been harnessing the drive, ambition and ethos of INEOS to look at all areas supporting our performance system to see where we can do better, what we can change and how we can go faster. Being part of INEOS Sport has enabled us to look at different operating models, new performance strategy solutions and the best providers for them. It is an exciting moment to look at how we rebuild every area for the future. We must never accept that just because something has worked in the past it will necessarily do so in the future. The pace of change means there is always room to improve and space to grow.

"Paul’s appointment marks the first step in this important process for us as a Team. We have been long standing admirers of his approach and innovative thinking from his time with British Cycling over the last decade. He is a world class talent who will now guide and lead this critical work to ensure that the Team INEOS high performance culture and systems get better still. We are excited about the opportunities to continue to push the limits of human performance and being at the cutting edge of making it happen."

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