Tim Kay, CEO
Tim is a massive cycling fan and a passion for riding, enjoying riding with his father in the early years before racing full time and traveling the world.
Tim acquired a set of skills that all athletes acquire and that’s discipline, dedication and respect, thus giving Tim an ideal platform to business where he has succeeded in the property world, own- ing an estate agent business, setting up property businesses for clients and achieving success in large corporate environments where he has delivered large land and property acquisitions within the UK and Middle East. Tim has built a respect in the world of property acquisition, construction and investment.
Brian Smith, Team Manager
Brian a successful professional cyclist and in his earlier days rode for the French amateur team Athletic Club de Boulogne-Billancourt He won the professional men’s race at the British National Road Race Championships in 1991 and 1994, and was runner-up in 1992 and 1993. He competed for Britain in the 1996 Olympic road race and represented Scotland at the Commonwealth Games in 1986, 1990 and 1998. He also won the Grand Prix Midtbank in 1994.
Since 2009, Brian has commentated on cycle racing for British Eurosport. Brian joined the Endura Racing cycling team as general manager in 2011. Following Endura’s merger with the German-based NetApp squad at the end of 2012 to form NetApp–Endura.
In July 2014 MTN–Qhubeka appointed Brian as interim general manager as he had participated in the formation of Cervélo TestTeam.
Shane Sutton OBE, Head of Chinese Development
Shane a former professional racing cyclist turned cycling coach, whose last position was as Technical Director for British Cycling.
Shane road under Phil Griffiths as a member of the first British-based professional team to enter the Tour de France in 1987 and went on to win the 1990 Milk Race. Shane was also one of the four men to win gold for Australia at the 1978 Commonwealth Games.
After retiring Shane worked as a coach with Welsh Cycling before joining the British Cycling set-up in 2002. He was also employed as head coach at Team Sky but scaled back his involvement to become a part-time performance adviser for the professional team in 2013.
Following the departure of Dave Brailsford from his role as British Cycling’s Performance Director in April 2014, Shane was promoted from his previous position as head coach to the newly created role of Technical Director
Shane was awarded the accolade of Sports Council for Wales’ (now Sport Wales) Coach of the Year Award in 1998.
Shane also won the “Coach of the Year Award” at the Sports Coach UK Coaching Awards in December 2008. He was also one of seven coaches to win a “High Performance Coach of the Year” award.
Shane was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2010 Birthday Honours.
Shane now working with the Chinese Cycling Association and developing the Chinese track team for success.