Pupil & teacher: Mark Cavendish interviews Rod Ellingworth

Ellingworth motorpacing Cavendish in 2012 (Image credit: Getty Images)

Rod Ellingworth is a rider turned coach, who launched the British Cycling Academy for U23 riders in 2004, in which a young Mark Cavendish was one of his first students. He helped launch Team Sky in 2010 and, after nine years with the team, he left this year to become team principal at Bahrain McLaren, where he’s been reunited with Cavendish.

In 2019, Cavendish guest edited an issue of Procycling magazine. Among the subject matters he wanted to cover was an interview with his former coach and mentor, Rod Ellingworth. 

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