Rod Ellingworth, the deputy team principal of the Ineos Grenadiers, has resigned.
Ellingworth has effectively led the British team, formerly known as Team Sky.
Sir Dave Brailsford, team principal, has taken on a broader responsibility across Ineos’ athletic operations.
Brailsford is expected to play an important role at Manchester United once Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s purchase of a 25% share in the club is completed.
“The Ineos Grenadiers can confirm that deputy team principal, Rod Ellingworth, will be leaving the team at the end of the year,” the team said in a statement. At this time, no further remark will be given.”
Ellingworth, 51, collaborated with Brailsford to establish British Cycling’s academy in 2004.
He joined Team Sky in 2010 and went on to win seven Tour de France titles in ten years.
Ellingworth departed the Ineos Grenadiers to become team principal of Bahrain-McLaren for the 2020 season, but returned the following year.