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Cycling Canada – CYCLING CANADA ADDS TO COACHING TEAM: Women’s Track Endurance and Sprint programs bolstered by new hires

 

Ottawa, August 8, 2017 – Cycling Canada is investing in the next generation of Olympic contenders with the hiring of a Women’s NextGen Track Endurance Coach and an Assistant Sprint Coach.
 
Jenny Trew will continue the work that was previously started by Cam Jennings in the Women’s NextGen Track Endurance Coach position. Her role will be to identify and prepare female track endurance riders to graduate into the Olympic Performance Pool, led by Craig Griffin.
 
While our women’s Track Endurance Program has consistently won Olympic and world championship medals since London in 2012, Cycling Canada is aware that this success does not come by chance. There is a need to continue to produce a steady stream of future Olympic medallists that have their eyes on Paris and Los Angeles.
 
Trew’s experience in road and track cycling with both the Ontario Cycling Association and with Cyclery-4iiii will be a key asset in her role of increasing the talent pool and working with athletes that show 2024 and 2028 medal potential.
 
The Track Sprint Program also benefits from a coaching addition with the hiring of Franck Durivaux. Having worked as a development track sprint coach at the French Cycling Federation (FFC) for several years, Durivaux comes to Cycling Canada with the knowledge and skills needed to raise Cycling Canada’s sprint program to new levels.
 
Franck’s role will be to work closely with Cycling Canada’s sprint head coach to improve the skills of our Development Performance Pool of riders, while collaborating with Cycling Canada’s Pathway Development Manager to create more initiatives to detect sprint talent across to the country. 
 
It is with great pleasure that Cycling Canada welcomes these two coaching additions to its growing family of professionals.
 
About Cycling Canada
Cycling Canada is the governing body for competitive cycling in Canada. Founded in 1882, Cycling Canada aims to create and sustain an effective system that develops talented Canadian cyclists to achieve Olympic, Paralympic, and World Championship medal performances. With the vision of being a leading competitive cycling nation by 2020 celebrating enhanced international success, increased national participation and world class event hosting, Cycling Canada manages the High Performance team, hosts national and international events and administers programs to promote and grow cycling across the country. Cycling Canada programs are made possible through the support of its valued corporate partners – Global Relay, Lexus Canada, Mattamy Homes, Louis Garneau and Bear Mountain Resort – along with the Government of Canada, Own The Podium, the Canadian Olympic Committee and the Canadian Paralympic Committee.

 

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Source: Cycling Canada 
Information: 
Karine Bedard l Cycling Canada l 438-884-8771 l karine.bedard@cyclingcanada.ca