Great Britain Confirm New Coach for Womens Cycling Team

Great Britain have confirmed a new coach for the women’s road race cycling team ahead of the London 2012 Olympics. 

Olympic medalist Chris Newton has been called up to take charge and prepare the athletes for the races this year. 

Great Britain have confirmed a new coach for the womens road race cycling team ahead of the London 2012 Olympics. 

Olympic medalist Chris Newton has been called up to take charge and prepare the athletes for the races this year. 

British Cycling confirmed this week that Newton will combine his role as coach of the men’s endurance academy with his new position as Britain look to defend the Olympic gold medal which was won by Nicole Cooke in 2008.

We’re confident that Chris’ skills and capabilities will ensure that the women’s road team arrive at the London 2012 Olympic Games ready to give their best possible performance,” David Brailsford, Director of  British Cycling said.

Newton will overlook 6 lucky hopefuls in their run up to the games.

“It’s a privilege to be working with such a talented group of riders and I am looking forward to this new challenge,” he Newton confirmed.

“What started out as eight or nine riders on the long list has been shortened down to six riders. My role looks over those six riders.

Source: http://www.walesonline.co.uk/sports/olympics/2012/03/15/cycling-great-britain-announce-new-women-s-road-race-coach-91466-30544669/#ixzz1peXNR0qF