Colorado State University, which recently earned the USA Cycling Collegiate Club of the Year designation, signed an agreement to be coached by Ainslie MacEachran and his partner and multi-time National Champion, Missy Thompson of Gemini Training Systems for the 2008-2009 academic year.
MacEachran coached the Colorado University at Boulder cycling team to a national championship in 2005 and is excited to return to coaching collegiate racers.
"I've been coaching some of their riders already," said Thompson. "And now getting to work with the whole team is really exciting."
"We were without a coach for the fall mountain bike season," said T.G. Taylor, Rams Cycling president. "And our results suffered." Taylor added that he had high hopes for improving the performances of not only the team's elite riders, but also its beginners.
The school won't have to travel far for the 2008 USA Cycling Collegiate National Road Championships, which will be held in Fort Collins, Colorado, in May.