The Cycling New Zealand Council's president Mark Ireland has announced the appointment of Mark Lucas as one of the organisation's national selectors. Lucas has been appointed to fill the void left by outgoing selectors Guy Halewood and Brian Broad.
Lucas, who has a background in cycling, team management and coaching, joins recently appointed Graeme Hunn as CNZ's representatives on the panel of four selectors, with the remaining two positions held by BikeNZ members.
"A special thanks goes to outgoing selectors Guy Halewood and Brian Broad," noted Ireland, "who continued to carry on in the role well beyond their original term while the new terms of reference for selectors were negotiated with BikeNZ."
The announcement means CNZ now has selectors based on both the North and South islands, helping it keep its eyes on talent from both ends of the country.