Bike New Zealand (BikeNZ) announced today that High Performance Director, Michael Flynn, resigned from his position and is returning to Australia for personal reasons.
"I have enjoyed my work with the athletes, coaches, and volunteer staff and firmly believe that the future of New Zealand cycling is extremely positive given the strength of the partnerships we have built with key partners such as SPARC, the NZ Olympic Committee, and Paralympics NZ," said Flynn.
CEO Rodger Thompson commended Flynn's contribution to BikeNZ's High Performance program throughout his two year tenure. Flynn managed the New Zealand team at the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games campaign, implemented a High Performance plan for the Beijing 2008 Olympics, and drove the development of BikeNZ Europe, New Zealand cycling's European training base.
"Since starting with us in January 2005, Michael has been brought vitality to all areas of our High Performance program," said Thompson. "As well as his work in building our high performance structure, he has been instrumental in overseeing the development of the depth in our junior programs, which has resulted in unprecedented success at junior World Championship level."