Germans fire national endurance track coach

The Bund Deutscher Radfahrer (BDR, the German federation) announced Saturday that it has released...

The Bund Deutscher Radfahrer (BDR, the German federation) announced Saturday that it has released Uwe Freese, who was the trainer for the national track team in endurance events. "After the failure of the men's pursuit team [a ninth place finish -ed] and the missed Olympic qualification, the responsibilities have to be regulated anew," the BDR said.

It will hold a special conference in June, "which will look at the perspectives for the Olympics in 2012 and 2016". In addition, the entire structure "from national schooling to international race preparations, as well as the cooperation between the individual disciplines, local federations and Olympic camps will be totally reworked. In connection with this, the BDR will also look to a re-make of the international track calendar, so that there will be more time before the World Cup races and the Six Day races."

The Beijing Olympics will be the first since 1952 in which the German men's pursuit team has not participated.

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