USA Cycling has announced a new program that will see the sporting body take a hands-on approach to the development of future competitive riders. The organisation has launched the USA Cycling Talent Search powered by RacerMate with the 2012 London Olympics in mind.
The initiative is aimed at training, testing and developing elite junior riders to ensure the nation's future competitiveness in the sport. "Young cyclists are the key to the future of our sport and it is critical we identify them early so we can carefully cultivate their talent and prepare them for competition," explained USA Cycling's CEO Steve Johnson. "RacerMate's national MultiRider network offers a unique opportunity to accurately test America's youth talent in a controlled setting, on a nationwide level. A critical aspect of this program is to search as far and wide as we can, and in Bicycling we are partnering with the nation's most-read cycling magazine."
Full details on the program are expected to be released later this month. For more information see www.usacycling.org