BikeNZ searches for head track coach

BikeNZ is looking for an experienced high performance track coach to lead the New Zealand track programme through the 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2012 London Olympics.

BikeNZ is the umbrella organisation covering road and track, mountain bike and BMX competition in New Zealand. "We have full time National Coaches for road, track and BMX and Terry Gyde has been the Head Track Coach for BikeNZ since early 2005. He resigned last month to concentrate on personal coaching," noted BikeNZ.

Cycling is one of the five favoured sports supported by SPARC, the largely Government funded agency that supports sport and recreation agency, and has a target of three medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. BikeNZ has a new High Performance Director starting on June 18; Mark Elliott comes from a successful background with triathlon and snow sports, where he has lead their high performance programmes.

Terry resigned to allow a new head coach to come in now with sufficient time to lead what is expected to be a successful campaign through to the Beijing Olympics. The position is based in New Zealand, but does involve extensive travel with the World Cup circuit, World Championships and other international events.

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