Canyon-SRAM hire Christine Kalkschmid to build diversity and inclusion programme

Christine Kalkschmid
Christine Kalkschmid (Image credit: Canyon-SRAM)

Canyon-SRAM announced Wednesday that they have hired expert Christine Kalkschmid to build a comprehensive and long-term diversity and inclusion programme. Engaging with an external diversity and inclusion consultant that focuses on dialogue and education was listed as part of an action plan highlighted by the team and their clothing sponsor Rapha following a controversy over Chloe Dygert’s social media conduct last year.

The team hired Kalkschmid, a lawyer, athlete and health and nutrition coach, to help develop a comprehensive Diversity and Inclusion program at the end of 2020. Kalkschmid will help implement and refine the programme with the team over the next three years, according to a statement from Canyon-SRAM. 

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