Significant funding boost for Scottish cycling

In other news from Great Britain, Scottish cycling has received an almost 100 percent year-on-year increase in funding for 2005, with 242,860 pounds (approx. €347,474/ US$467,263) per year for the next four years aimed at radical improvement of the sport from grassroots to the elite level, reports The Scotsman.

National coach Graeme Herd believes the funding boost, confirmed by Sportscotland, can be largely attributed to the recent success of Scottish track riders on the world scene. In particular, current Olympic and world champion Chris Hoy, but also a small but growing group of athletes that are now making their mark in international-level competition, who are successful by-products of the country's regional and national academies of sport.

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