Wenzel to Malaysia?

Former US National Team road coach and former director of the Saturn Pro Cycling Team Rene Wenzel may be headed to Malaysia to serve as director of coaching for the Malaysian National Cycling Federation (MNCF)

The MNCF has offered the 46 year-old Wenzel the job, but it is waiting for the green light of approval from the National Sports Council (NSC) before formally hiring the Dane.

"He will be appointed as soon as possible to oversee our preparations for the Sea Games and immediately after that to look at the squad for Le Tour de Langkawi," said MNCF deputy president Datuk Naim Mohamad to the New Straits Times.

Wenzel's duties would extend beyond coaching the team; he would also be expected to grow the coaching and rider base nationwide. "His duties won't just be limited to the national squads. He'll have to look at the entire programme from the juniors up to the elite level," said Naim. Wenzel has previously coached riders such as Americans Fred Rodriguez and George Hincapie and Australian time trial star Nathan O'Neill when they were younger.

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