Winn appointed Welsh national coach

Commonwealth and Olympic Games cyclist Julian Winn has been appointed as the new Welsh Cycling national coach, Welsh Cycling announced yesterday. Winn has experience across many aspects of cycling. As a pro rider with the Fakta team, he completed the Giro d'Italia in 2003 and was 2002 British road race champion. Before his road career, Winn was a successful mountain bike racer, and has also raced cyclo-cross events in the off-season.

Winn's role as Welsh national coach will initially involve leading the Welsh team for the last time at the Tour of Britain in early September, before taking up his position behind the scenes to concentrate on coaching the Welsh team through to the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia, March 2006.

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