Longtime Team Australia coach Gary Sutton has joined USA Cycling to run their endurance program.
Cycling Central

22 Aug 2017 - 11:05 AM 

Sutton, who has ushered several athletes to world championships and Olympic medals, was replaced as national women's track endurance coach of Australia in May after nearly three decades with Cycling Australia.

The 62-year-old was an elite cyclist in his own right, competing for Australia in the 1976 and 1980 Summer Games and winning a world title in the points race.

His hiring comes amid a reorganisation of USA Cycling's elite program, which is responsible for discovering and preparing athletes for world championships and other marquee events.

Last week, US Olympic Committee high-performance director Scott Schnitzspahn was hired as the vice president of elite athletics.

He will report to Jim Miller, the longtime director of the elite program who has expanded his role as the vice president of high performance.

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