British Cycling Confirms Women’s RT Coach

British Cycling has announced that Chris Newton will take on responsibility for coaching the Women’s Road Team in the lead up to London 2012. As part of a restructuring within the GB coaching team, Newton will continue working with Great Britain’s Academy men on road and track (a position he has held over the past 12 months) but, with additional support from Keith Lambert, will now be able to commit time to oversee the six riders who are vying for the four (possible) Olympic places. Under his tutelage will now be Lizzie Armitstead, Emma Pooley, Lucy Martin, Sharon Laws, Nicole Cooke and Katie Colcough.


Commenting on the move Performance Director Dave Brailsford said: ‘We’re confident that Chris’ skills and capabilities will ensure that the Women’s Road Team arrive at the London 2012 Olympic Games ready to give their best possible performance.’ With Newton adding, ‘It’s a privilege to be working with such a talented group of riders and I am looking forward to this new challenge.’


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