British Cycling has today announced that as part of a restructure within the GB coaching team, Chris Newton will now take responsibility for coaching the Women’s Road Team in the lead up to the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Performance Director Dave Brailsford said: “Chris Newton has been working with the Men’s Endurance Academy over the past 12 months and he has done superb work bringing the group together on both the road and track and building a true team ethos. Chris will continue to work with the Academy Men but with increased support from Keith Lambert so that he can commit time to his role with the Women’s Road Team.
“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.”
Chris Newton said: “It’s a privilege to be working with such a talented group of riders and I am looking forward to this new challenge.”