New Zealand cycling legend Gordon McCauley has turned his attention from winning races to guiding the future of New Zealand cycling.
BikeNZ announced today that McCauley has been appointed to the role of national under 19 men’s road coach.
McCauley, who has an extensive cycling career including a Commonwealth Games medal, is excited by the volunteer position as it’s the chance to give back to the New Zealand cycling community.
“I feel honoured that BikeNZ have recognised my coaching abilities and entrusted me with looking after the future of New Zealand men's road cycling,” said McCauley.
Over the last year McCauley has stepped back from racing at the elite level, instead focusing his time on coaching his GMC Coaching clients and training to race an ironman later this year.
“I've slowly been edging out of elite competition over the last year but I'm still current enough to know the challenges that face our newest group of elite male athletes.”
The objective of the under 19 national squad program is to develop talented young cyclists, by giving them the opportunity to race internationally and to work with them to achieve their full talent.
McCauley will work closely with the BikeNZ Road and Track under 19 women's coach, Lynn Murphy to develop a program ensure the successful results of the last few years are built on.