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McCauley & Drapac Professional Cycling Part Ways
4 Oct, 2013

A mutual agreement between Gordon McCauley and Drapac Professional Cycling will see the New Zealand rider released from the team effective immediately.

Injured following the Tour of Murray River, it is important for McCauley's future that he develops his business, GMC Coaching, in order to support himself in life post-racing. The release of McCauley removes any restriction in procuring personal and business partners, essential elements to the success of GMC Coaching.

"I'd really like to thank the team at Drapac for giving me the chance to be a pro again at 41 years old," he said. "I think it's no surprise that with the extra training I've done and the extra exposure I've gained while riding for Drapac my business GMC Coaching has almost doubled in size.

"The environment and professionalism I've experienced at Drapac over the last year has been second to none and I hope to take a lot of what I've learned forward with my own project in 2014.

"I'm looking forward to seeing Drapac move up the rankings as a Pro Conti team and hopefully provide some of my GMC-coached riders as stagiaires in the coming seasons," McCauley continued.

"Good luck fellas, you have a big Kiwi following and we will be watching and cheering you on in your new and exciting journey."

Meantime, Team Manager Jonathan Breekveldt praised McCauley's efforts over the past 14 months with the squad.

"Gordon was always the definition of a true teammate and was instrumental in victories at the Melbourne - Warrnambool, Tour de Taiwan and recently the Tour of Murray River.  I think it is fantastic that he has taken the initiative to develop his own business to support him in the future and although we are sad to see him go, it is important we never hinder the future of any of our athletes."

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