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by Shane Stokes
August 29, 2017
In today’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Team Sky signs Tour de l’Avenir jersey winners Bernal, Sivakov and Halvorsen; Froome rejects calls for salary caps in cycling; Stybar inks two year contract extension with QuickStep Floors; UAE Team Emirates signs European champion Kristoff and former world under 23 champion Bystrøm; Bauer signs two-year contract with Orica-Scott; Talented Australian duo Hindley and Storer to turn pro with Team Sunweb; Armstrong Savola joins USA Cycling as Endurance Performance Director; Tankink set for 18th pro season, will continue with Team LottoNL-Jumbo; Women’s transfer news: Kitchen and Slik transfer to FDJ; Women’s transfer news: Moberg and Aalerud to VeloCONCEPT; Olympic champion Schurter takes unprecedented clean sweep; Video: Team Sunweb’s Marc Reef talks about the exclusion of Warren Barguil
USA Cycling announced Monday that three-time Olympic gold medalist Kristin Armstrong Savola will join the national federation’s Elite Athletics department as Endurance Performance Director.
Performance Directors are tasked with ensuring that the needs of America’s top cyclists are met. They work directly with athletes on developing objectives, monitoring progress, optimizing training and competition schedules, and fully leveraging all available resources from USA Cycling, the U.S. Olympic Committee, and USA Cycling technical partners — including coaching, equipment, wind-tunnel testing, nutrition guidance, sports psychology, and more.
Armstrong Savola, who also won two world championships and six national titles, holds a B.S. in Exercise Physiology from the University of Idaho.
“Cycling has given me so much, and I want to give back,” said Armstrong Savola. “I did not achieve my success alone, and I know others can’t either. I’m really pleased USA Cycling asked me to help them improve their athlete development and support and I look forward to joining their impressive high performance team. My goal is to help others achieve their full potential.”
The role will report to Jim Miller, USA Cycling’s Vice President of High Performance.