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by Mark Zalewski
November 4, 2016
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Haas on Lachlan Morton: ‘His potential is limitless if he wants it to be’; Armstrong appears in federal court as judge hears arguments; Helen Wyman posts update on medical condition; The Death of the Local Bike Shop?; Bike stolen from cyclist killed in hit-and-run; British Cycling emphasising ‘culture’ in search for performance director; Bjarne Riis becomes partner in Danish team Virtu Pro-Veloconcept; Stan Siejka Classic final race for Tasmanian trio of Goss, Sulzberger brothers; Trek issues recall of select Farley fatbike models; Cyclist crowdfunding South Pole record attempt; Research studies of air pollution affects high-speed cyclists; Researchers test altruism with staged bicycle accident; Strider Bike World Championship.
In a job advertisement for the role of performance director, British Cycling emphasised it is seeking a candidate that will “Build a culture and climate that enables the Great Britain cycling team to achieve sustained success.”
The role is currently occupied in the interim by programmes manager Andy Harrison, after Shane Sutton resigned over accusations of sexist and discriminatory behaviour. Those allegations were recently upheld by an independent investigation tribunal.
Also listed in the posting under “other qualities” is a “commitment to equality and diversity.”
Reports have indicated UK Sailing’s Stephen Park and England Netball’s Sara Symington, a two-time Olympic cyclist, to be interested candidates in the position.
The deadline for applications is December 2, with interviews to take place before the end of the year.
Click through to read more at the Daily Mail.