Your Tuesday Daily News Digest

by Shane Stokes

May 2, 2017

In today’s Daily News Digest: Kristoff wins third Eschborn-Frankfurt; Alarcón takes double success in Vuelta Asturias; Williams, Ryan win Dana Point GP events in California; Bouhanni recovering from ‘big concussion’; Incredulity about new Giro d’Italia competition; Six-week suspension for Moscon over racist abuse; Quintana’s backup named for Giro d’Italia; Orica-Scott takes on ‘tricky mix’ with team goals for Giro d’Italia; Kruijswijk targeting podium or better Giro d’Italia; Geoghegan Hart pays tribute to former teammate Young; UCI suspends Continental Team Elkov-Author Cycling; Tracey Gaudry appointed CEO of the Hawthorn Football Club; Simon Jones speaks about new Cycling Australia role as High Performance Unit Director; Stars of the future?

Tracey Gaudry appointed CEO of the Hawthorn Football Club

by Matt de Neef

UCI Vice President Tracey Gaudry has a new day job — as the CEO of the Hawthorn Football Club in the Australian Football League. Gaudry, who was also recently reelected as president of the Oceania Cycling Confederation, becomes the first woman CEO of an AFL club.

Hawthorn president Richard Garvey said he was thrilled to bring Gaudry into the fold.

“We are delighted to welcome Tracey to the Hawthorn family,” Garvey said. “She is a highly-respected figure in the national and international sporting industry and her passion, strong vision and intimate understanding of elite sports make her the perfect CEO for our football club.

“We are excited to have a CEO who comes from outside of the football world, someone with a different perspective who can drive innovation and change.”

Gaudry is a former professional cyclist who represented Australia at the 1996 Atlanta and 2000 Sydney Olympics. She leaves her post as general manager of commercial and growth at Athletics Australia but will continue on as UCI vice-president.

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