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Aussie cycling star McCulloch takes GB job

Aussie cycling star McCulloch takes GB job

Australian four-time sprint world champion Kaarle McCulloch has been snapped up by British Cycling to coach the next wave of potential GB women track medal…

Friday, Feb 25

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Australian four-time sprint world champion Kaarle McCulloch has been snapped up by British Cycling to coach the next wave of potential GB women track medal winners.

The appointment of the 34-year-old Sydney star as the British women’s podium sprint coach came the day after Britain’s most bemedalled Olympian Sir Jason Kenny was revealed as the coach of the equivalent men’s squad.

The hope is that the much-decorated pair will help restore Britain’s former prominence in the track sprints, with McCulloch declaring her excitement at the new role which will begin in April after she relocates from Australia.

McCulloch retired from racing in November last year, ending a glittering career in which, as well as her four world titles, she took three Commonwealth golds and an Olympic bronze in the team sprint at the 2012 London Olympics.

Her last major outing in last year’s Olympics in Tokyo, after she’d struggled with injuries in the build-up, ended with her finishing ninth in the keirin and 13th in the individual sprint.

"I am very excited about the opportunity to join the Great Britain Cycling Team," McCulloch said.

"After 15 years at the highest level as an athlete and being a part of the evolution of the sport, I feel I have a lot to offer both the athletes and my colleagues on the staff."I have always appreciated coaches’ impact on my career and on myself as a person."I hope to make the best of what I have learned from all the people I have come into contact with […]

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