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Gary Sutton joins USAC as new head endurance track coach

Published August 22, 2017

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — USA Cycling has hired Gary Sutton as its new head endurance track coach in its elite athletics department.

"Endurance track is an area of strength for the U.S. We are the reigning world champions in the women's team pursuit and earned two silver medals in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games," said CEO Derek Bouchard-Hall. "However, we have greater ambitions for the future and want to keep improving. Gary is one of the most experienced and skilled track coaches in the world, and we are very fortunate to have been successful in recruiting him to join our team."

The USAC expects Sutton to "build upon the success of USA Cycling's World Champion team pursuit squad to achieve USA Cycling's goal of becoming the number one women's endurance track program in the world while launching a new men's endurance track program as well." Sutton reports to Jim Miller, USA Cycling's vp of high performance.

Sutton most recently was the women's track endurance coach for Cycling Australia. Prior to coaching, Sutton was an elite cyclist who competed in the 1976 and 1980 Olympic Games and won the amateur World Championship in the points race.

"Obviously, I am really looking forward to working at USA Cycling and being part of their renewed focus on high performance athlete development," Sutton said. "The U.S. has amazing talent and depth in women's endurance track, and I am excited to work with these athletes and their coaches. And the opportunity to build a men's endurance track program and work with Jim Miller and his high performance team is also very exciting for me."

 

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