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Randy Shafer joins USA Cycling as technical director

Published July 6, 2017

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Randy Shafer has joined USA Cycling as the organization's technical director.

Shafer will replace Chuck Hodge, who has become USAC's vice president of operations. Shafer is currently a UCI International Commissaire in road and track, including paracycling, and has served as an official at the Olympic Games, World Championships and all three grand tours. He has also served on the UCI Material Commission, USA Cycling's Professional Sport Committee, National Technical Commission and is a part of the UCI's new Road Competitions' Commission.

"We are excited to have Randy join us as our technical director given his years of world-class experience as an official at many of the world's most prestigious cycling events, including the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and the 2014 Tour de France," USAC chief executive officer Derek Bouchard-Hall said. "Not only is he a respected authority at the global level, he has a great appreciation for the grass-roots side of our sport and will be an excellent leader for our officials as we balance the need for fair competition rules and procedures with the member experience at all levels."

Shafer will manage the officials' program, oversee the development and enforcement USA Cycling's rules and regulations, and act as a resource for USA Cycling stakeholders on a wide range of racing-related issues.

Shafer said, "I am very excited to join USA Cycling and I look forward to passing on the wealth of information and training I've received from this organization which ultimately allowed me to achieve my goals and aspirations as an international official. I've been a member and filled many roles for the organization since 1979, and I now look forward to being a part of the many positive changes occurring within the organization right now."

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