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USAC names Jeff Pierce director of elite athletics for road and track

Published July 26, 2018

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — USA Cycling has named Jeff Pierce director of elite athletics, road and track — overseeing road and track cycling programs from the development level through the USAC National Team.

A professional road racer for 22 years, Pierce returns to USAC after spending recent years in corporate marketing and sales. He previously served as USA Cycling's vice president, athletics.

"We are extremely honored and excited to have Jeff's leadership and experience back at USA Cycling," said Scott Schnitzspahn, USAC's vice president of elite athletics.

"In addition to his amazing career as a professional cyclist, pioneering the way for today's professional riders, Jeff has led our elite athletics program in the past, served for many years on our volunteer selection committee, coached some of our top riders, and has been an integral part of our recent talent identification camps. He also had a very successful corporate management career. We are well positioned for a successful run at the medals in Tokyo with Jeff at the helm of our road and track programs."

During his professional road racing career, Pierce became the third American to win a stage at the Tour de France, in 1987. He competed in seven grand tours and collected several wins in road races around the United States. Pierce was a member of the U.S. national team, and he was the No. 1-ranked rider in the country in 1985.

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