Leigh parts with Cycling Ireland

September 29, 2011

Cycling Ireland and the High Performance Director, Dr Phil Leigh have today agreed to part ways.

Dr Leigh and Cycling Ireland agreed that the timing was right as he had advanced the High Performance Programme as far as possible in the current conditions.

Phil joined Cycling Ireland in April 2009 and during his time he has contributed greatly to the establishment of a High Performance Structure that delivered some key results.

Leigh, an acomplished professional team manager worked previously with some of GB cylcing’s most talented riders including Chris Newton, an Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008 Olympic Medallist.

Leigh overseen a considerable advancement of the High Performance Track teams. Both team pursuit squads setting significantly improved National Records and more recently Ireland secured a first U23 European Track medal.

Phil has built up key relationships with various service providers and commercial supporters that will benefit Cycling Ireland in the years ahead. New internal systems are now in place to ensure that clear pathways exist for the future development of Irish riders.

Phil has overseen a sound logistical support over the past couple of years ensuring riders, coaches and volunteer staff can focus on achieving their performance targets. He has also been in the process of setting up a development pathway from youth upwards to enable talented riders achieve their potential.

 

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