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  • Writer's pictureLinda Andrews - Editorial Assistant, Nuse Online

Justin Grace To Step Down As GBCT Men's Sprint Coach

Justin Grace, Men’s Sprint Podium Potential Coach for the Great Britain Cycling Team, has today announced that he will be stepping down from the role after nine and a half years with the team.

Having made his name in the coaching world, working initially with his home nation of New Zealand followed by the French team, Justin brought his proven methods and experience to GBCT in 2014. Since then, he has played a key role in the development of the world class track sprint programme, supporting the likes of Sir Jason Kenny and the men’s team sprint squad, Becky James and Katy Marchant to seven Olympic medals between them.

Grace’s most recent role has seen him working within the GBCT pathway, nurturing and developing Britain’s future track stars to national and international success, including coaching the men’s team sprint to the under-23 European track team sprint title in 2022.

Great Britain Cycling Team Performance Director, Stephen Park CBE, said:

“Over his time with GBCT Justin has been influential in his work across all levels of the programme, from podium superstars to the stars of tomorrow. He has been a great asset to the team over many years and we have benefitted hugely from his work in our pathway, supporting Britain’s future talent, building riders’ abilities on the bike as well equipping them with the off-bike skills that will prepare them for careers as elite athletes."

“Justin has been a popular and valued member of the team for almost a decade, during which the team has enjoyed incredible success and I want to thank him for his important contribution to the programme and wish him well in his next role.”

Justin Grace, Men’s Sprint Podium Potential Coach, said:

“My nine and a half years with the Great Britain Cycling Team has flown by, and like most people involved in high performance sport, I have felt joy, cheers, sweated and cried during this time."

"To have worked with the world’s best athletes and staff has been a privilege and to have been able to nurture many athletes across the pathway into world class racers and coach some of those to their greatest career achievements has been a great honour.”

Justin Grace will leave his role on 26 February 2024 following the British National Track Championships in Manchester to join USA Cycling as Sprint Talent and Pathway Coach.


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