National governing body Cycling Canada is investing in the next generation of Olympic contenders with the hiring of a Women’s NextGen Track Endurance Coach and an Assistant Sprint Coach.
Jenny Trew will continue the work that was previously started by Cam Jennings in the Women’s NextGen Track Endurance Coach position. Her role will be to identify and prepare female track endurance riders to graduate into the Olympic Performance Pool, led by Craig Griffin.
While Canada’s Women’s Track Endurance Program has consistently won Olympic and world championship medals since London 2012, Cycling Canada is aware that this success does not come by chance. ‘There is a need to continue to produce a steady stream of future Olympic medallists that have their eyes on Paris and Los Angeles.’
Jenny Trew’s experience in road and track cycling with both the Ontario Cycling Association and with Cyclery-4iiii will be a key asset in her role of increasing the talent pool and working with athletes that show 2024 and 2028 medal potential.
The Track Sprint Program also benefits from a coaching addition with the hiring of Franck Durivaux. Having worked as a development track sprint coach at the French Cycling Federation (FFC) for several years, ‘Durivaux comes to Cycling Canada with the knowledge and skills needed to raise Cycling Canada’s sprint program to new levels.’
Franck’s role will be to work closely with Cycling Canada’s sprint head coach to improve the skills of Canada’s Development Performance Pool of riders, while collaborating with Cycling Canada’s Pathway Development Manager to create more initiatives to detect sprint talent across the country.