USA Cycling has announced Ina-Yoko Teutenberg as the Women’s Road Sports Director. Teutenberg will oversee USA Cycling’s women’s road team at World Championships and the 2020 Summer Olympics. She will make her debut at the 2019 UCI Road World Championships in Yorkshire, Great Britain.
Teutenberg will be responsible for leading the elite women on the USA Cycling National Team during competition at World Championships and Olympic Games.
“Ina has a long history of success as a rider and director. We are honoured to have her join our team,” said Jeff Pierce, USA Cycling Director of Elite Athletics, Road and Track. “As one of the most dominating cyclists in her generation, she understands how to execute a race game plan and how to make adjustments based on race developments. Ina’s background as a racer and director will benefit our US riders and allow them to reach their maximum potential.”
As a road racer from 2000 to 2013, Ina-Yoko Teutenberg won over 200 races including 11 Giro Rosa stages, the 2009 Tour of Flanders, World Championship in 2012, and competed in two Olympic Games. After retiring from the peloton, Teutenberg directed USA Cycling’s junior men’s and women’s programs in Europe. She then worked with Rally Cycling’s women’s team and in 2018, she joined Trek-Segafredo as the Head Director of their women’s team.
“I am honoured to return to USA Cycling,” said Teutenberg. “I took great pride in directing the junior program and have gained valuable experience since then at the World Tour level. I am looking forward to bringing everything I’ve learned back to the national team; and am excited to help the elite women at World Championships and the upcoming Olympic Games.”
Rob DeMartini, President & CEO of USA Cycling added, “Our goal is to provide as many resources as possible to assist our riders. Adding Ina to the team provides our elite athletes with a director who has experience winning on the bike and guiding riders to reach their dreams. Ina is another example of the remarkable talent joining USA Cycling and we couldn’t be happier to welcome her back.”