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Another coach leaves Cycling NZ before 2020 Olympics

Successful endurance coach Matt Shallcrass has decided to leave Cycling New Zealand, despite the Tokyo Olympics being just over a year away.

Shallcrass has recently been working with the men's team pursuit who won gold at this year's World Cup in Cambridge, recording the second fastest time in history.

He's been with Cycling New Zealand for five years but 1 NEWS understands he's become increasingly frustrated with the programme, becoming the third coach to depart since former sprint coach Anthony Peden's resignation in the middle of last year.

In a statement to 1 NEWS, Cycling New Zealand thanked Shallcrass for "his considerable contribution to the programme".

The sport is still looking to fill the role of men's endurance head coach made vacant following Brendon Cameron's resignation five months ago.

Shallcrass has decided not to apply for the role and has also resigned as assistant coach.

New Zealand's mens pursuit team win gold, Regan Gough celebrates with coach Matt Shallcrass Source: Photosport


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