Two more high profile coaches resign from Cycling New Zealand

Two more high profile coaches have resigned from Cycling New Zealand as the fall out over bullying and inappropriate behaviour in the sport continues.

1 NEWS understands Jono Hamlin who worked with former national men's sprint coach Anthony Peden has resigned to join his former boss in China.

Former Cycling New Zealand coach Jono Hamlin.
Former Cycling New Zealand coach Jono Hamlin. Source: Cycling New Zealand

Endurance coach Brendon Cameron is also leaving his role as head of the men's endurance programme.

From 2015 until earlier this year he had been working with the women's endurance squad, but he made a move to work with the men in May of this year.

Cameron coached partner Sarah Ulmer to Gold at the 2004 Olympics.

Cycling New Zealand's chief executive Anderew Matheson said the resignation of both Cameron and Hamlin are huge losses for the organisation.

"Brendon has indicated that he wants to take a clean break from the rigours of coaching in high performance sport. Brendon will be a real loss to Cycling New Zealand and we thank him for all of his hard work and dedication," said Matheson.

"Hamlin advised Cycling New Zealand that he intends to step away from his role as assistant sprint coach, as he intends to take up a coaching role overseas.

"Again we sincerely thank Jono for all his hard work, particularly across the last few months, and also wish him well."

Rushlee Buchanan leads the New Zealand team pursuit in qualifying, while coach Brendon Cameron calls the schedule for the men's team pursuit.
Qualifying at the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Milton, Canada on 25 October 2018.
Copyright photo: Guy Swarbrick / Cycling NZ
Rushlee Buchanan leads the New Zealand team pursuit in qualifying, while coach Brendon Cameron calls the schedule for the men's team pursuit. Source: Photosport

The resignations follow top sprint coach Peden's sudden departure in May after which it was revealed he had been having an inappropriate relationship with one of his athletes.

Cycling New Zealand logo.
Cycling New Zealand logo. Source: Cycling New Zealand