Former road and mountain bike pro Gary Coltman has been appointed head of performance by Scottish Cycling last month.
Coltman was performance manager of British Cycling's Olympic Talent Programme and this job - a new position in SC - will see him "delivering success against their performance ambition to have Scottish riders achieving medals in major competition and creating world-class talent development systems".
In other words, trying to do what Sir Dave Brailsford has done at British Cycling. Coltman, who will split his time between his home in Leicester, SC headquarters in the Glasgow velodrome and being on the road, has only been in the post a few weeks.
We asked him what he's looking to address first. "That's tricky, but more coaching resources would be good. There's nothing wrong with the people in place now, but there's only one track coach for sprint and endurance - which includes men and women. So another couple of coaches would be useful!"
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