Great Britain cycling team appoints new lead psychologist

Queenslander Ruth Anderson has previously worked with the Australian Olympic team

(Photo: Casey B Gibson)

(Image credit: Casey B Gibson)

British Cycling has stepped up its preparations for Rio 2016 with the appointment of a new lead psychologist.

Queensland-born Ruth Anderson, who will start her new role on June 1, was the head psychologist for the Australian Olympic team at both Beijing 2008 and London 2012, and has also held roles within the country's swimming, diving and tennis programmes.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.