Matt Brammeier retires from professional cycling to join British Cycling as academy coach

The four-time Irish national road champion will become lead academy coach for the Great Britain Cycling Team’s men’s endurance programme

Matt Brammeier at the 2018 Dubai Tour (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Matt Brammeier has announced his retirement from professional cycling at the age of 33 and that he will join British Cycling as the lead academy coach for the Great Britain Cycling Team’s men’s endurance programme.

The Irishman, who represented Great Britain on the track as a junior and was a former British junior national champion on the road and in the time trial, will leave his current team Aqua Blue Sport after a career that has spanned 12 years.

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Richard Windsor

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