DHL sprint school 2008

It seemed fitting that a newly-crowned Olympic gold medalist was on the front line, coaching our future Olympians at the September 5 DHL Sprint School in Newport.

Guest rider Jamie Staff has had some of the best tuition possible since his late inclusion into the World Class Performance Plan from a BMX background. British Cycling?s Performance Manager, Shane Sutton, was also on hand to provide expert coaching to the scheme?s 12-15 year olds, with many of his tips coming straight from training guides for our Olympic riders.

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