Heiko Salzwedel returns to British Cycling in Rio Reshuffle

German track coach returns to British Cycling for his third stint. Sprint coach Iain Dyer moves in to a more senior role.

HJeiko Salzwedel in the mens team pursuit *** local caption *** 00881602

(Image credit: Watson)

German track coach Heiko Salzwedel will return to British Cycling's Olympic coaching team to take over the men's endurance program. The British men's team pursuit squad has lost ground to the Australian's since London 2012 with few competitive rides under the four minute mark and no new talent breaking in to the four-man line-up.

If Bradley Wiggins returns to the track squad after Paris-Roubaix next year, as he has suggested, Salzwedel will oversee his training program.

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Simon Richardson
Magazine editor

Editor of Cycling Weekly magazine, Simon has been working at the title since 2001. He fell in love with cycling 1989 when watching the Tour de France on Channel 4, started racing in 1995 and in 2000 he spent one season racing in Belgium. During his time at CW (and Cycle Sport magazine) he has written product reviews, fitness features, pro interviews, race coverage and news. He has covered the Tour de France more times than he can remember along with two Olympic Games and many other international and UK domestic races. He became the 130-year-old magazine's 13th editor in 2015.