Ina-Yoko Teutenberg to take on sports director role at USA Cycling women's elite team
May 31 2019 08:10 pm CET

Ina-Yoko Teutenberg to take on sports director role at USA Cycling women's elite team
Ina-Yoko Teutenberg to take on sports director role at USA Cycling women's elite team
USA Cycling

USA Cycling has announced that Ina-Yoko Teutenberg is set to be the Women's Road Sports Director. The former rider will oversee the women's national team at the World Championships and the 2020 Summer Olympics.

The German will make her debut as the Sports Director of the team at the 2019 UCI Road World Championships in Yorkshire, Great Britain. She will be in charge of the elite women's team up until the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

"Ina has a long history of success as a rider and director, we are honoured to have her join our team," said Jeff Pierce, USA Cycling Director of Elite Athletics, Road and Track. "As one of the most dominating cyclists in her generation, she understands how to execute a race game plan and how to make adjustments based on race developments. Ina’s background as a racer and director will benefit our U.S. riders and allow them to reach their maximum potential.

Teutenberg was a professional cyclist between 2000 and 2013 and during her career, she took more than 200 victories including 11 Giro Rosa stages, the 2009 Tour of Flanders and the 2012 World Championships. After her retirement, she worked as director of USA Cycling's Junior men's and women's programs in Europe, then she moved to Rally Cycling's women's team and in 2018 she was put in charge of Trek-Segafredo's women's team.

"I am honoured to return to USA Cycling, I took great pride in directing the junior program and have gained valuable experience since then at the World Tour level," said Teutenberg. "I am looking forward to bringing everything I’ve learned back to the National Team and am excited to help the elite women at World Championships and the upcoming Olympic Games."




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