Interview: Heiko Salzwedel, British CyclingSubscribe
Phil Ingham 26 March 2002
The following interview appears courtesy of www.britishcycling.org, British Cycling’s official website.
THE SUCCESS of the track cycling team at the Sydney Olympics marked Britain’s arrival among the world elite and was the first step towards the UK becoming the leading track cycling nation by 2012.
The man charged with overseeing the track element of British Cycling’s World Class Performance Programme, which receives Lottery funding of £2million per year from UK Sport, is Heiko Salzwedel.
Appointed as National Track Manager last autumn, Salzwedel is perhaps best known as the man behind the Australian Institute of Sport’s hugely successful road and mountain bike programmes during the nineties, which effectively put Australia on the cycling map. In 1999, following a move back to Germany, he managed the national team that won four Gold medals at the Track and Road World Championships.