3 Feb 2012

Carswell to work at UCI headquarters

12:20 pm on 3 February 2012

BikeNZ national coach Tim Carswell is to take up a new position after the London Olympics based in Switzerland at the home of the sport's ruling body, the UCI.

Carswell will coach at the UCI World Cycling Centre at its headquarters, becoming the first New Zealander to earn a paid role with the organisation.

The BikeNZ men's track coach says he and his family will move to Switzerland following the Olympics in August, with the early announcement of his departure timed to ensure it is not a distraction to the New Zealand team during the important months ahead.

In the meantime it is work as usual for Carswell who is in Invercargill for the national track championships before a training camp for the BikeNZ team heading to this month's London World Cup.