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Cycling New Zealand grateful for Olympic boost

Cycling New Zealand is pleased the organisation will have surety of funding for the next year, after the announcement by the Government this week.

The organisation said the funding will enable Cycling New Zealand to continue with its general operations as well as the high performance programme through to Tokyo and to the start of the next Olympic cycle.

“Our sport, like many businesses in New Zealand, is acutely aware of the impact of COVID-19. We are grateful for the announcement by the Minister for our staff and athletes, but at the same time we will be very diligent in looking at how we operate going forward to ensure we are being as prudent as possible,” said Cycling New Zealand CEO, Jacques Landry.

“Our high performance team are already beginning to look at new plans to prepare for Tokyo, but the coaches have been asked, where possible, to ensure they support businesses in this country when we come out of this pandemic.

“Where they may have planned for a training block overseas, that we do so in New Zealand instead, or where we have a product we purchase overseas, that we look hard to support a comparative product supplier in New Zealand as our part to help the economy recover.”