British Cycling has today confirmed the appointment of Pierre-Henri Sauze as the lead coach for the BMX Supercross senior programme.
Crowned as the 1988 European BMX champion, Sauze raced in amateur, elite and master classes from 1982 – 2007 before turning his focus to BMX coaching.
Olympic champion Connor Fields was coached by Sauze for three years, including during the preparation phase of his training for Rio 2016. Sauze also worked for six years with the 2014 world championship silver medallist Tory Nyhaug who won the Pan Am Games in Toronto 2015 and is currently ranked third in the world.
Sauze will start in his role as lead BMX coach on November 6th. Speaking of his move to British Cycling, he said: “I’m looking forward to starting my role as lead BMX coach for the Great Britain Cycling Team. There is a lot of talent within the squad of riders I will be working with, all of whom I believe have the potential to achieve great results in their careers.
“The BMX track and the gym at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester provide excellent training facilities and we are fortunate to have access to a world-class performance support team and equipment. I’m excited to start coaching the riders with the ultimate goal being success in Tokyo 2020.”