December 13/12 13:03 pm - Canadian Matt Knight Joins UCI Staff as Road Coordinator
Posted by Editoress on 12/13/12
Cycling Canada Road Coordinator Matthew Knight, of Ottawa has accepted a position with the International Cycling Union (UCI), effective January 3, 2013.
In his new permanent position based in Aigle, Switzerland at the UCI World Cycling Centre, Knight will manage the sporting side of road cycling, including the Olympic Games and the UCI Road World Championships under the direction of the Sports and Technical Director.
“We have mixed emotions to see Matthew leave Cycling Canada at this time. On the one hand, we are thrilled to see one of Canada’s brightest cycling advocates working for the betterment of the sport of road cycling at the international level,” said Greg Mathieu, CEO/Secretary General of Cycling Canada. “Of course, his contributions will be greatly missed at the domestic level in Canada. We are confident that his work ethic, professionalism and enthusiasm are strengths he will carry to the UCI to help sustain and further the growth of road cycling worldwide.”
Knight is leaving his position of Road Cycling Coordinator at Cycling Canada, a position he has held since February, 2009. In Canada, he was responsible for all road cycling affairs, including the presentation and hosting of the Canadian Road Championships, Canada’s most prominent domestic cycling race, as well as managing the sanctioning for all international road races in Canada, such as the UCI Grand Prix Cycliste de Gatineau, the famed Tour de Beauce, the UCI Nations Cup events, and much more. He also oversaw the Athlete Assistance Program, the Hamilton Foundation grants and the operation of the European Cycling base.
“I look forward to this new challenge, although I will miss my colleagues at Cycling Canada along with the world class Canadian athletes, officials and event organizers with whom I have had the privilege to work over the past four seasons.” said Knight. “I thank Jacques Landry, High Performance Director and Mathieu Boucher, Director Development at Cycling Canada for being great mentors and for the opportunities they have provided.”
We wish Matthew Knight all the best in this new position.
below: Cycling Canada's Guy Napert-Frenette and Matt Knight at the