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Cycling Canada Announces Departure of CEO Pierre Lafontaine

Cycling Canada has announced that Pierre Lafontaine is stepping down as Chief Executive Officer and Secretary General. Pierre will continue to work with the senior management team to assist with the transition through to Friday, June 8, 2018.

The Cycling Canada Board of Directors will work closely with the management team to bridge the gap through the transition period. Matthew Jeffries will assume the role of Interim Chief Executive Officer, as a CEO search process will begin immediately. Additionally, senior team members Brett Stewart, Mathieu Boucher, Kris Westwood and Kevin Field will work with Matthew in additional capacities related to their current responsibilities.

“We want to thank Pierre for his contribution to Cycling Canada and wish him well,” said Cycling Canada President John Tolkamp. “While we move into a new chapter of leadership, we continue to have confidence in the execution of our strategic plan. Our team remains focused on Olympic and Paralympic preparation for Tokyo 2020 and the support and development of our country’s athletes, coaches and officials. Together with our partners in sport across the country, our mandate to serve and grow the sport of Cycling in Canada does not waver.”

For more information, contact:

Matthew Jeffries
Interim Chief Executive Officer
Cycling Canada
(403) 619-0691

About Cycling Canada
Cycling Canada is the governing body for competitive cycling in Canada. Founded in 1882, Cycling Canada aims to create and sustain an effective system that develops talented Canadian cyclists to achieve Olympic, Paralympic, and World Championship medal performances. With the vision of being a leading competitive cycling nation by 2020 celebrating enhanced international success, increased national participation and world class event hosting, Cycling Canada manages the High Performance team, hosts national and international events and administers programs to promote and grow cycling across the country. Cycling Canada programs are made possible through the support of its valued corporate partners – Global Relay, Lexus Canada, Mattamy Homes, Louis Garneau and Bear Mountain Resort – along with the Government of Canada, Own The Podium, the Canadian Olympic Committee and the Canadian Paralympic Committee.