Congrats to Slaney’s Adam Thatcher who was one the riders selected for the Talent Team 2020. Talent Team 2020 was recently launched by Cycling Ireland with the aim of nurturing the young talented cyclists that we have in Ireland, and building a structure that will see the development of cyclists through to the 2020 Olympics. As part of a long range developmental programme, the CI Talent Team 2020 has two immediate aims for 2011/2012:
- To smooth the transition of our brightest prospects born in 1995 from the Youth to Junior ranks where they will then hopefully join the Junior Development Programme.
- To identify Ireland’s most talented cyclists born in the years 1996 to 1999 and offer them specialist support to achieve their potential along a high performance development pathway.
Eight 16 year olds were chosen and eight under 16 with Adam one of the youngest. Details HERE