Heiko Salzwedel sacked by British Cycling

  • Heiko Salzwedel has played a key role in the success of British Cycling
  • Salzwedel was part of Sir Bradley Wiggins’ Gold Medal at the Rio Olympics
  • Wiggins was part of the Great British Team Pursuit group that set a world record 
  • It is thought clashes with certain riders may have led to his departure
  • British Cycling have not yet commented on the reasons behind the decision

Matt Lawton for the Daily Mail

The man who masterminded the Olympic gold-medal winning ride of Sir Bradley Wiggins and his team pursuit colleagues in Rio last year was sensationally sacked this week and ‘made to feel like a criminal’ as he was escorted from the premises.

Staff and riders were left stunned when Heiko Salzwedel, the German endurance specialist in his third stint at British Cycling,…

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