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In late May, Cy­cling Canada an­nounced that Pierre Lafontaine is step­ping down as Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer and sec­re­tary-gen­eral. Lafontaine re­placed Greg Mathieu in Nov. 2016 fol­low­ing his de­par­ture as CEO of Cross Coun­try Canada, where he split time be­tween his home­town in Ot­tawa, Ont. and its national of­fice in Can­more, Alta.

Lafontaine is rec­og­nized as one of Canada’s most dis­tin­guished sport lead­ers, hav­ing served as CEO and National coach of Swim­ming Nata­tion Canada from 2005-2013, fol­lowed by two years as CEO of Cana­dian In­teruni­ver­sity Sport. A medal-win­ning per­former, he achieved suc­cess work­ing in all lev­els of the sport sys­tem across Canada, the U.S. and Aus­tralia dur­ing his ca­reer.

“We want to thank Pierre for his con­tri­bu­tion to Cy­cling Canada and wish him well,” said John Tolkamp, Cy­cling Canada pres­i­dent. “While we move into a new chap­ter of lead­er­ship 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.”

Matthew Jef­fries, di­rec­tor of mar­ket­ing, will as­sume the role of in­terim Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer.

Pierre Lafontaine

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