WAYNE POMARIO: FIRST CANADIAN TO LEAD PANEL OF COMMISSAIRES AT GRAND TOUR
Wayne Pomario of Vancouver, B.C. will become the first Canadian to act as president of the Panel of Commissaires at a Grand Tour event when he leads the panel at La Vuelta a España 2018 (Tour of Spain) – a WorldTour event.
He is also assigned to three additional WorldTour events, twice as president of the panel and once as a member of the panel. Pomario is one of Canada’s top sports officials, and was inducted into the Sports Officials Canada Hall of Fame in 2014.
He served as an official at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games, as the No. 2 official at the 2006 Commonwealth Games and as chief official at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. He qualified as a Union Cycliste Internationale official in 1997.