Pedal Magazine - - Out In Front -

In May, Canada’s Antoine Duchesne (Groupama-FDJ) claimed the best WorldTour re­sult of his ca­reer, fin­ish­ing 10th on Stage Two at the Tour de Ro­mandie. The Que­bec rider has been on fire lately, as he was in the five-rider break one day prior on Stage One be­fore the break was caught near the end of the stage. This fol­lowed an­other pre­vi­ous break at­tempt at the 200.4km Schelde­prijs in April. Prior to that, he was in a six-rider break on Stage Four at Tir­reno-Adri­atico in Italy in March.

In Fe­bru­ary, the On­tario Cy­cling As­so­ci­a­tion (OCA) hired Joseph Veloce to the new full-time po­si­tion of lead coach of its high-per­for­mance track pro­grams. Over the past two years, Veloce has had a part-time con­tract, coach­ing their Track Sprint Pro­grams (high-per­for­mance and devel­op­ment).

As a for­mer National Team ath­lete and Olympian, Veloce brings years of high-per­for­mance ex­pe­ri­ence and an un­der­stand­ing of the steps that ath­letes must take to reach the high­est lev­els.

Veloce will also con­tinue his role coach­ing the Track Sprint Pro­grams.

Antoine Duchesne

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