Heiko Salzwedel, who held teaching roles with British Biking from 2002 to 2017 throughout three separate spells, has died on the age of 64.
Salzwedel had most lately labored for OSP Brandenburg, in his native Germany’s Olympic coaching centre.
With British Biking, he was concerned in three Olympics, together with serving to a males’s group pursuit squad that included Bradley Wiggins win gold in 2016.
He additionally helped Wiggins break the world hour report in 2015.
Information of his demise was confirmed on Thursday by Lothar Heine, head of Germany’s federal biking base in Cottbus.
British Biking’s efficiency director Stephen Park paid tribute, saying: “It has been very unhappy to listen to of the passing of Heiko Salzwedel. He labored and influenced many riders and coaches at GBCT and world wide.”
Salzwede started his teaching profession in 1991 as a part of the Australian Biking Federation and went on to be a efficiency supervisor and later a males’s endurance coach for British Biking.
In addition to spells with British Biking from 2002, he additionally labored with a number of different biking federations together with these in Switzerland, Russia and Denmark.