McDonough Named Track Programs Director

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  1. Mike Murray

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    Form the USAC webpage:

    McDonough Named Track Programs Director

    Colorado Springs, Colo. (March 10, 2004)--USA Cycling has
    named Pat McDonough as National Track Programs Director for
    USA Cycling effective April 1, 2004. McDonough, a silver
    medalist in the 1984 Olympic Games, makes the transition
    from Trexlertown, Pa. where he has been the Director of the
    Lehigh Valley Velodrome since 1989. During his tenure in
    Trexlertown, McDonough has crafted one of the most
    successful track cycling programs in the nation at a
    facility that has become synonymous with world-class
    competition and in a town where track cycling is as much a
    part of its local culture as it is a sporting event.

    McDonough’s appointment is part of an investment USA
    Cycling is making to forward track cycling in the United
    States. As National Track Programs Director, McDonough’s
    efforts will be primarily focused on managing USA Cycling’s
    track programs including the creation of a national track
    cycling series.

    The establishment of McDonough’s position at USA Cycling
    provides a sophisticated foundation on which a national
    network of events and facilities can be fostered. As a
    result of a streamlined combination of efforts and shared
    direction, promoters across the country will benefit from
    added resources and leverage with the common goal in mind of
    producing top-level athletes, events, and programs.

    “I am extremely excited and honored to have been chosen for
    this new position and plan to use my experience from
    Trexlertown to assist all velodromes in the United States,”
    said McDonough. “I look forward to creating a plan that will
    advance the sport of track cycling, attract new participants
    and sponsors, increase awareness and ultimately improve our
    international standing in the sport.”

    Track cycling in the United States is about to embark on a
    new era with the completion of the ADT Event Center, a new
    indoor track cycling facility that is part of the Home Depot
    Center, a multi-facility sports complex on the campus of Cal
    State Dominguez Hills in Carson, Calif. As the ADT Event
    Center prepares to host three major international track
    cycling events in the next thirteen months, it will serve as
    the nucleus around which to build a viable national program.
    The ADT Event Center opens this summer as it plays host to
    the UCI Junior Track World Championships July 28-Aug. 1.
    Other international competitions include a round of the UCI
    Track World Cup this December and the 2005 UCI Elite World
    Championships next March. Primarily, McDonough will spend a
    considerable amount of his time in Southern California in
    conjunction with the inaugural season of operation of the
    ADT Event Center.

    "The addition of the ADT Event Center indoor track to our
    existing network of excellent outdoor venues provides a once-in-a-
    lifetime opportunity to begin revitalizing American track
    cycling,” commented Steve Johnson, USA Cycling COO and
    Director of Athletics. “Pat was our first choice to manage
    the process and I could not be more pleased that he has
    agreed to join our team of committed, professional staff at
    USA Cycling,”

    USA Cycling CEO, Gerard Bisceglia, is ecstatic about the
    addition of McDonough. “Pat brings to USA Cycling a unique
    blend of his organizational skills from his years as a
    director of a major track cycling program and his athletic
    credentials,” Bisceglia says. “We are exceptionally
    fortunate to have an individual of Pat’s caliber contribute
    to our organization and the future of our sport.”