BMC Pro Marco Pinotti Joins Cadence as Director of Performance
Jul 21 2016
One of the world’s top cycling coaches joins Cadence Performance
Cadence Performance are delighted to announce that Marco Pinotti is joining the team as Director of Performance from 15th April 2016. Marco will lead the coaching and sports science team at Cadence which now consists of 3 Sports Scientists and 6 cycling coaches offering a range of fitness testing services to Cadence customers who range from novice road riders to competing athletes.
Marco Pinotti has had a distinguished career as a professional rider including racing with Mark Cavendish at HTC High Road and then with BMC. He was Italian Time Trial champion six times and is a multiple stage winner in the Giro D’Italia and has held the Maglia Rosa. Marco also finished 5thin the London Olympics behind Bradley Wiggins and since retiring as a rider in 2013 Marco has worked in the sports science division of the BMC team with responsibility for coaching the BMC time trial team. This team went on to win the world Team Time Trial championships in 2014 and 2015. Marco also coaches New Zealander Linda Villumsen who became the women’s individual time trial world champion in 2015. Marco will continue in this role with BMC and his role at Cadence will fit around his team commitments.
Commenting on today’s announcement, Frank Beechinor, CEO said:
“It is a fantastic coup for us to have Marco join Cadence. Not only has he an accomplished riding career behind him he is also one of the world’s top cycling performance coaches. His strategic direction will help Cadence become one of the best coaching organisations in the UK, and one of the few offering the complete range of coaching and testing services all under one roof”.
Co founder and Director, Ray Vella; said: “We are delighted to welcome Marco to the team. His career experience provided him with an immense wealth of knowledge which he is happy to share with Cadence clients. Marco is very personable, approachable and utterly professional, all of which are important to us, as they fit the core values we have built Cadence around”.
Marco Pinotti commented: “I am delighted to join the team at Cadence. I first visited here 3 years ago, not long after it was established and saw the business in its infancy. It is great to see how it has grown and evolved to what it is today. There is a great team here who are fanatical about doing a great job and I share this attention to detail. Cadence is unique because of the range of services it offers under one roof and I’m looking forward to leading our coaching and sports science organisation through its next stage of its evolution”