Shafer Named USA Cycling Technical Director
(Jul. 5, 2017) – USA Cycling announced today that Randy Shafer has joined USA Cycling as Technical Director.
“We are excited to have Randy join us as our Technical Director given his years of world-class experience as an official at many of the world’s most prestigious cycling events, including the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and the 2014 Tour de France,” CEO Derek Bouchard-Hall said. “Not only is he a respected authority at the global level, he has a great appreciation for the grassroots side of our sport and will be an excellent leader for our officials as we balance the need for fair competition rules and procedures with the member experience at all levels.”
Shafer will be replacing Chuck Hodge, who has moved into a larger role within USA Cycling as Vice President of Operations. As Technical Director, Shafer will manage the officials’ program, oversee the development and enforcement USA Cycling's rules and regulations, and act as a resource for USA Cycling stakeholders on a wide range of racing related issues.
Shafer brings a wealth of skills and experiences to this critical role. He is currently a UCI International Commissaire in Road and Track including Para Cycling and has served as an official at the Olympic Games, World Championships and all three Grand Tours. He has also served on the UCI Material Commission, USA Cycling's Professional Sport Committee, National Technical Commission and is a part of the UCI’s new Road Competitions' Commission. Shafer has been one of USA Cycling’s most valued officiating instructors, and has served as an advisor and mentor to many officials across the country. Hodge commented, “There is simply no better person to serve our official’s community and our membership in this role than Randy Shafer.”
“I am very excited to join USA Cycling and I look forward to passing on the wealth of information and training I’ve received from this organization which ultimately allowed me to achieve my goals and aspirations as an International Official. I’ve been a member and filled many roles for the organization since 1979 and I now look forward to being a part of the many positive changes occurring within the organization right now,” Shafer said.
Shafer started his new role with USA Cycling today.
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