Erin Hartwell National Sprint Coach

Olympic Medalist Erin Hartwell Joins USA Cycling as National Sprint Director

By: Angelina Palermo  April 23, 2021

The decorated Olympian will now lead the Track Sprint Program for USA Cycling

Erin Hartwell

USA Cycling has brought on three-time U.S. Olympian Erin Hartwell to lead the National Track Sprint Program. Hartwell is a decorated track cyclist with two Olympic medals from Barcelona 1992 and Atlanta 1996 in the Men's 1000-meter Time Trial, making him the first American to medal in this event. Hartwell also saw himself on the podium at the UCI Track World Championships in 1994, 1995, and 1998. Additionally, Hartwell won 13 U.S. National Titles and held the 1000-meter Time Trial National Record from 1995-2008. In 2012, the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame inducted Hartwell for his performances.

After his retirement, Hartwell became the CEO at the world-class velodrome Valley Preferred Cycling Center in Trexlertown, Pennsylvania. He left the velodrome in 2008 to focus on his own sports management company, Athletics Cubed. Hartwell has had various roles over the years with several other national cycling federations' track programs, like Welsh Cycling, Trinidad and Tobago Cycling Federation, Cycling Canada, and Chinese Cycling. Now he's back to his roots working with USA Cycling athletes as they head to Tokyo and prepare for Paris 2024 and LA 2028.

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