Jesse Sergent has joined Roulston Coaching. The ever expanding outfit that recently saw the introduction of Hamish Ferguson to the team has now taken another step forward in recruiting the former teammate of Roulston and the renowned time trial rider.
29 year old Sergent would be – in many eyes – something of a young retiree from professional cycling, and when the announcement was made last year that he was stepping down from top flight cycling with AG2R La Mondiale many a Kiwi fan looked on in a bit of a state of shock. The reasons for that shock are pretty clear to see when you look at the results Sergent accumulated in his career. Winner of 3 Days of West Flanders, a stage of the Eneco Tour, 2nd in a stage of the Vuelta a Espana, 3rd in a stage of the Giro d’Italia, an Olympic and Commonwealth medallist with some 50 top ten finishes in a rather short career; Sergent will forever be remembered in New Zealand cycling circles as a time trial colossus who was ranked right up there with the best.
But the Kiwi’s involvement in the sport has continued and it is with excitement that Hayden Roulston and the team have welcomed Sergent on to their coaching outfit. Sergent said, “I took a big step away from cycling in 2016 when I decided to retire from competitive racing, but after a 12 month break I have since rekindled my love and passion for the sport. I now want to guide riders, using the experience I have from racing the road and track all over the world, to get the best out of themselves on and off the bike – as it’s something I really enjoy.”
Jesse’s role with Roulston Coaching will be part time and will further the team’s commitment to putting riders on the top step of the podium in races in New Zealand and around the world.
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