Cycling guru Dr Steve Peters joins UK Athletics


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The Independent Online

British Cycling's renowned sports psychiatrist Dr Steve Peters has been hired by UK Athletics.

Peters, dubbed the "mechanic of the mind", has become new performance director Neil Black's first major appointment.

It continues the post-Olympics rebuilding at the governing body following the departure of head coach Charles van Commenee.

Peters has been instrumental in successes such as those of Sir Chris Hoy and Victoria Pendleton.