Evan Call, the managing director of the USCF and USPRO, announced Wednesday that he is leaving his position at the end of the month.
In a brief e-mail to media and others in the cycling community, Call said he had, “with great reservation, submitted my resignation to USA Cycling effective October 1, 2001.”
“I appreciate the honor and opportunity to serve the sport of cycling. The ride has been unforgettable. I have enjoyed working with you and hope to do so again soon.”
Efforts to reach Call by telephone were unsuccessful Wednesday afternoon. USA Cycling chief operating officer Steve Johnson said Call was meeting with staff “to explain just how the transition is going to work.”
Johnson, however, said that no replacement has been named and, “in fact, we are actually in the process of reviewing the whole concept of having separate managing directors for NORBA and the USCF.”
“Our (USA Cycling’s) members have a lot in common, whether they are NORBA or USCF or, as in many cases, both,” Johnson said. “It doesn’t seem to make a lot of sense to maintain separate operations.”
Call’s NORBA counterpart, Leslie Klein was fired earlier in the year. NORBA’s events coordinator Eric Moore was then named to serve as acting NORBA director.