What Is A Directeur Sportif?

Published on January 3rd 2014

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Directeur Sportifs are the team managers and coaches of professional cycling. Follow GCN on YouTube: http://gcn.eu/gcnsubs Directeur sportifs, or sports directors run the show once a bike race starts. They drive the team car and make tactical calls during the race. Their role isn't limited to management during the race though. They also plan the team's strategy from stage to stage and decide which riders are in form and need the support of the team. This means that DS's often have to make difficult decisions - who would you have backed at the 2012 Tour de France? Chris Froome or Bradley Wiggins? Music: Les Sages - Amis: http://gcn.eu/165ifoy