An interesting thing about professional cycling is that riders on a team for a specific race might not ever race the rest of the season with the exact same line-up. With 30 riders on a team the options for filling a six-to-eight rider roster are vast. Then add in the fact that there are multiple races on the same day and the logistics involved become even more vast.
This Sunday the scope of a professional bike team it put to the test as the argyle armada is racing in four different races in four different countries and around the globe.
Three squads are active in Europe, including the Grand Tour Vuelta a Espaéa. Another stage race, the Tour of Denmark, finishes today. And the GP Ouest France Plouay is a one-day race.
Finally add in the USA Pro Challenge in Colorado and there are riders spread around the world.
But beyond the racers is an army of support staff that will be stretched to the limits — from soigneurs to mechanics to chefs.
Here is a breakdown as to what human resources are going to be used:
6 Sport Directors
And then there are the capital resources:
2 Chef’s Trucks