At the Spring Classics the day after a race is calm for riders. They sleep in, have breakfast and then head out for a recovery ride. Eat lunch, have a massage and their day is done. For the Garmin-Sharp team staff however, the day is anything but leisurely. That’s when all the team’s support materials [...]
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 [...]
While the mechanics keep the Garmin-Cervélo bikes performing, a special group of people keep the riders performing, the soigneurs. This is their story. Two groups of people keep the Garmin-Cervélo riders going at the Tour de France: the mechanics who keep the bikes singing and the soigneurs who keep their bodies fueled and supple. Soigneurs [...]
The Garmin-Cervélo teamwork that fans saw at Paris-Roubaix was impressive. From Johan Van Summeren taking the directors’ advice to throttle it at the Carrefour de l’Arbe, to Thor Hushovd frustrating Cancellera’s efforts to bridge, the team rode as an orchestrated whole. But that teamwork starts long before the tubulars hit the road, and it involves [...]
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The Team Garmin-Transitions mechanics and soigneurs have been hard at work preparing all of the equipment needed for the three week race, and then packing it all for the long transfer to the start in Rotterdam. More photos of mechanics and soigneurs:
Will Frischkorn checks in from the Garmin-Transitions service course as the team prepares for the upcoming Tour de France. It’s been a crazy week here at the Girona service course. With the Tour one week away, and everybody heading north to Rotterdam in the next couple of days, this past week has been crunch time. [...]
Team Garmin-Transitions’ mechanic Tom Hopper and soigneur Gavin King take us into the chaos that is a pro cycling feed zone — and in a Spring Classic like the Tour of Flanders, it’s even bigger!
Team Garmin-Transitions soigneur Gavin King came up with a few tasty recipes for POM Wonderful smoothies. Try them and let us know what you think — or submit POM recipes of your own! Do you know what a soigneur is? We certainly didn’t – at least not until our sponsorship of the Garmin-Transitions team introduced [...]
For your viewing pleasure, CycleTo visits with Team Garmin-Slipstream’s soigneurs in the feed zone of the Giro d’Italia, stage 4. On the menu for today…