24 March 2011

Images of the Day: Directeur Sportifs

Directeur Sportifs and their Riders

I realized I have a collection of Directeur Sportif pictures from over the years. I thought I would share a few. Now that I am becoming more familiar with the "management" of the pro teams, I'll have to intentionally capture more of these coach and player moments in the future. (All photos by PedalDancer.com/SyS)

Some of these men are in a current battle for power with the UCI (boo hiss to the UCI). A history of the battle: Six years of the battle for cycling power CyclingNews.com By: Pierre Carrey Published: March 23, 2011
Bob Stapleton and George Hincapie together at the Tour of California 2009
Bob Stapleton at the 2010 Tour de France in Salies-de-Bearn
Bobby Julich at the 2010 Tour of California in Los Angeles
Bobby Julich and Andy Schleck at the Tour of California 2009 in Solvang
Johan Bruyneel in Palmdale at the Tour of Califoria in 2010
Johan Bruyneel with his RadioShack team on the Champs Elysees, Tour de France 2010
Johan Bruyneel and Levi Leipheimer at the Tour of California 2010 in Westlake Village
Dirk Demol and Philippe Gilbert at the 2008 Tour de France
Jonathan Vaughters with his team at the Tour of California 2010 Westlake Village
Read more: Johan Bruyneel speaks out about his opinion of recent UCI actions on his blog: Het Laatste Nieuws Interview (in English and Flemish). 
And can I just say I really like Johan Bruyneel's line of cycling tshirts, especially the long sleeve black women's shirt. (Although I am not so certain I would be open to a line of clothing by Jonathan Vaughters): the Johan Bruyneel collection.