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Bike races just wouldn’t be the same with them

August 25, 2014
On Mclain Flats, east side of Aspen, 2014 USA Pro Challenge stage 1

On Mclain Flats, east side of Aspen, 2014 USA Pro Challenge stage 1

The USA Pro Challenge and the riders who contest it wouldn’t be as successful without the team and other staff that support them. That’s why US Cycling Report published three interviews with non-riders during the Colorado race – a sport director, mechanic, and race announcer. See the links below with hints about what makes these folks worthy of attention.

Best part of a sports director's job: Kiel Reijnen wins 2014 USA Pro Challenge stage 1

Best part of a sports director’s job: Kiel Reijnen wins 2014 USA Pro Challenge stage 1

Ever wonder what a director says from the car to a rider in the breakaway? See how one of the few women sport directors in men’s professional cycling encourages her riders. “In the Sport Director’s Car

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Ian Sherburne (middle) with Tejay van Garderen and Jackson Stewart after their Vail TT win

Ian Sherburne (middle) with Tejay van Garderen and Jackson Stewart after their Vail TT win

Some might think bike mechanics only know their way around a frame and some grease. That couldn’t be further from the truth. “The Mechanic-Rider Bond

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Brad Sohner interviews Kiel Reijnen after Stage 1, 2014 USA Pro Challenge

Brad Sohner interviews Kiel Reijnen after Stage 1, 2014 USA Pro Challenge

Brad Sohner didn’t set out to be a race announcer. Find out how he got there. “Voice of the Race

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