ElleSquared wrote:You guys are the bestest! Thanks again for taking the time to offer such thoughtful and illuminating responses.
Nest Question that's been bugging me as I try to figure out the subtleties: How may DS's does each team have? Is it similar to a hockey team, where you have a head coach, and then several assistant coaches who specialize in specific areas (i.e. goal coach, special teams, etc)? Or is the DS more of a managerial position, who takes care of hiring and scouting and all that jazz and isn't so involved during individual races? Does a guy like Vaughters oversee a team of other DS's/coaches who specialize in individual or types of races? Is he (and his counterparts on other teams), as the Big Boss, only in the Team Car for the Tour?
tl;dr: I'm confused by all the different DS's from the same team who get interviewed on TV. Can someone clarify how that position works and what their responsibilities are?
ElleSquared wrote:Awesome. Thanks, Caruut.
While my other questions have been (mostly) serious, this is something that has always driven me nuts about Grand Tours: how the hell do they have a shiny new pink/yellow/green etc jersey ready at the end of every stage that is already emblazoned with the appropriate team sponsorships? Do the race organizers print one jersey of every colour for every team for every single stage of the race? How else can they be sure to have the right jersey on hand? That seems excessive and wasteful....What happens to all the unused jerseys? Is there a secret stash of never-worn Rabobank green jerseys lying around somewhere in the Tour headquarters?
Someone help me figure out what is (probably) a very simple explanation for a phenomenon that drives me nutty.....
ElleSquared wrote:Brilliant. Mystery solved.
LaFlorecita wrote:Maybe this is helpful: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eN3HaVokkrg
Christian wrote:For once I must congratulate you on an interesting post... Interesting indeed. What's also funny is that after the ceremony the rider comes down and signs about 4 or 5 other jerseys before heading to the interview. Don't know exactly what happens to those, maybe they are auctioned off for charity
LaFlorecita wrote:You understood the French or do you want a summary?
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