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RIDERS

 

FIREFLIESWEST 2019
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ERIC TRAGESER - SPONSOR ME

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DAVIDE VISMARA - SPONSOR ME

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ROXY ZUCKERMAN - SPONSOR ME


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DS


DIRECTEUR SPORTIF

DS


DIRECTEUR SPORTIF

 

'YES DS'

THE CORRECT ANSWER TO ANY QUESTION.

A pack of cyclists is a highly ordered society. You only have to look at a peleton in the Tour de France to be astounded by how close they race and how few crashes there are. There are many unwritten rules and codes of conduct to maintain this society and uphold the multi tiered etiquette which a rider ignores at his or her peril.

A Director Sportive in a race is the Race Director and will be engaged in that event from beginning to end making all key decisions on teams, route, traffic, escorts and press.

In non race conditions - The Fireflies appoint a Director Sportif every year to keep order, direct the support team, make crucial decisions during the day, and cut through the noise of 50-60 alpha riders all of whom have strong opinions. 

Day to day this is important for good progress:- daily briefings on the route, the potential hazards in the weather,  the road and traffic conditions and looking out for one another and the slower riders. The DS role becomes crucial should there be any serious issues:closed roads, extreme temperatures or weather conditions when it might be necessary to re-route or pull all the riders off the road. Worse still - an accident or injury when swift decisions and a single voice of leadership can make all the difference.

It’s a great honor to serve as the Director Sportif.

Candidates not only have to be accomplished and respected riders, but they also need to have good leadership and and decision making skills plus a good level of diplomacy given the unruly group they will be asked the lead down a stretch of CA highways and byways over 550 miles and six days.

DS Role of Honor

2019: MICHAEL RAIMONDI

2018: BRUCE HOROWITZ 

2017: ALASTAIR GREEN

2016: RICK LAWLEY

2015: TARA DE MARCO

2014: ERIC TRAGESER

2013: ERIK PRESS

2012: BEN HAMPSHIRE

2011: BRYAN FARHY

2010: BRYAN FARHY

2009: BRYAN FARHY

2008: UNASSIGNED - There were only 5 riders.