Words: Harry Dowdney | Photography: Offside Sports & Jered Gruber | Date:
The professional rider sleeps soundly. In a few hours he’ll be awake and competing, but for now, he can rest easy. Meanwhile, a man is wiping the weariness out of his eyes, refilling dozens of bidons, preparing food packages and sorting out breakfast. There’s no easing into the day for him. The rider isn’t awake yet, but so much is already being done to ensure that, away from the job of racing, his life is kept as simple as possible. And the man who takes care of all of this for him? The soigneur.