Cycling teams are not as integrated into racing for semi-pro riding, opposed to the PRO peloton, but with the increase in racing cyclists over the past 5 years, more riders are turning to teams for a PRO racing experience. Henoch and I talk cycling team logistics, dynamics, sponsorships, benefits and more. We also talk about how to get on a team, and how not to be a dick.[buzzsprout episode=’83856′ player=’true’]
They’re a big part of the pro peloton, but not always the first thing you think about when it comes to your own cycling. I personally don’t have a lot of experience with running and organising a team so I got Hencoh Getz from Cyclewise coaching on the show to discuss the ins and outs of cycling teams.
Find out the answers to the following questions:
- What’s the usual organisation or structure of these teams?
- Why join a team?
- Do you really need a team?
- Positives of being on a team?
- Negatives of being on a team?
- Starting a team
- What is the minimum sponsorship needed?
- How do you approach companies?
- How to you get on a team?
- How do you fit in?
- What makes a bad teammate?
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