Here we are swapping bikes from car to car. Car #1 needed to go and service our riders in the break, so we needed to ensure the riders in the peloton had spare bikes on top of Car #2 to back them up.
I have a list of items that I know need to be in the car. My memory serves me well and I rarely forget anything. I’m in charge of equipment, so I load bikes, spare wheels and tools into the car. The soignuer takes care of bottles and food. But I check to see what they have loaded, since riders will be asking for it during the race. If a soigneur forgets, say, Clif Bloks, and I dont catch it, it’s on me. With two cars, the work is doubled so the assistant mechanic takes care of his car. —Josh Geiszler, Team Exergy Chief Mechanic