'I used to be a bricklayer - I took a pay cut to become a cyclist': Brian Holm on his time in the peloton

The former Danish pro and well known sports director tells Cycling Weekly about his early days in cycling, including when he proved his school teachers wrong

Brian Holm and Mark Cavendish
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Brian Holm is a former Danish professional cyclist and sports director. During his long career in the sport, Holm coached the Danish national team and was a DS for Team Telekom up until it became HTC-Highroad. Holm has been credited as being a big influence on the career of Mark Cavendish in the early days. His final stint in management was for the Quick-Step team, before he retired at the end of 2022. 

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