Sleepovers, Romain Bardet drinking 8% IPAs and parking problems: the life of a sports director at four consecutive Grand Tours

For every six weeks of the year so far, DSM's sports director Matt Winston has spent only one at home

Matt Winston
(Image credit: Patrick Brunt | Keep Challenging | Team DSM)

On the face of it, the life of a sports director is a pretty cushty one.

It's stressful and long hours, of course, but it's also an all expenses paid-for trip around Europe and sometimes further away, driving cars up and down mountains and through tiny villages, managing a team as you try to win bike races and develop new talents.

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