A few weeks ago I got a chance to talk to one of the mechanics at this years Amgen Tour of California.
The Amgen tour is an annual Tour De France style bicycle race that runs from Northern to Southern California. I spoke with Eric Jellum from team KBS Optum Health who told us about what goes into getting the bikes ready before and after the race.
The mechanic’s main jobs before the event are to make sure all the components are aligned and mounted to the bike correctly.
The most important part of the mechanic’s job, is during the race. These mechanics have to know what they are doing and be able to do it quickly in order to keep the riders in the race.