Organising a Grand Tour is one thing, but organising a bike racing team that competes in a Grand Tour is perhaps equally impressive. Nothing is left to chance in order for the human motors to achieve their fullest potential on the bike.

Some teams work together with mattress manufacturers, for example, to ensure the best night’s sleep for the riders. Nutrition is also an element of the riders sporting life that is carefully monitored and catered for by the team. Titia van der Stelt is Team Sunweb’s Head Nutrition Expert; she sets up the menus and sends them through to the team’s chef on the road Robin Scheijnen.