Scott Sunderland is Race Director of the Flanders Classics, Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race, and Ride London Classic & Classique. In this interview he talks about his experience as a pro rider, what he learned in making the transition to a team management role, and his subsequent shift to orchestrating major international cycling events. Scott retired from professional racing in 2004 after a long and successful career. In the early part of his pro racing career, he rode for Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix winner Peter Van Petegem at TVM and spent two years at Lotto–Isoglass – now Lotto-Soudal. After his retirement from competition, he worked as a directeur sportif at CSC, where the team won back to back Paris-Roubaix titles with Fabian Cancellara and Stuart O’Grady in 2006 and 2007. Scott then worked with British Cycling and subsequently Team Sky in their first season, helping them to victory at that year’s Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. He has also been a Cycling Analyst for SBS Australia, and a lecturer at the UCI Academy. Scott currently lives in Ghent Belgium with his wife and son.

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