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  • Derek Maher

    Loved reading this behind the scenes article. Loads of information on what people have to do to keep a team on the road.

  • Cameron Fraser

    “Axises”? (FYI, Axes is the only word in English that can be the plural of three different singular noun forms–ax, axe, and axis.)

    • Lyrebird_Cycles

      Since you are picking nits, I should point out that only two of those words are English: “Ax” is Septic.

  • Jason de Puit

    I guess not every team has Adam Hansen there to write logistics software…

    • Robert Merkel

      Or has considered talking to him and Lotto/Soudal to see if they can share the platform (and the development cost).

      Indeed, every World Tour team has this problem – if they pooled their resources to build a common platform the resulting software could end up pretty spiffy and the overall costs would be manageable.

      • Mark Blackwell

        As I suspect you might appreciate, it’s most often not about the availability of an alternative system, it’s about dragging people kicking and screaming from their existing workarounds (email, spreadsheets, phone calls, faxes…)

    • steven mclean

      At least one other WT team (3 if I remember right) uses Hansens software.

  • George Darroch

    This was fascinating, something I hadn’t seen before.

  • Lyrebird_Cycles

    Really interesting, novel viewpoint, nicely written. Congratulations all round.

  • brian105

    CRM software would do what they need it to with a little customization—Louise, if you’re reading, get in touch!

    • loudo

      I was actually already looking at the CRM software as one of the possible solutions – I want to move away from Spreadsheets and traditional data bases onto an entirely linked and cloud based system.. lots of years ago I looked at developing it as a database in Filemaker… but in the end gave up.. Will send you a direct message about testing CRM. Thanks Louise

      • Wil

        Hi Louise – I build systems like this for a living. Plenty of options around AWS or similar that would give you something specific to what you need and a damn sight cheaper than a fully fledged CRM tool. Give me a shout if you want me to take a look.

  • When I visited OGE’s service course I took a photo of a spreadsheet that spanned the entire hallway with the logistics behind rider schedules, cars, busses, airport pick-ups, etc: http://images.cyclingtips.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/wallBoards.jpg

  • dypeterc

    Let’s cut the bullshit. As Beaudin is under the emploi of Cannondale and not CyclingTips, aren’t these posts just churched up press releases?

    • Saeba R.

      Don’t be a downer. Join in the excitement of how an organization uses Microsoft excel to play things.

    • JJ

      Why don’t you just cut your bullshit?

    • dypeterc

      What I learned from this article: Louise is smart and cute. Ciao bella!


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