Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast

Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast

Managing Loic Bruni, Finn Iles & Jordan Williams – Laurent Delorme

January 01, 2024

Today we are kicking off the new year with a great guest, Laurent Delorme, the mastermind behind the Specialized Gravity team featuring the formidable talents of Loic Bruni, Finn Iles, and Jordan Williams. In our conversation, Laurent unveils his journey into team management, providing insights into his path to success while overseeing some of the fastest riders on the planet. Delve into the strategies that Laurent employs to manage a team comprising fiercely competitive riders. Gain an understanding of what qualities he seeks in riders and discover how the element of exclusivity has played a pivotal role in the team’s remarkable success. Laurent is the brains behind one of the most successful teams on the circuit and there is a lot to learn. So, it’s time to sit back, hit play and listen to this episode with Laurent Delorme.

You can follow the team on Instagram @specializedgravity and on TikTok here.

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