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Let’s Start the 2024 FSA Directeur Sportif Competition!

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Every year it seems like climbing Mount Everest… I’ll never make it this time… January just evaporated and February 1 is almost here, and the damn clock just won’t slow down. This time we will miss our start date, and the time will grow too tight, and it’ll be COMPLETE CHAOS. But like every year, it’s the beginning of February, and yes, it is time to open the game!

Welcome to the 2024 FSA Directeur Sportif Competition!

Our game is the FSA Directeur Sportif, or FSA DS, our year-long game where you set your roster in February and follow your team throughout the 2024 Cycling season. It’s actually two games, one for Men’s professional cycling and another for Women’s — and if you play both, you will be entered into our combined competition/rankings as well. For now some 14 years, we are kicking off the year in February in time for the UAE Tour in our calendar (we used to wait until the Omloop, and on the women’s side we still do… but times change). From then on, rosters are set, and you just need to hope for the best results your riders can manage. It’s all completely free of charge, there are prizes for the winners, and numerous ways in which you can wield your team’s prowess at your friends and family, all the way until October!

Meet Our Sponsors!

But before we get started, let’s say hello again to our sponsor, Full Speed Ahead, a/k/a FSA, makers of world class components for road, mountain and track cycling at the highest levels of international competition. Based in Taiwan, Italy, and Washington State, they have supported the Directeur Sportif for over a decade, and in their spare time they like to, you know, win a few bike races?

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Through their Vision brand, FSA sponsors an impressive lineup of World Tour teams — Visma-Lease-a-Bike, Bahrain Victorious, EF Education-EasyPost (men’s and women’s teams), Soudal Quick Step, Astana Qazaqstan, and Arkéa-B&B Hotels all ride Vision cockpits and/or wheels. Add in Pro-Continental teams like Israel-Premier Tech, Lotto Dstny, UNO-X Mobility, Caja Rural-Seguros RGA and Burgos-BH to the lineup of teams on Vision, and FSA’s Powerbox cranks. You will see these guys all over the Pro Peloton in 2024.

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