A big question among friends and colleagues in the pro cycling world right now is, “So, what are you doing next year?” It’s a common enough question each year once the cycling transfer season opens. But this year the question seems more urgent. A number of teams are closing their doors. A significant number of athletes and support staff need to find new homes for 2019. For myself, I don’t yet have an answer to this question.
I landed this job with Wiggle High5 in the fall of 2016. Since the first day I’ve been super aware just how unique and rare this job was. With many women’s teams still unable to pay all their athletes and support staff a full time wage, having a videographer travel with the team can seem like a straight up luxury (a subject for another blog).
Chatting with a colleague about his options for next year, he mentioned he might start looking for a “normal job.” Meaning, getting out of pro cycling altogether.
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