Scott Sunderland is a familiar face at Flanders Classics. In the summer of 2018, the Australian was appointed as race director of the new competition, the Great War Remembrance Race. Following this initial collaboration, the former professional racer will now become the General Race Director, the coordinating race director for all Flanders Classics races.
After a career of almost 15 years as an active cyclist in the sport, as well as extensive experience as a team leader for Team CSC and Team Sky, Scott Sunderland knows the ins and outs of cycling. He will be able to put this experience to very good use in his new tasks. Moreover, the Great War Remembrance Race was not his first introduction to his new challenge. In Australia, he has many years of experience as a race director at the start of the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race. This one-day race, taking place this weekend in Geelong, makes up part of the UCI WorldTour.
Point of contact for race-related matters
At Flanders Classics, Scott Sunderland will play an umbrella role. As the General Race Director, he is the face of Flanders Classics and its point of contact for everything relating to the circuit, the regulations and any other race-related matter. Both in the run-up to and during the competition, he will be in close contact with the race director of each individual competition.
For the moment he is still in Australia, where the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race is on the programme for this weekend. The brand-new race director will then be ready for his first assignment as General Race Director of Flanders Classics: the opening classic Omloop Het Nieuwsblad on Saturday 2 March 2019.