One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person who gives training, massage, and other assistance to a team, especially during a race.
- ‘It was a long day, but fortunately, we were able to sleep in this morning and wake up to a wonderful breakfast, especially prepared by our soigneur, Michelle.’
- ‘If you are going to the hotel with the truck, after you've got the team cars ready for the race you help the soigneurs load all the suitcases.’
- ‘And you come home, and the soigneur is giving you a better massage than ever, because the soigneur is having the same feeling.’
- ‘It's a magnificent day and my thanks go out to the team mechanics, the soigneurs, the team manager - everybody.’
- ‘Riders are fed en route in the same archaic way - a soigneur dangling a musette in his path - and massage is still the best antidote to aching muscles.’
French, from soigner ‘take care of’.
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