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.’
- ‘It's a magnificent day and my thanks go out to the team mechanics, the soigneurs, the team manager - everybody.’
- ‘And you come home, and the soigneur is giving you a better massage than ever, because the soigneur is having the same feeling.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
French, from soigner ‘take care of’.
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