Jason Bakker - Director of Signature Sport
Stanley Street Social Podcast
Presented by MAAP
Jason is the founder of Signature Sport which manages some of the biggest names in cycling. We chat to Jason about how he began his business, working with Cadel Evans when he won the Tour de France, Caleb Ewan and Rob Power’s new contracts, plus much more.
01:00 - How did you up managing a group of cyclists?
03:30 - Cadel's Tour de France victory
11:35 - The process of signing an athlete to Signature Sport
20:45 - What do you look for in a rider contract?
23:20 - What he does for the riders when they are overseas.
26:35 - When do contract negotiations start? eg. Rob Power and Caleb Ewan's?
28:40 - When did you start talking to Lotto Soudal regarding Caleb's contract?
30:20 - How often do you talk to teams?
32:30 - What was the cue that Caleb needs to move on?
34:30 - How were you when Caleb got the news that he wasn't doing the Tour de France?
35:45 - How has he been since?
38:45 - Why Team Sunweb for Rob Power?
41:00 - How do you think they will go moving away from Australian based squads?
43:30 - Jack Haig, what's clicked for him this year?
50:15 - How did you go establishing relationships in cycling coming from cricket?
53:15 - How did the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race Start?
56:15 - How have you and Cadel dealt with his retirement?
1:01 - Your goals for Signature Sport and yourself?