Managing World Talent 

June 19, 2014
Managing World Talent

Jason Bakker is the man behind some of the biggest, most recognised names in cycling and sport. From riding royalty such as Cadel Evans, Simon Clarke and Matt Goss, to white-hot young guns like Caleb Ewan, Signature Sport manages cyclists, cricketers, netballers and sports broadcasters alike.
But even in the frenzied world of international sports management, sponsorship and events, there's time for the occasional spin...

I grew up in:

Geelong

I am reading:

Eureka by Peter Fitzsimons

People tell me I am:

Fun

My life is linked to the cycling world because:

My company (Signature Sport) manages some pretty good cyclists

My favourite cycling story to tell around the dinner table is:

Having a seat in one of the BMC cars on the Champs Elysees in 2011

A typical working day for me involves:

Morning ride, coffee, emails, coffee, phone calls, coffee, emails…………

When I get spare time, I:

Hang with my family - wife Annette and kids Rory, Max & Gigi (and Patch too)

Over time, my list of injuries now includes:

Just general ageing ailments! I had a bulging disc once and my advice to people would be to avoid that one!

If I could ride anywhere tomorrow, I'd go:

Great Ocean Road. Best place on Earth. So many memories

If I could go out for a ride with anyone, it would be:

Cadel Evans because that would mean after five years as his manager I would finally be fit enough to stay with him - for a few hundred metres at least!