Nicolas Portal (born 23 April 1979 in Auch) is a French directeur sportif and former professional road bicycle racer. He missed much of the 2009 season because of problems with cardiac arrhythmia[1] and retired as a professional cyclist following the 2010 season. He stayed with his final professional team, Team Sky, as a manager from the 2011 season. Following the retirement of Sean Yates, Portal was appointed directeur sportif of Team Sky for 2013.[2] At the 2013 Tour de France, he was the youngest directeur sportif at the race, but guided Chris Froome to overall victory.

Nicolas Portal
Nicolas Portal Giro 2011.jpg
Portal at the 2011 Giro d'Italia
Personal information
Full nameNicolas Portal
Born (1979-04-23) 23 April 1979 (age 40)
Auch, France
Height1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight70 kg (154 lb)
Team information
Current teamRetired
Professional team(s)
2002–2005AG2R Prévoyance
2006–2009Caisse d'Epargne–Illes Balears
2010Team Sky
Managerial team(s)
2011–Team Sky
Major wins
Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré, 1 stage (2004)

Career achievementsEdit

Major resultsEdit

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
  Giro d'Italia
  Tour de France 82 72 88 100 57 65
  Vuelta a España 84


External linksEdit

Portal in the 2007 Tour de France