Two weeks ago it became known that Philippe Guerdat will have to step down as French national coach even though many riders spoke in his favour. The federation, however, was looking for an alternative since the qualification for the Olympic Games was not achieved in Tryon. According to equnews.com a successor has been found: French Sophie Dubourg will take over Guerdat’s job who had been responsible for the team since 2013.
Sophie Dubourg has been technical director of the federation since 2013. In a way this made her Guerdat’s right hand woman.