Former team manager and Tour de France chief press officer Claude Sudre died on Monday December 26 in Angiers. He was 74.
From 1970, Sudre was manager of the GAN team that included Raymond Poulidor and Joop Zoetemelk, before taking on the role of press chief at the Tour. In 1984 he also became chief press officer for the Palais Omnisport de Paris-Bercy.
In retirement, Sudre continued to work for the cycling press as a delegate of the Association Internationale des Journalistes de Cyclisme (AIJC).