It is the time of the year when the Pro Team Director of the Year nominations are going to be published, and thereafter a winner selected for season X. The prize is awarded to a Team Director that has passionately worked with their Pro Team and contributed in developing the sport.
"The prize is not automatically handed out to the director of one of the best Pro Teams, that is the Pro Team competitions prize. To work as a Team Director is a very hard work 365 days per year, and all Pro Teams have different prerequisites. The Pro Team Director of the year is handed out to encourage these very important people in the tour also in the smaller Pro Teams to motivate them for the future," says David Nilsson CEO Visma Ski Classics
After Season X there are six nominees that will be presented the coming week. They are all in the race of winning the award. Nominee #1 is Andrey Tyuterev, the director of Russian Winter Team.
His team managed to get three podium places with different athletes, and the Pro Team’s first events victory at La Venosta by Ermil Vokuev. His athletes performed well throughout the season. Andrey has built a great team and increased the awareness of long distance skiing and Visma Ski Classics in his home country Russia. The team’s success is surely a welcomed spark in the Pro Tour, and he admits that this nomination is a proof of the fact that he is going the right direction.
“I’m honored to be nominated, and most likely it happened for a good season and for the invisible work I’ve done for the entire Russian Winter Team,” Andrey says proudly. “My task is just to adjust all the mechanisms within the team so that everything works without a glitch like a clock. One of the key things for me to do is to think a lot about the balance of my athletes so that they can combine our Russian domestic races and the international Visma Ski Classics ones. But for me the most important thing is that the Pro Team has an atmosphere in which everyone feels comfortable and everyone is equal,” says a Pro Team Director of the Year nominee Andrey Tyuterev Russian Winter Team.