Nicolas Portal

French road bicycle racer

Nicolas Portal (23 April 1979 – 3 March 2020) was a French directeur sportif (sporting director) and professional road bicycle racer. He was born in Auch. He won a stage at the Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré in 2004. He suffered from cardiac arrhythmia during the 2009 season. He retired in 2010. As a directeur sportif for Team Sky, he helped guide Chris Froome to four Tour de France titles.

Portal at the 2011 Giro d'Italia

On 3 March 2020, Portal died due to either cardiac arrest or a heart attack at his home in Andorra. He was 40.[1]

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  1. "Team Ineos sporting director Portal dies aged 40". SBS. Reuters. 4 March 2020. Retrieved 4 March 2020.