"My job is taking care of all the bikes at the race and between races. I always prepare all bikes at home and check all bearings and wheels, the cassette, brakes, rotors, tires and suspension. I try to arrive at the race with almost a new bike basically, so that we have a bit less stress at race days.
We do try several tires at races, and I often discuss with Nino in between races on any changes in setup.
With regards to suspension he does most by himself, which he tweaks from his base setup. He knows exactly what he wants. We know what he needs and wants. We've worked together for a long time, which helps.
As for the chain, we put a new chain on two to three days before the race. He has to run it in and check if everything is in order. That's why I want to come to a race with perfect bikes. If you start working on it on the World Cup, you never know. You never know if you tighten and loosen stuff over and over again."