The pioneering cyclist from Guadeloupe, who raced for Total Direct Énergie, aims to help prepare up-and-coming young riders from the Caribbean nation for racing in Europe.
Tony Vélos has become the focal point of the island's thriving cycling scene through the development of its own club and its welcoming of bikes of all shapes and sizes.
Caribbean Diaries: Total Direct Énergie manager Jean-René Bernaudeau continues to eye this unlikely cycling hotspot
Bernaudeau first discovered this French Caribbean island when he was racing with Bernard Hinault in the 1970s, and it was pretty much love at first sight.
The Tour de Guadeloupe is fast approaching its 70th birthday, and it is the keystone race on this Caribbean island that is simply crazy about cycling.