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ABOUT MANUAL FOR SPEED
Professional cycling—at its most elemental level—is about speed. Support staff, management, individual racers and the team collectively are dedicated to its pursuit. Training, nutrition, physiology, psychology, and strategy combine to realize it. Speed is the bottom line; the ultimate goal.
Manual for Speed is not a technical manual or training resource. It is not a report of last week’s results. We represent an intimate, insightful and studied look at speed. Viewed from as many perspectives as possible, this project is a humanistic and episodic look at what professional cyclists do and endure to go as fast as they possibly can.
In 2011 & 2012, Manual for Speed followed Team Garmin-Cervelo and Team Exergy. Garmin-Cervelo (now Team Garmin-Sharp) was an established and accomplished UCI Pro Tour while Team Exergy was a rookie Domestic (UCI Continental) team with high expectations but no record to speak of. At the end of 2012, after making it to the Tour of California, the Tour of Utah and the Tour of Colorado, Exergy Development backed out of it’s financial commitment, forcing Team Exergy to fold. Meanwhile, Garmin had two very successful seasons including a victory at the Giro d’Italia for Ryder Hesjedal.
In 2013, Manual For Speed is focused on Alex Howes and Team Garmin-Sharp, Development (Colombian, American and Belgian), the Giro d’Italia, Domestic Racing, and Cyclocross.
Manual for Speed is underwritten by Castelli. Castelli is dedicated to innovation and the pursuit of performance. Decades of meeting the demands of professional cyclists and teams has resulted in extensive fabric and materials R&D, progressive design, and influence and pedigree within the pro peloton.
In 2015, Manual For Speed will provide day-to-day race coverage of the following races:
Tour de San Luis: 1/18 – 1/25
Paris-Nice: 3/8 – 3/15
Milan-San Remo: 3/22
Athens Twilight Crit: 4/25
Tour of Yorkshire: 5/1-5/3
Tour of California: 5/10 – 5/17
Road Nationals: 5/23 – 5/24
Giro d’Italia with Manuel: 5/9 – 5/31
Tulsa Tough: 6/5 – 6/7
Downer Ave Crit: 6/20
Boise Twilight Crit: 7/12
TOUR DE FRANCE: 7/4 – 7/26
Tour of Utah: 8/3 – 8/9
USA Pro Challenge: 8/17 – 8/23
USA CRITS Finals: 8/31
Cross Vegas: 9/16
UCI Road Race World Championships: 9/27 – 9/27
As correspondents, artists, journalists and publishers both inside the in the field and out, we have special needs. #microsponsors are those brands and products that help to meet our ever-evolving, ever-changing, ever-transmogrifying needs.
Please buy products from these people, they support us. We endorse them.
Head / Mental Acuity – Stumptown Coffee: We hold Stumptown Coffee accountable for our fringe hour brain fitness. Their vibrant caffeinated beverages keep our lights on in the dead of night; their elixirs electrify us throughout the insipid early mornings. If you hope to achieve anything remotely close to what MFS has, you will drink Stumptown Coffee.
Body / Future-Sartorial Garb – Outlier: MFS understands the future, we GET IT, and therefore we wear clothes that are prepared for the inevitability of the next outcome. Looking good is not a secret, it’s Outlier.
Camera Clothes / Photographer Specific Ute Vests and Luggage – Billingham: Photographers know that it isn’t the camera, the lens, or even the end result that sets true professionals apart from the pretenders, it’s their camera luggage. For MFS the only choice for camera luggage is Billingham—for those in the in, this is an obvs.
Crowd Appeasement/Chiller Containment – Danner Boots: Manual for Speed is constantly being put in a position where we need to quell the fervor of our clambering fans and ease the disquietude of all the world’s hopeful #chillers. As preeminent chillers we know when to reach for Danner Boots Mall Cop editions to help put things right with the world. If you are considering trying to become a valuable member of society, you will buy a pair of Danner Boot Mall Cop Editions so you too can help keep things chill!
Please consider buying products from these people, but don’t do it yet, we’ll get back to you.
Feet / Foot Aware – Nike FlyKnits: In 2015 we would like to make Nike FlyKnits our official footwear sponsor, on account of they are hella tight, hella light, and fantastically functional for all orders of business.
Water / Effervescent Hydration – Perrier: Water, plain water, is fine. And fine is fine if you are fine with fine, but fine doesn’t get you to the next level road racing spectacle coverage. Fine doesn’t get you an insider look at what makes the global cycling spectacle tick. What we’re getting at is that we are not fine with fine. We strive for excellence; we intend to tame the untamable. To do that, we won’t settle for plain water, we demand water with something more, because that’s what we intend to give you, something more.
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[USA] – EDITOR / WRITER
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[USA] – CLIENT / DRIVER / PRODUCER / OPERATIONS / DELIVERER OF #UNFAIRADVANTAGE
[NED] – DIRECTOR OF EUROPEAN OPERATIONS / HYPE-MAN
[UK] – ARTIST & ILLUSTRATOR & DRAWER
[COL/USA] – HISTORIAN / INTERVIEWER / KONSULTANT / KAPTIONER
[USA] (NEW HIRE!!!!) – STAFF HEALTH & WELLNESS GURU; BODY BY PETE SENSEI