Category Archives: professional cycling
Manual for Speed Launches the Kasual Klub
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When Manual for Speed does something, they go above and beyond. Now, above what or beyond where is open to interpretation, but one thing’s for sure: these cats are wild. Wild, but chill.. and that’s exactly what Kasual Klub is all about. Chilling. Well, that and this:

“What is Kasual Klub? It’s a Vibe, a Crü, and a Collection of Clothes For Sale. And a Klub, obvs. There are only two ways to get in the Klub: 1) Turn yourself into an exceptionally gifted World Class Human Athlete (or equivalent), or 2) buy a Kasual Klub clothing item now available for sale in our “store”. That’s it; one way is really fucking hard, and pretty much impossible, the other way means you just have to buy a cotton t-shirt or some insane technical socks.”

See some more Kasual Klub flicks below and check the lineup at Manual for Speed.

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Mar 4, 2015 2 comments
Your Favorite Cross Pros in a Rap Battle

… well, I have no words. Two rap battle teams, headed by Sven Nys on one side and Matthieu van der Poel, on the other compete against each other. Like a sprint at the finish line, who will win this one?

Feb 19, 2015 8 comments
Rapha and Sir Bradley Wiggins
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Bradley Wiggins is without a doubt, one of the most iconic modern cyclists and his sense of style is only exceeded by his athletic prowess on a bicycle. As one of the most important figures in British cycling, this Olympian and Tour de France winner is partnering with Rapha on a Wiggins-designed team kit. As the first step on this collaboration, Rapha will provide a full kit for the Wiggins team for their forthcoming season as they prepare for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Personally, I can’t think of a better partnering for Rapha and am excited to see what is to come.

Expect more information as events warrant.

Feb 18, 2015 3 comments
Cyclocross World Championships in Tábor 2015 – Hollis Duncan
Cyclocross World Championships in Tábor 2015 - Hollis Duncan

Cyclocross World Championships – Tábor 2015
Photos and words by Hollis Duncan

The first hint I was approaching Eastern Europe, was receiving a bath-size wet nap prior to takeoff on Air Dolomiti flight 1692 from Munich to Prague. Anyone who has ever whiffed a Bulgarian armpit or endured 34 rows of heavy built men who disavow deodorant can deduce how these would come in handy on a small airplane. As the pilot squeezed the throttle, our Embraer 195 headed east through light snow…

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Feb 16, 2015 10 comments
Manual for Speed: Tour de San Luis Prints
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Two of my favorite photos from Manual for Speed’s Tour de San Luis coverage are now available as prints. Or, if you prefer, there are posters as well. Either way, your walls could always use a lil more cycling ephemera. Both prints and the posters are in stock at Manual for Speed.

Feb 16, 2015 Comments are OFF
USAC Cyclocross Development Program: A Belgian Experience

This looks really great:

“The USA Cycling Cyclocross Development Program focuses on international training and racing with the aim to make an impact in World Cup and World Championship competitions. This short excerpt was filmed during the busy holiday race period (December 2014) and shows young American cyclocross racers (Jr Men, U23 Men, Women’s Youth) training near Vorselaar, Belgium and racing in Loenhout, Belgium.

Under the direction of Head Coach Geoff Proctor, the program achieved strong results in its build-up to the world championships in Tabor, Czech Republic in late January, 2015.”

See more at Story House Film.

Feb 13, 2015 5 comments
CX Hairs: LIKEAVOS 2.5

Perhaps you watched the UCI Cyclocross World Cup in Heusden-Zolder women’s race? Perhaps you did not. Whatever your answer is, perhaps you could use some more CX Hairs?

Feb 8, 2015 Comments are OFF
CX Hairs: Your Moment of SVENNESS 1.5

CX Hairs continues the popular Your Moment of SVENNESS series with the Belgian National Championships and the free-agent elites, or “elites without contracts.” As with all CX Hairs videos, the play by play makes an extremely difficult sport look, well, easy.

Feb 5, 2015 1 comment