… but we knew that already, right? This is a great video!
When Shaun Palmer lost the ’96 World Championships by a 1/15th of a second, sending his life into disarray. This introspective piece barely scratches the surface at the inner struggles pro athletes deal with each time they race. As Shaun finds, sometimes, the ride is more important than the win and now he’s returning to ride for Intense.
How can a pair of photographers with journalistic tendencies win a race? Well they did. In my opinion anyway. Check out the final stage from the USAPC at MFS.
There’s a lot of weirdness going on over at Manual for Speed’s documentation of the US Pro Challenge in Colorado. I’m talking pro cyclists in their underwear holding podium flowers kinda weirdness. As well as bike racing. Lots of bike racing.
Head on over to Manual for Speed to live vicariously through their exploits!
From Crankworkx and the Canadian Open Enduro, SRAM’s new Steps to the Top video series profiles some of the world’s top MTB athletes. Watch the full playlist above and see more at SRAM with Finn Iles, Marcelo Gutierrez and Damien Oton.
Didn’t make it to Whistler? Don’t worry, they’ve got ya covered.
Manual for Speed is at the US Pro Challenge in Colorado and they’re already making a splash with Team Garmin-Sharp’s Alex Howes and Phil Gaimon, as they invent yet another word: “Chillering”.
Find out what chillering is at Manual for Speed.
For the record, I am not at the US Pro Challenge. If you see someone that looks like me, with a camera, it is Manual for Speed, not me. Don’t be the 60th person who mistakes Daniel for me!
To bid Mr. “Shut Up Legs” adieu, Trek has created a chrome bike, helmet, shoes, and custom kit.
“Jens’ team-issued Madone 7 Series is a chrome-colored vision that took Trek Project One artists more than a week to perfectly polish. Trek designers, having worked with Jens in the past, understood the moments and teams throughout the rider’s seventeen year career that hold the greatest significance and incorporated them through a graphic that runs the length of the top tube. The down tube includes a running tally of the number of souls Voigt has crushed in his career of attacking, though the number is a conservative estimate…”
Speaking of interviews, Manual for Speed’s Fan Club gets a new face with Kiel Reijnen. Head over to MFS for twenty and six questions!
This is a long one, but is worth the listen, so let it play and enjoy!
Even pro cyclists have rules. See more at Cycling Inquisition.