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.
PRO TOUR: For a more intimate and in-depth look at the Pro Tour scene we are working closely with Team Garmin-Sharp’s Alex Howes: following him to Belgium for the Ardennes Classics, to California for the TOC, visiting him training in Colorado, et cetera. We will also chronicle Team Garmin-Sharp’s Giro d'Italia Campaign.
DEVELOPMENT: This spring MFS travelled to Colombia (Bogotá, Medellín, Urrao, Manizales and Tuluá) to interview and photograph Colombia’s extensive (and effective) Junior Development program – from Clubs & Academies to U23 to Pro World Tour. We are also following Bear Development, a Northern California grass roots based development program, as well as several individual stand-out juniors and U-23 kids from America and Belgium.
THE GIRO D’ITALIA: MFS is chronicling every stage on-the-ground and day-for-day, during the entire 2013 Giro d’Italia. In addition to documenting the Enterprise that is a Grand Tour, we have special access to Team Garmin-Sharp and Team Colombia, Colombia’s national team.
DOMESTIC: In addition to documenting several key Domestic races like Tour of Califronia and Tour of Colorado, MFS will check-in with several ex-Team Exergy athletes still racing at the professional level – Carlos Alzate, Ben Chaddock, Morgan Schmitt Matt Cooke, Connor and Kevin Mullervy.
CYCLOCROSS: MFS is documenting Cyclocross from the perspective of Team Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com: Ryan Trebon, Tim Johnson, Jamey Driscoll and Kaitie Antonneau.