I was interested in reading To Make Riders Faster out of a love of sports, particularly biking and auto racing, and wasn’t quite sure what to expect. Dopico’s book is a big read that’s lovingly penned and gorgeously illustrated and presented. It’s also an exciting and often spellbinding story that kept me happily entranced as I read.This book is a real treat for anyone who appreciates bikes and design, and a must-have for anyone who owns one of these marvelous bikes. To Make Riders Faster is most highly recommended.
I LOVE this book. Having “been there / done that” - it speaks of truth like few books do.To Make Riders Faster by Anna Dopico, tells the amazing and inspiring story of how two young engineers, Phil White and Gerard Vroomen, against all odds, took their bike company, Cervélo, on a 16 year roller-coaster ride from a basement workshop in Montreal to the pinnacle of triathlon and road racing.
In about a dozen years - two guys who were not “bike experts” created the top bicycles for the world’s top riders! - winning the Tour De France and the Men and Women’s Ironman.
I sat down with Phil White, recently in Toronto. This is a guy who “gets” innovation. As we started to talk he said quite simply…