History of Cervelo Cycles
To Make Riders Faster
Gerard Vroomen started researching cycling dynamics at the Eindhoven University of Technology in The Netherlands before moving to Canada and continuing his research at McGill University in Montreal. In 1995, Vroomen and Phil White founded Cervélo Cycles with a mission of making the world’s fastest bikes and took the school-basement project on a meteoric rise to the top of the cycling world.
A new hardcover book, To Make Riders
Faster, written by Anna Dopico, who happens to be White’s spouse, chronicles the inspirational rise of the two entrepreneurs with its insider story that includes one-of-a-kind pictures and quotes.
In 2003, Cervélo became the bike supplier to Team CSC, at the time ranked just 14th in the world, but went on to become the top Pro cycling team. In 2009, the Cervélo Test Team was launched, becoming the first bike manufacturer in the modern era to have its own cycling team at the highest levels of racing. In 2011, the company was sold to Pon, a Dutch conglomerate.
In less than two decades, the company grew to become one of the top names in the cycling world, with riders winning every major championship on its bicycles.
This incredible Canadian success story is as much about passion for cycling as it is about two brave entrepreneurs who dared to dream big. For more information visit www.tomakeridersfaster.com – RJ