Name: Manuel Prado
D.O.B. May 28th 1981
Height: 5' 6"
Hometown:San Jose, Costa Rica
Bike: S-Works Epic, S-works Stumpjumper Hardtail
Rock N' Road Cyclery - http://www.rocknroadcyclery.net/
ESI Grips - http://www.esigrips.com/
Audiovisions - http://www.avisions.com/
Oakley - http://www.oakley.com/
Geoladders - http://www.geoladders.com/
Sonance - http://www.sonance.com/
Carmichael Traning Systems - http://www.trainright.com/
Core Chiropractic - http://www.corechiropractic.com/
La Ruta- http://www.adventurerace.com/
Saris - http://www.saris.com/
Crank Brothers - http://www.crankbrothers.com/
Fizik - http://www.fizik.com/
E2 Performance - http://www.e2performace.net
Personal Website or Blog address: www.manuelmannyprado.com
Personal Motto: Dream!
What’s in your I Pod: DragonForce, Avalanche, Iron Maiden, AC/DC, GnR, Bob Marley and lots of Rock n Roll!
Favorite Movies: Troy, Gladiator, 2000 Tour de France, American Flyers, Apocalipto!
Off the bike activities: Backpacking, Fly Fishing, Photography, Computer related Learning skills, right now learning Photoshop and Dreamweaver CS4
Born and raised in Costa Rica, moved to the USA in 2001 looking for a better future and opportunity to become a Pro rider. After meeting Scott in 2003 that opportunity was born. A huge part of my success as a rider and as a person comes from the support my family specially my wife Amalia has given me.
I love endurance events, specially stage races, I\'m naturally good at those, but I\'m working hard to become a fast XC rider, knowing that getting faster in XC will make me a better Endurance rider.
Top 5 Career Highlights
California State Champion 2008
8th Overall NORBA-NMBS National XC Series 2008
3rd Overall Leadville 100 Right behind Lance Armstrong.
#1 Semi Pro in the United States 2006-2007 Season
California State Champion Semi-Pro 2006-2007.
5 Time Finisher La Ruta de los Conquistadores 5th Overall in 2008