Mike Giraud - Design & Consulting
Mike Giraud’s career in the cycling industry began with a love for racing anything on two wheels. His early years were spent dividing his time between an Elite-level Road Racing career and working as a mechanic in bike shops. He took a short hiatus to gain experience fabricating and racing motorcycles, but chose in the end to focus his efforts on cycling. That transitioned into a career as a Professional Cycling Team Mechanic where he went on to become one of the most successful US based mechanics working for several teams (including the Saturn Cycling Team) over his tenure.
Mike’s years of cycling and fabrication experience, along with a vision, is what created the cycling program at the A2 Wind Tunnel in North Carolina where he was the Director of the Cycling Program and part of their Research & Development team for five years. During his tenure there, he logged more time with athletes in a wind tunnel than any other person on earth. Many of these athletes have gone on to become World and National Champions, Olympic Medalists, and ride for some of the top ranked teams in the world. Because of his involvement in many other wind tunnel projects outside the cycling industry, he developed an ability to see things differently that helps him create new products and protocols that benefit both manufacturers and athletes.
Mike worked as the Chief Design Officer and Aerodynamics Specialist for Blue Competition Cycles for three years before becoming the Technical Director at Cyclologic in Scottsdale, AZ. He has since continued to develop new technology and serve as a technical advisor to help athletes perform at the highest level. He is working with USA Triathlon as an advisor in preparation for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Mike’s knowledge in practical aerodynamics has led to speaking engagements across the World including Clemson University, the ISCO Symposium in Germany, multiple cycling analysis clinics, and athlete workshops. Based on his research and experience, he has also published numerous articles for Cycling and Triathlon publications and websites.