How did Intelligentsia Racing get started? After his victorious 2016 season at the RHC series, Colin Strickland decided to start fresh. Colin brought together an impressive team and group of companies that produce the finest products in their respective industries; Pinarello bicycles, Giordana cycling apparel, Phil, Enve, Rotor, and of course Intelligentsia Coffee.

And how did it go down in Brooklyn at the team’s first get-together and the 10th anniversary of the race that started the Red Hook Crit series? The best person to answer this question is team founder and RHC’s 2016 champion, Colin Strickland. Watch below.