Velo Magazine — August 2015

The August issue of Velo magazine shows the dangers of overtraining, and much more. Don’t miss out — pick up your copy today!

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In the August issue of Velo magazine, our editors examine the nucleus of the human body, the heart, and how cycling can damage it.

In this month’s VeloNotes, we examine how Carmen Small raced with men at the North Star Grand Prix. Find out what it meant and if she would do it again. The always talkative owner of Tinkoff-Saxo, Oleg Tinkov, also sits down to discuss all things cycling, especially the current state of the sport.

MTN-Qhubeka’s start at the Tour de France in July was a landmark achievement in the history of the sport. Team Rwanda is out to make history of its own.

Aero is the current trend, and our team at Velo went all-aero this month. Our editors discuss the four best aero helmets on the market. The Velo Tech crew also tested the four fastest road bikes ever produced. Find out how these bikes stacked up against each other, on the road and in the lab.

The UCI’s enforcement of rules is inconsistent, from bending certain rules to enforcing ones that riders are merely not aware of. Ryan Newill examines the UCI’s consistent inconsistency.

Cycling is a demanding sport, pushing the heart to its limits when riding into the red. The question often raised: are endurance athletes hurting their hearts by repeatedly pushing beyond what is normal? Lennard Zinn discusses his personal experience of the dangers of overtraining and how it can change your life forever.

Bradley Wiggins smashed the Hour Record, riding a distance of 54.526 kilometers in June. Velo goes behind the scenes of the Brit’s legendary ride.

Training you weakness is important, but knowing your strengths is key as well. Learn from the experts how to find your phenotype and use it to your advantage.

Finally, marginal gains. Dan Wuori gives a lighter take on Team Sky’s obsession with finding the littlest gains in the smallest of details, in At the Back.

The August issue of Velo magazine shows the dangers of overtraining, while also explaining how to train to your phenotype, and much more. Don’t miss out — pick up your copy today!

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