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The most anticipated and action-packed issue of Velo magazine is here. A spectacle as always, the Tour de France did not disappoint and our reporters were there from to start to finish. This issue also includes a preview the UCI World Road Championships in Richmond, Virginia.
In VeloNotes, we sit down with Matthew Busche (Trek Factory Racing) to discuss all things worlds: the route, the favorites, and his ambitions to make the team. Plus, find out who’s previewed the course, how the different races may play out, and how being away from Europe is affecting the peloton’s preparation.
The U.S. plays host to the UCI World Championships for the first time in 29 years. Relive the 1986 world championships in Colorado Springs and get the lowdown on the fierce fight to make this year’s worlds team.
Chris Froome (Team Sky) showed his true fiery side at this year’s Tour. Find out how won the Tour on two fronts. We also analyze “The Green Machine,” Peter Sagan (Tinkoff-Saxo), MTN-Qhubeka’s historic breakout performance, and how the way we watch the world’s greatest race is changing.
The hardtail isn’t dead. Our Velo tech crew tests four of the most agile cross-country bikes out there. Hydration is also key, and our editors tested four of the best hydration packs to make your dirt adventure that much better.
The next big thing is here, aerodynamic integration. Read what you should know about what’s out there and how it affects your ride.
Can a cyclocross race help your road racing? Learn how, if approached right, a little bit of cyclocross can pay dividends for your next road season.
Don’t miss out – pick up your copy today!