The best Americans racing this year, the best Americans racing 25 years ago, and the Americans who may well be the best in the years to come are all subjects covered in the April issue of VeloNews, along with plenty of insights on bike past-and-present technology.
The 2010 road season began in Australia at the Santos Tour Down Under, and as he was one year ago when he commenced his comeback season, Lance Armstrong was at the start line. This time, however, he was flying the colors of his new RadioShack squad. And as he was reminded, the Tour Down Under has evolved from a novel season-opener to a grueling first race of the ProTour.
We take a look back at the evolution of the Slipstream Sports program, from the Colorado-based TIAA-CREF under-23 development team to the Garmin-Transitions team of today. It’s a team that has launched the careers of racers like HTC-Columbia’s Craig Lewis.
Lennard Zinn looks at pro racers who choose (and refuse) new bike technology.
John Wilcockson reminisces with Ron Kiefel on the 25th anniversary of his landmark win at the Italian season-opener, the Trofeo Laiguéglia.