Don’t know the name Ben King? Get with the program. RadioShack signed the hot young talent for 2011. In the December issue, Brian Holcombe recounts King’s amazing year, culminating with his remarkable solo win at the national championships. (One detail: After hours off the front, King grabbed a beer handed to him on the climb and, thinking his day was over, took a few swigs. Instead, the under-23 road and criterium champ powered on to win the pro national title over the likes of George Hincapie, Chris Horner and the rest of the elite field.) One day later, King’s Trek-Livestrong teammate Taylor Phinney defeated Levi Leipheimer for the national time trial title by the slimmest of margins.
Thor Hushovd was nowhere to be seen in the key moves of the world championship road race — until he blasted first across the line. VeloNews breaks down exactly how he did it.
Calling all aging cyclists! In the training section, Ned Overend, Joe Friel and Andy Pruitt explain how to keep your fitness level up as the decades roll past. Their solutions will surprise you.
Now is the time for clubs to buy custom clothing (delivery takes 4-12 weeks). VeloNews presents a comprehensive selection of your options, with pricing, minimum orders, manufacturing location and other key information listed along with the recommendations of the VeloNews club team.
Leaving Las Vegas. Or, um, returning. We packed the December issue with seven pages of the coolest bikes and gear we found at Interbike. We also titled the piece “Leaving Las Vegas” as the show announced its move to Anaheim for 2011. Then, after the issue printed, Interbike announced it would stay in Vegas after all. Regardless, the tech section is choc-full of gear you gotta see!