At a Crossroads by Brian Holcombe
World Cyclocross Champ Zdenek Stybar struggles with fame, injury and the prospect of becoming a classics rider.
Saxo Bank Heist by John Wilcockson
How a skilled PR man and a former RIIS cycling insider polished an entrepreneur's idea, snagged Spartacus and the Schleck brothers, and built the world's no. 1 team.
Life in the Pits by Nick Legan
There's only one reason why pro cyclocross mechanics spend their weekends standing in the mud in freezing temperatures — love.
VeloNews February 2011 Cover
Zdenek Stybar on the cover
In this issue: The Cyclocross Issue, with detailed analysis of both the European and American ’cross circuits. VeloNews Reporter Brian Holcombe steps inside the orbit of world cyclocross champion as he wrestles with injury, stiff competition and the prospect of switching over to road cycling’s cobbled classics. VeloNews Tech Editor Nick Legan takes a close look inside the cyclocross mechanic’s pits and finds that no matter their background, ’cross wrenches are all wading through the muck for the same reason — the love of the sport. And recently crowned national champion Todd Wells discusses the calculated risk of bunnyhopping barriers. For those who can’t get enough of the international road scene, Editor at Large John Wilcockson examines how the ambitious new Project Luxembourg team stole top riders Andy Schleck and Fabian Cancellara from Saxo Bank manager Bjarne Riis, and the VeloNews editorial team ranks the top 20 international road teams of 2011. In Tech, we review eight top bib shorts, and present a selection of winter cycling gear to get you through the coldest months of the year.