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VeloNews Magazine – April 2011

  • By VeloNews.com
  • Published Mar. 1, 2011
  • Updated Jun. 10, 2011 at 3:10 PM EDT

VeloNews Magazine April 2011 Cover

How much faster is one aero road bike than another? How much do they vary in torsional stiffness  – and how does that affect the ride quality? And which bike do we like best? These are but a few of the questions answered in the April issue.

In our first-ever bike test, the VN Bike Lab pits four bikes against each other in the lab, in the wind tunnel and on the road. Technical editor Nick Legan leads the charge, with third-party labs offering their expertise and facilities.

As luck would have it, Garmin-Cervélo’s Cameron Meyer won the Tour Down Under on the Cervélo S3 – one of the bikes we were testing – as we were composing this issue. Anthony Tan brings you the inside story of the Australian season opener.

Not so long ago in the European peloton, English was not spoken. Now it’s everywhere. John Wilcockson traces the people and the forces behind the wave of prominent American, English and Aussie riders and teams.

Plus, we whet your appetite for the spring classics with a deep photographic sampling of the book “The Spring Classics,” which highlights the grit, the beauty and the magic of the world’s most challenging one-day races.

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