What’s Inside the July 2011 issue of VeloNews
He may appear a bit boastful when he says “no one can drop me but Contador,” however, Radioshack’s elder statesman Chris Horner certainly backed up those words with his victory at the Amgen Tour of California. VeloNews managing editor Neal Rogers gives you the inside story behind the biggest race on American soil, including a race breakdown, interviews, awesome photography, and more.
In keeping with our recent bike tests, in the July issue we reach out to our female readers with our first-ever women’s road bike test. Rider/writer Rebecca Heaton and her crew put four women’s bikes and several pieces of hi-tech women’s apparel through the paces.
Photojournalist Gregg Bleakney files from the Giro d’Italia with an amazing behind-the-scenes pictorial of Italy’s grand tour.
In an eight-page special mountain bike section, Singletrack.com editor Jamie Bate takes an in-depth look at the evolution of the sport of mountain biking with a focus on the wild popularity of endurance races around the country.
Tech editor Nick Legan reviews some of the hottest aero gear for your time trial rig, and Ainsele MacEachran shares some secrets on how to get to the front in your next crit race.
Not Just a Race or a Ride, They are Epics by Jamie Bate
From XC to 24-hours and all mountain, mountain bikings long, strange trip continues with a surge in endurance events.
Giroscopic Lens by Gregg Bleakney
Behind the scenes at the 2011 Giro d'Italia with Gregg Bleakney
The Fix by Andrew Hood
Andrew Hood examines the changing culture of doping in cycling
California Kid by Neal Rogers
At 39, Amgen Tour champ Chris Horner keeps getting better and better. (Don't believe us? Just ask him.)
Flight Gear by Nick Legan
8 pieces of go-fast gear plus tips on getting the most out of your aero set-up. Photos by Brad Kaminski.
The Fast and the Feminine by Rebecca Heaton
Women's bikes put to the test. Photos by Brad Kaminski
VeloNews Magazine - July 2011
Chris Horner Unleashed