From perennial French underdog and Tour wildcard Cofidis: a Look 695 IPAC with Campagnolo Super Record and Fulcrum wheels. From the Russian Katusha Team: a Focus Izalco with SRAM Red and Vision wheels. And finally, from the home of former Tour de France champion Carlos Sastre and enduring GC threat Denis Menchov: a team Geox-TMC Fuji Altamira with Shimano Dura-Ace and DT-Swiss wheels.
Fast Families: Garmin-Cervélo’s Peter Stetina is a third-generation U.S. national champion, following in the footsteps of his father Dale, his uncle Wayne, and his grandfather, Roy. Plus: an excerpt from Davis Phinney’s new memoir, and a look at other pro cycling dynasties.The Maglia Rosa: Photojournalist Gregg Bleakney spent May at the Giro d’Italia, and with the help of Santini, he returned with a new appreciation of the race’s hallowed pink jersey.
Also inside: The official 68-page guide to America’s big new event, the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, with detailed stage information and a team-by-team breakdown.