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What’s inside the September issue of Velo Magazine

  • By Neal Rogers
  • Published Aug. 4, 2011
  • Updated Aug. 5, 2011 at 12:28 PM EST

Pro bikes

Bikes of the WorldTour: We tested four bikes used at the sport’s top level to see what the best race bikes in the world can do. We selected machines from three Tour de France teams, and one that should have been. From Leopard-Trek, home of dainty Andy and Frank Schleck and powerhouse Fabian Cancellara: a Trek Madone 6.9 SSL built with Shimano Dura-Ace and Bontrager wheels.

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

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.

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Neal Rogers

Neal Rogers

Neal Rogers is editor in chief of Velo magazine and VeloNews.com. An interest in all things rock 'n' roll led him into music journalism while attending UC Santa Cruz, on the central coast of California. After several post-grad years spent waiting tables, surfing, and mountain biking, he moved to San Francisco, working as a bike messenger, and at a software startup. He moved to Boulder, Colorado, in 2001, taking an editorial internship at VeloNews. He never left. When not traveling the world covering races, he can be found riding his bike, skiing, or attending a concert.

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