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VeloNews

September/October 2020

VeloNews brings you inside the sport of bike racing, with exclusive features, analysis, expert training advice, unbiased gear reviews and the absolute best cycling photography.

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United States
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Pocket Outdoor Media, LLC
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1 min.
how did the covid-19 pandemic change your everyday riding?

FD All of my riding is solo now, and I have only ridden with other people three times since March. I’m not going to lie: I miss riding with others! AH I never take any ride for granted! JS For the first two months in lockdown, I discovered the rooftop of my apartment — along with my trusty home trainer — like never before. And then once allowed to ride outside again, my bike got me outside of Paris far away from people. DC I largely stopped riding on bike paths because they were clogged with people. BW The changes were in my headspace: The fact that I could ride at all made me feel more gratitude and awe at my surroundings. GK At first, a lot of indoor riding on Zwift. Once lockdown restrictions…

2 min.
documenting history

It is my sincere hope that the global COVID-19 pandemic will soon become a chapter in our history books, and not a looming danger that threatens our lives each day. It’s my sincere hope that we will someday regale our children with tales of social distancing and mask-wearing and all of the other contemporary actions that we’ve come to follow in 2020. Hopes like these provided the inspiration for this September/October issue of VeloNews, which focuses on how the sport of cycling endured and evolved during the COVID-19 pandemic. As we all know, this chapter in our history is hardly complete — flare ups pop up across the globe each day. Cycling’s relationship with the virus continues to evolve, and as we write this issue, the best riders in the world…

5 min.
major taylor iron riders

GET TO KNOW MAJOR TAYLOR IRON RIDERS 100 Active members 2005 Founding year 125 Longest annual club ride (in miles) Tonya Miller (club president 2012-2014) What were your experiences as an African American woman in the racing scene? When I tried to join the women's race teams, I was shut out. Either I didn't get a response back, or was told, "We have enough girls on the squad." It felt very clique-ish and sorority-like. I would say hello at the beginning of the races and wouldn't get a response. It was crazy. Or sometimes, a girl would say, "Oh, did we meet before?" And I would say, "yep, I'm the same Black girl from last week." A friend I trained with suggested that I call Dave Jordan. The Jordan team had a men's and a women's squad. I…

3 min.
in what way has pro cycling changed the most during the covid-19 pandemic?

ANDREW HOOD European Editor If the coronavirus changed anything about racing, it’s how the peloton looks before and after the race. Thankfully, the “during” has largely remained unchanged. It’s everything from the start villages to the sign-in ceremony, the after-race podium protocols and how close fans and media can get that’s changed. And until there is a proven treatment for COVID-19, it’s likely to stay this way for a while. At the Vuelta a Burgos, fans were required to wear face masks and apply hand sanitizer before being allowed into a fenced-off area at the start. At Strade Bianche, officials went even further, and closed off Siena’s emblematic central square Piazza del Campo to any fans at all. The team bus area, which is usually packed with fans and media trying to get a…

2 min.
ready for battle

Masts from a warship tower over the port of La Spezia, Italy, which hosted the start of the 1989 Giro d’Italia’s 21st stage. This photo was snapped by famed sports photographer. Robert Riger. In the foreground Eric Salomon of Team U straddles his bicycle, while in the background sit Gerhard Zadrobilek of Team 7-Eleven and Laurent Fignon, who wears the pink race leader's jersey. The 1989 Giro marked a milestone for two giants of cycling: Greg LeMond and Fignon. For LeMond it was a return to grand tour racing after the 1987 hunting accident that nearly ended his life. LeMond raced for the small Belgian team ADR, which refused to pay him through the first months of the season. His financial struggles were compounded by physical ones. LeMond struggled early in…

1 min.
cool | want | need

SPECIALIZED S-WORKS TARMAC SL7 It’s a nearly perfect race bike, and for what it costs, it darn well better be. The Tarmac SL7 features aero performance in a feathery package, effectively making the Venge obsolete. $12,000 BMC TEAMMACHINE SLR01 1 An integrated, one-piece cockpit is the most obvious indication the Teammachine got an update. The silhouette remains the same, but the new SLR01 got lighter and faster thanks to all new tube shapes. $11,500 THERAGUN MINI A compact, travel-friendly version of the Theragun features a triangular body that helps you find the perfect angle to iron out stubborn and sore muscles. Great for post-race recovery! $200 KATUSHA ICON JERSEY AND BIBS Katusha calls this color Arabian Spice, and the spice is really nice. The kit is super comfy too, with breathable mesh bib straps, a plush chamois pad minus the…