The October issue of Velo magazine is the...

Velo Magazine — October 2014

The October issue of Velo features a cyclocross season preview and a look at the best young road riders to come out of the American ranks
Hincapie Sportswear Development had a breakthrough season in 2014, capped off by a stage win by Robin Carpenter in the USA Pro Challenge. The October issue of Velo magazine is the Cyclocross Preview edition. It also features a look at America's young, up-and-coming riders. Velo tests four race-ready cyclocross bikes in the October issue. Find out which will suit you best when you head to the races this fall. A new wave of young American cyclists is coming forward and winning more prominent races. How do higher expectations and the added pressure affect them?

With cyclocross season upon us, the October issue of Velo magazine features everything you’ll need to get geared up for ‘cross this year.

In this month’s VeloNotes, Dan Seaton gives us an inside look on the European cyclocross scene, shining light on aspiring young talent, aging stars, and changes to the 2014-2015 schedule.

Chris Case sits down with national champion, Jeremy Powers (Rapha-Focus), to learn about his ambitions for the season and how he’s spent the off-season focused on changing up his training and mindset to maximize success in the new season.

Two-time World Cup series winner and current national champ, Katie Compton (Trek Factory Racing), talks with Neal Rogers about her worlds ambitions and how everything has to come together perfectly for her to beat the world’s best, Marianne Vos.

The Velo tech crew spends time in the dirt with four race-ready ‘cross bikes, testing some of the latest technology to make its way to the sport.

On the road, the October issue looks at the growing dominance of the young Hincapie Sportswear Development team and other fresh faces in the American peloton including, Joey Rosskopf (Hincapie Sportswear Development), Gavin Mannion (5-Hour Energy), Carter Jones (Optum Pro Cycling), and Tanner Putt (Bissell Development).

Also, Ryan Newill provides a historical and cultural insight on the Giro di Lombardia — examining how life and death coexist in the mix of swirling wet leaves and vibrant jerseys amid a muted landscape at the season’s final monument.

Finally, the issue takes an in-depth look at the pressures that the professional peloton faces and how the overwhelming expectations can lead riders to a variety of stressful physiological and psychological changes.

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