Velo magazine — January 2016

The January issue of Velo magazine is the 28th annual Awards Issue.

The January issue of Velo magazine is our 28th annual Awards Issue, the product of many long, contentious debates among our editorial staff to name the best riders, tech, and happenings of the past season.

Before this issue dives into the awards, Andrew Hood considers the role of a riders’ union in professional cycling. There is an existing entity in the Association of Professional Cyclists (CPA), but is it doing enough? Also in the realm of governance, Caley Fretz speaks with UCI president Brian Cookson at the organization’s headquarters in Switzerland. Find out more about his vision for the sport.

To round out VeloNotes, Ryan Newill considers one of this era’s most epic rivalries: Fabian Cancellara and Tom Boonen. Both riders are likely to retire at the close of 2016. They will be sorely missed. We’ve got a close look at their achievements, where they’re at right now, and their prospects for the coming race season.

As for the awards, we don’t want to spoil the surprise, but rest assured that we have our usual Cyclist of the Year award, as well as the myriad prizes for top mountain bikers, climbers, and sprinters. Plus, we name a few fun awards, such as The “I” in Team Award, The Vanishing Act Award, and the Bathroom Break Award. Along with top riders, we name the top bike products of the past season, from bikes, to parts, to helmets.

The January issue is now available on newsstands, or subscribe today to get Velo magazine delivered direct to you.