The Giro d’Italia was one for the ages, and the July issue of Velo magazine features a full recap of “the toughest race, in the world’s most beautiful place.”
In this month’s VeloNotes, we take a look at the different paths the big favorites for the Tour de France will take to make it to the start line in top shape. Also, we discuss the future of the Giro d’Italia with Mauro Vegni, the outspoken director of the Giro d’Italia.
Spaniard Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) makes winning the hardest races in the world look easy, and this year’s Giro was no different. “El Pistolero” fended off the attacks of Team Astana with a dislocated shoulder and proved to be in a league of his own.
The new kid on the block, Julian Alaphilippe (Etixx-Quick-Step), ventured stateside and continued his recent run of results at the Amgen Tour of California. Learn more about the young Frenchmen, as he discovers more of his budding talents every day.
The Velo tech crew spends time in lycra, testing a wide range of summer kits. These cycling kits are all about smart design, good looks, and a fabulous fit.
A grand tour separates the contenders from the pretenders. After Richie Porte’s (Team Sky) latest downfall, Velo examines if the Tasmanian will ever be able to conquer one of cycling’s three-week tests.
The rolling spectacle that is the Giro d’Italia, simply takes your breath away. Andrew Hood takes you through a day at the Giro, where passion fills the streets.
The July issue also recaps the U.S. road national championships in Chattanooga, Tennessee, as champions donned the star and stripes.
Also, travel back in time to the golden era of Italian cycling, as Chris Case rides Eroica California. Vintage racing bikes, wool jerseys, and old-school helmets bring you back to the era of Italian legends like Fausto Coppi, without ever leaving the Pacific coast.
Finally, compare yourself to the pros. Velo analyzes Chad Haga’s (Giant-Alpecin) Strava data from one of the hardest and fastest editions of the Giro d’Italia.
The July issue of Velo magazine shows the passion of cycling and much more, so don’t miss out — pick up your copy today.