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  • IAM Cycling TEAM SKY

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  • QU'EST-CE-QUE C'EST ?C'est la clbration ASSOS de cette anne 2013! SS.ladyEllisse a t cr et conu en hommage nos clienteset pour le plaisir des yeux de la communaut ASSOS touteentire! Le nombre 13 tient une place spciale dans le mondeASSOS: c'est le niveau 13, qui symbolise l'tat d'esprit dumanga.Yio; la course parfaite, le nirvana ASSOS.

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  • ISSN 1205-2043

    2013 Ski Press News Inc. Tous droits rservs.

    Le magazine Cyclepresse Ride + a pris toutes les prcautions ncessaires pour sassurer de lexactitude des renseignements mentionns dans ses pages. Le magazine ne peut tre tenu responsable des erreurs ou des ngligences commises dans lemploi de ces

    renseignements. Veuillez noter que les prix mentionns dans le magazine sont sujets tre

    modifis sans ravis.

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    un partenariat avec nous, contactez [email protected] .

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    Gagner le gros lot

    Quand Pat Wells, diteur et directeur gnral chez Cyclepresse, ma offert le poste de rdacteur en chef (pour Skipresse et Cyclepresse), jtais honor, videmment. Et aussi trs excit ; si jtais amateur de paris hippiques, je dirais avoir gagn un trifecta. Les trois choses que jaime le plus dans la vie le ski, le vlo, et jongler avec les mots runies ; une formule parfaite.

    Un peu trange, peut-tre, quun Amricain vivant au Vermont devienne rdacteur en chef de deux publications canadiennes. Mais dans le monde des communications, cest comme a. Grce aux merveilles de la connectivit cyberntique, je travaille du Vermont, Pat et Mari-Jo Lamarche, de Mont-Tremblant, et notre brillant graphiste, Jean-Philippe Gaudet, de Saint-Jacques, prs de Montral. Les autres membres de lquipe de la rdaction et de la photographie sont littralement parpills travers le globe. Notre bureau commun est le cyberespace.

    Javais dj travaill pour Skipresse avant que Pat nen prenne la direction et je suis avec Cyclepresse depuis ses dbuts. Je me trouve donc en territoire familier. Mais lopportunit daffermir mes liens avec des gens aussi talentueux et cratifs me fait grand plaisir. Cest comme gagner le tierc, et raliser un tour du chapeau.

    Cest le temps de prparer la saison ! Peter Oliver

    par/by Peter Oliver SOMMAIRE / MOT DU RDACTEUR EN CHEF TABLE OF CONTENTS / FROM THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

    Hitting the jackpot

    When Pat Wells, the Cyclepresse Publisher and General Manager, asked me to take on the role of Editor-in-Chief (for Skipresse and Cyclepresse), I was, of course, honored. I was also thrilled; if I were a gambler, I might think of this as winning a trifecta. Three of the things that bring me the greatest joy in life skiing, cycling, and working with words became wrapped into one, neat package.

    It might seem odd that an American living in Vermont is now the editor-in-chief of two Canadian publications. But such is the way of the world in communications. Through the miracle of cybernetic connectedness, I work in Vermont, Pat and Mari-Jo Lamarche work in Mont-Tremblant, and our great designer, Jean-Phillipe Gaudet, is in Saint-Jacques, near Montral. The rest of our writing and photography team is literally scattered around the globe. Our shared office is in cyberspace.

    I have worked for Skipresse in previous incarnations for several years and for Cyclepresse since its inception. So I am in familiar territory in taking on this new role. But the opportunity to strengthen my bond with such a talented and creative team is a special pleasure. It is like winning a trifecta with a hat trick thrown in.

    Time to prepare for the riding season! Peter Oliver

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    Vol. 3 No1 :: Mars/March 2013

    RDACTION Peter Oliver

    Laurent Martel Mari-Jo Lamarche

    Phil Gale

    COLLABORATEURSLyne Bessette Vincent Jourdain

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    TRADUCTIONMari-Jo Lamarche Anne Johnston

    RVISIONPeter Oliver Mari-Jo Lamarche

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    SOMMAIRESOMMAIRE / MOT DU RDACTEUR EN CHEF TABLE OF CONTENTS / FROM THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF . . . 4

    PROLOGUE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8, 10

    EXCLUSIVIT CYCLEPRESSE CYCLEPRESSE EXCLUSIVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

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  • La premire quipe canadienne professionnelle procontinentale UCI nest plus pour linstant, du moins. Cdant aux pressions financires lies au roulement dune telle quipe, SpiderTech a suspendu ses activits. Bien que le rve de Steve Bauer, directeur de lquipe, davoir une quipe canadienne sur le WorldTour et au Tour de France soit prsentement en attente, il aura accompli sa mission hausser le niveau du cyclisme canadien dune manire diffrente.

    SpiderTech a t une importante rampe de lancement permettant quelques coureurs canadiens dobtenir des contrats avec des quipes WorldTour. Maintenant plus que jamais, si des coureurs canad iens sont en mesure dvoluer sur le WorldTour, le top niveau du cyclisme profes-sionnel, cest en grande partie grce SpiderTech.

    Guillaume Boivin (Cannondale), Hugo Houle (AG2R La Mondiale), et Franois Parisien (Argos-Shimano) se sont tous trouv des postes sur des quipes WorldTour grce, notamment, aux rsultats obtenus

    avec SpiderTech. Svein Tuft, lui, stait dj servi de SpiderTech comme tremplin, ayant rejoint la formation Orica-GreenEdge ds 2012.

    Mais cette lance pourrait peut-tre se poursuivre. Le site Web de SpiderTech, gr par Cycle Sport Management, l entreprise de Bauer, continue sa mise jour et accueille ses visiteurs avec le message : Project 2014 we ll be back.( Projet 2014 nous serons l. ) Ainsi, bien quelle prenne une pause, lquipe aura fait natre lespoir dun avenir prometteur pour le cyclisme canadien.

    Canadas first UCI professional continental cycling team is no more at least for now. Bowing to the inevitable financial pressures that come with running a top pro team, Team SpiderTech has disbanded. While owner and manager Steve Bauers dream of landing a Canadian team on the WorldTour and in the Tour de France is now on hold, his mission to elevate Canadian cycling has been accomplished in other ways.

    SpiderTech has proven to have been an important launching pad for several Canadians to land contracts with WorldTour teams. The WorldTour is the top of the pro cycling food chain, and today, thanks largely to SpiderTech, there are more Canadians riding at that level than ever before.

    Guillaume Boivin (Cannondale), Hugo Houle (AG2R La Mondiale), and Franois Parisien (Argos- Shimano) have all secured spots in WorldTour teams, thanks largely to resums they compiled while riding for SpiderTech. Svein Tuft

    had already used SpiderTech as a stepping stone to the WorldTour in 2012, now r id ing w ith Orica-GreenEdge.

    The show might well go on. SpiderTechs sti l l-l ive internet home page , p roduced by Bauers company, Cycle Sport Management, greets visitors with this message : Project 2014 well be back. While SpiderTech as a pro cycling team might be taking a break, it has given Canadian cycling enormous hope for good things to come in the near future.

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    par/by Peter Oliver PROLOGUE

  • Natalie Soul, cest Nathalie PrudHomme, une artiste peintre des Laurentides qui, dans son portfolio, prsente des uvres sur le vlo. 46 ans, mre de deux enfants, Nathalie lutte contre un cancer son quatrime. Un parcours inusit la fois bouleversant et stimulant. Au fil des preuves, elle saccroche, reprend le rythme et semble chaque fois revenir plus forte.

    Une approche artistique au ct soul , imprgne dune touche vidente de fminit et de sensibilit. Des corps de femmes, certes, mais lartiste nous plonge aussi dans

    lunivers du vlo : On spin ? et Sky is NOT the limit, des toiles empreintes de mouvement et animes dune vritable fougue ; celle dune jeune femme qui, nayant pas froid aux yeux, a dj complt le 24h de vlo de Tremblant et qui, le 22 fvrier dernier, recevait la mdaille du Gouverneur gnral.

    Natalie Soul is an artistic pseudonym for Nathalie PrudHomme, who has done some beautiful work featuring bicycles. At age 46, a mother of two living in the Laurentians, Nathalie is fighting cancer, for the fourth time. These are circumstances that can be overwhelming, but they are motivating, too. After each battle with the disease, she gets back on track, gathers speed and returns stronger than ever.

    Her works have a soul, expressing both femininity and sensitivity. Yes, there are womens bodies featured, but she also plunges us with a passion into the world of cycling. On spin ? and Sky is NOT the limit are works brimming with movement and lit by the specific passion of a woman who, undaunted, has already completed the Tremblant 24h of Cycling. Last February 22, she was awarded the Governor Generals Medal. Pour consulter son portfolio, commander une toile ou une affiche / To check out her portfolio or to order a canvas or poster, go to

    www.nataliesoul.ca

    Natalie Soul

    Cyclocross crazy

    With the staging of the world championships in Louisvil le, Kentucky, the cyclocross season came to an end. Not so long ago, the sport seemed a fringe activity riding and running through snow and mud in the middle of winter ? for a bunch of whackos based mainly in northern Europe. But in recent years, its popularity in North America has surged, and the fact that the world championships were held on this continent affirms that fact.

    That Geoff Kabush and Emily Batty were the top Canadians among the elite riders in Louisville is almost beside the point on the current cyclocross scene. Instead, the big news in cyclocross is the fast, grassroots growth of the sport, both among competitors and spectators.

    With under-one-hour races held on relatively short courses, the action is intense fast, manic, filled with crashes, and very spectator-friendly. At many events, beer tents provide retreat for liquid refreshment, and the show can be raucous, somewhat like cycling meets rodeo.

    Lyne Bessette, who has spent plenty of time on the cyclocross circuit with husband Tim Johnson (who finished 19th in the elite mens race in Louisville), reports that more people than ever are now racing, and that races fill out in no time. Events like the Srie de cyclocross ko have helped boost an interest and following for cyclocross in Canada. Crazy maybe, but it is craziness that is becoming contagious.

    format parfaitement adapt aux spectateurs. Souvent, des tentes o lon sert de la bire sont installes, et le spectacle peut devenir assez bruyant ; un mlange de cyclisme et de rodo.

    Lyne Bessette, qui a pass un bon bout de temps sur le circuit de cyclocross avec son mari Tim Johnson (qui a termin 19e de la course lite Louisville), soutient que de plus en plus de gens sinscrivent aux courses, et comme les places sont limites, elles senvolent trs rapidement. Au Canada, des vnements comme la Srie de cyclocross ko contribuent grandement stimuler l intrt pour le sport. Un peu fou, peut-tre, mais une folie contagieuse.

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  • Ryder Hesjedal is living a dream. At 31, he is a prime athlete in the prime of his career, anointed as the best road cyclist Canada has ever produced and with a grand tour title to prove it. And it gets better : When a Cyclepresse writer called for an interview in December, Hesjedal was luxuriating in paradise, comfortably nested in his off-season base camp in Maui.

    Ryder Hesjedal vit un rve. 31 ans, au sommet de sa forme et de sa carrire, il est considr comme le meilleur cycliste de route que le Canada nest jamais produit, avec en poche, un titre de grand tour pour le prouver. Ce nest pas tout : Lorsquen dcembre, un journaliste de Cyclepresse lui a tlphon pour une entrevue, Hesjedal se trouvait au paradis, Maui, dans le confort de son camp de base hors-saison.

    Rouler au topRyder Hesjedal propulse le cyclisme canadien un niveau suprieur.

    Riding highRyder Hesjedal takes Canadian cycling to new heights.

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    par/by Peter Oliver EXCLUSIVIT CYCLEPRESSECYCLEPRESSE EXCLUSIVE

    Sirotti

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    Paysage s hawa en s , b r i se s tropicales, chausse impeccable et routes panoramiques pour les entranements. Tellement loin de notre rude hiver canadien assez pour faire brler denvie nimporte quel coureur canadien. Tout roule pour Ryder Hesjedal.

    Pas surprenant . Un naturel , Hesjedal a toujours eu ce quil fallait pour russir et ce, ds ses dbuts comme jeune coureur V ic tor i a , en Colombie -Britannique. Il faisait beaucoup de sport soccer, baseball, football,

    et vers l ge de 12 ans, dcida de me consacrer au vlo, ma passion. Ctait le dbut des annes 90, alors que la popularit du vlo de montagne tait son comble, et le niveau (de comptition), trs fort , soutient Hesjedal. Pour vivre sa passion, le vlo de montagne, plutt que la route, savrait donc le choix logique.

    Ses dbuts dans louest du pays nont pas t faciles son talent naturel ne sest pas manifest instantanment et je me faisais

    Hawaiian seascapes, tropical breezes, beautifully smooth roads for scenic training rides, all far from the sting of the Canadian winter its enough to make any Canadian rider weak with envy. Ryder Hesjedal has got it made.

    But that should come as no surprise. Hesjedal is a natural, seemingly blessed with the right stuff since his early days as a pipsqueak rider in Victoria, British Columbia. He was into many sports as a kid soccer, baseball, football but at around age 12, he decided to

    commit to cycling as my passion. It was the early 90s, at the height of mountain bikings popularity, when the (competitive) level was very high, says Hesjedal. Mountain biking was the logical choice over the road as an outlet for his new cycling passion.

    It did not come easily at first his naturalness did not assert itself instantaneously and he began by getting my ass kicked. But he gradually rose through the ranks of mountain bikers in western Canada, and by his last year as

    Quand jai revtu le maillot rose pour la premire fois, je ne me souciais mme

    plus du lendemain , confie Hesjedal. Tu portes ce maillot et

    soudainement, toute la course tourne autour

    de toi.

    When I pulled on the pink jersey for the

    first time, I didnt care about the next day,

    Hesjedal says. Youre in the jersey, and the

    whole race revolves around you.

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    laver. Il a gravi les chelons, montant progressivement au classement. sa dernire anne junior, il gagnait des courses de niveau national.

    Il na cess de samliorer. En 1998, il termina deuxime aux Championnats du monde junior, dcrocha une seconde mdaille dargent aux Championnats du monde U23 de 2001, puis une

    autre chez les hommes lites lors des Championnats du monde de 2003. Il semblait aussi en position de rafler une mdaille, peut-tre mme l or, aux Jeux de 2004, avant quune crevaison ne vienne freiner cette ventualit. La jeune vingtaine et dj, il se trouvait parmi les meilleurs cyclistes de montagne au monde.

    Tandis que plusieurs athltes auraient probablement continu garnir leur C.V. de mdailles et de victoires, et empocher les commandites, Hesjedal, lui, a plutt ralis quil avait atteint un stade critique. Le vlo de montagne ntait plus comme avant , dit-i l , un vent de changement samorait et le vlo de route gagnait en popularit. la recherche de nouveaux dfis, la route lui sourit.

    Ayant dj par t ic ip des courses sur route au sein de l quipe de dveloppement junior de Rabobank la Volta a Catalunya et le Tour de lAvenir , cette transition, en 2005, ne signifiait donc pas une rinvention radicale de sa carrire En optant pour la route, il se joignait un grand nombre dathltes issus du vlo de montagne, des coureurs chevronns comme Cadel Evans,

    notamment, ayant migr vers le monde plus lucratif de la route.

    Cependant, quand il signa un contrat avec lquipe Discovery Channel, sa monte au sommet ne fut pas instantane. Jtais habitu remporter les courses de montagne de trs haut niveau et l, j avais du mal rester accroch (lors des courses sur route) , confie-t-il. Et en signant avec l une des quipes les plus fortes du peloton professionnel, juste avoir une chance de courir savrait difficile. La moiti de la bataille, cest dtre assez fort pour figurer sur la liste des partants.

    Hesjedal a toutefois profit de son impressionnante, et naturelle, habilet la capacit travailler sur une longue pr iode , pour se diffrencier des autres.

    a junior, he was winning at a national level.

    He only got better. By 1998, he had won a silver medal at the World Junior Championships, following that up with silver medals in the 2001 U23 world championships and the 2003 elite mens world championships. He appeared in position to win a medal, quite possibly gold, at the 2004 Olympics,

    before a flat tire short-circuited that possibility. In his early 20s, he had established himself as one of the best mountain bikers in the world.

    Many athletes might have gone from there to pad their resums with more medals and victories and cash in on endorsements and sponsorship deals. Instead, Hesjedal felt he had reached a critical juncture. Mountain biking wasnt the sport it used to be, he says, and there was a steady shift in popularity toward road cycling. He was looking for new challenges, and the road beckoned.

    A full-time transition to road cycling in 2005 was hardly a radical re-invention of Hesjedals career. He had already competed in elite road events like the Volta a Catalunya and the Tour de lAvenir

    as a member of Rabobanks junior development team. And by making the switch, he was just part of a larger mountain biking diaspora, led by such headliners as Cadel Evans, that was migrating to the more lucrative world of the road.

    But when he signed a contract with the Discovery Channel team, the rise to the top echelon of the sport didnt happen overnight. I went from

    winning mountain bike races at the highest level to just hanging in there (in road races), he says. And, having signed on with one of the stronger teams in the pro peloton, just getting a chance to race was tough. Half the battle is just being strong enough to get a start in a race.

    Hesjedal did, however, have an extraordinary, and natural, ability that set him apart from other riders a capacity to do work over a long period of time. Repeatedly covering long distances and 3,000 to 4,000 metres of climbing in training rides didnt bother him, and such endurance marked him as a guy with a unique ability to stand up to the rigors of a three-week grand tour.

    He played pro-team hopscotch for a couple of seasons before finding a

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    Parcourir de longues distances et enfiler de 3 000 4 000 mtres de dnivel de faon rptitive en entranement ne la jamais drang ; une telle endurance lui a permis dtre considr comme un coureur capable dassumer la rudesse dun grand tour de trois semaines.

    Sautant dune quipe lautre pendant quelques saisons, il a trouv sa place chez Garmin en 2008. Puis, en 2010, une saison rvlatrice prouvant non

    seulement quil pouvait endurer une longue course tapes, mais quil avait le potentiel den gagner une. Il obtint une cinquime place au Tour de Californie et termina sixime au Tour de France. Il ntait plus le domestique charg de transporter les bidons, remontant de la voiture dquipe jusqu son leader ; en 2010, il tait considr comme un leader dquipe pour les grands tours venir.

    Ainsi, au Giro dItalia 2012, Hesjedal tait le leader de l quipe Garmin. Un choix just if i puisque quaprs l tape 7, il prenait le premier rang du classement gnral. Pour lui, un moment magique. Quand jai revtu le maillot rose pour la premire fois, je ne me souciais mme plus du lendemain , dit-i l . Tu por tes ce mail lot et soudainement, toute la course tourne autour de toi. Je naurais chang a pour rien au monde.

    home on the Garmin squad in 2008, and in 2010, a breakthrough year, he proved that he could not only endure a long stage race, he had the potential to win one. He backed up a fifth-place finish in the Tour of California with an eye-opening sixth in the Tour de France. He was no longer a domestique shuttling dozens of water bottles from the team car to the team leaders in the peloton ; by 2010, he was being tapped as a team leader for future grand tours.

    So it was for the 2012 Giro dItalia : Ryder Hesjedal, team leader for Garmin. He justified the teams faith in him by taking the overall race lead after stage 7 in what was a magical moment in his life. When I pulled on the pink jersey for the first time, I didnt care about the next day, he says. Youre in the jersey, and the whole race revolves around you. I wouldnt trade that for anything.

    After that, he proved not only to have the physical ability to win, he had the tactical smarts. I was never out of position to win the race, he says, taking a special pride in being able to stick with explosive, natural climbers like Spains Joaquim Rodriguez on the mountain stages. Doubters expected Hesjedals gangly 62, 160-pound frame to be too much of a burden when the flyspeck climbers started putting the hammer down on the steeper hills. They were wrong.

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    Hesjedal and Rodriguez exchanged the pink leaders jersey several times during the course of the races last two weeks, but a superior performance in the tour-finishing time trial in Milan sealed the overall deal for Hesjedal. He reclaimed the pink jersey from Rodriguez on the day that it mattered most. The first Canadian grand tour win became a reality.

    The cycling community in Canada arose in a clamor of celebration. It was overwhelming, the support I got, says Hesjedal. The homecoming in the city of Victoria was amazing. Yet he remained a bit frustrated by mainstream Canadas short-lived appreciation for cycling in general and his own, grand-tour accomplishment. His Giro win, he feels, was quickly forgotten in the mainstream. I still dont think many people understand the magnitude of (what I did).

    He was disappointed in not being named the 2012 Canadian athlete of the year (an honor that went to soccer player Christine Sinclair), a snub he attributes to the low esteem that cycling carries in Canada. He feels the sport deserves better.

    Of course he is capable of being a prime catalyst in changing that attitude, as he points toward the coming season. The game plan is to build up through early-season races like the Tour de Catalunya and be ready to go full gas at the Giro and do even better in the Tour. He likes what he sees in the 2013 Tour route ; I think it is better suited for me than 2012. He is working on all the small details of time trialing, a critical grand tour skill, but he acknowledges that there are always unknown and uncontrollable variables that emerge in three weeks of racing. Just because you are at a (high) level doesnt mean youre going to win, he says.

    But regardless of what the coming season or future years might hold, he will always hold the claim that no one can ever take from him : first Canadian to win a grand tour. Already, at the top of the cycling world and in the cradle of paradise, he has lived a cyclists dream.Sirotti

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  • Despite training this winter, a few extra kilos have probably crept under your jersey. What to do ? Here are a few tips from a pro to get you back in the saddle a little lighter.

    Plan : For a continuous, stable and sustainable weight loss, the goal of losing a kilogram a week is realistic. You can ramp up your training speed and intensity without always feeling famished.

    Proteins : Low-fat dairy products, lean meat, fish, or legumes (beans, chickpeas, etc.). Make sure to include proteins in every meal and snack. Beware of nuts, however ; their fat content pushes up the calories.

    Fibres : Whole grains, fruits and vegetables. Consumed in large quantities, fibre like protein increases the time it takes to digest and keeps you from feeling hungry. Fifty per cent of your plate should contain vegetables. Its a great way to see life in all its colours, right ?

    Carbohydrates : Eat your carbs before, during or after your training. That way youll have the energy you need for more intense effort, and your total energy expenditure will be increased.

    Portions : Reduce the size of your portions and the dimensions of your plate ! Consider this Delboeuf illusion to inspire you : the perception of the size of an object depends on its environment. By using a smaller plate youll get the impression of having more food.

    Hydration : Our brains can play tricks on us . We can think were hungry when were actually thirsty. Fill yourself with liquids before food.

    Alcohol : Unnecessary calories. Drink strategically go for better wine, less often !

    Malgr votre entranement hivernal, il est fort probable que quelques kilos de trop se soient glisss sous votre maillot. Que faire ? Astuces de pro pour un retour en selle allg.Planifiez : Pour une perte de poids constante, stable et durable, lobjectif de perdre un kilogramme par semaine est tout fait raliste. Vous pourrez augmenter votre rythme dentranement et votre intensit, sans vous sentir constamment affam.

    Protines : Produits laitiers faibles en gras, viandes maigres, poissons, ou lgumineuses. Assurez-vous den avoir chaque repas ou dans vos collations. Mfiez-vous toutefois des noix : leur contenu en gras peut faire grimper les calories.

    Fibres : Grains entiers, fruits et lgumes. Consomms en grande quantit, les fibres comme les protines augmentent le temps de digestion et assurent la satit. Dans votre assiette, 50 % de lespace devrait tre vou aux lgumes. Belle faon de voir la vie en couleurs, non ?

    Glucides : Consommez vos sources de glucides avant, pendant ou aprs votre entranement. Vous aurez alors lnergie ncessaire pour fournir un effort intensit leve et augmenterez votre dpense nergtique totale.

    Portions : Rduisez la taille de vos portions et la dimension de votre assiette ! Inspirez-vous de lillusion de Delbuf la perception de la taille dun objet dpend de son environnement . En utilisant une assiette plus petite, vous aurez limpression den avoir plus !

    Hydratation : Notre cerveau nous joue parfois des tours : on croit avoir faim alors quen ralit, cest la soif qui nous tiraille. Prenez simplement le temps de boire avant de manger.

    Alcool : Des calories superflues. Soyez stratgique : buvez du meilleur vin moins souvent !

    Larguez les kilosDropping a few kilos

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  • Vincent Jourdain, dtenteur d un diplme B. Sc . en Kinsiologie et entraneur de niveau 4 de lInstitut national de formation des entraneurs (INFE), est un spcialiste de la planification dentranements et de la formation dentraneurs. Il cumule plus de 15 ans dexprience en coaching, dont 12 avec l quipe canadienne sur route. Il travaille prsentement titre de consultant chez JourdainCoaching et fait partie de l quipe de collabo-rateurs de Cyclepresse pour la saison 2013.

    Lun des principaux facteurs limitant la performance est souvent le manque dhabilets techniques. Et quand je parle de performance , je ne fais pas seulement rfrence au coureur qui vise un podium, mais galement au cyclosportif qui cherche se raliser pleinement lors de ses sorties hebdomadaires en compagnie de ses pairs. Point de vue dun coach pour vous aider y voir plus clair et surtout garder le tempo !

    Habilets techniques En entranement, il est frquemment question de la puissance arobie maximale (PAM), de seuil, de watts, dintervalles ou encore, de perte de poids. tonnement, peu dadeptes prennent le temps de simplement revoir leurs habilets

    techniques. Pourtant, en corrigeant son efficacit mcanique, c.--d. son coup de pdale, le cycliste connatra trs souvent une amlioration au niveau de certaines de ses valeurs physiologiques comme le VO2 max, notamment, soit la puissance arobie maximale, un dterminant majeur de la performance.

    Aussi, afin de mieux grer son effort et sa vitesse, il est primordial de bien connatre ses braquets et de les utiliser adquatement. Et qui dit choix de braquet dit aussi efficacit mcanique, le fameux coup de pdale dont je viens de parler .

    Et pour dployer efficacement ses forces, le choix de la cadence nombre de coups de pdale par minute, selon le type de terrain

    Vincent Jourdain, who has a B.Sc. in kinesiology and 4th level coachs

    certification from the National Coaching Institute (NCI), specializes in designing training programs and in training coaches. He has more

    than 15 years of experience in coaching, including 12 years with the Canadian road team. Currently a consultant with JourdainCoaching, he is joining our Cyclepresse team of contributors for the 2013 season.

    A major stumbling block in improving performance is often a lack of technical skills. And when I say performance, Im not just talking about a pro rider looking for a podium finish ; I am thinking also of club riders and avid cyclists who want to achieve their full potential on weekly rides with their peers. Heres a coachs perspective to help you understand your r iding more clearly and, above all, keep pace with your fellow riders.

    Technical skillsTraining is often a matter of focusing on maximal aerobic power, threshold, watts, intervals, or even weight loss. Surprisingly, however, few cyclists take the time to simply review their basic technical skills. Yet in correcting mechanical ineff iciencies in the pedal stroke for example a cyclist can experience a marked improvement in such physio-logical values as VO2 max, a measure of aerobic strength, a key factor when it comes to performance on the bike.

    In addition, to do a better job of managing your effort and speed, its critically important to master the art of using gears properly. Using gears to your best advantage will result in greater mechanical efficiency in the pedal stroke Ive already mentioned.

    To use your strength effectively, the right choice of cadence the number of pedal strokes per minute, depending on the type of terrain and the type of effort is vital. The ideal is to practice your pedal stroke at different cadences in a variety of situations on flats, on climbs and during accele-rations. In matching the choice of gear as circumstances dictate, its important to develop your riding technique for various situations : climbing, descending, cornering and accelerating.

    The simple act of changing your position in the saddle (e.g., alternating between a seated position and standing up from the saddle) permits the involvement of different muscle groups. This lets you speed up, particularly

    Retour la base Back to basics

    Il est important de pratiquer son coup de pdale diffrentes cadences et dans diffrentes situations : sur les plats, dans les montes, et lors dacclrations.

    It is important to practice your pedal stroke at different cadences in a variety of situations: on flats, on climbs and during accelerations.

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    during terrain transitions, and provides a rest for various muscle groups, notably the quadriceps, which does much of the work when youre in a sitting position. Changing position can slow the onset of muscle fatigue.

    Efficiency and fluidityDo you know the secret to developing a perfect pedal stroke ? Rollers ! Rollers are a training tool demanding a high level of concen-tration, but which, in addition to helping to improve your bike handling skills, let you develop an efficient, fluid technical motion. After a few sessions, youll find yourself making rounder and smoother pedal strokes and, by maintaining balance on the rollers, riding in what will translate into a straighter and more predictable line on the road. Your riding partners will appreciate it !

    Finding a campMany early-season training camps are available to help riders better prepare for the coming season. To help make the most of a camp experience and make a choice that best suits your needs, here are a few, important training-camp variables to keep in mind : the skill level of participants ; the number of participants per group and per coach (or per

    et le type deffort , est essentiel. Lidal, cest de pratiquer son coup de pdale diffrentes cadences et dans une varit de situations ; sur les plats, dans les montes, et lors dacclrations. Paralllement aux choix de braquet, il importe de dvelopper sa technique et ce, tant au niveau des montes, des descentes, que des virages et des acclrations.

    Le simple fait de changer de position sur sa selle en alternant de la position assise la position debout, aussi appele en danseuse ) , permet limplication de diffrents groupes musculaires, de relancer lallure, particulirement lors des transitions, et de donner un rpit certains groupes musculaires, notamment les quadriceps, trs sollicits en position assise. Du coup, la fatigue musculaire peut tre retarde.

    Efficacit et fluiditLe secret, pour acqurir un coup de pdale impeccable, vous le connaissez ? Eh oui, le rouleau ! Un outil dentranement qui fait appel un haut degr de concentration, certes, mais qui, en plus de vous aider amliorer votre quilibre et vos aptitudes de conduite, vous permet de dvelopper un geste technique efficace et fluide. Le rsultat, aprs quelques sances : un

    coup de pdale tout en souplesse et la capacit de garder sa ligne ; un talent qui sera grandement apprci par vos partenaires de route !

    Trouver son campPour mieux prparer la saison venir, plusieurs envisageront de participer un camp dentra-nement. Afin de tirer le maximum dune telle exprience et pour faire un choix en fonction de ses besoins, voici quelques aspects importants considrer : le niveau dhabilet des participants ; le nombre de participants par groupe et par entraneur (ou par guide) ; la vitesse moyenne des groupes, le droulement des sorties (niveau de difficult et degr dintensit) ; lobjectif des sorties (c.--d. aspects techniques vs effort physique), le type de terrain, de parcours, et les distances parcourues ; lexpertise des entraneurs, des guides, ou des encadreurs.

    Ainsi, comme dans nimporte quel autre sport, pour progresser sur son vlo et savourer davantage ses randonnes, il vaut mieux matriser certaines comptences techniques. Et lapproche dune nouvelle saison, la slection dun camp printanier dans le but de les amliorer peut savrer un investis-sement vraiment gnial !

    guide) ; the average speed per group ; the sequencing of the rides (from easy to hard, long to short, high-intensity to recovery, etc.) ; the objective of each ride (i.e., technical aspects vs. physical effort) ; the type of terrain and ride lengths ; and the expertise of the coaches and guides.

    In other words, to improve your cycling and get more enjoyment out of your rides, master specific technical skills. And as the new season approaches, selecting a spring training camp with a view to improving those skills can be a really savvy investment !

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  • The early season, before the first numbers have been pinned onto any jersey, is the time when all the worlds top professional teams assemble for winter training camps. The aim ? To build fitness, get new equipment fitted, and start to mesh as a team. But how do they do it ? Cyclepresse took a trip to Majorca to have a behind-the-scenes look at what goes on.

    It is 10 :00AM on a cool January morning in Playa de Muro, Majorca. The shops of the strip are all closed because this is the off-season for tourists. Nevertheless, many of the hotels are full the worlds best cyclists are here to train. The mornings pre-ride discussion at the IAM Cycling team truck comes to an end, as three groups head out, each followed by a sport director. This new Swiss team is holding its first training camp with all of its riders together, and even though the team members are new to IAM, they have a lot of years of experience.

    Kjel l Carlstrm, formerly at Team Sky and now working at IAM Cycling explains : We are a new team and I am new to the role of Sport Director, but the aims of all winter camps remain the same : to improve as a team. With all 23 riders present we want to build our team spirit, let the riders get to know each other, while seeing how they all ride. Our team is split into three different groups, each with a different aim. Naturally all the riders do not follow the same race plan, so each group represents a different competition schedule. I am following the group that will

    Le dbut de saison, avant mme quun seul numro ne soit pingl sur un maillot, cest loccasion, pour les meilleures quipes profes-sionnelles, de runir tout leur monde pour un camp hivernal. Lobjectif ? Remise en forme, ajustement de nouvel quipement, et naissance de la chimie dquipe. Et comment a se passe ? Cyclepresse a fait le voyage Majorque et vous entrane dans les coulisses de deux dentre eux.

    Il est 10 heures Playa de Muro, Majorque, un matin frais de janvier. Comme ce nest pas la saison touristique, les boutiques sont toutes fermes. Plusieurs hte l s a f f ichent cependant complet les meilleurs coureurs au monde y sont venus sentraner. Dans le vhicule dquipe de la formation IAM, la discussion prcdant lentranement matinal tire sa f in, et trois groupes dcampent, chacun accompagn dun directeur sportif. Pour cette nouvelle formation suisse, cest un camp runissant, pour la premire fois, tous les quipiers.

    De nouveaux coureurs pour IAM, certes, mais tous cumulent plusieurs annes dexprience.

    Kjell Carlstrm, anciennement de Team Sky et maintenant pour lquipe IAM, explique : Nous sommes une nouvelle quipe et le rle de directeur sportif est nouveau pour moi, mais le but dun camp hivernal reste toujours le mme : samliorer en tant ququipe. Avec nos 23 coureurs, nous cherchons faire crotre notre esprit dquipe, permettre nos coureurs dapprendre se connatre, tout en observant

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  • start in Qatar, while the other two groups are focused on either the classics or stage races later in the year. Each group will ride for anywhere from two to six hours, and the ones who need to be on form sooner will do more intensity.

    In two neat lines the riders roll out, and even though this is supposed to be a location that offers good weather, they ride, all wrapped up, under heavy skies. Occasionally, a rider will drop back to the car to chat with Carlstrm, who guides the whole training session. Right, ride for five minutes just rolling

    comment ils se dbrouillent sur la route. Notre quipe est divise en trois groupes distincts, chacun ayant son propre objectif. videmment, comme les coureurs ne partagent pas le mme calendrier de course, chaque groupe reprsente un calendrier de course diffrent. Je suis le groupe qui prendra le dpart Qatar ; les deux autres groupes se concentrent sur les classiques ou sur les courses tapes. Chaque groupe roulera entre deux et six heures, et ceux qui doivent tre en forme plus tt travailleront plus haute intensit.

    Sur la route, les coureurs forment deux lignes bien droites. Nous sommes un endroit o il est cens faire beau mais pourtant, ils sont tous habills chaudement et roulent sous un ciel menaant. Occasionnellement, lun dentre eux se laissera glisser jusqu la voiture pour discuter avec Carlstrm qui dirige lentranement. Exact, roulez pendant cinq minutes, petit braquet, juste pour tourner les jambes , lance-t-il de sa fentre lorsquils passent ses cts. Puis, Carlstrm poursuit : Cest une journe facile. On vient de terminer un bloc de quatre journes difficiles, ils doivent donc rcuprer. Nous sortons mme lors des journes de repos, et chaque journe respecte la mme structure petit-djeuner 7 :30, sortie 10 :00 (bien quon a eu, plus tt ce matin, une session de photos), rcupration en aprs-midi, entranement des muscles

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    centraux (core workout) 18 :30, souper 19 :30. Cette structure permet aux coureurs de dvelopper une routine et au personnel, de savoir quand leur prsence est ncessaire. Par exemple, les mcanos saffairent lajustement des vlos le matin et le soir, tandis que je suis occup toute la journe !

    deux kilomtres peine de lhtel o loge IAM Cycling se trouve la formation britannique, Team Sky. Dans

    through, small gear, turning your legs, he shouts out the window as the riders pass. Carlstrm then continues : Today is an easy day. We had a block of four hard days, so now the riders need to recover. Even on a rest day we ride, and each day follows the same structure breakfast at 7 :30AM, ride at 10 :00AM (though today we did have a photo shoot before), recovery in the afternoon, 6 :30PM core work, 7 :30PM dinner. The structure helps the riders get into a routine, plus lets all the staff know when they are needed. For example, the mechanics are busy in the mornings and evenings, helping the riders set up their bikes, while I am busy all day !

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    le stationnement de lhtel, les fameuses voitures noires, chacune arborant la bande bleue, lemblme de Sky. Sir Dave Brailsford, directeur gnral de l quipe, explique le fonctionnement du programme dentranement : Je viens ici depuis plusieurs hivers, cest un endroit idal. Aprs un vol de seulement deux heures depuis le Royaume-Uni, les coureurs arrivent sans mme avoir saut un entra-nement. On prend le contrle total de lhtel et, de dcembre jusqu la mi-janvier, il ny a que nos coureurs et nos employs.

    Prendre le contrle dun htel, un luxe que seules les grandes quipes peuvent se payer. Mais derrire cette extravagance, se cache une explication. Brailsford continue : Suite la saison dernire, nous avons maintenant des visages bien connus sur lquipe, alors un htel calme leur donne la chance de rcuprer en paix. En vrit, cest quon peut travailler sans se faire dranger. Notre personnel, notre chef, nos mcanos, et nos entraneurs sinstallent pour le mois et demi tandis que nos coureurs viennent y passer au moins une semaine la fois. Comme a, ils travaillent en fonction de leur calendrier, et quand ils sont ici, profitent dun encadrement complet. En ce moment, (Bradley) Wiggins sentrane ici mais il retournera passer le week-end

    la maison. Nos coureurs passent tellement de temps sur la route pendant la saison quon veut trouver un quilibre ; leur offrir un contexte dentranement adquat, tout en leur permettant de passer du temps avec leurs familles.

    Et comment se droule lentra-nement d une qu ipe qu i , dans son alignement, affiche le champion en titre du Tour de France ? Brailsford termine : Nos journes diffrent et sont divises en groupes selon le programme et lobjectif de chacun. videmment, le groupe du Tour fait moins de travail dintensit que le celui des classiques. Chaque coureur po s s de son t p rog r am me spcifique et chaque jour, suit un hora i re d ent ra nement dtaill. Cest ce qui dtermine le moment o chacun fait ses intervalles. Laprs-midi est ax sur la rcupration, mais, pour les coureurs et les entraneurs, cest aussi loccasion de tisser des liens, lment dterminant, selon nous, au succs dun coureur.

    Ainsi, pour les coureurs dune nouvelle quipe se rencontrant pour la premire fois, comme pour une quipe al ignant le vainqueur du Tour de France, capable de prendre le contrle total dun htel, les heures passes en selle lors des camps hivernaux, cest l o se faonnent les saisons.

    No more than two kilometres from IAM Cyclings hotel is the British super team, Team Sky. Outside the hotel are the well-known black vehicles, each with Team Skys iconic blue stripe down it . Sir Dave Brailsford, Team Principle, explains how Skys training program works : I have been coming here for many winters now. It is a great location. After only a two-hour flight from the UK, riders can get out here without missing any days riding. We take over this whole hotel for all of December and half of January, when it is just our riders and staff here.

    Taking over a whole hotel is a luxury that only the largest teams can afford, but there is reason for the extravagance. Brailsford continues : After last season, we do have some well-known faces on the team, so a quiet hotel is better for them to recover in peace. The real reason for taking over the hotel is so that we can work undisturbed. We base our helpers, chef, mechanics and coaches out here for the full period, while asking the riders to come for a minimum of a week at a time. That way, they can work to their schedule, yet still have full support whilst out here. At the moment, (Bradley) Wiggins is training here during the week, then going home on the weekend to see his family. We want to find the balance between a great environment to train, while allowing the riders to be able to spend some time with their families because they are on the road so much during the season.

    And how does the team with the defending Tour de France winner go about their training ? Brailsford finished ; Our days vary, splitting into groups that focus on each of the riders target programs. Naturally the Tour group is doing less intensity than the classics group. Each rider has a specific program that he is following and a schedule for each day, so the riders all do intervals as needed during the group ride. The afternoons are focused on recovery and also building t he be s t r e l a t ion sh ip between rider and coach, which we think is central to a riders success.

    Whether it is riders on a new team getting to know one other for the first time, or a team, with the current Tour de France winner, able to take over a whole hotel, the hours logged in the saddle at winter c amps a r e whe re seasons are made.

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    Amateur de cylosportives. Amateur de longues sorties enfi ler 200 kilomtres en une journe ne

    vous pose aucun problme. Votre objectif nest pas de fi nir premier mais de passer de longues heures en selle.

    Coureur dans lme. Vous avez la vitesse dans le sang. Votre vlo doit rpondre aux exigences lies

    la course et vous propulser toute vitesse au fi l darrive.

    Guerrier de fi n de semaine. Vous ne roulez pas frquemment, mais quand vous le faites, vous

    y al lez fond. Vous cherchez un vlo capable de sadapter votre style ex igeant , mais galement polyvalent et confortable.

    Recrue motive. Bien que vous ne soyez pas encore compltement accro, il vous faut un vlo avec lequel

    vous progresserez qui pardonne mais qui peut tenir la route mesure que les kilomtres saccumulent et que votre niveau augmente.

    Plat. Pas aussi plat quune table de billard mais sans montes signifi catives.

    Terrain roulant. Alternance de montes, de descentes et de plats, et trs peu de dnivels srieux.

    Ctes et ascensions. Ascensions de 5 kilomtres et plus, avec des pointes excdant parfois les 20 %.

    Terrain accident. Des routes cahoteuses et parfois non paves.

    TYPES DE CYCLISTES

    TYPES DE TERRAIN

    Prenez note que le poids des vlos de notre guide dachat est approximatif et peut varier selon la taille du cadre, le type de roues et de composants.

    videmment que pour fabriquer le meilleur vlo le cadre offrant la tenue de route ultime , chaque manufactur ier possde ses propres procds et philosophies. Et chaque cycliste est unique ; ce qui fonctionne chez lun sera moins effi cace chez lautre. Mais, ayant dvelopp de nouvelles faons de concevoir les cadres, les manufacturiers parviennent rpondre aux besoins spcifi ques d une var it de types de cyclistes, tout en minimisant les compromis.

    Auparavant, par exemple, un vlo ne pouvait tre la fois vif et confortable. Les temps ont chang ; on peut maintenant se procurer un vlo super confortable assurant aussi des performances dignes du Tour de France.

    Lautre bonne nouvelle, cest que ces vlos sont probablement plus abordables que jamais. Toutes les raisons sont bonnes pour dpenser une petite fortune sur sa nouvelle monture lgret, raffi nement artisanal, roues et composants haut de gamme toutefois, il est aujourdhui possible de faire lacquisition dun vlo vif, rceptif et confortable pour moins de 3000 $.

    Pour trouver le vlo qui vous convient, vous devez dabord identifier deux variables majeures : le type de cycliste que vous croyez tre, et la forme de cyclisme que vous pratiquez. Pour facil iter votre recherche, chaque vlo est associ un type de cycliste (identifi par un code de couleurs), et un type de terrain. Gardez en tte que le cadre est llment le plus important de votre achat ; les roues et les composants tant facilement i n t e r changeab le s . E t en su i t e , amusez-vous en profi tant du meilleur vlo que vous nayez jamais possd.

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    Riders of the world, rejoice : Todays bikes are bet ter than ever. Manufac turer s cont inue to improve their exper t ise in tweaking and molding carbon f iber, the frame mater ial of overwhelming choice. Wherever f rame strength is needed, bike bui lders can add a little muscle to the carbon composition. Where st i f fness is cal led for, a frame can be made st i f f, and where a l it t le f lex ibi l ity can improve the r ide, a frame can be made more f lexible.

    Flat. Not pool-table level, perhaps, but no real ups and downs, either.

    Rolling terrain. Ever-changing up, down, and short fl ats, but big hills are few.

    Big hills and climbs. The road tilts upward for 5k or more, sometimes exceeding a steepness of 20 percent.

    Some like it tough. Rough, sometimes unpaved roads are often in play.

    Club rider. You typically ride about 200 kilometres a week and enjoy jumping in with

    weekly group rides. Occasionally you push hard, but a moderate pace of about 30kph is more your style.

    Gran fondo enthusiast. Long rides are your thing 200 kilometres in a day is no problem. You

    might not be the fi rst to fi nish, but youve got the right stuff for putting in long hours in the saddle.

    Racer ready. Competition gets your juices fl owing, and you have a need for speed. What you

    really want is a bike that can handle the demands of racing and get you to the fi nish line in a hurry.

    Weekend warrior. You dont ride regularly, but when you do ride, you ride hard. You want a bike

    that is responsive to your demanding style yet is still versatile and comfortable.

    Eager rookie. Youre not a complete cycling nut not yet but youve seen friends get the bug.

    You need a bike to grow with forgiving and uncomplicated for starters but able to match your stamina as you begin to ride longer and harder. A

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    Of course, different companies have dif ferent methods and philosophies in creating frame structures that they bel ieve deliver the ultimate ride. And every rider is different ; what works for one type of rider will be less effective for someone else. But as companies discover and refi ne new ways of molding frames, they have become better at meeting the specifi c needs of various rider types, with fewer compromises.

    It used to be, for example, that snappy p e r fo r m a nc e a nd c om fo r t we r e considered mutually exclusive. No more. You can now find a bike with Tour de France performance that can also provide around-the-block cruising comfort.

    The other good news is that great performance is probably more affordable than ever. There are plenty of reasons to spend a boatload of money on a new ride lightness, craftsmanship, top-of-the-line wheels and components but it is also possible to get a swift, responsive, and comfy machine for less than $3,000.

    To fi nd the bike thats right for you, you need to make two, key assessments : What kind of rider you are, and what kind of riding you do. To help, we have assigned each bike in this guide with color-coded rider types and terrain types. Keep in mind that the most important part of your purchase is the frame ; swapping out wheels or components is relatively easy, if you feel the need. Then rejoice in riding the best bike you have ever owned.

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    Riders of the world, rejoice : Todays bikes are bet ter than ever. Manufac turer s cont inue to improve their exper t ise in tweaking and molding carbon f iber, the frame mater ial of overwhelming choice. Wherever f rame strength is needed, bike bui lders can add a little muscle to the carbon composition. Where st i f fness is cal led for, a frame can be made st i f f, and where a l it t le f lex ibi l ity can improve the r ide, a frame can be made more f lexible.

    Flat. Not pool-table level, perhaps, but no real ups and downs, either.

    Rolling terrain. Ever-changing up, down, and short fl ats, but big hills are few.

    Big hills and climbs. The road tilts upward for 5k or more, sometimes exceeding a steepness of 20 percent.

    Some like it tough. Rough, sometimes unpaved roads are often in play.

    Club rider. You typically ride about 200 kilometres a week and enjoy jumping in with

    weekly group rides. Occasionally you push hard, but a moderate pace of about 30kph is more your style.

    Gran fondo enthusiast. Long rides are your thing 200 kilometres in a day is no problem. You

    might not be the fi rst to fi nish, but youve got the right stuff for putting in long hours in the saddle.

    Racer ready. Competition gets your juices fl owing, and you have a need for speed. What you

    really want is a bike that can handle the demands of racing and get you to the fi nish line in a hurry.

    Weekend warrior. You dont ride regularly, but when you do ride, you ride hard. You want a bike

    that is responsive to your demanding style yet is still versatile and comfortable.

    Eager rookie. Youre not a complete cycling nut not yet but youve seen friends get the bug.

    You need a bike to grow with forgiving and uncomplicated for starters but able to match your stamina as you begin to ride longer and harder. A

    poge

    e

    Of course, different companies have dif ferent methods and philosophies in creating frame structures that they bel ieve deliver the ultimate ride. And every rider is different ; what works for one type of rider will be less effective for someone else. But as companies discover and refi ne new ways of molding frames, they have become better at meeting the specifi c needs of various rider types, with fewer compromises.

    It used to be, for example, that snappy p e r fo r m a nc e a nd c om fo r t we r e considered mutually exclusive. No more. You can now find a bike with Tour de France performance that can also provide around-the-block cruising comfort.

    The other good news is that great performance is probably more affordable than ever. There are plenty of reasons to spend a boatload of money on a new ride lightness, craftsmanship, top-of-the-line wheels and components but it is also possible to get a swift, responsive, and comfy machine for less than $3,000.

    To fi nd the bike thats right for you, you need to make two, key assessments : What kind of rider you are, and what kind of riding you do. To help, we have assigned each bike in this guide with color-coded rider types and terrain types. Keep in mind that the most important part of your purchase is the frame ; swapping out wheels or components is relatively easy, if you feel the need. Then rejoice in riding the best bike you have ever owned.

  • FELT Z5 WWW.FELTBICYCLES.COM UHC PERFORMANCE CARBON

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    Robuste, rceptif, f iable, et surtout abordable. Conu pour la course, la gomtrie relaxe du Z5 lui donne la dose dindulgence souhaite pour tout faire, peu importe le terrain. Vous pourriez braver pendant des heures le pav dune classique belge sans vous sentir compltement abattu en f in de course. MAVIC CXP 22Solid, responsive, dependable, but most of all af fordable. The Z5 is built to race specif ications, but its relaxed geometry delivers the forgiving characterist ics of a do-anything, go-anywhere bike. You could spend hours r iding the cobblestones of a Belgian spring classic race and not feel beat up at the end of the day.

    SHIMANO/FSA

    18.2 lbs

    GIANT TCX 0 WWW.GIANT-BICYCLES.COMALUXX ALUMINUM

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    Le TCX 0 a t conu pour la course de cyclocross. Toutefois, trouvez-lui une chausse accidente, et il vous dvoilera tous ses talents. Son cadre en aluminium offre une conduite tonnamment confortable. Terrains de prdilection : chemins de terre, de gravier ou chausses cahoteuses.GIANT P-SL-1 Giants TCX series of bikes is designed for cyclocross racing, but that doesnt mean you have to take it to the race course to appreciate its talents when riding rough roads. The aluminum frame produces a surprisingly smooth ride and looks good doing it. Dirt roads and rough pavement watch out.

    SHIMANO ULTEGRA/FSA N/A

    KONA Zing Supreme WWW.KONAWORLD.COMCARBON MONOCOQUE

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    Vous tenez votre bout lors des sorties de club et songez mme la course. Possible, avec un budget sous les 3000 $? Le Zing Supreme dit oui. Plus lourd quun poids ultralger haut de gamme, videmment, mais il rpond bien quand vient le temps dappuyer sur les pdales, et se dbrouille aussi dans les ctes. MAVIC AKSIUM WTSYou hold your own on club rides, and now youre thinking about test ing the race circuit. Is that possible for under $3,000? The Zing Supreme says yes. Sure, its a lit tle heavier than top-of-the-line lightweights, but it produces a satisfying, responsive oomph when push comes to pedal, and it holds its own on hills, too.

    FSA/SHIMANO 105

    17.8 lbs

    MARIN Verona T3 105 WWW.MARINBIKES.COMCXR T3 UNIDIRECTIONAL CARBON

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    Tout doux, dirait Marin. Mme lgret et rceptivit que tmoignent ses cadres de course mais, grce une gomtrie plus relaxe, une conduite beaucoup plus conciliente. De longues heures en selle? Aucun problme.Une porte dentre dans le monde de la performance.

    RITCHEY WCS ZETAEasy does it, says Marin. You still get the kind of lightness and responsiveness that Marin puts into its pro-f it racing frames, but a more relaxed geometry makes the ride much more forgiving. Long hours in the saddle are no problem. A great entry into the world of performance cycling.

    SHIMANO

    N/A

    NORCO Valence C2 WWW.NORCO.COM24T MID-MODULUS CARBON

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    Chez le manufacturier canadien Norco, on dcrit ce cadre comme tant rigide en torsion et souple sur le plan vertical. En dautres mots, un cadre assez rsilient pour assurer le confort sur surfaces cahoteuses, surtout si vous passez de longues heures en selle. Dans la srie Valence, le C2 se situe en milieu de gamme.

    MAVIC AKSIUM WTS Canadian bike-maker Norco describes the frame design of its Valence series of bikes as laterally st if f and vertically compliant. Translated, that means a resilient frame to smooth out rough rides, especially if you spend long hours in the saddle. The C2 sits r ight in the middle of the various Valence build-ups that Norco of fers.

    SHIMANO ULTEGRA/FSA 18,1 lbs

    PRSENT PARPRESENTED BY

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    CATGORIECATEGORY 1500 $ - 3000 $

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    OPUS Triton WWW.OPUSBIKE.COM

    6061 ALUMINUM

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    Nul doute que le manufacturier montralais Opus sait travailler avec l aluminium, matriau quon a tendance bouder l re de la fibre de carbone. Le Triton savre la fois confortable, robuste et fiable. Bolide de course? Non. Vlo fiable et capable den prendre? Oui.

    MAVIC AKSIUM WTSMontreal-based Opus knows how to work with aluminum, which sometimes gets the cold should as a frame-building material in the age of carbon f iber. In the aluminum Triton, however, Opus has a created a smooth-riding machine with toughness and dependability. Race machine? No. Dependable, rugged cruiser yes.

    SHIMANO/FSA

    20.8 lbs

    ROCKY MOUNTAIN Prestige 50 CR WWW.BIKES.COMHM MONOCOQUE CARBON

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    Depuis quelques annes, le Prestige 50 CR est un incontournable chez Rocky Mountain. a se comprend : un cadre dun peu plus d un kilo, un tel prix, cest du jamais vu. Vous pouvez donc grimper au mme rythme que vos copains qui eux, roulent sur des machines valant le double du prix.

    MAVIC AKSIUM It is understandable that the Prestige 50 CR has been a staple in Rocky Mountains road-bike line for a few years now gett ing a frame at just a bit over one kilo at this price is unheard of. That means that you can climb with your buddies r iding rigs that cost twice as much.

    SHIMANO 105/FSA

    18.6 lbs

    SPECIALIZED Tarmac Sport WWW.SPECIALIZED.COM

    FACT 8R CARBON

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    Vous souhaitez une performance digne du Tour de France sans avoir payer la note. Vous pourriez payer 12 000 $ pour le Tarmac haut de gamme ou, pour 10 000 $ de moins, opter pour la version Sport offrant des caractristiques semblables. Si vous en tes qu vos premires armes, un bon choix.

    DT SWISS AXIS 2.0Youre looking for a Tour de France performer without shelling out a Tour de France price. You could spend $12,000 for the top-of-the-line Tarmac or get similar r iding characterist ics in the Sport version at almost $10,000 less. If youre just test ing the racing waters, this is a great place to start.

    SRAM

    18.5 lbs

    TREK Madone 3.1 WWW.TREKBIKES.COM

    TREK OCLV CARBON

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    Trek fabrique tellement de modles qu elle seule, la srie Madone en compte 20. Le 3.1, cest un premier pas dans lunivers Madone, avec une gomtrie lgrement releve, pour plus de confort. Sorties de groupe dchanes ou balades sur pistes cyclables le 3.1, un bon dpart pour celui qui commence tre accro.

    BONTRAGER Trek makes so many models that there are 20 models in the Madone series alone. The 3.1 version is an entry point into the racy Madone world, with a slightly upright geometry for comfort. Fast group rides or bike-path cruising the Madone 3.1 is a great start for gett ing serious about the sport.

    SHIMANO 105/SRAM

    18.6 lbs

    - 1500 - 2999

    Cycliste de club. Club rider. Amateur de cylosportives. Gran fondo enthusiast.

    Coureur dans lme. Racer ready.

    Guerrier de fi n de semaine. Weekend warrior.

    Recrue motive. Eager rookie.

    Terrain roulant. Rolling terrain.

    Ctes et ascensions. Big hills and climbs.

    Terrain accident. Anywhere, any time.

    Plat. Flat.

    CREATE A TEAM SPIRITCREZ lESPRIT DQUIPE

  • FELT Z5 WWW.FELTBICYCLES.COM UHC PERFORMANCE CARBON

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    Robuste, rceptif, f iable, et surtout abordable. Conu pour la course, la gomtrie relaxe du Z5 lui donne la dose dindulgence souhaite pour tout faire, peu importe le terrain. Vous pourriez braver pendant des heures le pav dune classique belge sans vous sentir compltement abattu en f in de course. MAVIC CXP 22Solid, responsive, dependable, but most of all af fordable. The Z5 is built to race specif ications, but its relaxed geometry delivers the forgiving characterist ics of a do-anything, go-anywhere bike. You could spend hours r iding the cobblestones of a Belgian spring classic race and not feel beat up at the end of the day.

    SHIMANO/FSA

    18.2 lbs

    GIANT TCX 0 WWW.GIANT-BICYCLES.COMALUXX ALUMINUM

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    Le TCX 0 a t conu pour la course de cyclocross. Toutefois, trouvez-lui une chausse accidente, et il vous dvoilera tous ses talents. Son cadre en aluminium offre une conduite tonnamment confortable. Terrains de prdilection : chemins de terre, de gravier ou chausses cahoteuses.GIANT P-SL-1 Giants TCX series of bikes is designed for cyclocross racing, but that doesnt mean you have to take it to the race course to appreciate its talents when riding rough roads. The aluminum frame produces a surprisingly smooth ride and looks good doing it. Dirt roads and rough pavement watch out.

    SHIMANO ULTEGRA/FSA N/A

    KONA Zing Supreme WWW.KONAWORLD.COMCARBON MONOCOQUE

    PO

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    Vous tenez votre bout lors des sorties de club et songez mme la course. Possible, avec un budget sous les 3000 $? Le Zing Supreme dit oui. Plus lourd quun poids ultralger haut de gamme, videmment, mais il rpond bien quand vient le temps dappuyer sur les pdales, et se dbrouille aussi dans les ctes. MAVIC AKSIUM WTSYou hold your own on club rides, and now youre thinking about test ing the race circuit. Is that possible for under $3,000? The Zing Supreme says yes. Sure, its a lit tle heavier than top-of-the-line lightweights, but it produces a satisfying, responsive oomph when push comes to pedal, and it holds its own on hills, too.

    FSA/SHIMANO 105

    17.8 lbs

    MARIN Verona T3 105 WWW.MARINBIKES.COMCXR T3 UNIDIRECTIONAL CARBON

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    Tout doux, dirait Marin. Mme lgret et rceptivit que tmoignent ses cadres de course mais, grce une gomtrie plus relaxe, une conduite beaucoup plus conciliente. De longues heures en selle? Aucun problme.Une porte dentre dans le monde de la performance.

    RITCHEY WCS ZETAEasy does it, says Marin. You still get the kind of lightness and responsiveness that Marin puts into its pro-f it racing frames, but a more relaxed geometry makes the ride much more forgiving. Long hours in the saddle are no problem. A great entry into the world of performance cycling.

    SHIMANO

    N/A

    NORCO Valence C2 WWW.NORCO.COM24T MID-MODULUS CARBON

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    Chez le manufacturier canadien Norco, on dcrit ce cadre comme tant rigide en torsion et souple sur le plan vertical. En dautres mots, un cadre assez rsilient pour assurer le confort sur surfaces cahoteuses, surtout si vous passez de longues heures en selle. Dans la srie Valence, le C2 se situe en milieu de gamme.

    MAVIC AKSIUM WTS Canadian bike-maker Norco describes the frame design of its Valence series of bikes as laterally st if f and vertically compliant. Translated, that means a resilient frame to smooth out rough rides, especially if you spend long hours in the saddle. The C2 sits r ight in the middle of the various Valence build-ups that Norco of fers.

    SHIMANO ULTEGRA/FSA 18,1 lbs

    PRSENT PARPRESENTED BY

    GUIDE DACHATBUYERS GUIDE 2013

    CATGORIECATEGORY 1500 $ - 3000 $

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    OPUS Triton WWW.OPUSBIKE.COM

    6061 ALUMINUM

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    Nul doute que le manufacturier montralais Opus sait travailler avec l aluminium, matriau quon a tendance bouder l re de la fibre de carbone. Le Triton savre la fois confortable, robuste et fiable. Bolide de course? Non. Vlo fiable et capable den prendre? Oui.

    MAVIC AKSIUM WTSMontreal-based Opus knows how to work with aluminum, which sometimes gets the cold should as a frame-building material in the age of carbon f iber. In the aluminum Triton, however, Opus has a created a smooth-riding machine with toughness and dependability. Race machine? No. Dependable, rugged cruiser yes.

    SHIMANO/FSA

    20.8 lbs

    ROCKY MOUNTAIN Prestige 50 CR WWW.BIKES.COMHM MONOCOQUE CARBON

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    Depuis quelques annes, le Prestige 50 CR est un incontournable chez Rocky Mountain. a se comprend : un cadre dun peu plus d un kilo, un tel prix, cest du jamais vu. Vous pouvez donc grimper au mme rythme que vos copains qui eux, roulent sur des machines valant le double du prix.

    MAVIC AKSIUM It is understandable that the Prestige 50 CR has been a staple in Rocky Mountains road-bike line for a few years now gett ing a frame at just a bit over one kilo at this price is unheard of. That means that you can climb with your buddies r iding rigs that cost twice as much.

    SHIMANO 105/FSA

    18.6 lbs

    SPECIALIZED Tarmac Sport WWW.SPECIALIZED.COM

    FACT 8R CARBON

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    Vous souhaitez une performance digne du Tour de France sans avoir payer la note. Vous pourriez payer 12 000 $ pour le Tarmac haut de gamme ou, pour 10 000 $ de moins, opter pour la version Sport offrant des caractristiques semblables. Si vous en tes qu vos premires armes, un bon choix.

    DT SWISS AXIS 2.0Youre looking for a Tour de France performer without shelling out a Tour de France price. You could spend $12,000 for the top-of-the-line Tarmac or get similar r iding characterist ics in the Sport version at almost $10,000 less. If youre just test ing the racing waters, this is a great place to start.

    SRAM

    18.5 lbs

    TREK Madone 3.1 WWW.TREKBIKES.COM

    TREK OCLV CARBON

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    Trek fabrique tellement de modles qu elle seule, la srie Madone en compte 20. Le 3.1, cest un premier pas dans lunivers Madone, avec une gomtrie lgrement releve, pour plus de confort. Sorties de groupe dchanes ou balades sur pistes cyclables le 3.1, un bon dpart pour celui qui commence tre accro.

    BONTRAGER Trek makes so many models that there are 20 models in the Madone series alone. The 3.1 version is an entry point into the racy Madone world, with a slightly upright geometry for comfort. Fast group rides or bike-path cruising the Madone 3.1 is a great start for gett ing serious about the sport.

    SHIMANO 105/SRAM

    18.6 lbs

    - 1500 - 2999

    Cycliste de club. Club rider. Amateur de cylosportives. Gran fondo enthusiast.

    Coureur dans lme. Racer ready.

    Guerrier de fi n de semaine. Weekend warrior.

    Recrue motive. Eager rookie.

    Terrain roulant. Rolling terrain.

    Ctes et ascensions. Big hills and climbs.

    Terrain accident. Anywhere, any time.

    Plat. Flat.

    CREATE A TEAM SPIRITCREZ lESPRIT DQUIPE

  • ARGON 18 Gallium WWW.ARGON18BIKE.COM

    6050 HM CARBON COMPOSITE

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    De nombreux coureurs canadiens connaissent le succs sur des Argon 18. Ryan Roth enleva les Championnats canadiens de 2012 et Hugo Houle rafl a le bronze un Championnats du monde U23. Les deux coureurs roulaient sur un Gallium Pro. un prix nettement infrieur, le Gallium affi che une rigidit et une ractivit similaires.

    MAVIC AKSIUMArgon 18 is a Canadian brand ridden successfully by Canadian riders. Ryan Roth was aboard a Gallium Pro in winning the 2012 Canadian road championships, and Hugo Houle won a U23 world championship bronze on a Gallium Pro. The Gallium is a more modestly priced version, but with the same stiff, responsive, racy characteristics.

    DURA-ACE C50

    N/A $$$

    BASSO Astra WWW.BASSOBIKES.COM

    CARBON MONOCOQUE

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    Nimporte quel cadre de moins dun kilo devrait survoler les montes. Chez le manufac-turier italien Basso, la tradition artisanale saffaire maintenant la conception de cadres de carbone. Grimpeur dans lme, lAstra vous plaira. Offrez-lui des roues et des composants plus lgers (et plus coteux), et il se changera en un vrai poids mouche.

    MICROTECH M1 Any bike frame weighing less than one kilogram should be able to f ly uphill . Italian bike-maker Basso has a tradit ion of craftsmanship, now translated into building carbon frames. If climbing is your thing, the Astra is a pleasure, and lighter (and more expensive) wheels and components can turn the Astra into a real f lyweight.

    SHIMANO ULTEGRA

    15,8 lbs $

    CINELLI Supercorsa WWW.CINELLI.IT

    NEURON DOUBLE-BUTTED STEEL

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    Un vlo classique dun manufacturier italien classique. lre de la fi bre de carbone, lacier nest peut-tre pas compltement rvolu. Suffi t doffrir cette beaut des composants et des roues toutes italiennes pour obtenir de solides performances. Au Canada, seul le cadre est vendu; ceci nest quune suggestion de montage.

    CAMPAGNOLO SHAMALA classic bike from a classic Italian bike builder. Who says that steel has disappeared in the age of carbon f iber? Equip this beauty with classic Italian components and wheels, and you might not have the lightest bike, but you ll have a solid performer. Sold in Canada as a frame only; this is a suggested fully built bike.

    CAMPAGNOLO ATHENA

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    FOCUS Izalco Team SL 4.0 WWW.FOCUS-BIKES.COM

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    Un bolide de course, purement et simplement. Un cadre aminci 960 grammes, pour des acclrations instantanes et des montes clair. Le Team SL propose plusieurs options composants/roues; le 4.0 le plus abordable, faon de parler pour un vlo 5 000 $ , est mont sur des roues Fulcrum et du SRAM Red.

    FULCRUM WH-CPX 2.5 This is a racing machine, pure and simple, with the slimmed-down 960-gram frame able to accelerate instantaneously and f ly up hills. The Team SL comes with various component/wheel options; the 4.0 version the most affordable, if the word can apply to a $5,000 bike is built with Fulcrum wheels and the cool SRAM Red gruppo.

    SRAM RED

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    MARIN Stelvio T3 Pro Ultegra Di2 WWW. MARINBIKES.COMT3 UNIDIRECTIONAL CARBON

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    Le col du Stelvio, en Italie, est une clbre ascension qui f igure souvent au Giro dItalia. Voyez le genre? Avec son cadre haut de gamme super lger, cest le vlo de rve de tout grimpeur. Si vous chrissez la vitesse, les terrains montagneux et une gomtrie de course, vous ne pouvez pas vous tromper.EASTON EA90 AEROThe Stelvio is one of the great climbs in Italy, often featured in the Giro dItalia. Get the picture? This bike, with Marins superlight, top-end Stelvio T3 Pro frame, is a climbers dream. If you like r iding fast, live in hilly country, and are comfortable on racy geometry, this one is hard to beat.

    SHIMANO ULTEGRA Di2

    N/A $$$

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    OPUS Allegro WWW.OPUSBIKE.COMHIGH-MODULUS CARBON MONOCOQUE

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    La course vous tente? Avec l Allegro, Opus propose un produit performant un prix relativement modeste. Par rapport aux versions prcdentes, l dition 2013 est plus lgre et plus rigide. Verdict: un vlo plus ractif, plus agile en montes et un confort surprenant.MAVIC KSYRIUM

    EQUIPE WTS So you want to race? Opus builds a lot of race performance for a relatively modest price into the Allegro. The 2013 edit ion is lighter and more rigid than previous Allegros, giving it even more snappy responsiveness and hill-climbing nimbleness. All that and st ill surprisingly comfortable.

    SHIMANO ULTEGRA

    16.7 lbs $

    RIDLEY Noah WWW.RIDLEY-BIKES.COM

    FAST CARBON

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    Un mot de quatre lettres suff it pour rsumer les vlos de la gamme Noah de Ridley : aro. Imaginez-vous en chappe, en solo, avec quelques minutes d avance sur le peloton. Les mains dans les cintres, vous continuez mme gagner du temps. Sur les faux plats, vous f ilez la vitesse de l clair.REYNOLDS SHADOWThe Ridley Noah series can be summed up in one, four-letter word: aero. Heres a vision to motivate you youve made a solo breakaway, a couple of minutes ahead of the peloton. Youre r iding low on your drops, and youre actually gaining time on the f ield. On fast f lats, you can ride like the wind.

    SHIMANO ULTEGRA Di2

    17.8 lbs $

    FELT AR3 WWW.FELTBICYCLES.COM

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    Avec ses tubes au profil aro, le AR3 respire l arodynamisme. Pas surprenant Felt fabrique certains des meilleurs vlos de contre-la-montre sur le march. Un bolide vif et rceptif, parfait pour une chappe en solo, face au vent, ou pour ngocier les virages serrs d un critrium. Offrez-lui des barres aro, et vous voil avec un bon vlo pour le contre-la-monte. SHIMANO RS30With its shaped tubing, the AR3 screams aero. No surprise there Felt builds some of