As the 2017 Tour de France started in Germany, the timing was perfect for PELOTON’s first ever German issue.

Let’s begin with that rainy start in Dusseldorf, a day that sent the Tour off in style, and then we’ll meet some German riders – some you know well – Jens Voigt, a man whos legs and mouth do an equal amount of talking, Tony Martin, the time trial Panzerwagen – and others you may not – like the Mannhiem Steamroller. We look at a big German company coming to make its mark on America and we discover how a small American company (by way of Italy) is making its mark on German cycling. There are German mechanics and German wines, and four brand new bikes that had German debuts. We head to the wild Berlin Six Day and much, much more – from the latest from Easton for gravel and adventure riding to an in depth chat with Jim Ochowicz about his early years in the sport.

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We hope you enjoy issue 68 of PELOTON Magazine.