#RIDE65 – Volume 3, 2014: intro and contents

“Making pages isn’t easy but talking about cycling is. Each issue is a major undertaking and by the end of production there are many moods that have been experienced. This magazine has been a long time in coming but it’s a pleasure to have so much to share. Since the previous edition of RIDE much has happened in the cycling world. We’ve seen wonderful racing, the launch of many new products, and we surely have welcomed a few newcomers to “our” sport…”

– So begins the editorial of RIDE #65.


The third edition of Australia’s premier cycling magazine for 2014 will be on sale nationally on Thursday 2 October. 

Subscription copies were lodged with Australia Post in Sydney on Friday.


RIDE #65 (volume 3, 2014). On sale around Australia on 2 October 2014.

RIDE #65 (volume 3, 2014). On sale around Australia on 2 October 2014.


– With 228 pages of cycling goodness, there’s something in RIDE #65 for everyone who rides. – 


RIDE #65 Features


Grand Tour gallery: A full season of colours…

Giro d’Italia, Tour de France, Vuelta a España: Nairo, Vincenzo, Alberto!


• Why Ride? Rugby legend Mat Rogers explains his love of cycling

“People communicate better when they’re shoulder-to-shoulder…” This former rugby league and rugby union player has come to appreciate the joy of the bike.


• Gallery: race against time Voigt’s fine hour and world championship TTT

A record end to an epic career and the team time trial from Ponferrada, Spain…




Racing: The Grand Tours of 2014

We cover the three three-week races of the season: from last to first, there are a wealth of photos of stories from Spain, France and Italy.


• Racing: Vuelta a España – Contador’s amazing comeback!

Two months after fracturing his tibia while challenging for another title in France, Alberto Contador was back to winning form… in Spain.


Racing: Tour de France – Vincenzo takes the title in fine style

Le Tour 101 began with an epic adventure in Yorkshire before traversing three mountain massifs and arriving in Paris with a Sicilian champion…

The winner: The background to Vincenzo Nibali’s third Grand Tour title.

– Plan B from Tassie: Team Sky tries to pick up the pieces after crashes…

Contador crashes out: Challenge over for one former champion.

– Damn you 13! Illness ended Richie Porte’s hopes in France this July.

– Doing a Bauer: A most exciting few metres of Le Tour, by Jack Bauer.

– Mick Rogers: The story of an Australian stage winner in the Pyrenees…

– Christian Prudhomme: Race direction: an interview by Rupert Guinness.

– Lanterne Rouge: Last place is a big victory for China’s Ji Cheng.

– The Sprinters: Robbie McEwen offers his analysis of the fast men.


Racing: Giro d’Italia

A Colombian first: Nairo Quintana’s title in Italy is one for the ages…

– Race report by Giles Belbin.

– Fabio Aru by Herbie Sykes.


Racing: Commonwealth Games

Giles Belbin reports from Glasgow on ‘The Other Games’…


Profile: Joanna Rowsell – pursuit world champion

The golden girl of GB cycling: from talent ID to the podium. By Rob Arnold.


• Women’s Racing: La Course

What’s the significance of this new event in Paris? By Tom Palmer.


History: Wheeling and Medicine

A look at the perception of cycling back in the 1890s by Mark Johnson.


Culture: Style Guide

There are no ‘rules’ to a cyclist’s aesthetic but James Stout offers some tips…


Insight: Racing after suspension

A winning comeback by Daryl Impey: from positive to negative… to victory.


Analysis: Power of a domestique

The numbers of stage 10 for one of the peloton’s workers. By Nick Squillari.


Profile: King of the Mountains

Rafal Majka by Jean-François Quenet.


Retro Review: Carbine Tourer

A true tourer – a classic bike from 1950. By Warren Meade.


Commentary: observations, considerations and interaction…

– Tradeshow season by Gary Theiss.

– Did you ever… by Shane Dwyer.

– Social media by Rachel De Bear.

– Letter to my bike by Lisa Jacobs.

– Bad timing by Adam Hansen.




The bike tests


• Colnago C60

The latest in the legendary C-series bike from the venerable Italian builder, by Chris Gillespie.


• Focus Izalco Max

The German-engineered wünderbike used to win the Giro and the Tour, and finish mid-pack in Wagga.


• Avanti Corsa SL

Another leap forward for Australia and New Zealand’s largest domestic brand, by Greg Chalberg.


• Parlee ESX

A unique take on aero by a company renowned for its ultralight carbon-fibre customs, by Shane Lovejoy.


• Trek Silque

The new women’s specific version of the Classics- conquering Domane takes on winter in Sydney.


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Author: rob@ride

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