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Issue #43 Cover, featuring Lance Armstrong

On the cover in 2009: Lance Armstrong is back on the bike and in the spotlight…

RIDE takes a look at why the seven-times Tour de France winner is once again on the radar and examines the history of the sport’s most dominant athlete. BRUCE HILDENBRAND joined Lance Armstrong for a wind tunnel test session shortly after the rider declared his intention to return to cycling.

Feature Article: Lance Armstrong comeback

TOM LANHOVE explains the habits of a growing legion of fans in the curious world of ‘cross’.

Feature Article: Cyclo-Cross Circus

The Tour de France route for 2009. What comes after the Monaco time trial?

Feature Article: 2009 Tour de France route unveiled

MATT CONN visits Venice to see the centenary edition of Italy’s Grand Tour unveiled.

Feature Article: Giro d' Italia

JEAN-FRANÇOIS QUENET offers his take on why the stand-out rider of last year was the Giro/Vuelta champion, not the winner of the Tour de France.

Feature Article: Rider of the year, Alberto Contador

TOBY SHINGLETON samples the most expensive bike ever tested in RIDE. Featuring titanium, carbon-fibre and Campagnolo Super Record…

Bike Test: Independant

ROB ARNOLD falls for the good looks and grace of the bike used by Lampre. Can he find a way to justify the price?

Bike test: Wilier

If the Bianchi 928 Mono-Q was yours would you ride away with it feeling more suave and debonair than ever?

Bike Test: Bianchi

It was good enough for Mark Cavendish but now the TCR is destined for the Dutch Rabobank squad. What can they expect?

Bike Test: Giant

Warning: this wonderful race bike has not been built just for commuting… so can someone please tell ROB RIXON?

Bike Test: Avanti

Nip & Tuck… go fast on a bike like Lance’s. Is it that simple? RICH TYLER explains.

Bike Test: Trek

PLUS: A Retro Review, 15 pages of the latest and greatest product, tech news and how to get yourself VO2max tested!

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Author: design@ride

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