RIDE #56 – Now on Zinio
RIDE #56 (Volume 02, 2012) is on sale in newsagents around Australia as of 18 May. You can also find a digital edition on Zinio. The 256-page issue is includes a giant pull-out poster of Tom Boonen in Paris-Roubaix.
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Inside this issue:
• Why Ride: Making movies about cycling. A discussion about inspiration: where it comes from, how it’s possible to share it and more…
• Racing: Epic Classics! The Monuments are when the stars shine…
– Milan-San Remo. The longest Monument. Simon Gerrans shows ‘La Primavera’ is more than a sprinters’ race.
– Ronde van Vlaanderen. The Tour of Flanders is the youngest Classic and also one of the biggest races of the year.
– Paris-Roubaix. ‘The Hell of the North’ is the most mythical of Monuments…
– Liège-Bastogne-Liège. The Classic for climbers, or an opportunist!
– Critérium International. Cadel Evans takes BMC’s first win of the year.
– Paris-Nice. Team Sky in Yellow.
• Profile: Bradley Wiggins – A conquest in France.
– Tirreno-Adriatico– Green turns blue.
– Volta a Catalunya – The Albasini Defence!
– Ardennes Week – Amstel and Flèche Wallonne.
– Tour de Romandie – Sky in Switzerland.
• Track Championships: Our worlds. Rob Arnold tells some of the many stories that unfolded on the velodrome in Melbourne this April.
• Special Report: AIS lessons. Dr David Martin chronicles some of the training methods and research as he approaches London.
• Comment: The other half. Former pro rider Kristy Scrymgeour has been involved in the sport as a racer and manager. She offers her take on the state of women’s cycling.
• Experience: Coast to coast. Mike Cotty pushes himself over the Pyrenees in a challenge he wants to share.
• Experience: Just not cricket. The UCI is pushing hard to expand cycling around the world. Cam Whiting looks at a new team from the world’s second most populated country.
• Analysis: Is betting the new doping? Will recently introduced anti-corruption laws change the way bike races are ridden? A great piece on the legalities of gambling and how it could change the nature of cycling’s so-called ‘Gentlemans Agreements’. By Lisa Jacobs.
• Legacies: Sean Yates. He is a lark who enjoys a laugh, but the 51-year-old Brit is also a leader with a significant legacy.
• Retro Review: Clamont. Martin Vinnicombe’s story is a most intriguing one and we offer a brief background of the former ‘kilo’ world champion and his bike from 1986.