Edward Pickering

Iconic Places: Col du Galibier

The Tour de France celebrates the centenary of this historic climb by crossing it twice in 2011. It was our very first Iconic Places feature, in the April 2008 edition…

Iconic Places: Sestriere

The Tour will cross the 2,033-metre high climb of Sestriere en route to Pinerolo. We covered this historic climb in the June 2009 edition of Cycle Sport.

Stage 16 analysis: Son of the Manse

Thor Hushovd won his second mountain stage of the Tour in Gap, while Andy Schleck faltered on the Col de Manse, perhaps losing his chance of winning the yellow jersey.

Iconic Places: Luz Ardiden

The Tour is climbing its first summit finish at Luz Ardiden on Bastille Day. We covered this incredible climb in our Iconic Places series in the Summer edition this year.

Small is beautiful

The Tour de France needs to reduce the size of the field. It's clear that the bunch cannot fit on modern roads, and it's causing danger to the riders.

Stage eight analysis: The phoney war

Heroic performances from Thor Hushovd saw him finishing the day wearing the yellow jersey, and the stage saw the first successful long-range attack of the 2011 Tour, but the race…

Cycle Sport August: On sale now!

Cycle Sport August is now in UK shops, featuring incredible photography, the best writing and the most original coverage of professional cycling. This month’s magazine features an in-depth, behind-the-scenes account…