Cycle Sport looks back over the 2009 Tour de France in the latest issue of the magazine dedicated to fans of the professional road racing scene.

This year’s Tour was full of unexpected twists and turns, from the internal rivalry at Astana between Alberto Contador and Lance Armstrong to the stunning performance of British rider Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish. And from the Schleck brothers’ show of unity, to a new Italian hero in the shape of Rinaldo Nocentini.

Cycle Sport reviews the race with exclusive interviews, features, photography, analysis and more.

Cycle Sport September 2009 issue is on sale from Thursday in WHSmith, major supermarkets and all good newsagents priced £4.10.

Full contents list:

FLIGHT OF THE CONTADOR

Alberto Contador took his second Tour title with ease – we ask, how did he do it?



BEST OF BRITISH

Bradley Wiggins equalled the best-ever overall position by a Brit with fourth in Paris. Here’s how he did it

MONACO MAYHEM

Our eyewitness report and picture special from the spectacular stage one time trial in Monaco

THE JOY OF SIX

Mark Cavendish won six stages at the Tour – we talk to the men who put him in the position to do it

THE HISTORY BOUYGUES

BBox Bouygues Telecom riders Thomas Voeckler and Pierrick Fedrigo took a stage each at the Tour – they tell us how

THE ESSENTIAL TOUR

How it was won, the biggest stories, the most striking achievements, analysis, eyewitness reports and more…

THE ITALIAN JOB

Rinaldo Nocentini was one of the stars of the Tour, wearing the yellow jersey for seven days. He tells Cycle Sport about his week of glory

CYCLE SPORT CHALLENGE: SOIGNEUR FOR A DAY

Our man Ian Cleverly spends a day on the Tour working as a soigneur for the Garmin team. Two weeks later, Brad Wiggins comes fourth. Coincidence?

CRAZY CLIMBERS

We meet the craziest fans in the craziest crowds ever to hit the Tour de France, on Mont Ventoux

ICONIC PLACES – CORMET DE ROSELEND

One of the Tour’s most beautiful climbs, but don’t be fooled – this Alpine ascent is a brute

Plus: Graham Watson, Broomwagon, Toto, Bob Stapleton interview, Tour Teams Report and more

  • jeff anderson

    great,looking forward to it.