Cycle Sport magazine October 2011 issue is out now, packed with all the best news, opinion, in-depth features, interviews and photography, all for only £4.75

Our lead feature is an in-depth interview with Team Sky star Geraint Thomas. He reflects on his Tour de France, where he mixed it everywhere from flat lead-outs and lofty high mountains, and talks about aims for the future.

Ellis Bacon goes to Copenhagen to ride the world championship course with former star racer and HTC-Highroad directeur sportif Brian Holm. Later, our man gets more than he bargained for when he gets roped into racing a celebrity criterium, full of ex-professionals.

Milan-San Remo winner Matt Goss is set to be a leader in his own right next year; he tells Cycle Sport about how winning a big Monument changed him and the tribulations that affected him earlier in his career.

We relive all the telling moments of a thrilling Tour de France with a 14-page picture special; we also look back at the Schlecks’ nearly men status there and ask ‘why can’t they win?’.

GreenEdge are the big, new cycling team on the block for 2012. We talk to team boss Shayne Bannan about the project. We’ve also interviewed Cadel Evans’s key domestique Brent Bookwalter.

It’s Vuelta time, and Iconic Places takes in La Bola del Mundo. Only introduced to the race last year, the “a concrete ladder into the sky” was so memorable for its thrilling showdown between Vincenzo Nibali and Ezequiel Mosquera.

There’s all our regular features – Shop Window, with all the latest desirable cycling objects; Graham Watson’s pick of the best pictures from the August races; Geraint Thomas’s week in the life and Welsh cake recipe; Q & A with Ag2r leader Nicolas Roche; a Moment in Time from the San Sebastian Classic; Broomwagon and top 10 curses of the rainbow jersey.

Cycle Sport October 2011 issue is on sale now in WHSmith, major supermarkets and all good newsagents priced £4.75.

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