NEW CYCLE SPORT OUT NOW
The brand new issue of Cycle Sport hits the shelves on Thursday, October 4.
November's issue of the best selling monthly dedicated to professional road cycling features an interview with Aussie Tour man Cadel Evans. Evans' performance in the Tour de France, Vuelta a Espana and World Championships has rekindled his home nation's love of cycling. In a frank interview, he talks about doping in the peloton and what it feels like to lose the Tour by just 23 seconds.
The magazine also charts a year in the life of 2006 World Champion Paolo Bettini, who - it seemed - was struggling with the 'curse of the rainbow jersey', suffering from an indifferent season. Until he won the 2007 World Championships...
There's an interview with UCI anti-doping boss Anne Gripper, who explains what the UCI is doing to combat the drug cheats and sheds some light on the infamous 'men in black' investigation that ended with Alexandre Vinokourov, Michael Rasmussen and Andrey Kashechkin all being sacked for doping infringements.
In addition there are features on UK night race, the Newport Nocturne; post-Tour criteriums; Peter Van Petegem' retirement; an interview with Gerolsteiner boss Hans-Michael Holczer; what it's like to follow a pro race on an official motorbike; and, of course, analysis of the 2007 Vuelta a Espana.
Plus, the magazine presents the usual exclusive photography, pro news review, results, calendar, comment and analysis of the international scene. And then there's Broomwagon.
Cycle Sport November 2007 is on sale from Thursday October 4, priced £3.95, from WHSmiths and all good newsagents.
Cycle Sport: www.cyclesport.co.uk.
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