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This month's February edition of procycling unveils cycling's top 50 mavericks, including the irrepr
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The main focus in the February issue of procycling, which goes on sale in the UK today (Thursday), is on cycling's great characters, as we introduce the sport's top 50 mavericks, including cover star Jens Voigt and 2005 Tour de France King of the Mountains Michael Rasmussen.
We head to Voigt's Berlin home to speak to the aggressive and exciting German rider just days after he's laid low after an encounter with a log while warming up for a cyclo-cross race. But never mind the shoulder injury, Voigt is as entertaining as ever in an interview that should not be missed.
Our other main interviewee this season is Danish mountain king maverick Rasmussen, who talks about his Tour highs and lows, and dispels some of the myths that have grown up around him. Also featuring in our top 50 mavericks is Belgium's former Classics star Eddy Planckaert, whose family have turned adversity to their advantage and have become the Belgian equivalent of the Osbournes.
The mavericks section also features many more weird and wonderful characters from the pro peloton, including the Tour star so repellent that his wife who murdered him was released after it was ruled to be justifiable homicide, the Scot who broke the world hour record on a bike that was definitely not made out of a washing machine, and the pro who bought a Porsche for some light relief at a race start village one morning - and none of these have been selected as our No.1 maverick.
In addition, there are all our great regular features: bike test this month sees Marcel Wust take delivery of a Storck Scenario and Classic Climbs heads to a very chilly Holland to check out the key points of the Amstel Gold Race.
Plus, there are our regular updates on news, results and what's on with knowledge, bulletin and guide, and the columns from Carlos Sastre, Frank Hoj and Tom Danielson.
For more details click the link to our 'in this issue' page.
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