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Code cracking is all the rage at the moment, so it was the perfect opportunity to ask Ivan Basso how

Code cracking is all the rage at the moment, so it was the perfect opportunity to ask Ivan Basso how

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On sale now, the June issue of procycling comprises focuses on both the thrilling spring Classics season and looks ahead to the major tours. Our main interview this month is Ivan Basso, who reveals why he believes he can win both the Giro and Tour this year.

We stay with Basso's CSC team for our main Classics story, as Karsten Kroon opens his Classics diary, which provides a fascinating read as the Dutchman emerges as one of the stars of the spring. In our head-to-head feature, two of Spain's leading Classics exponents, Oscar Freire and Juan Antonio Flecha, talk about why they aren't appreciated enough in their home country, where the focus is very much on the major tours.

There is increasing talk of gene doping becoming a likely threat to many sports, including cycling. Daniel Friebe investigates the possible ramifications for cycling, and what the sports' authorities are doing to deal with the issue.

We return to the Giro for our Classic climbs and retro features. Following last month's snow-thwarted attempt on the Plan de Corones, Ellis Bacon has more success on the Pordoi and Fedaia passes in the stunning Dolomites. In this month's retro, Les Woodland finds out how Giro legend Fausto Coppi ended up cutting British servicemen's hair during the Second World War, and how he then got his career back on track.

In bike test, Chris Boardman is initially doubtful about Team Phonak's BMC Nano, but is soon won over by the great ride it offers. We also track down former Fab Four member Dario Pieri, who in an exclusive interview tells us why he swapped a pro career for a job in a gardening centre. There is also our sideways look at the latest news stories in knowledge, plus columns from Carlos Sastre, Frank Hoj and Olivia Gollan, who gives us the lowdown from the women's pro peloton.

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