MAY ISSUE OF PROCYCLING ON SALE NOW!

The May issue of procycling has gone on sale in the UK today (Thursday). With the Classics soon comi

The May issue of procycling has gone on sale in the UK today (Thursday). With the Classics soon comi

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On sale now, the May issue of procycling comprises a massive 200 pages including a 36-page Giro d'Italia preview guide and is packed with the latest news and in-depth stories from the international pro peloton.

The main focus this month is Floyd Landis. The American is interviewed and profiled by former US Postal and Credit Agricole pro Jonathan Vaughters, who explains why he thinks the Phonak team leader is the most likely American winner of this year's Tour de France.

Our Giro focus begins with an exclusive interview with two-time winner Gilberto Simoni, who is looking to fend off a host of young upstarts and take a third title. One of those upstarts is last year's mountains winner and third-placed finisher, Jose Rujano. We investigate the cloak and dagger tale of the Venezuelan's fall-out with his Selle Italia team.

Our other main Giro interviewee is Saul Raisin, who spoke candidly to procycling about the setbacks he has overcome. Unfortunately, in the interim, Saul has suffered serious injuries in a crash in France - we wish him a speedy recovery and hope to see him back soon setting the pro scene alight once more.

Classic climbs also follows the Giro theme as we send our office guinea pig to tackle this year's unpaved epic, the Plan de Corones. This month's retro investigates why fans started writing their heroes' names on roads, and the trouble this tradition has got some of them into.

Bike test sees Marcel Wust looking over Team Lampre's Wilier Le Roi. Plus, we have an exclusive interview with Tour de France boss Jean-Marie Leblanc as he looks ahead to his final three weeks in charge of the world's biggest race, as well as our regular updates on news, results and what's on with knowledge, bulletin and guide, and the columns from Carlos Sastre, Frank Hoj, Tom Danielson and Olivia Gollan, who gives us the lowdown from the women's pro peloton.

Our 36-page Giro d'Italia supplement gives you all the information you need to follow the first of this season's major tours. Defending champion Paolo Savoldelli assesses his own and his rivals' chances in May's corsa rosa. There are also extensive details all of this year's stages and teams, plus the chance for procycling readers to WIN a Giro leader's pink jersey signed by all of the riders who wear it in this year's race.

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