APRIL PROCYCLING ON SALE IN UK
The 192-page April issue of procycling has gone on sale today in the UK. The latest supersized issue
The April issue of procycling has gone on sale in the UK today (Thursday). Featuring Lance Armstrong, Jan Ullrich and Damiano Cunego on the cover, this 192-page edition includes a 36-page guide to the ProTour, with listings of all of the teams and riders taking part in professional cycling’s new elite circuit, plus analysis of each of the 20 ProTour teams’ prospects. The magazine itself also offers a strong ProTour focus, with an exclusive interview with one of the circuit’s main protagonists, Alessandro Petacchi, as well as an in-depth look at cycling’s most powerful race organisation, ASO, who own the Tour de France and several of the other leading ProTour events. We also go head-to-head with ASO president Patrice Clerc and Christian Prudhomme, who is set to take over from Jean-Marie Leblanc as director of the Tour de France next season. Continuing the theme of change in world cycling, procycling also offers an exclusive look at the pictures taken by Paolo Pellizzari in cycling events across the planet, from the Tour de France and Europe’s other key events to lesser known but equally spectacular races in Latin America, Asia, Africa and elsewhere. Don’t miss this unique glimpse into racing as you’ve rarely seen it before. Euskaltel were one of the lucky 20 teams who made it into the ProTour, but not without significant struggles through the latter half of last season. We meet their management team and some of their key riders to find out what went so badly wrong for them at the Tour last year and how they plan on changing things around in 2005. In our regular features this month, Steve Thomas takes to the cycling-friendly and stunning roads of Corsica, Les Woodland reveals 50 facts you almost certainly didn’t know about the sport including which two French stars made up over a vacuum cleaner, and Marcel Wust heads to a wintry Majorca to test BMC’s team issue carbon SLT 01 as ridden by Phonak. In addition, there is the usual offbeat look at the latest news in knowledge, a preview of the coming month’s events in guide, and full details of the past month’s race action in bulletin, plus our regular columns from our men in the know in the peloton – Carlos Sastre, Tom Danielson and Frank Hoj.