The Tour de France issue of procycling goes on sale today (Thursday) in the UK, featuring exclusive

The Tour de France issue of procycling goes on sale today (Thursday) in the UK, featuring exclusive
On sale now, the July issue of procycling comes with a FREE Tour de France supplement giving you full stage and team details for the greatest race of the sporting year, and an exclusive column from cycling nut and design legend Paul Smith. With Lance Armstrong's Tour reign now at an end, we focus on the Texan's long-time rival Jan Ullrich, the only rider in this year's race who has won it before. Using exclusively provided extracts from Ullrich's autobiography, we look back at key moments in the German's career to assess whether different decisions at those moments might have led to greater Tour success. David Millar returns to the pro scene at the Tour, and the Briton tells us how he has been planning to make an immediate impact in the race by winning the prologue. Spain is hoping to return to winning Tour ways, and we meet their two leading prospects, Alejandro Valverde and Francisco Mancebo, former team-mates now targeting the biggest prize of all. In our head-to-head feature, the managers of Belgium's top two teams, Quick Step's Patrick Lefvre and Davitamon-Lotto's Marc Sergeant, talk about their big rivalry in one of cycling's major heartlands. Of course, we couldn't let the Tour issue pass without a mention of seven-time champion Lance Armstrong; we look back at his year since Tour win No.7. Classic Climbs also has a flavour of Armstrong, as Daniel Friebe checks out one of his and Discovery Channel's favourite Californian training rides near Santa Barbara. With an ever-increasing group of Aussies turning up at the Tour each year, in this month's retro feature Les Woodland looks back at the Tour pioneers from down under, including Sir Hubert Opperman. In bike test, Marcel Wst puts Bianchi's FG Lite through its paces on his home roads in Cologne. There is also our sideways look at the latest news stories in knowledge, including Ivan Basso's obsession with taps, plus columns from Tom Danielson, Frank Hoj and Olivia Gollan. For more details on July's Tour de France issue of procycling follow this link.
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