The only official Tour de France magazine available in the UK has gone on sale today. A collaboratio

The only official Tour de France magazine available in the UK has gone on sale today. A collaboratio
For the seventh year in succession procycling is publishing the UK edition of the Official Tour de France magazine, in association with Tour de France organisers ASO. Quite simply, the Official Tour de France Programme provides the best coverage and insight of the world's biggest annual sporting event. Of course, the big question this year is who will succeed seven-time champion Lance Armstrong as the Tour's yellow jersey. The Official Programme focuses on the two leading candidates, featuring an exclusive interview with recent Giro d'Italia winner Ivan Basso and an in-depth profile of 1997 Tour winner Jan Ullrich. All of the other major contenders for the yellow jersey are also profiled, including emerging Spanish sensation Alejandro Valverde and American challengers Floyd Landis and Levi Leipheimer. With France still awaiting the arrival of a potential successor to the great Bernard Hinault, leading French contender Christophe Moreau reflects on the sadness he feels at being his country's most dependable performer at the age of 35. Alpe d'Huez Profile Firmly established as the modern Tour's most iconic climb, the Alpe never disappoints when it comes to providing astonishing action - just remember Lance Armstrong's staggering time trial victory up the mountain in 2004 when the riders climbed through a corridor of seething humanity. As the Tour heads back to the Alpe for the first time since that epic ride by Armstrong, we look back at the riders who have triumphed at the top of the famous 21 hairpins David Millar The Official Programme also features an exclusive interview with Britain's David Millar, who talks candidly of his return to the sport at the Tour following his doping ban and of his hopes for victory in the Strasbourg prologue, for which he has been preparing for the past eight months. Full Stage Details The Official Programme carries detailed stage itineraries and profiles, giving you all the information you need to follow the race at the roadside or on TV. In addition, race director Jean-Francois Pescheux has offered his unparalleled expertise in assessing each stage and offering his selections as potential stage winners. Full Team Listings Extensive details on each of the 22 teams includes riders and key team staff, bike and other equipment suppliers comes with expert analysis on each team's prospects from legendary five-time Tour winner Bernard Hinault. The UK's Official Programme of the 2006 Tour de France, from the publishers of procycling magazine, don't accept any imitations! The UK's Official Tour de France Programme is the ONLY UK magazine authorised by the Paris-based Tour organisation and is the ONLY UK magazine containing all the correct details of every stage, every rider and every team that will be racing in this year's Tour. For details on how to buy the Official Programme of the 2006 Tour de France follow this link
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