The September issue of procycling has gone on sale in the UK, and this month's issue focuses on the

The September issue of procycling has gone on sale in the UK, and this month's issue focuses on the

The September issue of procycling is on in the UK sale now and this month features 148 pages focusing on the main issues and actors in the Tour de France.

The new issue of procycling investigates what happens next in US Cycling following the seventh Tour victory and immediate retirement of Lance Armstrong. Jeremy Whittle assesses the lie of the cycling land in the US and asks whether there is a champion in waiting and whether the nation's top team will have to look to foreign talent to maintain its seven-year hegemony.

There is also a profile of Ivan Basso, runner-up to the American and the rider apparently best placed to pick up the Texan's mantle. With new-found determination and desire the Italian could just live up to the hype of being 'the next big thing'.

We ask what went wrong for T-Mobile, who won three stages but appeared to be all over the place from the tactical point of view. We also consider whether this latest defeat for Jan Ullrich means an end to his dream of winning a second Tour de France.

There are also profiles of four riders who put themselves right on the cycling map at the Tour - Andrei Kashechkin, Alberto Contador, Yaroslav Popovych and Cadel Evans.

And don't miss Bobby Julich's Tour diary, which gives an offbeat and gripping insight into CSC's three weeks in France, covering everything from Dave Zabriskie's disastrous team time trial crash to why he thinks Dario Frigo is possibly the strangest man he's ever met. We also go behind the scenes to hear why American journalist Bonnie DeSimone can't get enough of the Tour.

In this month's Bike Test, Chris Boardman heads to the chocolate box setting of Bavaria to test a 'bike-in-a-box', the Corratec Sannino. Great Rides gets a makeover this month and comes back as Classic Climbs, with more pages, better maps and more detailed information. The series starts with Peter Cossins heading to the Aravis Massif in the French Alps to ride in the fully-supported company of GPM10.

Plus, there are all the regular features, including latest thoughts from our pro peloton columnists, Carlos Sastre and Frank Hoj, wish list, guide, bulletin and latest news and views in knowledge.

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