The new issue of procycling has gone on sale in the UK today (Thursday). It's our 'riders of the yea

The new issue of procycling has gone on sale in the UK today (Thursday). It’s our ‘riders of the yea

On sale now, the December issue of procycling focuses on our pick as the best riders of the 2006 season – ProTour winner Alejandro Valverde, Paris-Roubaix champion Fabian Cancellara, and women’s world number one Nicole Cooke.


We meet Spanish star Valverde at home in Murcia, travel to the Arenberg Forest for exclusive access to king of the cobbles Cancellara as he starts his preparation for next year’s ‘Hell of the North’, and talk to World Cup winner Cooke, who is Britain’s first world number one on the road.

Our look back over an always fascinating and frequently controversial 2006 season also includes head to head interviews with Aussies Cadel Evans and Trent Lowe, who reflect on what has been a key year for both of them, and also look back at the biggest talking point of the year with Carlos Sastre and Oscar Pereiro, who give their impressions on an incident-packed Tour de France.

There is also a revealing interview at home in Italy with Discovery Channel’s Yaroslav Popovych, who talks candidly about a year that has delivered far less than everyone expected for the young Ukrainian.


For more details visit the ‘in this issue’ page on