The February issue of Procycling has gone on sale in the UK, and features a candid interview with wo
On sale now, the February issue of Procycling features 2006 world champion Paolo Bettini, who speaks candidly about that long-awaited rainbow jersey success and the tragic death of his brother, Sauro, just eight days later.
Following Bettini in the mag is Stefan Schumacher, the young German rider who aims to follow the Italian as world champion when the race is held on his home ground in Stuttgart.
In the wake of last month’s climbing special, in this edition we take a look at the men who’ve forged reputations for going downhill fast, and speak to Sean Yates, Henk Vogels and Thor Hushovd about what it takes to keep your nerve at 60mph on less than an inch of tyre.
Les Woodland fulfills a long held ambition by getting up close and intimate with the larger-than-life derny pilots who add their own unique flavour to six-day racing, and in our retro feature looks at why Ghent became the centre of Belgian cycling, and how it has lost some of its former lustre.
Two road trips this month have a French feel, but a radically different look: Daniel Friebe heads to Laval to hear men dubbed ‘trolls’ by Lance Armstrong talk about their fears for the future of cycling, while we also take a look at the Tour du Faso, the African race organised by the Tour de France that has become that continent’s biggest event.
In our regular features, Marcel Wust tests Scott’s Addict SL Carbon, while this month’s Classic Climb sees Steve Thomas heading to Italy to tackle Monte Serra in the company of CSC’s Nicki Sorensen.
Our sideways look at the latest headlining stories, The Spin, features the likes of Haedo, Beltran, Mancebo and Aitor Gonzalez, and an extract from the Jesper Skibby book that has caused sensastion in his native Denmark. There are also full route details of the 2007 Vuelta a Espana, plus columns from Tom Danielson, Frank Hoj, Olivia Gollan and ‘The Prince’ of team managers, Gianni Savio.