The guide features an exclusive interview with Bradley Wiggins, an extensive profile of Vinokourov our tip for the top-spot in July including a look at the other top contenders, and a look back at three generations of Brits who have competed and what it’s like to ride La Grande Boucle.
If you’re riding this year you really should read this!
Aside from all that we are also giving away a huge A1 poster featuring the full Tour route. It has comment on each stage and predictions from Tour legend Sean Yates. Along with the TV schedules, on the flip side of the poster is a guide to The Tour of Britain.
Inside the issue we’ve recced the Etape, and Jo Burt rides the stage wired-up with a GPS and a HRM to give you an in depth preview of this super-tough event.
Tour de France poster
Tour of Britain poster
On the home front we have an interview with Sustrans founder John Grimshaw on the 30 years of work he and his team have done and what the future holds.
We also have a guide to Bike Week events coming your way, a fabulous (Whisky based) route around the beautiful Scottish Island of Islay, plus routes in South Wales, North Devon, Surrey and touring in Donegal.
As for tests we’ve gone big this month with 105 products on test!
We’ve got four bikes under £1500 with the emphasis on carbon, plus Carrera’s bargain flat-bar disc equipped Gryphon, Raleigh’s Pioneer Venture tourer, and the exclusive Ibis Silk carbon superbike.
Plus for the tourists and commuters out there we have a test of Panniers and Leisure shorts, and for those hot summer days we’ve short sleeve jerseys and sunglasses on test.
In our testbench pages we have exclusives on Pearson’s Nuovo carbon frameset, Shimano’s Custom-fit race shoes, and Easton’s EC90 SLX carbon bar.
The new issue is on sale on the 14th of June