Cyclist Issue 95 (January 2020)

Cyclist Issue 95 (January 2020)

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From the Cyclist website:

Over the past seven years Cyclist has travelled far and wide scouring the planet for the very best cycling locations and iconic climbs. You might think, then, that at some point we'd run out of new places to go, but as our January 2020 Big Ride proves, you'd be wrong. Deep in the Pyrenees lies the Lac de Cap-de-Long, a climb that few cyclists will know but, once tackled, few will ever forget.

Over in the Alps, the Col de la Madeleine needs little introduction thanks to countless appearances in the Tour de France down the years, yet despite its inviting name this is one climb not to be trifled with. In this issue we take a closer look in the latest instalment of our Classic Climbs series.

As 2019 draws to a close, meanwhile, our annual roundup looks back at the pro season that was and relives some of the moments that defined the year. Then it's time to look forward as we discuss the technological developments and trends that look set to define the ongoing battle between the big three groupset manufacturers in the years to come.

Also in the Cyclist January 2020 issue:

  • Italian pro Damiano Cunego found fame when he won the Giro aged just 22. But the fairytale wouldn't last for 'The Little Prince', and now he has a word of warning for current Tour champion Egan Bernal
  • Team buses are a professional racer's sanctuary. But what goes on behind those pneumatic doors? Cyclist hitches a lift with WorldTour riders and drivers to find out
  • The south of Spain proves to be the perfect place to escape the noise and bustle of everyday life and focus on just riding a bike. We do just that at the Gran Fondo Costa Almeria sportive
  • At the ripe old age of 82, Russ Mantle recently become the first Brit to ride one million miles. We mark the occasion by speaking to the man himself to discover some of the places his million-mile odyssey has taken him
  • We pay tribute to the Scottish inventors who have made cycling that bit more pleasurable down the years, speak to the framebuilder who describes himself as 'typically Swiss' but whose lightweight steel creations are anything but, and test out new bikes from Colnago, Mason and Basso.