Cyclist Magazine Issue #17

Cyclist Magazine Issue #17

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Ed's Letter,

Cycling is taking over the world, spreading from nation to nation. Countries that used to have people who rode bicycles are now discovering that they have cyclists – people for whom a bike is more than a mode of transport, and for whom riding is about more than simply getting somewhere. It all started in Europe, where it incubated for decades until a few years ago, when it swept across the world, to places as widespread as Asia, Africa, America, and a particularly far-flung island called Australia. More and more, we’re becoming a land of lycra-clad roadies.

Cyclist continues to celebrate this diversity, bringing you features from both home and abroad. In this issue, we head to Queensland for our first Big Ride on the Gold Coast (page 44), taking on the hinterland and escaping the winter blues – in Sydney, at least, 2015’s was a winter that just would not quit! On the international front we crossed the Pacific to Boulder, Colorado (page 104), the home of America’s top cyclists, for an experience at altitude that left us panting in the best way possible. And in this month’s Insider, we took a look at Look (sorry, couldn’t resist), who have moved their manufacturing facility to Tunisia, in northern Africa (page 78).

The increasingly worldwide profile of cycling isn’t lost on one of its greatest ever competitors, Miguel Indurain, either. We sat down for a chat and the normally laconic Frenchman well and truly opened up to discuss rivals, race tactics and resting heart rates (page 94). Meanwhile, former Orica-GreenEdge and Drapac man Wesley Sulzberger is the subject of our local profile (page 64), and we learned that he’s loving his work-life balance with new team Navitas-Satalyst – a reminder that, even for the pros, there can be a life beyond the bike. It’s another bumper issue – we hope you enjoy.

(JULY 2015)

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