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Cyclist magazine issue 86: on sale now!

Cyclist magazine
27 Mar 2019

In the May 2019 issue: Cervélo S5 tested, Inside Astana, Kings of the Classics, Haute Route Norway

Photography: Joe McGorty [1], Alex Duffill [2], Mike Massaro [3], Manu Molle [4], Sean Hardy [5]

For cyclists, Fuerteventura is one of the least visited of the Canary Islands – so you'll have its colourful moonscapes and dazzling ocean roads all to yourself.

Our 125km loop starts and finishes at the beach resort of Calete de Fuste, and takes in 2,217m of climbing as it explores the ever-changing and dramatic geography that saw the island named as a protected UNESCO Biosphere and Starlight Reserve in 2009.

With Spring Classics season now upon us, meanwhile, we talk to six former Belgian pros as they reminisce about the races and riders that make this time of year so special for cycling fans, while the latest instalment of our Classic Climbs series focuses on the infamous Koppenberg, the scene of so many pivotal moments in the Tour of Flanders over the years.

Also in Cyclist May 2019...

• After a year in which he admits he broke mentally and physically, Nicolas Roche has a new team and new goals. He talks candidly to Cyclist about family distress, bodyweight challenges and his hopes for the rest of his career.

• More than any other item of cycling kit, a helmet has to find a perfect balance of aesthetics, performance and safety. Cyclist visits Met in northern Italy to find out how it's done.

• From monochrome peaks to misty fjords, the Haute Route Norway serves up a uniquely atmospheric riding experience. We saddle up for a three-day Nordic odyssey.

• We join Astana on a pre-season training camp for a mix of riding and rapping, take a closer look at the rise of race-winning solo breakaways from distance in the Classics, test out new bikes from Cervelo, Bianchi and Allied, and talk to the Welshman who rode the Tour de France nearly two decades before Geraint Thomas was even born.

It's all in Cyclist issue 86, on sale now.

Cyclist Off-Road magazine issue 1

Why stop where the tarmac ends? Cyclist Off-Road is our brand new magazine for gravel and adventure riding. Just like Cyclist it’s a premium magazine, made with high quality paper, packed full of quality editorial content, with amazing rides from the UK and abroad to inspire you to think big and widen your riding horizons for your next adventure.

We also bring you all the latest bikes, gear and kit plus in this launch issue there’s heaps of expert advice for getting into off road riding too.

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