Magnum Photos legend Henri Cartier-Bresson follows Robert Capa’s extraordinary collection of the 1939 Tour in issue 31 with an equally beguiling set of historical images from the Velodrome d’hiver in Paris. Jack Thurston sets the man’s work in context at a venue with a notorious past.
The Three Peaks in Yorkshire is undoubtedly the world’s toughest cyclo-cross race, and the most photogenic. We focus on John Rawnsley, organiser of every single one of the 50 editions of this unique annual event.
Multiple time trial national champion Michael Hutchinson (he has lost count…) goes into the wind tunnel with Julia Shaw to unravel the mysteries behind the art of aerodynamics. Marc Madiot’s panel-beating episode at this year’s Tour as his young protégé Thibaut Pinot won in Porrentruy was one of the enduring images of the race. Graeme Fife finds out what makes the Frenchman such a passionate directeur sportif.
Also featuring two greats of Italian framebuilding – the historic Wilier and relative newcomer Legend – and Herbie Sykes’ latest travels behind the former Iron Curtain, plus columnists Matt Seaton, William Fotheringham, Johnny Green and Paul Fournel.