We look back at the very best of our renowned covers, as picked by the likes of Sir Paul Smith, Chris Boardman, Ian Stannard and Rapha founder Simon Mottram – co-founder of Rouleur. Mark Cavendish had a disastrous year by his high standards. The former angry young man has a new mature outlook, though, and puts his profession into perspective in a revealing interview at his home in Tuscany with Edward Pickering. Team chefs are standard at ProTour level now, but they have only been around for a decade. Ian Cleverly and Jakob Kristian Sørensen spend a week on the road at the Vuelta in search of fine cooking from the best in the business. Who had the bright idea in the first place? And why are most of the chefs Danish? They soon find out. If only we knew then what we know now: fascinating letters to their younger selves, from the likes of Jens Voigt, Bernie Eisel, Sean Yates, Vin Denson, Mandy Jones and Michael Barry. The Ghibli disc wheel has been around for 30 years now, and is still the finest money can buy. Colin O’Brien visits Campagnolo in Vicenza to meet the man who makes these works of art from start to finish. Duncan Forbes examines the victory celebrations in the last of his series, A Brief History of Cycling Photography. Plus columns from Robert Millar, Matt Seaton and Johnny Green.
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