Mark Cavendish’s comeback is one of the greatest sporting stories ever told, so who better to tell it than the man himself? Issue 123 features an exclusive interview with the Manx Missile, warts and all, from wrestling with illness and depression to equalling Merckx’s all time Tour record.
This year is set to be a historic one too, with the return of an official women’s Tour de France and the inaugural UCI gravel racing season. To celebrate, our writer Maria David tracks down some of the 1980s women’s Tour originals to hear about the event on their term; Richard Moore examines how gravel racing might look like from the outside, and ex-WorldTour pro turned gravel privateer, Nathan Haas, tells us just how gravel looks from within.
Of course, no Cyclist is complete without bicycles and a bit of two-wheeled globetrotting, so this month we bring you two of the most expensive bikes in existence plus a sneak look at one of the hardest sportives in the World (clue, it’s up Mont Blanc but it’s even harder than the Mont Blanc you’ve heard of). Closer to home Marcus Leach traverses the gravel of the Cambrian Mountains while our Classic Climb spotlight shines on the Col du Solur.