Hello autumn, hello issue 132 and hello the beautiful shore of Italy’s Lake Como, this month’s Big Ride, where the monstrous Passo San Marco duels with the placid waters of Italy’s most famous lake. This month our Classic Climb takes us to one of France’s most unsung, yet infamous climbs, the Col du Granon, which cracked Tadej Pogačar at this year’s Tour and drove the first of the final nails into Bernard Hinault’s coffin back into 1986. This mountain helped crown LeMond.
Our tech this month takes a laser-focus on the world of 3D-printing and how it's revolutionising bike manufacture; we get down and dirty at the Tour de France with a behind the scenes look at the life of a WorldTour mechanic; and we take on one of the most storied sportives in the UK, The Girvan in Scotland.
Up front we’ve got Canyon’s most ultimate Ultimate CF race bike yet – fast, light, comfortable, pick three – and on test is Trek’s new Domane, Giant’s Propel and UK brand Forme’s answer to gravel and cyclocross and road. It’s another bumper issue.