What’s 2,758m high and has three ways to the top? That’s right, the Stelvio Pass, which our intrepid writer Marcus Leach takes on this issue, not once, not twice but three times in the same ride. And can he make it? Read issue 127 to find out. But that’s only the beginning, because this month we have our Cobbles Classics special, aka Holy Week, where we visit both the Tour of Flanders and Paris Roubaix; a whole new series showcasing the best photographs the pro sport has to offer each month; a profile on the breakaway artist that is ex-pro Thomas Voeckler – is it a grin, is it grimace? – and a Q&A with rising star Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig.
Bikes this month come from 3T and Open, whose impressive Min.D might just be the most expensive bike we’ve tested in years, plus we review Classified’s new gear system that could spell the end for the front mech – it’s backed by Tom Boonen and you don’t argue with Big Tommeke.