Who is the greatest rider of all time? Eddy Merckx? Fausto Coppi? Bernard Hinault? Or is it a rider whose early life nearly ended in tragedy, who eschewed pro contracts to work on a rhubarb farm and who went on to win trophies and hold records across a career spanning four decades? Cyclist issue 137 has the answer. We’ve also got a journey through the fabled chalk roads that form the backbone of Italy’s Strade Bianche, and we take on a Classic Climb in Switzerland that weaves past the scene of Sherlock Holmes’ demise at the Reichenbach Falls.
Turning to tech, issue 137 features the latest Cervélo S5, in-depth reviews of the new 3T Strada, Swift Univox and Ribble Gravel SL, plus a deep, technical dive into the world of tyres to answer the question: are wider tyres faster? Pick up issue 137 now to find out.