Vive Le Tour! And to celebrate we’ve ridden up cycling’s most storied climb, Mont Ventoux. Only this isn’t a story you’ll have read before – this is our guide to a secret route that have you and the Giant dancing almost alone. But enough lyrical waxings, because this issue we talk returning to racing and racing angry with Lizzie Deignan; we find out how to dig deeper on the bike by exploring mental toughness; we get expert help with what to pack for the Transcontinental Race; and we’re granted an exclusive interview with Tour de France Femmes GC hopeful, Elisa Longo Borghini.
We put the Colnago C68, Ventum NS1 and Di Luca Killer SLR2 through their paces, plus we take a deep dive into the bike that just might win the Tour this year, Colnago’s new V4Rs. Will it be fast enough for the Pog?