What’s the hardest climb you can think of? Italy’s Zoncolan, France’s Mont Ventoux or Spain’s L’Angliru? How about Turkey’s Babadağ, which just featured in the Tour of Turkey and saw the world’s best riders crawling up its 18km, 20% spiking slopes. It’s the scene of this month’s Big Ride, and it’s an absolute beast. But that’s not the only reason to pick up Cyclist issue 146.
There’s a very scientific experiment at L’Etape du Tour to find out just how much better pro riders are; amazing tales of the godfather of gravel godfather, Jobst Brandt; a beautiful retrospective of Mark Cavendish’s greatest moments; plus pro interviews, expert training and nutrition tips and in-depth reviews of the new Specialized Tarmac SL8, new Specialized Roubaix and bikes and kit from Pearson, Mason, Shimano and more. Oh and lest we forget, issue 146 also features our CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE for the cyclist in your life. So good we put it in CAPS.