Celebrate Le Tour de France in style with Cyclist

Come journey with us on a three-day tour west of Bangkok, Thailand, ride the high cliff-roads of Vercors, France, learn how hydration can help your body endure more and jump aboard the Parlee ESX and Wilier Zero.7…

Our issue leading up to the Tour de France is always a highlight of the year. We get to celebrate the biggest event in the sport we love, cover some of France’s greatest roads, and, of course, chat to the biggest names in cycling. This issue we talk to Michael Matthews, a man on a mission; and reflect with Cadel Evans on his career as Australia’s greatest rider.

On the road, we embark on an adventure west of Bangkok to discover a rich tapestry of Thai history, and switching up the scenery we head to Europe to take on the mighty cliffs of Vercors, France, and Italy’s toughest sportive, the Endura Alpen-Traum.

We also tackle the regular weekend ride debates: what goes first – the legs or the head? Is hydration key to lasting in the saddle? Is a post-ride beer just a harmless treat?

And, as per usual, this issue is packed with all the latest gear – Colnago, Pearl Izumi, Oakley, Merida, Bontrager, Après VéloPolar – and bike reviews.

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