Preview: Cyclist #15 – The Tour de France is coming

The Giro d’Italia is set to enter its final week and while Alberto Contador looks set to capture the crown, our Aussie hope Richie Porte is out. But it’s not all doom and gloom…

The general classification at the Giro d’Italia looks more or less defined and Contador appears certain to take the overall victory come Milan. However, as we saw with Porte, anything can and will happen in bike racing. Team Sky’s captain begun with grand ambitions, validated by his season-winning form leading up to the race but now with bad luck and injuries crashing his overall hopes, the TdF is now the next objective. Onward and upward.

Richie Porte (Team Sky) ready for battle at this year's TDU

With the season’s first grand tour winner crowned by the time our next issue hits the shelves (Thursday 11 June) we turn our attention to the Grand Depart and just who, out of all the Australians set to line up, has the greatest hope of tasting success. We’ll give you a hint; he’s one of Australia’s most promising young riders and wears the colours our country’s first and only WorldTour squad. Who could it be? You’ll have to wait to find out.

Australians have a great affinity with the French race and the one and only TdF winner Cadel Evans surely understands that like no one else. Rupert Guinness delivers a piece dedicated to the legacy left by Australia’s most successful cyclist as he embarks on the next phase of life after pro cycling.

Cadel mobbed by the media

On top of that we’ve got a Big Ride inspired by the Tour and we share Part II of our time in Thailand – with a ride that turned into three days of adventure! Of course, there’s plenty of new swag to ride, wear, eat, install and drool over when you’re not out riding. And if that’s not enough, we’re including a mini preview to this year’s Tour with every edition.

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Take a sneak peak at the all-new Merida Scultura with words and photos from Marcus Enno (Beardy McBeard).

Kanchanburi, Thailand

Ensure you get your copy delivered hot off the press and we’ll say thanks by sending you a pair of Giro Cycling gloves and socks, valued at over $65, completely FREE. How good is that!

Speaking of which, we’ve got riding to do.

Click here for details on how to get your copy of Cyclist #15 delivered. Do it by this Thursday 28 May to guarantee your subscription begins with the next issue. If you miss Thursday’s cut off, don’t fret, we’ll still send you a pair of Giro gloves and socks but your first magazine will arrive 13 August.

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