Conquista Issue 22
The greatest race of them all. The most amazing feat in the sport’s history. Absolutely the optimal way to start a Grand Tour. Teammates from the top drawer. South America’s cycling demigods. The fastest man across Europe from North to South. England’s finest climb, bar none.
Issue 22 includes:
Bordeaux-Paris is cycling’s Moby Dick: massive, ancient, near-mythical and liable to bite the unwary off at the knees. Suze Clemitson is its Ishmael, unravelling its many incomparable tales. With illustrations by Sam Hinton (who also provides our cover).
This year’s Giro started with an explosive time trial around the spectacular streets of Bologna. Chris Lanaway was there with his camera and tells the story of the day.
Matthew Bailey cracks open the rule and history books in search of an answer to the question - when is a prologue not a prologue?
Cillian Kelly asks but what about the sport’s water-carriers – the domestiques?
Before there was Egan Bernal, before Nairo and Rigo, there were Ramón Hoyos and Martin Emilio ‘Cochise’ Rodriguez – the Fathers of Colombian Cycling. Marcos Pereda tells a tale about bitter poets, Nobel laureates and two legendary champions in the land of magical realism.
All this plus much more.