Cycle Sport December 2013 issueBritain’s second Tour de France victory, America’s first Vuelta success, even an Australian winner in Paris-Nice, it’s been quite a year for the English-speaking riders in stage races.

Add in Fabian Cancellara’s Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix single-day double and 2013 shaped up to be a classic season.

This issue we bring you all the highlights from the past 10 months in our action-packed season review, plus much more besides.

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Cycle Sport December 2013: Contents

Features

Riders of the year: The men and women who were untouchable in 2013
2013 almanac: Essential facts, figures, analysis, pics and opinion from an amazing cycling year
Worlds in pics: 10 pages of great images from the 2013 World Championships
Bye-bye Basques: Euskaltel-Euskadi are no more — is this the end for Basque racing?
Nicolas Roche: A great Vuelta this year saw the Irishman fulfil his potential
Arnaud Démare: He’s young and he’s French — he’s the young French hope
Giovanni Jimenez: This Colombian knows more about Flanders than most Flandrians
Majorca challenge: Fancy doing a lap of the island? We did
Worlds 1989: Rewind a quarter of a century to one of the toughest road races of all time

Regulars

Focus: Late-season races in pics
Tony Martin’s bike: TT champ’s Specialized Shiv
Unlucky John: Degenkolb’s missing necklace
Stat attack: The month reduced to mind-bending visuals
Scrapheap challenge: Riders scrabbling for work
Graham Watson: Graham’s been lapping up the Tour of Beijing
Geraint Thomas: Time for some me time and a spot of Jay-Z
Team of the month: We let women join the party
Pat’s progress: What will former UCI boss McQuaid do now?
Au revoir, Veilleux: Canadian David Veilleux goes back to school
Pick of the bunch: Six of the best products we’ve seen this month
Any questions? Britain’s Erick Rowsell gets the CS treatment
Letters: Tell us what you think about the pro scene
Retro bike: Looking back at Gino Bartali’s Santa Maria

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