British sprint star Mark Cavendish gives an exclusive interview in the new issue of Cycle Sport magazine, on sale from Wednesday (January 21), as he embarks on his most important season yet.

The Manxman’s targets are to win Ghent-Wevelgem and have a crack at gaining the experience necessary to compete for the green jersey, and Milan-San Remo.

Also in the March 2009 issue of Cycle Sport:

Cycle Sport goes inside the new Russian superteam Katusha with exclusive pics and interviews with team staff.

How to beat Astana. Lance Armstrong reckons Astana can finish 1-2-3 at the Tour de France. We examine the options available to their rivals.

Classics Trebles. Following the popularity of our feature on the Grand Tour double winners, we look back over the history of cycling’s greatest one-day races and find the nine men to have won three or more in a year, from Ferdi Kübler, through Stan Ockers, Rik Van Looy, Eddy Merckx, Jan Raas, Sean Kelly, Mario Cipollini, Davide Rebellin to Tom Boonen.

Jonathan Vaughters writes exclusively for Cycle Sport, and sets out his plans for 2009. He explains from the point of view of a team manager how to select a team and schedule an entire season.

Our latest Iconic Place of Cycling is the Col d’Izoard, whose history is shared between the Tour de France and the Giro d’Italia. We look at the historic moments on one of cycling’s most striking climbs.

Cycle Sport is taken on a training ride in Majorca with Barloworld’s Olympic gold medallist Geraint Thomas.

A look back at the career and exploits of Vittorio Adorni, the last Italian before current world champ Alessandro Ballan to take the rainbow jersey on home soil.

Plus all the usual regulars… Graham Watson on his memories of Lance Armstrong as he arrives in Australia, Broomwagon, Shop Window, and all the upcoming races, latest news and great cycling photography.

Cycle Sport March 2009 issue is on sale from Wednesday, January 21, at WHSmith, major supermarkets and all good newsagents priced £4.10.