Cycling Weekly magazine May 31 2018 issue on sale from Thursday priced £2.99

From the editor

I found it pretty difficult to get much work done last Friday, so excited was I to watch what was happening in the Giro d’Italia — I imagine many of you were the same. Last Friday’s stage, where Chris Froome attacked 80km from the finish, really was one for the history books. As it was happening it seemed like something from decades ago — pick your favourite epic ride from Merckx, Hinault or Anquetil, this was in that league.

There had been nothing to indicate this was about to happen — talk of Froome abandoning to rest up for the Tour de France had been rife only seven days before.

Perhaps most importantly Froome’s ride had in abundance the thing he has rarely displayed — panache. The audacity is what led many to question its validity, a question that we cannot answer right now.

At the same time another equally epic day was unfolding for Simon Yates, who saw his Giro bid implode spectacularly. Froome was spraying champagne, while Yates was still in the saddle on the road to Bardonecchia that day.

I can’t recall a time when the sport of cycling has so brilliantly and starkly captured why we love it.

Vern Pitt
Cycling Weekly news & features editor


In the magazine this week

36 Our Cannondale SuperSix Evo verdict

48 Training with sprint king Adam Blythe

62 Remembering Manx International Week

Follow Cycling Weekly on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and subscribe to our channel on YouTube.