Cycling Weekly magazine January 10 2018 issue, on sale from Thursday priced £3.25

Letter from the editor

It’s only our second issue of the year and we’re already previewing the first WorldTour race of the year, the Tour Down Under. I hadn’t really given this much thought until the weekend when the absurdity of it all hit home. There I was taking the Christmas decorations down while thinking about the first big race of the year. Two things that, in my head at least, just don’t go together.

OK, so the Grand Tour riders aren’t in Adelaide and most of Europe’s big names are still on their training camps, but the sprint finishes will be hotly contested, and who isn’t looking forward to a bit or bike racing (and sunshine) after three months of inactivity on the road?

If, like me, you’re still feeling the effects of the gastronomic excesses of the Christmas period you could use the racing for a little motivation. With at least a few riders in the peloton at or near their peak fitness and others looking tanned and lean, you might feel a little left behind. I knew I would be as I worked my way through my last pack of mince pies at the weekend.

The thing is, it’s months until I need to try and look lean and tanned. And those mince pies aren’t going to eat themselves.

Simon Richardson
Cycling Weekly magazine editor


In this week’s Cycling Weekly

News Froome and Thomas confirm they’re both going for the Tour

Feature Tales of woe — hardest days on a bike


Tech The tech trends set to shape 2019

Feature Behind the scenes with Huub-Wattbike

Fitness Fitness lessons from the toughest women around

Tech Campagnolo Super Record on test

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