Welcome to Cycle Sport’s Big Read of the Year 2011, a collection of some of the finest writing from Britain’s best monthly cycling magazine.
We’ll be uploading some of the best of Cycle Sport’s features from the year over the Christmas period. Sit back on the sofa, grab a mince pie and glass of cognac, and enjoy reading the best cycling writing available.
Mark Cavendish interview: Centre of attention
Cycle Sport was the first magazine to run an in-depth interview with BBC Sports Personality of the Year Mark Cavendish following his world championships win in Copenhagen. Here is the feature, from Cycle Sport December.
All aboard the magic bus
Cycle Sport spent a week embedded with the Sky team at the Critérium du Dauphiné, watching Bradley Wiggins win the race from the inside.
Classic Races: Tour of Flanders 1992
The 1992 Tour of Flanders followed the usual pattern – an escape going early in the race. But did the peloton know what they were doing by giving unknown Frenchman Jacky Durand a 22-minute head start?
Fumiyuki Beppu interview: Japan’s rising son
Japan is full of bicycles and kerin racing is huge, but Fumiyuki Beppu is one of only four Japanese road riders competing at the top level.
Seconds from disaster: how Garmin won the Tour’s TTT
Team manager Jonathan Vaughters explains to Cycle Sport how Garmin-Cervélo won the Tour de France’s team time trial.