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It would be fair to say that when it comes to the groupsets attached to offthe-shelf bikes Japanese giant Shimano rules the roost. Many cyclists, though, have a soft spot for Campagnolo and, as our test from p40 proves, it is still possible to find some brilliant fully-built bikes equipped with Italian class.
When I first interviewed Ned Boulting in 2011 about his first book I didn’t foresee that, seven years later, the then ITV4 cycling reporter would be embarking on his third national tour! It’s testament to our columnist’s wit, talent and knowledge that people will pay to listen to a man talk about cycling!