Cycling Plus - - CONTENTS - NED BOULT­ING! Ex­clu­sive col­umn p146

In Spin we dis­cuss Geraint Thomas’s part in the con­tin­u­ing com­pul­sory hel­met de­bate, share three routes in Aberdeen, be in­spired by Game of Thrones ac­tor Enzo Ci­lenti and his dad, rid­ing Deloitte Ride Across Bri­tain, and meet sec­tion ed­i­tor John’s long-term Spe­cial­ized Roubaix.

Af­ter zero win­ners in cy­cling’s Grand Tours in their first 259 goes at the them, the maiden vic­tory for Si­mon Yates – pic­tured here at the 2017 Tour de France along­side Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas – at the Vuelta a Es­paña en­sured Brits have won nine out of the last 20. The Bury man’s win also en­sured that, for the first time ever, one na­tion won all three Grand Tours of a sin­gle sea­son with three dif­fer­ent rid­ers.

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