‘IT’S A WEEK OF AMAZ­ING FIRSTS, AND FOURTHS...’

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Some weeks it’s hard to know which page to look at first. Do you im­merse your­self in the undis­puted ge­nius of Jonathan Rea’s fourth world ti­tle and in­cred­i­ble win tally, or get ridicu­lously ex­cited (like most of us at MCN Tow­ers) about Scott Redding’s new deal to come home and race in the British Su­per­bike cham­pi­onship next year? Or, do you doff your hat to his­tory-mak­ing Ana Car­rasco’s first world ti­tle – which is also the first for a fe­male rider – or just lose your­self in the first wave of stun­ning 2019 new bikes to be un­veiled as you con­trive new ways to af­ford a new bike next year?

Re­gard­less of what mat­ters most in your bik­ing world, there are clear signs that 2019 is shap­ing up to be a spe­cial year on two wheels. The glut of new bikes un­veiled in Cologne this week prove that man­u­fac­tur­ers’ imag­i­na­tions show no sign of be­com­ing stag­nant – and with an even big­ger num­ber of bikes ru­moured to be un­veiled in Mi­lan in four weeks’ time, there’s plenty of time to get that de­posit ready to live out your dreams in 2019.

Re­ally though, Redding in BSB? Can’t wait.

DEPUTY ED­I­TOR RICHARD NEWLAND

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