Conquista 12 - Print Edition
Conquista issue 12 is the issue that just won’t quit. More features, more photos, more colour, more Conquista than ever before.
In addition, Conquista has a fabulous new look, thanks to new Creative Director Ben Holroyd of Liverpool’s SB Studio. We are really excited about working with Benji and the team, and we are delighted with the transformation he has wrought. We hope you will be too.
- Lucien Petit-Breton, Tom Simpson, Eddy Merckx, Bernard Thévenet, Didi Thurau, Phil Anderson, Robert Millar . . . with stars like these, Peugeot was, surely, the greatest “superteam” cycling has ever seen. Suze Clemitson tells the full immense, incredible story in Peugeot: A History in Ten Races.With every paragraph a mini-epic in its own right, it's essential reading.
- How does a professional rider stay motivated as his or her powers wane? When should a pro call it a day? In search of answers, Shane Stokes reviews and interviews some of the biggest names in cycling, from Sean Kelly and Stephen Roche to Fabian Cancellara and Frank Schleck, in Autumn: Chasing the Perfect Finale.
- While we were enjoying the excellent hospitality at the Tour de France Grand Départ in Mont St.-Michel, we couldn’t help wondering what star photographer Brian Hodes was doing with that enormous ring flash. You can find out what he did to cycling’s biggest names – including Conquista cover star Peter Sagan – in his extraordinary Portraits from the Tour de France.
- Many of us only know the Tour of Britain as the super-slick, week-long cycling extravaganza it is today (thanks to modern race organisers SweetSpot). However, this is an event with a long, complex and messy history: exactly the sort of thing Holly Blades loves to investigate (and poke fun at). Find out all about this great race, in all its ragged glory, in Holly’s Tour of Britain: Bre-incarnation.
- The first Red Hook Crit was held in 2008 in Brooklyn – famously, in the words of the organisers, “with no sponsors, prizes, promotion or permits”. Now slightly more legitimate, this year it made its way to London’s Greenwich Peninsula for the second time. Paul Maunder and photographer Chris Auld were on hand to cover the coolest kids in cycling for our photo-feature Hooked.
- Tom Owen spent his twenty-fifth birthday riding a mountain bike around the vast and mystical Angkor Wat, Cambodia. In his Postcard he explains why, once again, a bicycle is the exotic explorer’s greatest friend.
- Two-time world champion, Olympian, winner of 23 six-day races, one-time highly controversial President of the British Cycling Federation and founder of both the modern Tour of Britain and the London Six Day, Tony Doyle MBE may be the greatest (and most important) British cyclist you’ve never heard of. He shared his incredible story with Conquista: read it in Prix de la Combativité.
- The small Cantabrian town of Torrelavega is home to such cycling luminaries as Vicente Trueba (the first ever King of the Mountains at the Tour de France) Manuel Saiz and Óscar Freire. Fellow Torrelavegan Marcos Pereda paints a moving and melancholy portrait of his beloved, cycling-obsessed home town in To the Valley?
- Finally, we continue our Isadore Ride Series with a trip to the pro teams’ new favourite winter training venue in Mallorca: A Cycling Paradise.
Conquista issue 12 - available for pre-order now.