In Procycling June 14:
Current world champion Rui Costa has won many things, including stages of the Tour de France, but he’s never seriously considered contending for the overall win. Until now.
Also gearing up for their national tour, we talk to Warren Barguil, Arnaud Démare and Johan Le Bon, three young French riders who are experiencing the pressure of expectations in a country enjoying something of a cycling renaissance.
Elsewhere in this issue of Procycling:
• Alex Dowsett explains how his move away from Sky to Movistar has fuelled his dreams of a Tour start.
• In the 70s and 80s, Joop Zoetemelk rode a record-breaking 16 Tours and finished a heartbreaking second six times. He tells Procycling why it made his single Tour win all the sweeter.
• His career started in the 90s and he briefly retired last year, yet Alessandro Petacchi is currently working as Mark Cavendish’s lead-out man. What’s the appeal in working for others?