Thanks to Ride Cycling Review for sponsoring the Inner Ring for January. All sponsors get a public thank-you once a month and the Australian magazine is here for January.
Only you don’t need to ride the Tour Down Under to pick up a copy as the magazine is available to read on your computer or tablet via Zinio, the electronic magazine distribution site.
And if you want to find out more about the magazine there’s an article to download for free below.
Whilst the sport is reeling from the Armstrong case, doping isn’t the only ethical problem the sport faces. Nicole Cooke told of unpaid contracts and broken promises, something that’s not reserved to the past, nor to women’s cycling. Meanwhile the UCI is investigating the story of the 2010 Liège-Bastogne-Liège and allegations that the result was sold by Alexandr Kolobnev to Alexander Vinokourov. Writer and lawyer Lisa Jacobs looked into corruption, race sales and pro cycling in an article for Ride which you can download (PDF):
Or if you want something lighter, head over to cyclingtips to see a collection of pro team bikes photographed at the Tour Down Under and note the next edition of Ride will have all these bikes and more studio photographed and weighed, plus comment from the pro team mechanics.
If you haven’t read it before Ride has an Australian tone… but so does the sport these days with the Tour Down Under, Simon Gerrans, Cadel Evans and the Orica-Greenedge team. But this is a regular cycling magazine with plenty of global content from races to tech reviews – see the latest issue with Marianne Vos on the front cover.
To find out more about Ride, click here or click on their ad on the top right of the screen.
- As well as the on-screen ad, all sponsors get a post each month to explain what they’re about. So thanks to Rob, Toby and colleagues for their support which helps to make this site happen