So you have that sinking feeling after the Tour de France? What do I do now?
Firstly, check out the link below for a recap from Issue 1 of the Lofoten ride in Norway with Trasé. They are a few pictures that you have not seen before as we did not have the space to publish all the fantastic content.
Secondly, finish reading Issue 3 and get ready for Issue 4 coming out @ 15 August.
In Issue 0 of Conquista we put together a little feature on our beer fuelled odyssey on the Alp d’Huez climb with several thousand other revellers. In case you missed it, here are some of those images.
A Man of Determination, Michael Drapac’s speech during the team launch at the Tour Down Under
Gran Fondo Roma - a photographic set by Pablo Moreno - beautiful colours
Cyclo Cross North West - a quintessential look at cyclo-cross in North America by Andy Bokanev - stunning imagery
Flanders - ‘VIP’ Style by Conquistador Trevor Gornall - a look at his VIP Day in the emotional heartland of cycling
Coffee Stop - Camparino, Milano - a coffee experience with Italian flair
Rocket Ride - a photographic sequence by Andy Bokanev - a normal ride that ends up as a memorable day with your mates, braving the elements
L’Enfer Du Nord - a cobbleside view of the hell by Jack Chevell (incidentally, Jack also kindly provided the cover photo)
Tour: Roma to Astoria - another beautiful photographic sequence from Pablo Moreno - detailing a ride from the Gran Fondo Roma through to the hallowed turf of Campagnolo and then the sparkling Prosecco of Astoria (the same vineyard on the podiums of the Giro d’Italia, Giro di Lombardia and Tirreno Adriatico, actually anything run by RCS)
Dubai Tour 2014 - Brian Hodes shows us life on and off the bike in Dubai and this feature also has an insert from Colin O’Brien on the future of the Dubai Tour
Red Hook Crit - Brooklyn No.7 - a wet and wild crit in the Red Hook District of Brooklyn with the imagery of Francois Lebeau
An Adventure in Sicily with our friends Trase, Jan Erik Cortsen & Kristoffer Rødseth
Cycling the Silk Road - Paul Wilson shows us the hardship and joy of riding the ancient Silk Road
Tifosi - is a look by Wei Yuet Wong at the fans and crowds huddled around that fleeting image of a dashing peloton
Introducing Katie and Jordan - our intrepid two as they pack their bags for 12-18 months on the road cycling across Europe and Asia (we are not exactly sure but we will find out as we receive material from them)
Late start, rapid progress - a story by Geraint Parry on Eric Young, a latecomer to the professional cycling world and he is making a strong impact
"I think cycling is probably no different from many other sports, that we men have not taken women’s sports seriously enough for decades and generations, really," he said. "I think that’s changing now. I think we’re seeing an absolute sea change of investment and interest in women’s sport coming from the people. From the media as well. That’s a really good thing."