Conquista Magazine 24 - 1

Conquista #24

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In issue 24 of Conquista

The King of the Cobbles. The wettest-ever Worlds. Corporate skulduggery and scapegoating at cycling’s highest levels. Poetry in a crocus. Alpine cold and Hellenic heat. And a bloke ranting about Lance.

Sean ‘King’ Kelly is reputed once to have answered a radio journalist’s question with a nod... ​​Read More

In issue 24 of Conquista

The King of the Cobbles. The wettest-ever Worlds. Corporate skulduggery and scapegoating at cycling’s highest levels. Poetry in a crocus. Alpine cold and Hellenic heat. And a bloke ranting about Lance.

Sean ‘King’ Kelly is reputed once to have answered a radio journalist’s question with a nod of the head. But anyone who thinks he’s the silent type just hasn’t got him onto the right topic. When Russell Jones asked him about Paris-Roubaix he proved positively prolix. Better yet, the King’s uniquely poetic voice sings out of every line of Remembering Roubaix. Don’t miss it. 

Marcos Pereda couldn’t wait to attend the world championships in Yorkshire last year. Between the flat caps, the multicoloured sheep, the pulsating action and the unique British climate he got quite the culture shock. 

The end of a long-running investigation into the theft of almost 20 million euros from Giro d’Italia parent company RCS Sport saw one person found guilty and several cleared of fraud. The latter included former Giro race director Michele Acquarone. Acquarone tells his side of the Giro Scandal to Shane Stokes. 

Tom Owen had never even thought of turning a wheel in Greece before being invited by our friend (and long-time stockist of Conquista) Agi Kolyvas of tour specialists Pedal Greece. But among the myths and mountains he found some magnificent riding. You can discover it too in This is Sparta. 
Tommy Mulvoy has taken part in many different types of endurance event, but The Swiss Cycling Alpenbrevet offered a wholly new and different sort of challenge. Join us and find out whether he and his bladder were up to it.

Trofeo Baracchi is one of the great lost races, in one of the great lost formats – the two-up time trial. Won by the greatest of the great – from Coppi and Bartali to Merckx and De Vlaeminck – it took a unique place in the cycling calendar and in the sport’s history. Who better to tell its too-often forgotten story than Suze Clemitson?

Mitchell Belacone is back, and he’s pissed off. Why? Because Lance. How so? Not in the way you think. You may or may not agree with what he says, but we think you’ll still enjoy the way he says it.


Conquista is a global quarterly cycling magazine, merging style, passion and emotion with thoughtful, intelligent comment. The magazine explores, in the context of ALL cycling disciplines, the beauty of the bike. Conquista aims to capture the essential beauty of the sport and bring a dabble of design and aesthetic into each communication.

Softcover
192 pages
Summer 2020
English
ISSN 2397-21311
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Conquista is a global quarterly cycling magazine, merging style, passion and emotion with thoughtful, intelligent comment. The magazine explores, in the context of ALL cycling disciplines, the beauty of the bike. Conquista aims to capture the essential beauty of the sport and bring a dabble of design and aesthetic into each communication.