Conquista brings the highest standards of journalism and photography to the world of cycling.
‘The word, which occurs in Spanish, Portuguese and Italian, means “conquest”, or “achievement”.
Cycling is all about overcoming. Cheating the wind. Defying gravity. Beating the peloton around France. Beating the traffic to work. Beating your mates to the café.
As often as not, it’s about conquering yourself. Clambering out of bed for a cold morning commute. Squeezing out a bit more effort when your lungs and legs are bursting.
So all cyclists are conquistadores – every one of us, every time we ride.'
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Some info about issue 20 from the 'Conquista’ website:
A race in the style of the one-day Spring Classics that runs over a week in August. 27,000m of climbing in a country with no roads worthy of the name. The jersey of a team named after a place where their sponsor's product is not for sale. A WorldTour rider who goes to race in Japan, only to find his power output just about qualifies him for the over-60s category. A man who won the Tour but then had it stolen by Henri Desgrange himself. And a powerhouse road racing nation whose national tour hasn't been held in a decade.
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