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  1. Birds in flight: building the Rapha + Liberty bikes

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    Tom Donhou is an independent frame builder based in Hackney Wick, with a workshop just a stone’s throw from the Olympic velodrome in east London. Building two bespoke bikes, one for road riding and one for the city, Tom painstakingly incorporated the distinctive Rapha + Liberty print into each frame’s paintwork. Evoking the image of starlings in flight, the 1930s print from the Liberty archive is the perfect match for both Tom’s craftsmanship and the bikes themselves. He spoke to Rapha about his experience working on such a unique project.

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  2. Zanoli’s Impossible Race

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    Richmond, Virginia, 15th May 1992. The Tour DuPont peloton was racing at full speed through the streets towards the finish line. The three-time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond was leading the general classification. The Australian Phil Anderson, who had started the day 20 seconds down on LeMond, was gunning for his third stage win in five days, and the 10-second time bonus that came with it.

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  3. Doppio: Worlds Edition

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    In 1986 it was Moreno Argentin’s bouquet to carry and stripes to take home in Colorado Springs — that was the last time the UCI Road World Championships came to the United States. Charly Mottet took second, and Giuseppe Saronni third. Jeannie Longo won the women’s edition, with American Janelle Parks silver.

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