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  1. How the race was worn: Wout wins a Monument

    Words: Rapha | Photography: Graham Watson | Date:

    The weather forecast for Sunday’s Liège-Bastogne-Liège spelled snow storms and sunny patches in equal measure so Wout Poels knew he would need his versatile Rapha Shadow kit to race in. The 28-year-old climber had left it at his house back in Holland, however, so after La Flèche Wallonne he made a detour on his way to Liège.

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  2. The Legwork in Liège

    Words: Harry Dowdney | Date:

    The view from within a bike race is a privileged position; one that us fans rarely get to enjoy. Whether having ridden them, or from behind the wheel of the team car, the Team Sky directeur sportifs have an unrivalled understanding of what the biggest races are really like.

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  3. Rapha Women’s Prestige Merricks

    Words: Cindy-Lee Davies | Photography: Kirsty Baxter | Date:

    Driving down the gravel road to the winery where the Rapha Women’s Prestige Merricks was to begin from, I was reminded of childhood jaunts on dust tracks, and the freedom of the country. It set the tone for what would be a wonderful day’s riding. Those gravel roads were the only type I knew as a child, and we’d be riding several of them on our 121km long adventure.

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