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  1. Monumental Panache: Liège–Bastogne–Liège

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    The ‘Old Lady’ of the Classics, Liège–Bastogne–Liège has a parcours ripe for daring exploits with its endless hills and curves. A there-and-back race that has been running since 1892, the often-terrible spring weather in the Ardennes also encourages exciting racing. We look forward to La Doyenne with a look back at some of its greatest victories.

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  2. Rapha Prestige Launceston

    Words: Dustin Adderley | Photography: Beardy McBeard | Date:

    As the sun set over Northern Tasmania’s Tamar Valley on Friday 13th March 2015, the Rapha Prestige Launceston began, with riders gathering on the deck of the Barrel Room Restaurant at Velo Wines. Teams huddled together, nervously discussing tactics and tyre/cog selections for the following day’s 170km adventure to the highest point of Tasmania’s only alpine region, the Ben Lomond National Park. Unbeknownst to the riders, just a week prior the summit had unseasonably received its first snow of the year. The brutality of the Tasmanian landscape and climate would be a defining feature of the weekend.

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  3. Rapha Travel: The post-ride repose

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    When is your favourite moment on a ride? Is it those first pedal strokes? Or maybe it’s a hill, or a descent? But how about afterwards? That glorious arrival home and lazy slump onto the sofa, still wearing your lycra. That counts. The enormous plate of food, a guilt-free dessert and an afternoon spent doing whatever you want. Some form of nothingness with eyes glazed, probably. Post-ride is the time you have earned with your previous exertions.

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  4. Worth its weight in Gold

    Words: George Tyson | Photography: Offside Sports | Date:

    As the dust settles on the cobbled sectors of north-western Europe, and the bruised and rattled bones are beginning to ease, the professional peloton will turn its head to the upcoming Ardennes Classics – beginning with the 50th edition of the Amstel Gold Race on 19th April 2015.

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