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  1. Strade Bianche: L’Eroica Vintage Retreat

    Words: Alex Stieda | Date:

    Alex Stieda, a former professional cyclist from Canada who raced for the 7-Eleven Cycling Team, was the first North American to wear the maillot jaune at the Tour de France, claiming yellow on the second day of the 1986 Tour. Riding the infamous strade bianche, or ‘white roads’, of Tuscany as part of the heritage cycling event L’Eroica has been a dream of his for some time. Here, Alex talks us through his recent experience guest guiding on the L’Eroica Vintage Retreat in Italy with Rapha Travel.

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  2. Wild and weathered in Waikato

    Words: Emma Bryant | Photography: Amy Taylor | Date:

    Sunshine on skin. It’s an unfamiliar feeling for us Kiwis at the moment after months of being covered by layer upon layer, wrapped and protected against biting winds, ice, rain and whatever else the winter could throw at us.

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  3. Photo Essay: The 2015 UCI Asia Tour

    Words: Danial Hakim | Photography: Danial Hakim and Zie Haqqin (Peloton Images Asia) | Date:

    Despite the quest for marginal gains and scientific advantages with tools such as power meters, one thing that these modern contraptions and methods cannot measure is the panache of riders during races. This, and the excitement and romance of racing, is what draws us all to the sport and which we at Peloton Images Asia are lucky enough to spend our time trying to capture with photography.

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  4. Team Sky: An open letter from Simon Mottram

    Words: Simon Mottram | Date:

    In 2012 Rapha announced the beginning of a four-year Partnership with the world’s number-one professional racing team, Team Sky. Rapha has been a part of Team Sky’s countless achievements since then, including two Tour de France victories and success on all types of terrain and in all conditions. Together, we have redefined performance and style in the peloton, both on and off the bike. It’s been an amazing ride so far and the success of the Partnership has been beyond expectations.

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  5. Super Cross München

    Words: Frank van der Sman | Date:

    For the second year, the Rapha Super Cross Series visits the iconic Olympiapark in Munich. Organised alongside Munich’s oldest cycling club, RC “Die Schwalben” 1894, Rapha Super Cross Munich occupies sacred cyclocross ground. The 1985 and 1997 UCI Cyclocross World Championships were held on these tracks, and is considered holy to many. For those fortunate enough to be riding, beautiful autumn weather combined with a challenging yet entertaining course.

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