Author Archive for David Evans

  1. Back on Home Turf

    Words: | Photography: Laura Austin, @Laura_Austin & Emily Maye (top image) | Date:

    California native Alexis Ryan gives Rapha an insight into life in the women’s pro peloton, and why being an American in Europe isn’t always easy.

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  2. Viva CrossVegas

    Words: | Photography: Kevin Scott Batchelor | Date:

    The great Las Vegas sporting tradition is of prize fighting. Boxing occupies exalted position in the lore of Vegas, and the faces of fighters stare down from billboards like malevolent…

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  3. How Cross Got Cool

    Words: | Photography: Andy Bokanev | Date:

    There’s a mild absurdity to cyclocross that would seemingly stop it from ever being considered ‘cool.’ It lacks the grandiose scale and grand vistas of road racing, replacing them with…

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  4. Monumental finishes: Milan–Sanremo

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    To launch our Monumental Competition, we take a look back at some classic Milan–Sanremo finishes. You can enter the competition to win Rapha prizes and a signed Sir Bradley Wiggins World Champion Wool Jersey here »

    For a so-called sprinters’ classic, Milan – Sanremo’s finishes are a spectacle of tension and turbulence, not just repeat screenings of a cycling stampede. Granted, the races first five or so hours rarely deserve rapt attention, but once the race reaches the Mediterranean and turns west, it becomes fraught, tactical, and volatile.

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  5. Wiggins’ World Champion Wool

    Words: | Photography: George Marshall | Date:

    For Bradley Wiggins’ last-ever Paris-Nice, Rapha have designed an official Team Sky, custom-made warm up kit. Inspired by the peloton style the 1960s and ’70s, and decorated with the world championship stripes that he won last season, it will have a more classic look and feel than the more ordinary team tracksuits, but still using merino wool and race-cut tailoring.

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  6. Double Stannards

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    Standing in the middle of a media scrum after Saturday’s Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, a noticeably aggrieved Patrick Lefevere, manager of Etixx-Quick Step, complained that the day’s winner, Ian Stannard (Sky), had sat in the race’s “box seat” for over 30km – the implication being that Stannard only enjoyed the show, and hadn’t played a starring role. Lefevere’s lament doesn’t do justice to the Essex boy’s shrewd racing and raw power – nor does it acknowledge that even if Stannard had the box seat, it was Lefevere’s riders who booked his tickets, showed him to that seat, and all but paid his bar tab, too.

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  7. Nicolas Roche Interview

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    Rapha’s developers spend three hours with each rider, working their way through every aspect of the rider’s needs and preferences. We caught up with Nico as he trained with the team in Mallorca to ask him about his kit, the fit, and his plans for the year ahead.

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  8. Comfortably Numb – Lindsay Knight on winter riding

    Words: Lindsay Knight | Date:

    ‘Winter riding’ can mean a great many things depending on your locale and your level of stubbornness. For those in pleasant, sunny environments, I’ve recently discovered that riders consider wind jackets to be cold weather apparel… and yes, I’m calling you out on that Ms. Kelton Wright. For those of us that live in far less welcoming climates, the months between November and March (and sometimes April…or even May) mean one of two things: a mind-numbing number of hours on a trainer, or a physically numbing number of hours on the road.

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  9. Escaping The City

    Words: Grace Holdsworth | Date:

    Living in the city makes finding the time to ride much harder and all the more valuable. Here’s how to become adept at fitting in quick escapes from city life,…

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  10. Rapha Super Cross UK Wrap-up

    Words: Kati Jagger | Photography: Johnny Hines | Date:

    The final round of the UK Rapha Super Cross series took place on Saturday 25th October at London’s Alexandra Palace, with a full day of racing that saw novices and fancy dress fanatics negotiate a foam-filled course in the Fun category, whilst Seniors, Vets, and Youth races took in the mud and off-camber turns, jumps and steep ascents in four rounds of muddy chaos. The series saw more than 1000 racers taking part, a new record.

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