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  1. How The Race Was Worn: Tirreno-Adriatico Stage 5

    Words: Ian Fleck | Photography: Graham Watson | Date:

    Epic conditions on stage five of Tirreno-Adriatico, tested mind, mettle and performance fabrics on Sunday. The Terminillo climb (1600m) and the blizzard that engulfed it meant that riders had to cope with -1°C on a day that blew the General Classification wide open. Despite freezing conditions, some riders braved it with fingerless gloves – and we salute you. Ian Stannard could be seen sporting Rapha Pro Team Softshell Arm and Knee Warmers which are new for this season, and specifically designed to keep riders warm and dry when the weather turns foul. No better time to put our racewear for testing conditions to the absolute test.

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  2. 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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  3. How The Race Was Worn: 1-2 Knockout in the Loire

    Words: | Photography: Graham Watson | Date:

    Team Sky put on a masterclass in tactical and athletic prowess on stage 4 of Paris-Nice: Richie Porte and Geraint Thomas finishing with an emphatic one-two knockout on the 1200m summit finish. After Norweigan Lars Petter Nordhaug drove the group from the bottom of the the Croix de Chaubouret in the Loire, new boy Nicolas Roche took control, putting in a big effort to help distance Andrew Talansky (Garmin Cannondale), Rafal Majka (Tinkoff-Saxo) and Wilco Kelderman (Team Lotto NL-Jumbo).

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    Survey

    Observations from the city

  1. Through The Grapevine

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    Paul Stubert, product manager at wine dealer Sommelier-Privé, speaks to David Sharp for Survey in Berlin.

  2. Max Leonard

    Photography: George Marshall | Date:

    Max Leonard is a cycling writer, blogger and longtime friend and collaborator with Rapha. He’s recently published Lanterne Rouge, a fascinating exploration of the stories behind the men who made…

  3. By Design

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    Erik Spiekermann, typographer and designer, speaks to David Sharp for Survey in Berlin.

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