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  1. The Making of a Classic

    Words: Joe Hall | Date:

    Launched in 2004, the Classic Jersey was the first ever Rapha jersey. Originally called the Sportwool™ Jersey, it was like nothing else at the time. All black with a white stripe on the arm and cut from a strange light-wool fabric, its minimalism concealed a beautifully functional garment. One reporter declared it the ‘best bike jersey the world has ever seen.’ To mark the launch of the brand new Classic Jersey II, we spoke to founder and CEO of Rapha, Simon Mottram, to find out about the origins of the design.

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  2. Sir Brad and the Pursuiters

    Words: Harry Dowdney | Photography: Jonny Hines | Date:

    Team WIGGINS are the rockstars of the peloton. A group of talented upstarts led by charismatic frontman Sir Bradley Wiggins, the team’s first year in 2015 was a debut to remember. Perfectly coiffed, quiffed, and smartly turned out in Rapha, the British UCI Continental team split their time between the boards and the roads, winning races and fans alike. The insouciance of youth and the guiding hand of an experienced star proved an irresistible combination, while matching Nike Air Max trainers and whistle-clean white Pinarellos completed the look.

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  3. Unwrapping the Festive 500 – The winners

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    The Festive 500 isn’t about who rode the furthest, however. At the challenge’s heart is a celebration of the spirit of road riding, of the ups and downs, both figuratively and literally, and of the stories that inevitably arise from hours spent turning the pedals. Thousands of you sent in submissions documenting your attempts and we are pleased to now announce the winners

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  4. On Tour, Down Under

    Words: Harry Dowdney | Photography: Beardy Mcbeard & Kei Tsuji | Date:

    As the curtain rose for another season of spills and thrills in the professional peloton at the Tour Down Under (TDU), Rapha photographers Beardy McBeard (Marcus Enno) and Kei Tsuji were on hand to capture the excitement.

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