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  1. The Distance Diaries: Part 2

    Words: Anonymous | Photography: Kendal Noctor | Date:

    Long-distance riding offers more time for reflection than any other discipline in the sport. ‘The Distance Diaries’ is a series of journals penned anonymously by a randonneur and, a few months on from the first, our rider laments a long-term injury, and the mental challenge of being in limbo.

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  2. Prepare.Execute Diaries: Sky-high standards

    Words: Ian Boswell | Photography: Kei Tsuji | Date:

    Team Sky rider Ian Boswell is providing Rapha with dispatches from the frontline of racing at the Giro d’Italia. His third diary entry, written the day before team leader Mikel Landa was forced to withdraw with illness on Stage 10, proves that in the sport of cycling, even the best laid plans can unravel in an instant.

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  3. Living in Style

    Words: Robert Bevan | Date:

    Founded in the small town of Zeeland, Michigan, in 1923 by D. J. De Pree and named after his father-in-law, who stumped up the cash to buy the former Michigan Star Furniture Company, Herman Miller made its name with the Mid Century furniture that has once more become a staple of stylish homes and workplaces internationally.

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  4. 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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  5. In the wheels of the pros

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    A professional cyclist can easily spend up to half the year on the road. In stop-start bursts of check-ins and baggage reclaim, of anonymous hotels and days lost on team buses, the pro lifestyle is a nomadic one. And in between racing, these travelling men and women need a home that guarantees great training routes, reliable weather, and people to…

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  6. Cali Comes of Age

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    The 11th edition of the Amgen Tour of California starts on 15th May, overlapped by the four-stage women’s race on 19th May. Rapha will be following the action with the Mobile Cycle Club, or ‘Tillie’, hosting rides and serving espresso from the roadside of the race. Here, we profile Rapha’s three professional teams competing, and offer up a schedule of Tillie’s…

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  7. How the race was worn: Wout wins a Monument

    Words: Rapha | Photography: Graham Watson | Date:

    The weather forecast for Sunday's Liège-Bastogne-Liège spelled snow storms and sunny patches in equal measure so Wout Poels knew he would need his versatile Rapha Shadow kit to race in. The 28-year-old climber had left it at his house back in Holland, however, so after La Flèche Wallonne he made a detour on his way to Liège.

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