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  1. The Distance Diaries: Part 2

    Nouvelles: Anonymous | Photographie: 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. 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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  3. How the race was worn: Wout wins a Monument

    Nouvelles: Rapha | Photographie: 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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  4. Rapha Women’s Prestige Merricks

    Nouvelles: Cindy-Lee Davies | Photographie: Kirsty Baxter | Date:

    Driving down the gravel road to the winery where the Rapha Women’s Prestige Merricks was to begin from, I was reminded of childhood jaunts on dust tracks, and the freedom of the country. It set the tone for what would be a wonderful day’s riding. Those gravel roads were the only type I knew as a child, and we’d be…

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  5. Puddles, punctures and the pub

    Nouvelles: Harry Dowdney | Photographie: Angus Sung | Date:

    With 300 cyclists on the start line, 19 off-road sectors and 87km of white-knuckle riding, Rapha’s Hell of the North is Paris-Roubaix for the aficionados.

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  6. Behind the Design

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    Each ride is special, and unique to the area it passes through, so we wanted to convey that in how the materials were presented. We first pulled together information about the route and built a catalogue of images and text, looking for details that would lend themselves to a repeat print, without being too cliché or obvious.

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  7. Rapha Prestige

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    In 2008, a new kind of organised ride was born. With the aim of bringing out the camaraderie and suffering of road riding, the first Rapha Gentlemen’s Races in North America invited teams to take part in rough-and-ready time trials over long distances, with long days, gravel roads and finding your own way as foundations.

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  8. Glory and glamour

    Nouvelles: Harry Dowdney | Photographie: Emily Maye & Harry Dowdney | Date:

    The liberty of looking good, with Tiffany Cromwell In a little café in Ghent, Tiffany Cromwell is discussing looking good on two wheels. Not just one of the best female…

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