Team Sky

  1. 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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  2. Iberia Express

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    As the European racing season sets off, Team Sky are proving how well off-season training went. Geraint Thomas won in Portugal – at the Volta ao Algarve – holding onto a lead established with an outstanding solo attack on stage two, finishing just three seconds behind Tony Martin in the time trial and carefully seeing out the remaining stages.

    Meanwhile, over the border, Christopher Froome was found to be in fine form at the Ruta del Sol. Stage four of the race in Andalusia saw Froome drop his rival – Alberto Contador – on the 20%-slopes of the day’s final climb.

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  3. 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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  4. The Road Ahead: 2015

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    As 2015 gets rolling we look up the road to see what’s happening this year. 2014 was a momentous time for Rapha; a 10th birthday, a new London headquarters, more original products including the infamous Pantani Jersey, the long-awaited Climber’s Shoes, plus two beautiful new Cycle Clubs in Tokyo and Manchester. And this year looks like being no less momentous with more new products, a wealth of rides, events and plenty of incredible bike racing. Here’s a preview of what to look forward to in 2015.

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  5. Crashes, Wounds & Repairs

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    By the time the camera moto caught up with the crash, the riders involved were already remounting their bikes and setting off in pursuit of the peloton, who had eased their pace out of respect for the fallen yellow jersey.

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