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  1. Women’s 100: Training Advice

    Words: Julie Krasniak | Photography: Emily Maye & Jeremy Dunn | Date:

    Julie Krasniak (pictured below), from the French city of Metz, began riding at 12 years old and by the age of 14 was racing mountain bikes. Between her brother, father, …

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  2. Hell Of The North VII

    Words: Rapha | Date:

    For this year’s ride on Sunday 10th April, we have scoured the countryside to find ever more paths to pound the pedals on, and the parcours features 19 new sectors waiting to challenge you. Enjoy the typical HOTN bonhomie between the riders along the way, and finish in time to watch the pros race the real thing in France at…

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  3. UK Sample Sales

    Words: Rapha | Date:

    Rapha is hosting three sample sales across the UK, in cities we haven't visited before - Birmingham, Leeds and Glasgow. Stock will include end-of-season items, production samples and one-off, never-for-sale garments. All sizes, all ranges and both men's and women's products will be going for drastically reduced prices.

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  4. The Flanders forecast

    Words: Ronny Lauke | Photography: Harry Dowdney & Christian Kaufmann | Date:

    The view from within a bike race is a privileged position; one that us fans rarely get to enjoy. Whether having ridden them, or from behind the wheel of the team car, the Team Sky and CANYON//SRAM directeur sportifs have an unrivalled understanding of what the biggest races are really like.

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  5. Wind-climbing at Gent-Wevelgem

    Words: Phil Deeker | Photography: Angus Sung (above & bottom), Graham Watson (below) | Date:

    "We are just sails in the wind" said the mighty Eddy Merckx and although Flandrian purists would not count him as one of their own, even they would admit that he should know.

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  6. Record breaking Brevet

    Words: Mike Boudrie | Photography: Andrew Clifforth | Date:

    It’s difficult to imagine riding 800km in 24 hours. It works out at an average of more than 33kph. Add nutrition stops and the pace required increases even further.

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  7. The unmatchable ups and downs II

    Words: Rasmus Helt Poulsen | Photography: Jonny Hines & Jered & Ashley Gruber | Date:

    If you’ve signed up for a Cent Cols Challenge, there is a chance that you were caught up in the moment when you did it. Maybe you were looking at amazing photography in a Rapha book, got carried away on a sunny day in France, or had one glass of wine too many. That might have been what happened to…

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  8. A Different Way Of Riding

    Words: Tom Pilcher | Photography: Jessie Wild | Date:

    Two decades after Jonathan Edwards set his triple jump world record, the Englishman sat apprehensively on a bike awaiting the 220-mile slog to London from Manchester. Surely, for a former professional athlete in possession of one of the longest-standing world records, his mentality would be enough to see him through?

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