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  1. Ian Boswell – The Lost American

    Words: | Photography: Matthew Beaudin | Date:

    Team Sky’s Ian Boswell cools down on the trainer after a Tour of California stage patiently. As if pedalling for five hours wasn’t enough. The 24-year-old from Bend, Oregon hasn’t been home to the United States since last year’s Tour of California and is now calling Nice, France, “home” in conversation. Rapha caught up with the American for a quick chat.

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  2. How the race was worn: Victorious Viviani

    Words: | Photography: Graham Watson | Date:

    Elia Viviani’s sprint victory on stage 2 of the Giro was a masterclass in slipstreaming, executed while wearing a prototype Rapha speedsuit. The Italian jumped from wheel to wheel in the lead up to the sprint, showing perfect decision-making at speeds of up to 60km/h to stay near the front. Following Lotto NL-Jumbo’s Moreno Hofland up the final 500m drag, Viviani then made his burst for the line, winning by half a wheel.

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  3. Leading from the front – An Interview with Richie Porte

    Words: | Photography: Graham Watson | Date:

    Team Sky go into battle in Italy this month with Australian Richie Porte a contender for the pink jersey. Chris Froome’s most trusted lieutenant has turned general this year, leading Team Sky from the front to take several stage race wins since the start of the season. Rapha sat down with the Tasmanian, who was wearing Rapha’s newly launched Italian Country Jersey, to talk leadership, the sweet taste of victory and war stories from the road.

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  4. Colophon

    Words: | Photography: Harry Dowdney | Date:

    We visited the studio of Edd Harrington and Anthony Sheret, partners at London type foundry Colophon, for a conversation about their work and the caps they designed for Rapha to mark this month’s Tour of California.

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  5. From the Golden Gate to the Sierras

    Words: Matthew Beaudin | Photography: Fred Kornahrens | Date:

    In the aged photographs of Fred Kornahrens, we see the halcyon days of road racing in Northern California, a hotbed of American cycling in an amateur era. Yes, Mt. Tam is hailed as the birthplace of mountain biking, but the San Francisco area always had a heavy road presence as well. Kornahrens’ photography, part of a new exhibit at the Rapha Cycle Club San Francisco (CCSFC) looks at the club racers and cycling culture of the time. Rapha caught up with Kornahrens for an interview.

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    Global cycling street style

  1. A London Eye

    Photography: George Marshall | Date:

    Rob Saunders was born and raised in London. A road rider living in the heart of the city who worked for the best part of a decade to bring the Olympic Games to town. Here he writes about his love for a city that bleeds with diversity, history and creativity.

  2. Through The Grapevine


    Paul Stubert, product manager at wine dealer Sommelier-Privé, speaks to David Sharp for Survey in Berlin.

  3. Max Leonard

    Photography: George Marshall | Date:

    Max Leonard is a cycling writer, blogger and longtime friend and collaborator with Rapha. He’s recently published Lanterne Rouge, a fascinating exploration of the stories behind the men who made…

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