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  1. On the road again: Tillie and Wilcox

    Words: Matthew Beaudin | Photography: Jordan Reid | Date:

    In 1891, a young woman named Tillie Anderson emigrated to the United States from Sweden. She was 14, and without a father, who had died when Anderson was eight. She worked as a seamstress in Chicago, and in two years she saved enough money to buy a “racing bicycle.”

    That young woman entered 130 races, of which she won 123.

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  2. How The Race Was Worn: Tirreno-Adriatico Stage 5

    Words: Ian Fleck | Photography: Graham Watson | Date:

    Epic conditions on stage five of Tirreno-Adriatico, tested mind, mettle and performance fabrics on Sunday. The Terminillo climb (1600m) and the blizzard that engulfed it meant that riders had to cope with -1°C on a day that blew the General Classification wide open. Despite freezing conditions, some riders braved it with fingerless gloves – and we salute you. Ian Stannard could be seen sporting Rapha Pro Team Softshell Arm and Knee Warmers which are new for this season, and specifically designed to keep riders warm and dry when the weather turns foul. No better time to put our racewear for testing conditions to the absolute test.

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  3. Wiggins’ World Champion Wool

    Words: | Photography: George Marshall | Date:

    For Bradley Wiggins’ last-ever Paris-Nice, Rapha have designed an official Team Sky, custom-made warm up kit. Inspired by the peloton style the 1960s and ’70s, and decorated with the world championship stripes that he won last season, it will have a more classic look and feel than the more ordinary team tracksuits, but still using merino wool and race-cut tailoring.

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    Survey

    Global cycling street style

  1. Through The Grapevine

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

  2. 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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