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  1. Rapha Travel: The malleable martyrs

    Words: | Photography: Offside Sports & Jered Gruber | Date:

    The professional rider sleeps soundly. In a few hours he’ll be awake and competing, but for now, he can rest easy. Meanwhile, a man is wiping the weariness out of his eyes, refilling dozens of bidons, preparing food packages and sorting out breakfast. There’s no easing into the day for him. The rider isn’t awake yet, but so much is already being done to ensure that, away from the job of racing, his life is kept as simple as possible. And the man who takes care of all of this for him? The soigneur.

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  2. Ride report: Rapha’s Hell of the North VI

    Words: Joe Delves | Photography: Jonny Hines | Date:

    A record 350 cyclists rode Rapha’s sixth annual Hell of the North this Sunday 12 April, and Bikes Etc magazine journalist Joe Delves was there to tackle it for the first time. On a freshly tweaked 100km course, featuring two new gravé offroad sectors and a train line crossing, the riders could enjoy a feed stop and a few laps at Gosling Park velodrome, as well as over 700 well-deserved pints and Belgian frites at the finish line in the pub.

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  3. Priscilla Calderon: A Bigger Win

    Words: Matthew Beaudin | Photography: Emily Maye | Date:

    Priscilla Calderon was recently photographed for the Rapha Women’s range. She works at a bike shop a few shifts a week, and goes to dental hygienist school. She is a Cat. 1 bike racer on the brink, as she’s recently signed on with a small pro team in Los Angeles, California, named La Sweat. She wakes up to ride at 5am or churns the trainer after work, if that’s all time allows.

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  4. Monumental Cobbles: Paris-Roubaix, in the words of others

    Words: | Photography: Graham Watson, Emily Maye and Offside | Date:

    Inspired by Wiggins’s own talent for one-liners, we have put together a compendium of our favourite quotes on Paris-Roubaix, by the people who raced it, organised it, wrote about it, loved it and, of course, hated it.

    You can enter the competition to win Rapha prizes and a signed Sir Bradley Wiggins World Champion Wool Jersey here »

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  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

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    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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