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  1. The Anatomy of a Race

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    The Aviva Women’s Tour is the front line of women’s professional bike racing. One of 17 races in the new UCI Women’s WorldTour calendar it attracts the very best professional female bike riders to the UK. Created two years ago with the aim of being the ‘world’s best women’s race’ it is one of just four multi-day stage races on the calendar.

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  2. Rivals France

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    Cycling allegiances are powerful. They can divide nations and fuel lasting rivalries that extend beyond the sport. In the last of our three special edition Rivals collections we look to postwar France, where the clash between Jacques Anquetil and Raymond Poulidor mirrored the country’s class struggle. It was the bourgeoisie against the proletariat. But who won?

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  3. Rapha Cycling Club Summit Tuscany

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    The Rapha Cycling Club (RCC) is a global cycling community with more than 6,000 members in 59 countries. Over a long weekend in June, the first RCC Summit brought together more than 60 RCC members from 10 chapters around the world to ride, race, and celebrate the club in a beautiful setting in Tuscany, Italy.

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  4. California Dispatch

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    A good gauge of a stage race’s difficulty are the faces of its journalists and support staff. If you come across a reporter or marshal who is deranged from tiredness and lengthy transfers, sun-blushed to the point of peeling, and clearly questioning their career path, then you know that the parcours is probably a cracker.

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