The latest Team Sky news from the Rapha blog

  1. Prepare and Execute: Team Sky take off early

    Words: | Photography: Nate King (above), Alexander Rhind (below), Graham Watson (bottom) | Date:

    With January only just gone, Team Sky’s riders have already notched 4 victories and 13 podium placings on this year’s palmarès. Kitted out in Rapha Pro Team racewear, the team has won on three different continents in the last 36 hours alone. While they make it look easy, we explain the intense levels of preparation that go into starting the season in such sensational form.

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  2. Island in the blue

    Words: Harry Dowdney | Photography: Harry Dowdney | Date:

    The sun was shining and the Mediterranean stretched to the horizon as, suddenly, there they were: bullets of black and blue, spiralling up the switchbacks one by one, each rider a minute apart. It was the team’s fabled off-season mountain time trial, taking place before our very eyes. Rumour has it that Colombian climber Sergio Henao had set the fastest time during his final preparations for the Tour Down Under. He’s already shown that form on Stage 3 of the race up Corkscrew Hill.

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  3. Sixteen For 2016

    Words: Simon Mottram | Date:

    It’s time once more where, as road riders, we prepare for the approaching season and set goals for the New Year. My goal in 2016 is 50 momentous rides, to celebrate my 50th year. Here at Rapha I encourage all employees to set riding targets, to have one or more things in the crosshairs to help better their riding and racing. Every New Year I also like to look ahead to what Rapha as a company has in its sights; the products we will launch, the events we will host and the places we will travel to. Back in 2008 it was easier, I thought, to compile such a list. I supposed this year it would be much tougher, but it wasn’t. We have some amazing things in store for 2016, from new Cycle Clubs to watching the Tour on Mt. Ventoux. Everyone is, of course, invited to join the ride. From all of us at Rapha, happy New Year and strong riding in 2016.

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  4. Boswell Bike Tour

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    Team Sky’s Ian Boswell has just completed his first-ever Grand Tour, the Vuelta a España. The 24-year-old American rode to distinction in Spain, beyond the call of his team duties as ever, with a highlight third place on the so-called ‘hardest ever Grand Tour stage’ in Andorra.

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  5. Roadman

    Words: Harry Dowdney | Photography: George Marshall | Date:

    He lives for the racing, for the need to compete. Forget the fusses of fame or the garlands of glamour – they mean nothing. The road offers everything he needs to feed an all-consuming desire to win. He is a roadman, just waiting for the next race.

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