Racing

  1. Sir Brad and the Pursuiters

    文字: Harry Dowdney | 攝影: Jonny Hines | 日期:

    Team WIGGINS are the rockstars of the peloton. A group of talented upstarts led by charismatic frontman Sir Bradley Wiggins, the team’s first year in 2015 was a debut to remember. Perfectly coiffed, quiffed, and smartly turned out in Rapha, the British UCI Continental team split their time between the boards and the roads, winning races and fans alike. The insouciance of youth and the guiding hand of an experienced star proved an irresistible combination, while matching Nike Air Max trainers and whistle-clean white Pinarellos completed the look.

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  2. On Tour, Down Under

    文字: Harry Dowdney | 攝影: Beardy Mcbeard & Kei Tsuji | 日期:

    As the curtain rose for another season of spills and thrills in the professional peloton at the Tour Down Under (TDU), Rapha photographers Beardy McBeard (Marcus Enno) and Kei Tsuji were on hand to capture the excitement.

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  3. Bonkers for Jonker

    文字: Tom Southam | 攝影: Cor Vos | 日期:

    In what was his last professional race, Jonker took the start at the head of the composite UniSA team as the proverbial underdog. The wily four-time Tour de France finisher wasted no time in making his first move however. Noticing a strong tailwind out of Adelaide, the lanky local attacked as soon as the flag was dropped on the first road stage to Kapunda.

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  4. New world racing

    文字: Tom Southam | 攝影: Beardy McBeard | 日期:

    Unlike its antiquated stage-race siblings in France and Italy the Tour Down Under (TDU) is a very much a new world proposition. The race has never laid claim to being the hardest, the longest, or the toughest on the calendar, instead the South Australian race has become regarded as a palate-tantalising hors d’oeuvre for the cycling season. With a spot on the racing calendar that comes just weeks in to the new season the TDU is a hard race to predict a winner for, something echoed by the fact that no rider has ever managed to defend their title at the race. Local riders do enjoy a strong advantage however, with Australians having won ten of the seventeen editions.

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  5. Field Notes: US Cyclocross Nationals 2016

    文字: Jordan Reid | 攝影: Jordan Reid | 日期:

    When the cyclocross riders arrived for the 2016 edition of the US National Cyclocross Championships this year, they did so under the long shadow cast by a larger-than-life name in United States history: the Vanderbilts.

    The Vanderbilts made their wealth in the early 1800s when many illustrious families like the Rockefellers and Carnegies were also were staking claim to industry. The patriarch of the family, Cornelius Vanderbilt, built his empire in the railroad and shipping trades, but it was his grandson George who undertook the enormous task of building up the family estate in North Carolina.

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  6. Anything but lonely: Tiffany Cromwell at the Road Nats

    文字: Jessi Braverman | 攝影: Kirsty Baxter | 日期:

    “C’mon, Tiff,” says Beth Duryea. “You can do this. Podium. Podium. Podium.” Those final three words came out in a steady staccato rhythm. The CANYON//SRAM co-owner and marketing manager Duryea was working as sport director at the Australian National Road Championships. Driving the car behind her team’s only Australian, Tiffany Cromwell, the versatile Duryea provided encouragement and instruction. With four kilometres left in the individual time trial, Cromwell was within reach of a spot on the podium. Having scored a seat in the CANYON//SRAM car to follow Cromwell’s effort, I was wedged in the back next to the team’s mechanic, tools and extra wheels and enjoyed prime position watching her navigate up and down the undulating 29.3km course.

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  7. The Book Of Cross: Chapter Two

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    Following the first instalment in October 2015, Jeremy Powers returns with the second chapter in his new video project, The Book of Cross, produced by Motofish Images. Chapter two sees JPow take a victory at the Christmas-themed Jingle Cross event, before heading to his home in Massachusetts for a candid look at his training and personal life. He speaks openly about his young racing days, the differences between the American and European cross scenes, and his relationship with JAM Fund prodigy Stephen Hyde – the young mentee of Jeremy’s that recently beat him at the Derby City Cup.

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  8. Down on the farm: US Cyclocross National Championships

    文字: Ryan Newill | 日期:

    In a sport more accustomed to tenuous relationships with city park officials, the Biltmore — private, carefully curated, and meticulously maintained — stands out as the setting for this year’s U.S. Cyclocross National Championships, 5th – 10th January. A partnership between stalwarts of the North Carolina cyclocross community and the Asheville-Buncombe Regional Sports Commission helped open the Biltmore’s formidable doors, and venue and race organisers soon found mutual benefits. The estate’s sprawling grounds, terrain, and amenities made it a dream venue for cyclocross. The thousands of visitors to the championships would also help fill the yearly lull in the estate’s calendar that comes when visitors to the house’s lavish Christmas displays return to work and school.

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  9. Panache Awards 2015

    文字: Simon Mottram | 攝影: Watson & Offside | 日期:

    Panache has become somewhat of a four letter word and even considered a touch hackneyed by parts of the cycling media. At Rapha, we believe it’s what makes road racing the most exciting sport in the world. Panache means cunning, guile, bravery and skill, not just legs of steel and the lungs of a whale. This season was sometimes spectacular, from the wind-lashed cobbles of Belgium to the shimmering tarmac of the Pyrenees, we witnessed moments of exceptional bike racing. And so, to salute the season that was, we’ve asked some friends of Rapha to nominate their favourite exploits of the last year to help us compile a shortlist of the best panache of 2015.

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