A wider view of the road
Anyone addicted to road cycling knows the sport is about much more than fitness and gear. For road riders, the sport lies at the heart of their identity and is the lens through which they view the world. The past decade has seen an explosion in cycling media, both online and in print. Rapha believes it is time for the sport to show renewed ambition. Mondial expands the idea of what road cycling is and what the sport can be. Featuring incisive longform writing and stunning photography, in Mondial you will find familiar cycling topics given a fresh new treatment, while a cycling viewpoint is brought to wider cultural subjects, thus broadening the sport’s reference points.
In Issue 007, Matt Seaton reveals how the age of Trump has brought some unpleasant consequences for New York’s cyclists and Mondial also visits the Netherlands, a famously flat country that has produced some great climbers. Photographer Luca Locatelli discovers how it continues to defy its own topography thanks to its ongoing commitment to agribusiness. Simon Usborne investigates why, from Russia to Australia, the cost of new roads is escalating dramatically, and The Financial Times’ tech expert, Jonathan Margolis, offers a reassuring tale of how artificial intelligence doom mongers have it all wrong. And we meet Alexandra Dariescu, the international concert pianist (and rider) who is committed to attracting younger audiences to classical music.