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Worn by professional riders in the world’s greatest races, Rapha’s lightweight and highly breathable Climber’s Shoes are now available in a fully reflective version for riding in low light.
Rapha has spent over a year developing these two bras to ensure that they meet the unique performance needs of female cyclists. Designer Maria Olsson describes the importance of detailing, shaping and fit and how she set about creating these two products to cater for every body shape, every kind of rider and every type of ride.
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.
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?
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.