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Procycling April 2016

Procycling is the monthly magazine that takes readers inside the world’s toughest sport – professional road racing. From the mud and rain of the spring Classics through to annual summer spectacular of the Tour de France, the magazine combines thoughtful, probing sports journalism and insightful interviews with incredible sports photography. The rich, often scandalous history of cycle sport and its high tech future also feature in a magazine that’s a must for every follower of the grand tours and the peloton.

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United Kingdom
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English
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Immediate Media Company London Limited
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edward pickering

EDITOR You may notice a few changes since the last edition of Procycling. We've refreshed our content and look to make them even better, and added some new features, which will bring you even further inside the greatest sport in the world. Of course, Procycling is a magazine written for fans of professional cycling, and what hasn't changed is that we'll still bring you content created by the best cycling photographers and writers in the world, put together by a team who understand and love the sport. Our subject matter will continue to be the best bikeracers and races. We'll still be interviewing the biggest stars and the most interesting riders, and you'll find us at all the major bike events. But we've added more in-depth race analysis, and we'll continue to…

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highlights

TOM BOONEN Procycling editor Edward Pickering met a confiident Tom Boonen at the Etixx training camp in Calpe in January. Find out what the King of the Classics had to say on page 54. HET NIEUWSBLAD The Belgian Classics are some of the most exciting races in the world. We sent photographer Simon Gill to capture the ambiance and passion of Het Nieuwsblad. See page 76. VOLTA AO ALGARVE Sam Dansie spent a week at the Volta ao Algarve and discovered an event with renewed selfconfidence, after years in which it seemed the Middle Eastern races were taking over February. Read Sam's dispatches from the Portugese race on page 88.…

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Volta ao Algarve Portugal 21 February 2016 Strade Bianche Siena, Italy 5 March 2016 Tour La Provence Cassis, France 23 February 2016 Thomas Voeckler, in his new Direct Energie kit, is delighted to win the opening stage at the new Tour Cycliste International La Provence, despite being misdirected by a race moto close to the finish. It is the Frenchman's first win since August 2013, and he follows up by defending the race lead to the finish of the three-stage race. Strade Bianche Women Siena, Italy 5 March 2016 Lizzie Armitstead celebrates winning the women's Strade Bianche, the first ever event on the UCI Women's WorldTour. It was the world champion's second race of the season and she maintained a perfect record of wins, having already taken first place in Het Nieuwsblad a week before. World Track Champs Stratford, UK 6…

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classics crossover

The moment when the cobbled Classics give way to the hillier races in the second half of April has traditionally seen a sharp divide. Modern orthodoxy demands there are flatlanders and hill men and never the twain shall meet, apart from the odd sporadic clash at the most accessible hilly Classic, the Amstel Gold Race. It’s a measure of the divide that BMC’s Greg Van Avermaet was the only rider last year to finish in the top 10 at both Flanders and Amstel. He was the first rider to do that in three years. And one has to go back more than a decade to Michele Bartoli to find the last rider whose palmares shines with Monuments both cobbled, Flanders, and hilly, the Tour of Lombardy and Liege-Bastogne-Liege. In the…

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daniel friebe strade bianche: part of a fine tradition

Siena's most famous race, the Palio, comes and goes in a one-minute, 1km stampede of hooves and a blur of horseback barbarism. It's the greatest spectacle I've ever witnessed. I've been just once, in 1999. To local press excitement, another Brit, PM Tony Blair, was watching too, from a more opulent vantage point than mine in the heaving cauldron of the Piazza del Campo -the world’s most raucous mosh pit for a few hours on Palio day. Too bad for Tony: while he watched, sipping fine Chianti Classico, I followed the winners back to their cove, where the fountains flowed like their tears with a cheaper vintage that tasted at least as good. The wails of euphoria echoed through the night. The first Palio was held in 1656. Strade Bianche, meanwhile, started in…

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ramūnas navardauskas

Do you ride by power or feel? I like to ride by feel because that’s how I learned. I see the number and it’s good to know where you are but you feel whether you are reaching your limit or you are over the limit. There’s a lot more pleasure riding like that as well. What’s your favourite race? Milan-San Remo. It’s a long distance, plenty of tailwind and a couple of climbs. Any race is nice to win but I guess if I was lucky enough this would be the high point of my career. Who’s the best domestique in the peloton? A difficult one…but it's my team-mate Jack Bauer. You can ride behind him and see things you wouldn’t do because you’d get tired quickly – he does things like coming from the…

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