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Procycling August 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.

United Kingdom
Immediate Media Company London Limited
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edward pickering editor

Where does the Olympic road race sit in the hierarchy of pro races? It’s hard enough to understand how the WorldTour and Conti calendars relate to each other, let alone a fouryearly race that generally doesn’t happen anywhere near the traditional cycling heartlands. Is winning it equivalent to winning a Classic? The Tour? On cycling terms, no, but an Olympic gold has a lustre that only a yellow jersey can match.The Olympic road race is also one of the hardest races to read, and that’s why I’m really looking forward to it. My record in picking winners in races is inglorious, but this time I’m happy to say that I don’t have a clue who’s going to win, or how, although I'm currently erring towards Vincenzo Nibali.Normal rules don’t apply.…

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Critérium du Dauphiné Prologue, France 5 June 2016 IAM Cyclings Oliver Naesen shows the strain of riding the brutal uphill Prologue course at Les Gets. He lost 2:21 in just 3.9km of climbing (Image: Thomas Maheux)Tour de Suisse Stage 5, Switzerland 15 June 2016 Darwin Atapuma narrowly missed out on two Giro stage wins, but he makes up for it here with a Suisse stage win in Cari (Image: Tim De Waele)Tour of Luxembourg Stage 3, Differdange 4 June 2016 Anthony Turgis proves that Nacer Bouhanni is not the only Cofidis rider capable of winning races, as he takes the third stage of the Škoda Tour of Luxembourg in the town of Differdange. The Frenchman was part of a four-man escape, along with team-mate Luis Angel Mate, Oricas Chris Juul…

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nationals pride

On one level, Slovakia summed up everything you need to know about the various National Road Race Championships which took place on the eve of the Tour de France. The winners of these races are always a mix of the predictable and the obscure: that the Slovakian Champs were won by Sagan was not a surprise but it was Juraj and not Peter who took victory. Similarly, on one hand, Philippe Gilbert, one of the best one-day racers in the peloton, took out the Belgian champs, while on the other, the Swiss road race was won by IAM’s Jonathan Fumeaux, who has achieved only one top 10 in an international race since September 2013.Fumeaux’s win demonstrated another unusual aspect of the Nationals, which don’t follow the same tactical rules as…

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rohan dennis

(Image:: Jesse Wild)The best thing about riding your bike is…Recovery days!Do you ride by power or feel?Power. I ride by feel about 10 per cent of the time. At the beginning of the season maybe it’s 50/50 actually. I get a hunger flat when I'm out riding and then I look at power to make sure I’m still training and trying to push through it.What's your favourite race?To watch, it’s Paris-Roubaix, and my favourite race to actually do is a time trial, because I don’t have to worry about anybody else around me. Whatever happens is my own doing.Who's the best domestique in the peloton?Micky Schär [BMC]. He’s one hundred per cent unselfish. He never thinks about himself or his results and he’s one of the strongest guys I know…

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filippo ganna

Meet a rare bird: a 19-year-old Italian rouleur who’s looking increasingly like the longawaited heir to Francesco MoserGanna’s the pursuit world champion?Correct. Also impressive: he was just 19 years old. Ganna’s time of 4:16:127 smashed three seconds off the 20-yearold Italian record, which had also been a world record when it was set in 1996 at the Atlanta Olympics by Andrea Collinelli in the superman position. More from the history books: he’s the first Italian pursuit world champ since Francesco Moser.Okay, so he’s good on the track. What about the road?He’s a force there, too. Physically, he’s matured early and he’s a strapping 193cm. Results wise, he’s cleaned up on the Italian circuit and has excellent international results, too. He won the Junior Chrono des Nations in 2014 and the…

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three to watch

LOGAN OWENThe 21-year-old American is yet another of the exciting packages coming o_f the the Axeon-Hagens Berman production line. He won the Liège-Bastogne-Liège U23 this year by soloing out of the winning break.DAVID PERAt the Ronde Van Vlaanderen Beloften, the 21-year-old Slovenian attacked 30km out on the Boigneberg and took a group of six riders away with him. Per was also fourth at Kattekoers, the U23 Gent-Wevelgem.FAUSTO MASNADAThe Colpack rider in_iltrated the 13-man move in the opening kilometres of the Piccolo Lombardia last year. He was also sixth in the 2012 Giro della Valle d’Aosta in 2012, suggesting a strong climber lurks within.…