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Procycling August 2017

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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preface

W e were happy to get our interview and shoot with this month’s cover star, Tom Dumoulin, at short notice after his spectacular Giro d’Italia win. He has emerged as one of cycling’s most dynamic talents, and his win in Italy had it all. Comparisons were made with Miguel Indurain and Bradley Wiggins, his antecedants – superb rouleurs who built the resilience to contend over three weeks. However, I felt Dumoulin was a more human champion than his two forebears, who were tactically unexciting and generally defensive riders. Yes, he trounced everybody with a TT performance for the ages through the vineyards of Perugia. He was astonishing in overhauling Nairo Quintana at Oropa. But he didn’t just sit implacably on his lead. There was both physical and tactical fallibility in Dumoulin’s…

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gallery

Critérium du Dauphiné France 10 June 2017 The peloton takes the road less travelled to Alpe d'Huez, as the Critérium du Dauphiné climbs the Col de Sarenne, instead of the more famous hairpins of the primary road to the summit. The stage winner would be Sky's Pete Kennaugh, _inishing just ahead of his former team-mate Ben Swift Tour de Suisse Switzerland 15 June 2017 BMC's Damiano Caruso !ights to save his yellow jersey on the summit !inish of La Punt, in the company of Steven Kruijswijk and Rui Costa. It won't be enough: Domenico Pozzovivo has !lown, and will take the race lead along with the stage win. Pozzovivo, in turn, will be divested of yellow by Simon Špilak a day later Critérium du Dauphiné France 10 June 2017 Richie Porte wears the yellow jersey on the climb of the Col…

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suisse miss

T he Tour de Suisse, with its backdrop of lush green, meadows, spectacular mountains and pristine roads, may be cycling’s most beautiful and telegenic race, writes Richard Moore. But like so many recent editions, the 2017 edition was not a reliable form indicator for the Tour de France. Suisse could be seen as the cycling equivalent of Paris Hilton. Or, indeed, Filippo Pozzato. They look fabulous but what are they actually for? Beyond looking fabulous, what is their purpose? The race predates the Vuelta by two years, and some still refer to it as the fourth Grand Tour, but that is a claim that seems difficult to justify these days. It does look amazing, and for a bike race, looking amazing matters a lot. Plus, it’s very well organised. Many riders…

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sam dansie less is not more

L ast month the UCI-led committee that makes race rule changes at WorldTour level announced that in 2018, Grand Tour teams will be limited to eight riders per squad, or 176 riders per race. And in other WT and Conti races the field will be capped at 176 riders. The UCI’s stated reason is that it will make racing safer. It’s a dubious proposition. The bad crashes happen where the fight for position is fiercest - towards the front. A peloton of 176 fit and motivated men will fill all the available ‘best’ space just as effectively as 198. The peloton is merely shorter, not less dense. (Though, of course, it could alleviate the collateral damage: the domino effect.) Nevertheless, riders might prefer to have seen more action on the…

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lachlan morton

“I can handle a few beers better than most riders afterwards, certainly better than most climbers can” After two seasons outside the WorldTour, Lachlan Morton has returned with Dimension Data, and has found success, with a top-10 finish at the Tour of California. Here, he tells us why Bernie Eisel is a team-mate in a million, and reflects on what he is good, and not so good at. What’s your favourite race? It’s probably Il Lombardia. That was the first Classic I ever did and it’s a race that has got a bit of everything. There’s no lucky winner there so anyone who wins is a really good bike rider. What’s the best thing about riding a bike for a living? For me it’s what I want to do every day anyway and so to…

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neilson powless

Meet the 20-year-old ex-mountain-biker from Northern California Give a flavour of his results… He had a breakout year with the Axeon Hagens Berman squad in 2016, with victory in the Joe Martin Stage Race and ninth overall at the Tour of California, when he was just 19. In the autumn he was second in the Tour de l’Avenir’s 16.5km TT and won the queen stage to Saint-Sorlind’Arves. He’s been equally impressive this year with a win in the opening stage of the revived Baby Giro, now known as the Giro Ciclistico d’Italia one of three so far. What’s his background? Both parents were triathletes. He grew up in Roseville, Northern California and started racing early: his first recorded victory came in the 10-12 category Nevada City Bicycle Classic when he was just 10. He…

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