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Procycling November 2018

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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Immediate Media Company London Limited
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preface

EDITORThere was a lot to like about Simon Yates’s win in the Vuelta a España. The best rider won, but Yates’s tactics and the way the race evolved kept the suspense intact to the final weekend. The Brit’s attack on the Coll de la Rabassa summit finish on stage 19 was the headline race-winning effort, but that was built on clever riding beforehand, and the confidence he could back it up on the very hard and complicated stage 20.But what I like most about it is that it was only a few months after his dramatic, shattering defeat in the Giro d’Italia. In the first grand tour of the year, Yates rode a spectacular and aggressive race, carving seconds out of his rivals seemingly at will in improvised, daring attacks…

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highlights

VUELTA A ESPAÑASimon Yates found the perfect balance between aggression and conservative tactics to win his debut grand tour, as Alasdair Fotheringham saw. See page 38TOUR OF BRITAINTour winners Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome were among the riders at the Tour of Britain, where Simon Wilkinson captured all the racing action. See page 64(Images: Getty Images, SWPix)GP QUÉBEC AND MONTRÉALSophie Hurcom travelled to Canada's cycling heartland to unpick the signifiicance of the country's two WorldTour city circuit races. See page 82 ■…

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gallery

Vuelta a España, Stage 7 Spain31 August 2018The Vuelta peloton begins the long trip northwest across Spain after a week on the south coast. Here, it passes between Murcia and Jaén on the seventh stage. Rolling hills eroded the bunch so that only 30 riders would contest the finish in Pozo Alcón, after the last survivor of the break, Michael Woods, was swept up. On a slightly uphill run-in to the line, France's Tony Gallopin counterattacked Spain's Jesús Herrada, and held off a fast-charging Peter Sagan by five seconds. The Slovak would finish the Vuelta winless, but with six top threes.(Image: Gruber Images)Vuelta a España, Stage 17 Spain12 September 2018EF-Drapac rider Michael Woods strains against the gradient on the tough finishing climb of stage 17 of the Vuelta on the…

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world's end for ttt

This year marked the last of the UCI’s seven-year run of team time trials at the World Championships. Quick-Step Floors, who won the first edition in 2012 – and then again in 2013 and 2016 – beat Sunweb by 19 seconds. It was the team’s 69th victory of the year.The UCI announced its plans to give up the event in May, and in Innsbruck many riders were happy to give a fond farewell to the race and question what its replacement event in 2019 might look like. The UCI is expected to confirm a national team time trial in which the men’s and women’s times are aggregated into the final medal ranking.Anna van der Breggen, who won the TTT with Boels-Dolmans in 2016, said: “It’s a big disappointment that this…

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a new french foreign legion is born

Stefan Küng, Niki Terpstra, André Greipel: some big international names are heading to French teams in 2019. This is good news for those teams and racing in general. High-calibre foreign riders on French teams have been a rarity. After the rash of new signings, Marc Madiot, Groupama-FDJ’s chief complained in L’Equipe that, “For a long time we didn’t have access to these riders. Their agents didn’t come to see me.” If anything, some of the best French riders looked to foreign teams: Julian Alaphilippe and Warren Barguil’s careers began on Low Countries squads. So what does the change of tide show? Probably that the French teams have shed their reputation as old school operators who lagged behind on matters of sports science and training. Also that the teams are stable.…

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communiqué

The ascent of San Fermo della Battaglia is out of Il Lombardia this year because of the threat of landslides. Instead, the final climb is the short, punchy Monte Olimpino, 3km before the finish. The race takes place on 13 October.“I wanted to win so bad for him, and I did.”Michael Woods dedicates his victory on stage 17 of the Vuelta to his son Hunter, who died in childbirth two months before the race.3The number of years Geraint Thomas will now remain with Sky. There was speculation he might leave the British team after winning the Tour.EPO FAILKanstantsin Siutsou has been provisionally suspended for failing an out-of-competition EPO test in July. The 36-year-old Belarusian, who won the Tour of Croatia in April, was let go by his Bahrain-Merida team. Suitsou…

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