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Procycling December 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.

United Kingdom
Immediate Media Company London Limited
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tested by champions

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Professional cycling usually takes it as a given that the spread of racing into new territories and countries is a Good Thing. And on the face of it, who can argue? Ex-UCI president Hein Verbruggen’s ‘mondialisation’ project (built on the foundation of cycling’s earlier forays into the USA and Colombia) has turned cycling into a major international sport. We have big, televised races in South America, Canada, the USA, Asia and all over Europe. And the riders of those countries have grown in quality and number. The races of the old cycling countries have prospered, and they’re bolstered by new and interesting events in new and interesting countries. Everybody’s happy – the fans get more varied racing while the beancounters tap into new markets. However, recent developments have given me pause…

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UCI World Championships, Men's Road Race Norway 24 September 2017 Set against the spectacular backdrop of the Norwegian Fjords and North Sea, the World Championships in Bergen was a picturesque event. The peloton of the men's road race crosses the Nordhordland Bridge as it makes its way south towards the finishing circuit in the city. The race was eventually won by Peter Sagan for the third consecutive year Milano-Torino Italy 5 October 2017 Rigoberto Uran drops Rudy Molard on the Superga climb as he forces the race-winning move four kilometres from the finish of Milano-Torino. The Colombian was hoping to improve on the third place he achieved in the 2016 race. This time around, Adam Yates's late chase almost thwarted Uran, but the Cannondale rider had done enough to win by 10 seconds Tre Valli Varesine…

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let me entertain you

The biggest innovation of the 2017 edition of the Tour de France was that every kilometre was broadcast live. For the first time ever viewers could watch each of the 21 stages from start to finish. The wall-to-wall TV coverage, however, left the organiser ASO and the route glaringly exposed. Many commented that the race, won for the fourth time by Chris Froome, wasn’t actually all that exciting. Considering all the extra television coverage, the criticism is likely to have stung. Much has been made of the idea ASO have tried to design routes in the past with the aim of breaking Froome and Sky’s stranglehold on the Tour, but for 2018 it seems they’ve accepted that whatever type of race they conjure up it will not faze the team. Instead,…

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who will be happy with the tour route?

Not much fazes Chris Froome and with four Tour titles under his belt, he and his arsenal of Sky team-mates should be able to navigate the various potential banana skins thrown into the 2018 route. The host of mountain stages should play to his and their strengths, and again he can use his TT ability on the penultimate day if he needs to take more time. Climbers such as Nairo Quintana and Romain Bardet will be happy too, with the lack of testing against the clock, though both will have to work hard to not get caught out in the opening week’s array of stages. Dan Martin is another who will relish the route, particularly the punchy stages in Brittany, while the short mountain stages should suit his aggressive style.…

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sam dansie moscon’s season is difficult to admire

We need to talk about Gianni Moscon. His behaviour in 2017 will stalk the rest of his career. That’s his punishment for making racist remarks to FDJ’s Kevin Reza at the Tour of Romandy and then failing to express sincere contrition. Despite Team Sky’s delayed punishment – a nominal six-week race suspension and enforced attendance at a diversity awareness course – the result was a non-apology. “My conscience is clean, I accepted the punishment, I took my break,” Moscon told Gazzetta dello Sport at the Route du Sud. Then there’s footage of him taking a tow during the world championships road race, which earned him a disqualification. Compounding the Romandy incident, Sébastien Reichenbach alleged that Moscon caused him to crash at Tre Valli Varesine. Reichenbach was left with an elbow…