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Procycling July 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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edward pickering editor

One of the most interesting things about the Tour de France, apart from the fascinating education about geography, history, culture and gastronomy that the race provides as a free service, is watching how the riders and the route interact to make an exciting race. When I first glanced at the 2017 parcours, I was underwhelmed. However, when you look more closely at what lies between the start and finish towns, there is a lot of interesting detail. It looks as if the Tour organisers are tiring of the race being settled on the summit finishes and time trials and daring the riders to find another way of winning the yellow jersey. The Tour is an evolving series of challenges which the riders master over time. The long time trials used to…

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Giro d'Italia Stage 18 Italy 25 May 2017 The Dolomites were magnificent for the Giro's visit on stage 18, which climbed five passes in less than 140km. Tejay van Garderen made the most of his failed GC bid to attack and win his first Grand Tour stage Giro d'Italia Stage 9 Italy 14 May 2017 The Giro's second major GC rendezvous came on the exposed slopes of the Blockhaus. Tom Dumoulin and Bauke Mollema were allies of circumstance as they pursued the stage winner, Nairo Quintana. It was the only time all race the Movistar man delivered a knock-out performance in the mountains Tour des Fjords Stage 3 Norway 26 May 2017 Norway proved Italy has not got a monopoly on cycling landscape porn with kilometre after kilometre of stunning vistas in the #ive-day Tour des Fjords.…

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2017 giro d’italia

Was it the greatest Giro in living memory? Perhaps not, especially if you like your Grand Tours served up with a generous helping of home rivalry, as we saw in the 1980s with the tension between Francesco Moser and Giuseppe Saronni; or ruthless backstabbing, as happened between Stephen Roche and Roberto Visentini in 1987; or epic weather, from which Andy Hampsten emerged victorious in 1988. Even the mid-race tension between eventual winner Tom Dumoulin and the riders who stood either side of him on the podium in Milan, Nairo Quintana and Vincenzo Nibali, wasn’t quite up to the standards of 2004, when team-mates Damiano Cunego and Gilberto Simoni were openly hostile en route to first and third place respectively. But the 2017 edition of the Corsa Rosa was a slow-burning…

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sam dansie passes should not be the destination

A col is the lowest point between two peaks. Often, and particularly in Europe’s populous mountain ranges, there’s a road over the col – a pass – that connects one or several valleys together. Some of these passes are thousands of years old, with rich cultural, economic and military histories – Hannibal and his elephants’ unspecifiable route through Alps, for example, or the Grand Saint-Bernard Pass, which was a crucial renaissance trade route connecting richly productive northern Italy with simply rich northern Europe. In the late 19th and early 20th century, the most important passes were the subjects of ambitious, expensive and magnificent road engineering projects. They have become quieter now thanks to the arrival of motorways which used valley floors and dynamite to get to destinations faster and more…

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luke rowe

What’s the best thing about riding your bike? Your job is your passion. You get paid to do what you would do for free anyway. It puts me in a privileged position. You get moments when you realise how fortunate you are and how many people don’t make it. What’s your favourite race? Paris-Roubaix. It’s iconic and special and crazy. Everybody knows what it’s about and how mad it is. This year was a bit disappointing, but over the years it’s been good to me. I was a bit battered and bruised this year, but I still dream of doing well in it. Who’s the best domestique? The most underrated would definitely be Christian Knees. He hasn’t got the name of somebody like Bernie Eisel or Mat Hayman but he turns up…

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jai hindley

Meet the Aussie self-starter who is fast on the climbs and has great tactical savvy Which results stand out? Sixth in 2016 in Flèche Ardennaise, then second in the AN Post Rás in May. At the back end of the year he really pushed on. He won the GP Capodarco, and came fifth in the Tour de l’Avenir. And how’s he going this year? He picked up where he left off. During a spell of pro-level racing over the Aussie summer, he came second on the hard Falls Creek finish and in GC at the Sun Tour. Mitchelton-Scott’s coach James Victor said Hindley’s confidence went to another level after that. He also led a team 1-2-3 at the Toscana Terra di Ciclismo Eroica. Sounds like a talent packed team… It is. Victor, who’s…