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Procycling June 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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Immediate Media Company London Limited
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Tom Boonen and Alejandro Valverde have been making me feel good about my age these past few years. Both were born in 1980 - bit after me, but close enough that we’re all Generation X-ers, and I can identify fairly easily with them, cycling ability aside. (Like all cycling followers of my age, I’m nervously counting down the years before there’s a WorldTour rider born after 2000, which could be as soon as 2019...) This has been a big year for both riders. Boonen has just bowed out of pro cycling, after a stellar career. Valverde, six months younger than the Belgian, has had extraordinary form - he just keeps on winning, whether it’s Classics or stage races. We’ve taken a look at both riders this month. The features touch on the…

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Paris-Roubaix France 8 April 2017 Tom Boonen clatters over the cobbles of Paris- Roubaix one last time as he draws an illustrious career to a close. The Belgian, four times a winner of the race, couldn't match his glory days, but raced all the way in for 13th and a hero's welcome in the Roubaix velodrome Image: Chris Auld Tour de Yorkshire, Stage 3 Great Britain 30 April 2017 Belgium isn't the only country with cobbled climbs, nor passionate and noisy fans. The riders of the Tour de Yorkshire hit the Côte de Shibden Wall on the hilly third stage of the race and were cheered all the way by a raucous crowd. DiData's Serge Pauwels won the stage, and with it the GC Image: Chris Auld Amstel Gold Race Netherlands 16 April 2017 Quick-Step's Philippe Gilbert leads Sky rider Micha¯ Kwiatkowski in…

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same old winners

Amstel Gold Race may have attracted plaudits for its route change and for the inventive and aggressive tactics of Quick-Step Floors rider Philippe Gilbert in winning it, but it was business as usual at Flèche Wallonne and Liège-Bastogne-Liège. Alejandro Valverde’s astonishing run of spring form continued with wins in both races. It was his fifth career win in Flèche and his fourth in Liège. It was also the third time he has won both races in the same season – he did so in 2015 and 2006. (Even though Gilbert also took his Amstel win total up to four, just one off the record held by Jan Raas, there was less of a feeling of déjà-vu among fans – with the end of the race completely revamped, the Dutch race…

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ashleigh moolman-pasio

The runner-up in the 2016 Women’s Tour has returned to competition after breaking her hip in a collision with an race vehicle at last October’s Chrono des Nations. Here, the South African climber tells us what inspires her and why the Rocacorba climb is her favourite ascent. What do enjoy most about riding your bike? The freedom it gives you and the feeling of strength you get when you’re in form. But I see every ride as a chance to explore a new place or find something out about myself. What’s your favourite race? La Fleche Wallonne. I’ve got five top-10 finishes there and was third in 2013. There’s just something about the Mur de Huy that I love; it’s probably because it suits me quite well. What would you be doing if you weren’t…

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emiel planckaert

We take a look at the youngest member of the latest dynasty of Planckaerts There’s a lot of Planckaerts who are/were good at cycling. Place him for us. Emiel is 20 and he’s riding for the Lotto- Soudal u23s. Forget about legendary oldtimer brothers Willy, Walter and Eddy, he’s got nothing to do with them. But he is the younger brother of Edward and Baptiste. Edward is 22 and riding for Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise. Baptiste, you’ll have heard of. Last year he won a couple of races, placed many more times and thereby won the EuropeTour. He cashed in with a move from Wallonie-Brussels to Katusha. Well you would, wouldn’t you? Back to Emiel… He didn’t have the best winter. He injured his shoulder late last year and that needed surgery and a long layoff…

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