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Procycling March 2016

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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alexander kristoff: great racer, shame about the team

It’s hard to know what to think about Katusha. On one hand, their leader, this month’s cover star Alexander Kristoff, is as exciting and multi-talented a rider as any in the peloton. On the other, their sorry history - eight doping cases in eight years, the latest coming a week before we went to press, makes it tempting to conclude that there must be serious de!ciencies in the team’s structure and diligence. Kristoff, to his credit, has not shied away from commenting on the recent positives, and it clearly didn’t affect him, as he won on his second day’s racing of the season, in the Tour of Qatar. In 2014, Kristoff won his first Monument, Milan-Sanremo. In 2015, he took his second, the Tour of Flanders. Given his rate of…

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22 January 2016 Tour Down Under Stage 4 The peloton climbs away from Norwood towards Norton Summit early on the fourth day of the Tour Down Under. The race turns out to be a case study in early-season motivation and geographical reality as the home pros, fresh from a good block of southern hemisphere summer training, dominate. Simon Gerrans will take the second of two stage wins today and go on to win the overall. His team-mate Caleb Ewan dominates the sprints and compatriot Richie Porte wins on the summit finish at Willunga. 4 February 2016 Herald Sun Tour Stage 1 Orica-GreenEdge may have dominated the Tour Down Under but Sky got their own back at the Herald Sun Tour, winning the GC with Chris Froome. Here, on stage 1, Froome and team-mate Peter Kennaugh…

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flying start

When Procycling went to press, mid-way through the Tour of Qatar, there had already been 56 individual international wins contested in the men’s calendar (plus the Aussie National Championships, which adds another two major results). Aside from the fact that 58 races seems like a huge number, considering that in another era the season didn’t even start until early February, there were some interesting trends developing around the distribution of these 58 wins. Of these 58, 29 – exactly half – were shared between just four teams. Sky and Etixx-Quick Step accounted for eight each, French ProConti team Direct Energie were one behind on seven wins, and Orica-GreenEdge, helped by their dominance of the Tour Down Under, had taken six. At the other end of the scale, five WorldTour teams were still…

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We’re often told that cycling’s business model is broken. To be fair, many of the people who say this the loudest would benefit financially from a change to the status quo, so they would say that. I’m sceptical about many of the suggested solutions to this alleged problem but there’s one issue which needs some joined-up thinking: the calendar. For the editor of a pro road racing mag to suggest that we’ve got too many races might seem odd but here goes: we’ve got too many races. The fixture congestion is overwhelming. On the 3rd-5th of February, the Ladies’ Tour of Qatar, Dubai, Étoile de Bessèges, SunTour and Valencia were all taking place at once. The time zones meant that there was some semblance of order but I would suggest that just…

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edward ravasi colpack

NEXT ISSUE THE FINAL BATTLE FABIAN CANCELLARA AND TOM BOONEN, HEAD TO HEAD ON SALE 25.03.16 Meet the 21-year-old Colpack climber who will be joining Lampre in August – definitely this time. Edward Ravasi. Name sounds familiar. Might do. He was a stagiaire with Lampre-Merida last year and looked to have a neopro contract with the blue and fuscia squad sealed. But he’s been kept back six months with Colpack. And don’t tell me, he did something good at Giro della Valle d’Aosta. How did you know? Yes, two second places on mountain stages at the Italian race, which is becoming the key reference point for U23s, last year and fourth the year before. He was fourth at the Tour of Croatia in 2015, too, which is more impressive than it sounds. It was a 2.1 race with five…

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three to watch

MAX SCHACHMANN The 22-year-old German finished 2016 with 2nd at the U23 TT Worlds. “He’s one of the best TTists in his category, and in the future he can climb well too [see his 4th on a Valle d’Aosta stage]. “I think he is one of the favourites to sign a contract with Patrick next year. He is really strong and intelligent.” ENRIC MAS Mas has left the Spanish Fundacion Contador Team to broaden his horizons. Andrle says that the dearth of teams in Spain means promising riders don’t always get a pro contract. “He is one of the best climbers in Spain right now. He is a pure climber and we want to give him the chance.” MICHAL SCHLEGEL Andrle believes the 20-year-old has the makings of a good domestique. “He doesn’t have a…