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Procycling May 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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The terrible, tragic death of Antoine Demoitié in Gent-Wevelgem, following a crash and being hit by a race moto, was a reminder of the inherent possibility of danger in cycling. One death in the sport is too many, and there’s nothing we can do for or say to his family and friends that will lessen the grief they must be suffering, save for telling them how much admiration fans had for Demoitié, and for many riders. Though certain cyclists have disappointed us, in general one of the things that stops us being too cynical about the sport is seeing people inspired by their heroes' feats. Demoitié’s family and friends may take some comfort from knowing that in passing a young fan a bidon, signing an autograph, or getting into the…

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Paris-Nice France 10 March 2016 Tour of Flanders Belgium 3 April 2016 Milan-San Remo Italy 19 March 2016 Arnaud Démare is ecstatic after taking victory in Milan-San Remo, breaking a French Monuments duck which stretched all the way to the 1997 edition of the Tour of Lombardy. Démare had been caught behind a crash and there were unsubstantiated allegations that he had taken too much advantage of help from the FDJ team car in the chase. In the sprint, he easily beat Ben Swift, while Nacer Bouhanni was left thumping his bars after a mechanical issue stalled his progress in the finishing straight. E3 Harelbeke Taaienberg, Belgium 25 March 2016 Tom Boonen throws a glance at compatriot Jürgen Roelandts as they crest the Taaienberg in E3 Harelbeke. Boonen has a record five wins in the event, and he laid the foundations for many…

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double rainbow

There was a sense of inevitability at the finish line of the Tour of Flanders, of success foretold for the winners of both the men’s and women’s races. As the Flemish town of Oudenaarde basked in unseasonal sunshine, Lizzie Armitstead won a closely-fought two-up sprint against Emma Johansson, before Sagan rolled in alone, having ridden more cleverly than his strongest rival, Fabian Cancellara, and more strongly than his cleverest rival, Sep Vanmarcke. Before Sagan and Armitstead won their World Championship titles last September, both were labouring under the perception that they were a lot better at almost winning big bike races than they were at actually winning them. Sagan had achieved a run of placings between second and fifth in various different events that inspired the creation of a Twitter meme:…

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sam dansie

Gent-Wevelgem 2016 will now always be remembered for the terrible accident that claimed Antoine Demoitié’s life. And that’s the way it should be. In the way that the Giro has fostered a living memorial to Wouter Weylandt, who died at that race in 2011 – see the fond graffiti of his final dossard number, 108, along the roads of the Corsa Rosa – it’s now up to the organisers of Gent-Wevelgem to find some way to nurture the memory of this popular young rider. But remembering is not enough. Remembering must be accompanied by an investigation into the uptick in incidents where motorised race traffic has collided with riders. And if cycling – the riders, teams, UCI, organisers, and media - needs external expertise to get a proper, universal protocol in…

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bradley wiggins

"I hope and think that Romain Bardet will be the first Frenchman to win the Tour since Hinault" Do you ride by power or feel? Most of the time I ride on power unless it’s a rest day but even then I watch my power so I don’t go too hard. What’s your favourite race? I really enjoyed Dubai this year. I found the whole experience easy to get around, as opposed to Qatar. My favourite race to watch has to be Paris-Roubaix. Who is your funniest team-mate? Josh Edmondson, who’s now at NFTO. He had the same sense of humour as me and it was just stupid stuff really. He was good to have around. What's the hardest day on the bike you’ve ever had? In the 2008 Tour of California we did a stage to San…

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stevie williams

Meet the 19-year-old climber who’s done star turns on big mountains in New Zealand and Taiwan and hopes his season includes a return to the Tour de l’Avenir. Are we to presume that he's a hot young talent on the British Cycling Academy? Yes to the young and talented part, no to the Academy bit. Williams may live in Newport, a welsh cake’s throw from the velodrome, but he’s built for mountains and has little experience on the boards. The Academy’s track bias counted against him when he applied. He’s sanguine about it now: “With my build it's better for me to be on the road. It's a shame, as [the Academy] is now based in Italy,” he says. Who is he riding for then? He joined JLT-Condor’s black and yellow bunch for 2016,…