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Procycling October 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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United Kingdom
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English
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Immediate Media Company London Limited
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preface

Cycling, we all know, sometimes moves a little slowly. I don’t mean the riders - nothing slow about any of the racing I’ve seen so far this year. I mean the pace of change.Of course, there are some things we could really do with sorting out as fast as possible - doping (still an issue, sadly) and better pay and conditions for women’s cycling. And rider identification numbers visible from the front, already.But other changes are more glacial. It struck me in the approach to the Vuelta that I’d quite enjoyed the races in August. Usually, I find them a little unengaging. Compared to the stage races of March, the April Classics, the Giro, summer stage races and the Tour, they’ve left me underwhelmed in previous years. However, I realised…

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Arctic Race of Norway Stage 2 Sjovegan11 August 2017The peloton snakes through the spectacular scenery of the Arctic Race of Norway, the most northerly UCI race in the world and renowned as one of cycling's most beautiful races. Dylan Teuns of BMC was the eventual victor, taking his third GC title in the space of just 19 days, following wins in the Tours of Wallonia and PolandImage: AFP PHOTO / Jonathan NACKSTRANDBinckBank Tour, Stage 7 Belgium13 August 2017It might not be April or the Tour of Flanders, but the Muur van Geraardsbergen is still a cauldron of noise and atmosphere. The famous climb made its now regular appearance on the _inal day of the BinckBank Tour. Jasper Stuyven would win the stage with a late attack, while Sunweb's Tom Dumoulin…

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worlds come to bergen

Like Rome, Bergen is built on seven hills. Well, it’s nine, but depending on who you ask, two don’t count. This year’s Worlds make use of two of them, and what remains unused around the Pudde Fjord will create a spectacular backdrop for the racing. The most picturesque worlds since Florence? Definitely, if it doesn’t rain. But it does rain a lot here - about 250 days a year.After last year’s flatline parcours and its similarly dead atmosphere in Qatar, Bergen should compensate, and issue a reminder to cycling’s administrators, who will gather in the Radisson Blu to elect a president on 21 September, just how important roadside fans are to cycling.The week kicks off with the men’s and women’s team time trials. It wasn’t always a given that the…

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lilian calmejane

(Image: Getty Images)My best asset as a cyclist is my mental strength. It's my resistance to pain and ability to push myselfWhat’s the best thing about riding your bike for a living?I love sport, and cycling is a sport which gives you many emotions. For all the sacrifices, all the training and everything else that you put into it, there are few wins. I like winning and to live those rare emotions of winning gives me shivers.Which is your favourite race?I’d say stage races to start with. Paris-Nice is a race I like a lot, for example. The hills around Nice aren’t the high mountains but I like racing on them. The landscape around there is beautiful.Who’s the best domestique in the peloton?Adam Hansen at Lotto is an amazing team…

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alexys brunel

Meet the 18-year-old former runner turned rouleur who’s got a terrible pre-race dietWho’s this then?Alexys is the current French U23 TT champion after putting in a storming ride on the 27.3km course in Saint-Amand Montrond in July. Brunel was runner-up at the French nationals while in the junior category three times, twice in the TT, once in the road race. He was also the European junior champion in 2016, but he said his tricolor ride was more impressive.Who does he ride for?CC Etupes, which specialises in turning out climbers of the calibre of Adam Yates, Thibaut Pinot, Warren Barguil and Kenny Elissonde, so he’s a rare rouleur among the skinny guys in eastern France. There’s a strong link between the team and FDJ and the WorldTour squad fitted him with…

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three to watch

SENNE LEYSENThe Belgian beat his Lotto Soudal U23 team-mate Brent Van Moer by half a second in Anzegem in early May. Leysen, the son of Bart, a Mapei domestique in the 1990s, now has a stagiaire’s contract with the senior teamKASPER ASGREENThe Dane has trounced the competition at home and abroad this season. He won the U23 national TT, the European U23 championships (held in Denmark), and then he won the opening stage of the Tour de l’AvenirMARC HIRSCHILives in Ittingen, outside Bern, Fabian Cancellara's home village. The former junior madison world champion is building up a stack of national titles: he already has four. He _inished third in the European U23 Road Race champsImages: Bettiniphoto (Asgreen), Sirotti ( Brunel), Getty Images (Hirschi) ■…

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