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Procycling June 2019

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.

Pays:
United Kingdom
Langue:
English
Éditeur:
Immediate Media Company London Limited
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EDITOR Some time around 1985 I started following cycling pretty closely. Since then I’ve learned, or like to think I’ve learned, one or two things about how races work. Every time a rider mentions a tactic, technique or trick, I file it away to add to my knowledge. It’s my ambition to one day come up with a grand unifying theory of bike racing, even though cycling is so complex that such a thing could never exist. While I’m still atrocious at predicting who’s going to win any given bike race, I try my best to read races as they unfold, applying all that accumulated knowledge, and learning from each new race. However, every now and again, somebody comes along to whom normal rules simply don’t seem to apply. Think Mark…

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gallery

Paris-Roubaix France 14 APRIL 2019 The Paris-Roubaix course snakes and weaves into the distance, across the plains of northern France. Spectators line the road for the peloton and a television helicopter hovers low overhead to capture their passage. The 2019 Hell of the North was the finale of the cobbled classics campaign, and featured 27 sectors of pavé. Such was the fierce pace at the start of the 257km race and the strength of the headwind throughout the day, that attacks were unsuccessful during the opening two hours and the peloton stayed as one. It was only when the peloton reached the first cobbled sector that a breakaway managed to go clear. While French fans were hopeful of a first home winner in 22 years, Belgian Philippe Gilbert went home with the trophy.…

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philippe gilbert hunts milan-san remo

So long as he’s fit and healthy, there will be talk of little else in cycling circles next March. Can Philippe Gilbert win the 2020 Milan-San Remo and so become only the fourth rider to complete the monument slam? After becoming an unlikely winner of Paris-Roubaix last month, the Walloon is tantalisingly close to replicating what only Rik Van Looy, Eddy Merckx and Roger De Vlaeminck have so far been able to do and win the big five. Factor in that Gilbert also holds a world road title, it means that should he take the Classicissima, he’d go one better than De Vlaeminck and become just the third rider to win all six of the most prestigious one-day races on the cycling calendar. To say that Gilbert was unfancied for Roubaix was…

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communiqué

"By now I think we deserve to have live coverage so that people can follow us. Because many people would like to, and we would like to show it” Anna van der Breggen criticises the ongoing lack of TV coverage for the women’s Fleche Wallonne. 569 Days since Lizzie Deignan last raced. She returned to the pro peloton at the Ardennes classics following the birth of her daughter last September. "I've had a bit of a lack of racing, but I'm improving all the time” Speaking to the BBC Bespoke podcast, Geraint Thomas insisted he’s on the right path to defend his Tour title despite a quiet start to 2019 20% The steepest gradient of the ‘Wall of Kocierz’, the 2km climb that is set to debut in the Tour of Poland in August. Team Sky…

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stefan küng

“The result I’m most proud of is being world champion on the track, because you can call yourself world champion forever” What is your favourite race? Paris-Roubaix, because… it’s Paris-Roubaix. The history, the cobbles… it didn’t bring me a lot of luck in the last few years but it’s still the most beautiful one-day race. And the Tour of Switzerland. It’s my home race and it inspired me to become a cyclist. What is your favourite climb? Alpe d’Huez. Ten years ago I went to watch the Tour, by bike, as a fan. I was by the road when Carlos Sastre won. I was like, ‘Wow, maybe one day I’ll be able to do this myself.’ Last year at the Tour I got to the bottom [of Alpe d’Huez], I was wasted, and was…

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kaden groves

Robbie McEwen, Michael Matthews, Caleb Ewan, now Kaden Groves…? Yes, Australia has a long list of sprinting stars in its history, and Kaden could be among the next generation. The 20-year-old from Queensland has the natural speed, and is now making waves in Europe in his first season racing for SEG Academy. What are his results so far? Kaden won a host of UCI-ranked stage races on the Asian Tour, including at the Tour of Qinghai Lake, Tour of Fuzhou and Tour of Quanzhou Bay. Now at the highly-rated Dutch U23 team for 2019, he has been repeating his success on this side of the world. He won two stages at Les Triptyque des Monts et Châteaux in Belgium in April before another two at the Circuit des Ardennes International, all from group…

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