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Procycling July 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 Back in 1986, I was captivated by the Tour. That race was dominated by La Vie Claire, who put riders on the top two steps of the podium, plus fourth. Such dominance isn’t usually compelling, but the soap opera between winner Greg LeMond and his team-mate Bernard Hinault, the runner-up, was one of the greatest dramas I’ve ever seen. It wouldn’t have been as fun if the roles had been reversed, but the insecurity and paranoia of LeMond was counterbalanced perfectly by the confident, bullying Hinault. It would never happen now. As we go in to the 2019 race, all the talk is of the astonishing strength of Ineos, even if they don’t quite match up to the dominance of La Vie Claire in 1986. They have Geraint Thomas, the 2018…

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Giro d'Italia Stage 6, Italy 16 MAY 2019 The peloton reached its southernmost point on this year’s Giro route when it traversed the lower Apennines on its way to San Giovanni Rotondo on the Adriatic side of the Italian boot. After five days with the pink jersey on Primo� Rogli?’s shoulders, the Jumbo-Visma team chose this stage to allow a 13-rider break to go well clear and contest the stage and the GC lead. Androni Giocattoli’s Fausto Masnada picked up stage honours while UAE Emirates rider Valerio Conti claimed stewardship of the pink jersey, a role he would hold until his team-mate Jan Polanc took over on stage 12 to Pinerolo. Giro d'Italia Stage 13, Italy 24 MAY 2019 The Giro peloton had to wait a long, long time for the first big summit finish…

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dumoulin in search of revenge at the tour

4 Stages Dumoulin rode at the Giro before crashing out early The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry. Tom Dumoulin might not be familiar with the work of Robert Burns, but it is a sentiment that he could certainly sympathise with in the days after crashing out of the Giro d’Italia in the first week. Sport, and cycling in particular, can be a cruel beast and in one stray look over the shoulder, some six months of work can go down the drain. It was hard to watch Dumoulin toil to the line in Frascati, blood pouring down his leg. In his desperation to salvage something, he tried to continue the next day, but it was clear early on that Dumoulin’s Giro would come to an end before…

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communiqué

“This is a very dangerous precedent and I’m absolutely against his decision”Deceuninck-Quick Step boss Patrick Lefevere blasts the jury at the Tour of California, after Tejay van Garderen was allowed to retain the race lead despite losing time to a crash.“A severe asthma attack on the Mortirolo… caused me to fall into a ravine… while climbing!”Ag2r La Mondiale’s Alexis Vuillermoz escaped injury after an asthma attack while climbing the Mortirolo on stage 17 of the Giro d’Italia. He finished the stage 32:47 down 2 The number of years now-retired Samuel Sánchez was retroactively banned for by the UCI. He tested positive for growth hormonereleasing peptide GHRP-2 in August 2017. The Spaniard, now 41, was fired from his BMC team when the violation was first discovered. After almost a two-year wait, a…

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ben king

“When Bernie Eisel’s fit he’s just unbelievable at his job. You just follow him and know you’ll be exactly where you need to be” What’s your favourite race? The Tour of California, because it’s in America. I’m still waiting for a big UCI race on the East Coast, where I’m from. There’s a different kind of energy with American sports fans – they really get into it. It’s healthy for the sport. As the Californian race goes on and develops more history, it’s also gaining that traditional feel you get at big races in Europe. What’s your favourite climb? My favourite roads are in the Blue Ridge Mountains – so like Wintergreen Mountain and Afton. They’re 15 to 40 minutes long, a lot are steep and pitchy, but there are some that are more…

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julius johansen

First thing, who’s this? You might remember the now 19-year-old Julius Johansen from back in the World Championships in Bergen in 2017. The young Dane won the men’s junior road race in quite some style, attacking on the hilly course before soloing away to win the rainbow jersey by 51 seconds. He sounds strong to race like that. What sort of rider is he? Unsurprisingly, Julius was known as a time trial specialist as a junior which is partly how he opened up a gap so big at the Junior Worlds. He races on the track, which is where having a big engine comes in handy. He’s won two gold medals at the Track World Cup in the team pursuit and has a European Championships silver medal in the omnium. How’s he fared on…

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