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The Death of a Magazine

11 Jan , 2016  

1958

I've always collected things. The first thing I ever remember collecting were Topps trading cards depicting the 1989 Batman movie with Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson. Myself and my brother would collect them together, taking our 50p pocket money on a Saturday, heading across the green to the local shop and buying a single packet each ...

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Classics

Debutant Winners of a Monument Classic

2 Jan , 2016  

Cobbles

A new year, a new cycling season and a new set of five monument classics waiting to be won by the strongest riders. Whenever talk turns to contenders for these one-day races, it's often the case that we look to the names of previous winners as the riders most likely to battle it out for ...

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World Championships

A Waste of a Rainbow Jersey

21 Oct , 2015  

Wiggins

Bradley Wiggins's achievements have been immense. He has the most diverse palmarés of any active cyclist and he appears to be able to accomplish any goal he puts his mind to. But strictly speaking, the rainbow jersey he won in Ponferrada last year by finishing fastest in the elite time trial championships, was the most wasted rainbow jersey in ...

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Tour de France

Top Five in the Tour de France

30 Jul , 2015  

D'Huez

Much was made before this year's Tour de France of the salivating showdown we had in prospect between the 'Fab Four' of Vincenzo Nibali, Chris Froome, Alberto Contador and Nairo Quintana. The four are all Grand Tour winners and had never all competed in a race together until this past July. We weren't really treated ...

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Milan San Remo

Milan San Remo Tune-up

20 Mar , 2015  

Cycling : BOONEN Tom / Milan - Sanremo

Which is the best race to ride yourself into form for Milan San Remo? Is it Paris-Nice? Or is it Tirreno-Adriatico? While the respective race organisers ASO and RCS try to tempt the major G.C. riders to their races, the classics stars are also faced with a choice of how best to prepare for the first ...

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Classics

The Hardest Monument Classic

19 Mar , 2015  

blog-muur1

Which classic is the hardest? It's an impossible question to answer definitively as the topic will always be somewhat subjective. How do you define 'hard'? Hills? Cobbles? Wind? Rain? Speed? Perhaps a good place to start is to rule out all of the classics that are not considered to be one of the five monuments - Milan ...

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