Riccardo Guasco illustration of the Velodromo Vigorelli in Milan for Rapha’s City Cycling Guides. Richard Williams covers the velodrome’s illustrious history, moves to restore it and its partnership with other historic velodromes including Roubaix Velodrome and Herne Hill Velodrome in London,

Riccardo Guasco illustration of the Velodromo Vigorelli in Milan for Rapha’s City Cycling Guides. Richard Williams covers the velodrome’s illustrious history, moves to restore it and its partnership with other historic velodromes including Roubaix Velodrome and Herne Hill Velodrome in London,

Team Sky rider Ian Boswell gives a brief guide to descending. 

The Little Things: Bottle Carrier from Rapha and Team Sky

The Greatest Show on Earth. One of the essential road racing films, The Greatest Show on Earth documents the dramatic and captivating 1974 Tour of Italy. The 57th edition was one of the most exciting and closely fought Grand Tours of that decade, when Eddy Merckx had to first depose José Manuel Fuente to claim the pink leader’s jersey, then fight off the young Italian, Gianbattista Baronchelli, on the final, dramatic mountain stage. It remains one of the great scenes in cycling cinema, the backdrop to the stage provided by the towering spires of Tre Cime di Lavaredo, with the tifosi screaming at the roadside as Merckx, Fuente and Baronchelli battled to the summit.

Thanks to Rapha for making this available.

Portrait of Greg LeMond by Matt Hall accompanying an interview with him on the Rapha blog. The Rapha Cycle Club in New York City is hosting an exhibition of selected memorabilia from the three-time Tour de France winner’s career.

Portrait of Greg LeMond by Matt Hall accompanying an interview with him on the Rapha blog. The Rapha Cycle Club in New York City is hosting an exhibition of selected memorabilia from the three-time Tour de France winner’s career.

Emily Maye does a great job of showing the other side of cycling away from the finish lines and podiums. Here is a selection of photographs taken at the cyclocross World Championships in Hoogerheide, Netherlands. More of Maye’s photos can be found over on Rapha’s coverage of the event. 

Tony Martin’s performance in Stage 6 of the Vuelta is winner of Rapha’s Panache awards. In his own words: 

“My feelings are bittersweet, I felt like a winner who was only lacking just a little bit of luck.”

Photograph taken from Rapha’s guide to training in winter. For those of a more competitive ilk, you might want to check out Rapha’s Festive 500.

Photograph taken from Rapha’s guide to training in winter. For those of a more competitive ilk, you might want to check out Rapha’s Festive 500.

The recent Rapha West Coast Gentlemen’s Race headed for the sun-kissed slopes of the Angeles Crest. Discover how the teams fared.

Photo by Andy Bokanev from the Rapha blog’s profile of his work documenting cyclocross. 

Photo by Andy Bokanev from the Rapha blog’s profile of his work documenting cyclocross.