Rapha look at some of the scenery we can come to expect over the next couple of days in Yorkshire (with obligatory product placement).
Photo of Fausto Coppi from Rapha’s Hallmarks of Pain promotion.
Rapha Gentlemen’s Race: Thailand
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.
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