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Bikes
This new arrival means Canyon now has two gravel bikes in its stable. If the Grail was made for going off-road, then the Grizl is for off-off-off-road When a boutique British bike builder produces a steel machine out of Italy, you know it’s going to
Cyclist Magazine1 min de lectureCooking, Food & Wine
Meals For Wheels
Franschhoek is the self-styled ‘culinary capital’ of the Western Cape, and places such as the Big Dog Cafe won’t disappoint, with local fare and house-roasted coffee. That said, Stellenbosch has one of the best steak restaurants you could ever hope f
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From Lille, With Love.
Since founder Michel Leclercq opened its first store in Lille 45 years ago, Decathlon has become a worldwide hacienda for lovers of the outdoors. Through a series of subsidary brands such as Quechua and Kipsta, it is a one-stop shop for everything fr
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Anquetil vs Poulidor
It was a struggle for a nation’s affections when Jacques Anquetil and Raymond Poulidor faced off on the roads of France in the 1960s. And while the usual result was an Anquetil victory, it was Poulidor who usually won the hearts of the French public.
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Specialized S-Works Prevail II Vent helmet
Specialized’s Vent line of products are essentially airier versions of the company’s regular top-tier products. So, just like the S-Works Vent shoes aim to offer more ventilation than the regular S-Works 7 shoes, the Prevail II Vent helmet promises b
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Thanks
Riding from one end of Britain to the other is a major undertaking, and Cyclist had help from a number of sources. Firstly, thanks to komoot (komoot.com) for help with creating a route that takes in many of the best parts of the country for riding a
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Pirelli P Zero Race tyres
Three years in development, these clinchers include a SmartEvo rubber compound that adapts to environmental changes and, says Pirelli, brings high levels of grip with low rolling resistance. On top of that, the P Zero tyres feature a lightweight Tech
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Armstrong vs Ullrich
‘Once again, he was the rider to beat, the most talented and credible challenger in the peloton.’ So writes Lance Armstrong of Jan Ullrich in his book, Every Second Counts. Again, it was the differences between the two that rendered their rivalry so
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Cyclist
EDITORIAL Editor Pete Muir Deputy Editor James Spender Art Director Rob Milton Production Editor Martin James Website Editor Jack Elton-Walters Digital Editor Joseph Robinson Tech Editor Sam Challis Editorial Assistant Will Strickson Senior Editor/He
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The Long Climb
Born 22nd May in Plymouth Emigrates with family to Cape Town First bike race – wins her age category Moves to the UK to be a bike racer Enrols in the GB Cycling Centre Of Excellence Turns pro Begins coaching Retires as a racer Becomes DS of Merlin De
Cyclist Magazine1 min de lectureTechnology & Engineering
Essential JOGLE kit
I never used to be concerned with the data side of cycling. For me it was all about the simple joy of being on two wheels. That was then, this is now, and the science and data elements have become a big part of my cycling experience. I first used the
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Why Is My Indoor Power Lower?
There are a number of reasons why you can’t produce as much power indoors on a turbo as you can on the open road, and the biggest one is purely a matter of mechanics – a turbo applies resistance through the entire pedalling circle, whereas there’s no
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Pridham On…
‘I don’t see myself as a female DS, just a DS. If you start seeing yourself as different you are already putting yourself on the back foot. It’s a progression – you have to learn the job over many, many years – and I see it as a hell of a privilege.’
Cyclist Magazine2 min de lectureMedical
Sun Seekers
Around 50-90% of vitamin D is absorbed through skin via sunlight, which likely explains why it’s estimated around one billion people worldwide are deficient in the vitamin responsible for healthy bones. Many countries are cold and dark, and many peop
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Canyon Grizl
The Grizl led me on a merry dance of emotions as I got to know it. At first there was the anticipation of a totally new bike from Canyon. Anticipation turned to excitement when I learned it was a bang-on-trend gravel bike built for exploring. Better
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Mapping
powered by To download this route go to komoot.com/tour/226893282 or scan the QR code. Head south from Cheadle towards Stafford before turning towards Creswell and on to Market Drayton. The road west takes in villages such as Faulsgreen, Prees, Whixa
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Child’s Play
What were you doing when you were aged 11? Probably starting secondary school, playing with friends, maybe even running through fields of wheat. When Lee Prescott was 11 he was building his first bike. ‘I had it all planned out from an early age. One
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Welcome to Wales
I awake before my alarm, my body now long since adjusted to the rigours of rising before the rest of the world. For a few blissful moments I lie there in silence. Silence. That means it’s not raining, unless of course I have drifted back to sleep and
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Bartali rescues Italy
Wednesday 14th July 1948, Carlton Hotel Cannes. It’s the third rest day of the Tour and Gino Bartali is in his room relaxing. Two weeks ago he started the race in fine form, winning the first stage. His spell at the top of the General Classification
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Better Late Than Never?
In the spring Classics this year – and for the previous four years – there was one figure who shone more brightly than all the other riders. At least on the start line. He sported gold cuffs, gold details on his shoes and bike and, most ostentatiousl
Cyclist Magazine1 min de lectureFashion
Stockists
Lazer Z1 helmet, £149.99 freewheel.co.uk 100% Speedcraft sunglasses, £149.99 freewheel.co.uk Café du Cycliste Micheline jersey, £135 cafeducycliste.com Rapha Pro Team base layer, £45 rapha.cc Café du Cycliste Mathilde bibshorts, £245 cafeducycliste.c
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Pick ’n’ Mix
£35, yogurtnest.co.uk Top tip: turn a regular sofa into a bed by forgetting your partner’s birthday. And turn milk into yogurt with the ingenious Yogurt Nest. Simply heat milk to 50°C, pour into an old jar, add a spoonful of yogurt (ideally from the
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Van Aert vs Van der Poel
This is the rivalry that is getting the cycling world talking about rivalries again. Wout van Aert and Mathieu van der Poel have been riding head-tohead on the international stage for the best part of decade, starting in cyclocross as juniors. Van de
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Mason Resolution
Mason Cycles occupies a rare space in the bicycle industry. Its boutique approach to bikes, operating from a converted barn in a tranquil corner of Sussex, is indisputably artisanal, yet it remains far enough removed from the ‘one man and his dog’ fr
Cyclist Magazine5 min de lectureBiology
Feed For Speed
Next time you’re out for a ride, tip your cap to Andreas Marggraf, the German chemist who first isolated the simple sugar glucose in raisins in 1747. These days glucose is the vital ingredient in gels, bars and drinks, promising peak performance and
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Hinault vs LeMond
The best rivalries are those between riders who are both successful but fundamentally different in outlook. One may be daring and adventurous, the other prosaic and calculating. Those differences split public opinion and affection, and if the riders
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New Roads
All the stuff that makes you glad to be a cyclist The definition of a road bike is pretty straightforward: it’s a bike designed to be ridden on a road. The definition of a road, however, is not so simple. Roads come in many varieties, from silky-smoo
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More Than The Bike
On Stage 17 of the Giro d’Italia, AG2R La Mondiale’s Nans Peters soloed across the finish line in Anterselva. A year later, he did the same on Stage 8 of the Tour de France into Loudenvielle. On both occasions, he rode to victory in a set of Van Ryse
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By The Numbers
Length in kilometres of Franschhoek Pass from west side Average gradient of Franschhoek in per cent Approximate aggregate length in kilometres of gravel roads Very expensive wheel written off Kilometres ridden solo Dead snake spotted (puff adder, res
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