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  • Racing
     
    Racing cyclists, two, side-by-side, corner, cobbled road, Gent-Wevelgem 2015, Geraint Thomas, Team Sky
    A wind-battered 77th edition of "the sprinter's classic" ended in victory for the peloton's finest tactician rather than a fast man. A thrilling denouement rewarded spectators at the roadside, but what might be gleaned for the Monuments that lie ahead?
  • Riders
     
    lizzie armitstead cyclist
    The British star talks fame and fakery, how to beat Marianne Vos, and British Cycling's lack of a pathway for women
  • Racing
     
    Luca Paolini takes a fine win at a spectacularly grim edition of the Spring Classic. Jakob Kristian Sørensen was there 
  • Bicycles
     
    Rolf Prima wheels, wheel builder
    “The paired spoke concept made sense, but I needed convincing. And then you ride them and realise it works." We hit downtown Eugene to meet Brian Roddy and the team making fine wheels, two by two
  • Bicycles
     
    Racing cyclist, sat down, custom helmet with shark motif, photographed from above, Vincenzo Nibali
    He's personalised helmets and bikes for the likes of Vincenzo Nibali, Alexander Kristoff and Tom Boonen. We talk lovely lids and fabulous frames with Stefano Barzaghi, the bunch's leading bespoke painter.
  • Bicycles
     
    Racing bike, red, Lapierre Aircode Ultimate, head tube, close-up
    The aero road bike has become de rigueur in the peloton. The Aircode is Lapierre's offering and ridden by almost all of the FDJ.fr team. Chief designer Rémi Gribaudo provides the story behind its heavily sculpted exterior - and what lies beneath.
  • Racing
     
    Racing bike, black, close-up of number and sticker with rider's name, Steve Cummings, MTN-Qhubeka, Cervelo S5, Milan-Sanremo 2015
    Overall victory at the Tour de Langkawi and top 10 finishes at Tirreno-Adriatico and Milan-Sanremo bode well for the new, high-spec MTN-Qhubeka. DS Jens Zemke shares his thoughts on the African team's early season successes
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    Man, sixties, smiling, sat behind wheel of car, photographed through open driver's door, Herman Frison, Lotto Soudal, Milan-Sanremo 2015
    Herman Frison can barely keep from smiling, perhaps because his Lotto Soudal team can barely keep from winning, with victories at Paris-Nice, Tirreno-Adriatico, the Volta ao Algarve and more already this season. What's changed for Belgium's "other" team?