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Quando i carabinieri sono tifosi, by @timmkoelln

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Don't leave your Christmas order too late. We'll start packing and sending out Soigneur #20 tomorrow, get your order in! #almostchristmas #getitdone #soigneurcyclingjournal #cyclingmagazine #cyclingculture #cyclingphotography #printisnotdead #fortheloveofcycling

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One for your #roadstoride bucketlist, the Indian Leh Srinagar Highway. "Back in the 17th and 18th centuries, this road was a track impassable even with ponies. Goods, wool mainly, was manhandled across the treacherous passes by porters from Tibet for the Kashmir shawl industry. Later on, tensions between China and India gave impetus for the Indian army to build the modern road, which they still maintain." #switchbacksaturday #cyclingpics #cyclingimages #cyclingadventure #outdoordisco #roadslikethese #thankyoucycling #leaveitontheroad #theplacesweride #thecyclingculture #rideyourbike

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"Of course there were doping scandals — loads of them — but that was kind of the point. Italians⠀ expected their bike riders to do superhuman things and, in a sport where 1 percent is everything, to transgress was an occupational hazard. Scandal was as old as bike racing itself, stitched into its fabric back in the 19th century. The man in the Italian, French and Spanish street very well understood that, because he knew that mountains go up and that bike racers are human." — Herbie Sykes laments the disappearance of quintessentially Italian Lampre team, as featured in our issue 17. Images by Cor Vos.⠀ ⠀ #cyclingpics #cyclingimages #thecyclingculture #lampre

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It never gets easier. And do you even go faster? Photo by Russ Ellis @cyclingimages #tourdefrance #teamsky #cyclingportraits #bikelife #cyclingpics #cyclingimages #procycling

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"How much can a single image of a rider convey, when in many ways the riding is the easy part of the race? It is everything else that is difficult — finding food, or shelter, fixing mechanicals. But such pivotal moments are brief and unpredictable. It is straightforward to find an interesting section of road or a particularly hard climb, but much more difficult to be there when a rider is fixing his sixth puncture, has run out of tubes, has only wet patches left, and can’t find the cause of all the punctures. It takes luck."— the Wild Atlantic Way by James Robertson @jprobertson⠀ ⠀ #cyclingpics #cyclingimages #thankyoucycling #leaveitontheroad #theplacesweride #thecyclingculture

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US East Coast @cxlife by photographer @dperker , from our issue 18. #getmuddy and #cxishere and all that jazz. #grabthatcrab #cyclocross #cyclocrossracing #cyclocrossrace ⠀ ⠀

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The 92nd Schaal Sels 2017, a 188k race across the Belgian countryside, through fields of corn, farmyards and roiling swathes of dust. ⠀ By @kramon_velophoto⠀ ⠀ #cyclingpics #cyclingimages #cyclingadventure #outdoordisco #gravelgrinding #roadslikethese #thankyoucycling #leaveitontheroad #theplacesweride #thecyclingculture #rideyourbike #wymtm #leaveitontheroad #whyiride #nevernotriding #fromwhereiride

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Open hearth brazing is still applied at Mercian cycles. From Fred MacGregor 'Insider' series.@merciancycles #steelisreal #framebuilding #hearth #craftsmanship

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"Half of the world supplies the raw material and workers, the other half enjoys the spoils. That is the global system, and sports is just the most visible example: East Africa contributes distance runners, the Pacific islands supply rugby players, Argentina and Brazil send footballers. And remember Qatar buying an entire Bulgarian weightlifting team? Colombia’s most conspicuous exports, meanwhile, are its cyclists."— Matt Rendell Photo: Russ Ellis @cyclingimages #keepthefaith #sergiohenao #cyclingportraits #teamsky #cyclingpics #cyclingimages #rideyourbike #procycling

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"A former cyclist once told me there were about 120 Italian professionals, and they were divided into five distinct groups.⠀ • The expendable ones (around half )⠀ • The good ones (maybe 30-40)⠀ • The very good ones (a dozen tops)⠀ • The champions (a handful)⠀ • Fausto Coppi (Fausto Coppi)⠀ And he was right. Or, to put it another way, a few were chosen, and most were not. Most were the guy in our photo, Angelo Conterno. He was one of the very good ones, but I’m casting him as our lead actor, our metaphor and, with a fair wind, our hero." – Herbie Sykes, issue18 #cyclinghistory #classicjersey #giroditalia #cyclingphotography #cyclingstories

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