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Eleven for 2011
1. The Paris Roubaix Challenge:
Welcome to Hell
This coming year sees Rapha teaming up with ASO, organizer of the world’s biggest races and sportives, to bring a new and enhanced experience of riding the Queen of the Classics. Taking place the day before the pros race, the Paris-Roubaix Challenge will be like nothing else.
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2. Hell of the North II
The second edition of Rapha’s Hell of the North ride will once again take riders through the lanes, bridleways and farm tracks of Hertfordshire for a rollicking journey before arriving to watch Paris-Roubaix 2011 and enjoy beer and frites. The perfect Sunday.
See last year's ride »
3. Rapha Pro Team Products
Taking the Rapha product philosophy to its purest form, the Pro Team collection has been designed in collaboration with professional riders to meet the specific demands of elite-level racing. Every product has been stripped down to include only the most necessary features and is designed for just one purpose – racing.
4. The Rapha Cycle Club Returns
In 2011 the cycle club makes it way to new destinations. Expect to see Cycle Clubs not only in San Francisco, Tokyo and Majorca but also look out for a new mobile Cycle Club, bringing you the experience at sportives and events across Europe.
See the Rapha Cycle Club »
5. Rapha Continental
The Rapha Continental was established in 2007 to document the greatest road rides in North America. Since then riders from east and west have travelled high and low, documenting with words, pictures and cinematography. In 2011 we bring you a feature-length film celebrating this incredible journey, with an accompanying book.
See the Rapha Continental 2010 review »
6. Col du Galibier
The ‘Roof of the Tour'
2011 celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Col du Galibier’s massive status in the Tour de France. Many heroes and villains have attempted to conquer this sacred beast and this coming year Rapha will be leading the celebrations with a documented ride and commemorative jersey.
7. The Tour Album
The soundtrack to your summer
The much-anticipated third volume of the Rapha series, Sounds of the Tour follows the success of the Giro and Vuelta albums and celebrates the biggest road race in the world with a finely curated selection of music and sound.
See Rapha Prints & Publications »
In August 2011 Rapha will be sending a team of riders to compete in the legendary long-distance event, Paris–Brest–Paris. Taking place every four years and attracting a particular breed of amateur rider, we’ll bring you news and insights as our team prepare for the challenge.
9. Rapha Bicycle Collection
Beginning in 2011 and for the next two years, Rapha has partnered with four builders to offer four distinctive hand-made bicycles. Each collaborator is a master of their craft, constructing unique creations for and with Rapha that define a particular style of riding.
10. Rapha Condor Sharp + Rapha Focus
Rapha will once again be well represented on both the road and in the field in 2011. With new signings to the Rapha Condor Sharp squad and Rapha Focus looking to build on the huge success of their first season, we can expect some explosive racing from our teams in the new year.
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11. Great Road Climbs of the Northern Alps
The third volume of Rapha’s guides to the greatest road climbs in Europe. Great Road Climbs of the Northern Alps will take in some of the most revered and majestic climbs in the Northern Hemisphere including the Glandon, Galibier and Alpe d’Huez.
See Rapha Prints & Publications »