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PETROS GKOTSIS - SPARTAKIADA
Petros Gkotsis captured Spartakiada for Conquista. With text by Neofytos Sakellaridis.
Image: ©Petros Gkotsis
MARK MCNALLY - ENECO-RAGING PERFORMANCES
CONQUISTA ISSUE 12 - IN PRODUCTION
Our friends at Premier Print Group made a short video of the production process. Take a look.
HOLLY BLADES - LOMBARDIA
"Imagine there was a cycling rivalry that you loved, maybe Coppi and Bartali, or Anquetil and Poulidor, or, erm, Armstrong and Ullrich... And imagine that the last time they met, it hadn't been the result you hoped for. Oh, and imagine you're actually a pretty well established journalist for the biggest sports newspaper in your country. What do you do? You create a rematch obviously."
Holly Blades offers her unique take on the rivalries and intrigues that litter the history of the last Monument of the season. Read all about it here.
Image: ©Cor Vos
RBC V SERIES - CANARY WHARF
CLIFFORD & NIGEL DISCUSS . . . THE TOUR OF BRITAIN
Conquista was on the road all last week following the Tour of Britain (if you haven’t already, see our race galleries in the Conquista News blog here). When we stopped off in Congleton for the start of stage 3 we caught up with our old friends Clifford & Nigel, who were debating that age-old question: just where is the spiritual home of British cycling?
Find out their conclusions here.
GUEST POLEMIC: THE FESTINA AFFAIR - SUZE CLEMITSON
TOUR OF BRITAIN 2016 - GALLERIES
All last week Conquista followed the pro peloton as it made its way around some of the most picturesque corners of our fair island home - from Glasgowto Castle Douglas, down through Cumbria, around Cheshire, along the spine of Wales and then across to Bath, before heading to the green hills of Devonand the city centres of Bristol and London. All in all, a pretty good place for a bike race.
Of course, if you have been following us on Instagram you’ll know all about it: but to see the best of our snaps all in one place, take a look at the galleries on our Conquista News blog here.
MARK McNALLY - FELINE THE STRAIN
"Turns out looking after a week-old kitten and bike riding don’t go together so well. The little Chapine (female version - or Chapette) needs feeding every three hours, 24hrs a day. But it's somewhat rewarding. You give it food, a clean bed and warmth, and in return it purrs gratifyingly."
This week, Conquista's star blogger Mark McNally of Team Wanty-Groupe Gobert welcomed a new member into the household. Read all about it in his new blog entry here - but be warned: contains extreme cuddly cuteness . . .
POLEMIC - ON THE SIGNIFICANCE OF TEAM GB'S OLYMPIC SUCCESS
MARK McNALLY - CANDY & NUTS
Mark McNally of Team Wanty-Groupe Gobert has been getting closer and closer to a season's first victory, finishing in the top ten in Prudential RideLondon and twice crashing out of the leading group of Dwars Door Het Hageland - a race which crosses some of Macca's favourite training routes (see picture).
Catch up with the adventures of Liverpool's Lionheart in his latest blog entry, exclusive to Conquista, here.
Image: ©Conquista / Mark McNally
POLEMIC - IN DEFENCE OF THE IOC AND RULE 40
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