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Procycling - - Prologue -

1 TOUR MÉDITERRANÉEN

Used to start my sea­son ev­ery year here, but it's been in de­cline the last few years. Great rac­ing roads but they can be busy

2 BAY­ERN RUNDFAHRT

An al­ter­na­tive irst build-up race to the Tour is on the en­dan­gered list. It's on great roads and the at­mos­phere's fan­tas­tic

3 TOUR OF AUSTRIA

A very well or­gan­ised test­ing race. One of the few races held dur­ing the Tour but de initely de­serves to be more prom­i­nent

4 TOUR OF BRI­TAIN

Six-man teams make this race test­ing and un­pre­dictable. But it's the mas­sive crowds that make the ToB a irm favourite with rid­ers

5 JA­PAN CUP

It's a small, high qual­ity peloton that makes the trip for this in­tense race. The warm wel­come makes the long light very worth­while

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