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rapha_n_america Tom Simpson won the rainbow bands in San Sebastián in 1965. The son of a miner beat German Rudi Altig by three bike lengths and was toasted in the newspapers as Simpsonissimo and Tom Le Plus Fort. Head over to rapha.cc to see our jersey commemorating the man and the day. 55min

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Inkwell Rapha North America
rapha_n_america Behind the scenes at the #RaphaChicago pop up, which opens Sept 3. Come and see us soon in Lincoln Park. Link in bio for more. 3d

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rapha_n_america Well that's that. #rpnewengland is done and dusted. Thank you Vermont for the beautiful roads, @stomparillaz for the amazing course design, Rapha Continental for pushing me all day Saturday, @matthewcbeaudin for smelling good and special shoutout to the Rapha Women team for taking on and completing both days of the ride. Thank you for following my updates this weekend. @bokanev signing off. 5d

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rapha_n_america Spending the day chasing the fast ladies of #rpnewengland with @matthewcbeaudin. || photo by @bokanev 5d

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rapha_n_america The sound and the smell of gravel giving way to a fresh layer of asphalt. #rpnewengland || photo by @bokanev 5d
  •   triathletech Going back to asphalt after miles of grave is like the sea parting ways. 5d
  •   kris_sieber Feels like the bike suddenly rides inches above the road. #magical 5d
  •   chefjasonroberts Thank god for asphalt, I swear 60% of the route yesterday was gravel and 100% climbing 🚴 5d
  •   stomparillaz Yer welcome! Ps the locals route was pretty much all fresh paved downhill, kinda 5d

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rapha_n_america Kelley Stand, one of the favorite roads of #rpnewengland was severely damaged in 2011 by floods resulting from Tropical Storm Irene. Years later, some signs of the damage remain but the road makes for an amazing climb and an even better gravel descent. || photo by @bokanev 5d

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rapha_n_america 30 miles in. Riding some of the most beautiful gravel roads in North America. #rpnewengland || photo by @bokanev 5d

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rapha_n_america And they're off. 122.5 miles and 10,724feet of elevation await. #rpnewengland || photo by @bokanev 5d

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rapha_n_america Here we go again. Day 2 of #rpnewengland starts now. The first of the women's teams rolls off at 7AM || photo by @bokanev 5d

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rapha_n_america Thank you @chriskingbuzz for keeping everyone fed at the finish line. And thanks for gov my me seconds. And thirds. #rpnewengland || photo by @bokanev 6d

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rapha_n_america And we're done! What an amazing (and fast) day in beautiful roads. More photos soon. #rpnewengland || photo by @bokanev 6d

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rapha_n_america Proper nutrition is key to survival. #rpnewengland || photo by @bokanev 6d

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rapha_n_america Mile 30 something. These roads are beautiful. #rpnewengland || photo by @bokanev 6d

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rapha_n_america Time to roll. See you out there. #rpnewengland || photo by @bokanev 6d

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rapha_n_america Good morning Vermont. || photo by @bokanev #rpnewengland 6d

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rapha_n_america Up before the the roosters. #rpnewengland. || Photo by @bokanev 6d

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rapha_n_america Bikes set up and ready to go. Camera battery charged. Dinner consumed. All that's left to do is stay up way too late, get too little sleep and show up to ride at 6AM tomorrow. || Photo by @bokanev 7d

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rapha_n_america The Rapha Women have arrived in Vermont. They will be taking on both days of #rpnewengland for a total of 230+ miles and 20000+ feet of elevation. || Photo by @bokanev. 1w

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rapha_n_america Previewing the roads of #rpnewengland. || Photo by @bokanev 1w

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rapha_n_america Hi all, @bokanev with you. I'm the guy you normally see on mountain roads carrying an overly heavy camera. I am here in Vermont and taking over this account for the #rpnewengland. Follow along as I join the Rapha Continental crew for tomorrow's 116 mile journey through the green rolling hills and on Sunday as I follow the 120 mile women's edition of the Prestige. Photo by @talltyler 1w

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