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Follow the latest blogs from the teams, the individuals and the Race Director on how they are preparing for the race of their lives.

26/09/2016

Royal Bank of Canada V Series 2016

The second Royal Bank of Canada V Series proves the importance of marginal gains and how attention to every single possible speed and efficiency saving really can have a significant impact on success.

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15/07/2016

The "What if" Scenarios

Thursday 14 July, one of the most eventful days in Tour de France history. The dramatic events on one of the most famous mountains in world sport, show how planning for every eventuality and occurrence can help improve your time, or even save your entire race!

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06/07/2016

The First Week of the Tour de France

The first week of the Tour de France is always a tense, nervous and at times dangerous affair. With so much focus on getting to the finish line first, the last 4km can become a battleground where inches are won and lost, and maintaining your position at all costs is critical.

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16/06/2016

Leading the Pack

Cycling is a sport unlike any other. Team dynamics, strategy and dependence on team-mates (and at times, dependence on competitors) makes the sport a fantastic activity for corporate teams and a metaphor for business life.

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09/06/2016

The Final Touches

With the Dauphine stage race underway we are into the final stages of riders’ preparation for the Tour de France. It’s an interesting time as they try to hone their form ahead of the race but also try to bluff about where exactly they are.

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01/06/2016

A Short History of the Team Time Trial

The Royal Bank of Canada V Series is a corporate team time trial. An Italian pursuit over 4km in the heart of Canary Wharf. Here we track the history and development of the discipline of the team time trial.

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24/05/2016

is cycling really the new golf?

We’ve all heard that “cycling is the new golf”. Apparently, we now live in an age of MAMILs (Middle Aged Men in Lycra), WILMAs (the female equivalent??) and corporate cycling events, which has left company golf days and member only clubs sliced into the rough.

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20/05/2016

there is no b in giro d’italia

Watching The first grand tour of the season in Italy is always interesting. Each day the stages manage to throw up some surprises for the riders that make them have to change plans quickly and adapt.

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18/05/2016

7 ways to select your team for Royal Bank of Canada V Series

The Royal Bank of Canada V Series all comes down to 8 riders, 4km and the thrill of race night. But the process of selecting your team can take many different roads. Here we have a quick guide to some of the different strategies used in last year's inaugural event.

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22/11/2015

Royal Bank of Canada V Series 2016 Date announced

Royal Bank of Canada V Series, London’s inter-company team cycling challenge, that brings business and performance sport together is confirmed for Thursday 15th September 2016 in Canary Wharf.

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