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Rapha Supercross Weekend: Gloucester, MA by Andy Bokanev Part 1

September 30, 2014 | By | One Comment

We were over the moon to be joined by Andy Bokanev for Rapha Supercross in Gloucester. This is the first half of the ‘Holy Week’ of Cross here on the East Coast and it was exceptional in every way apart from the continued heat and dust bowl of the season so far.

Despite the race being such a highlight of the season it’s almost overshadowed by the fun times in MA that accompany it having Andy there this year really added to it. Read last years account from our cat 4/5 perspective here.Part 2 of black and whites to follow tomorrow.

30 Sep

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The 5th Floor in The Catskills.

September 30, 2014 | By | One Comment

Despite riding thousands of miles a year as a team, days like Saturday still remain few and far between. The 101 miles Donalrey had envisaged for us soon became when 112 when we decided (like it was ever up for debate…) that we WOULD do the extra climb mid-way through up Sugarloaf. Endless sunshine, roads and dare i say it, pain made up what has to be my favorite day of riding this year. Click Read More for the full article.

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26 Sep

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Charming

September 26, 2014 | By | No Comments

Charm City was eh charming… the course was challenging, with flyovers, 4 sand pits and bottleneck corners instantly after the hole shot and it was hot, oh so very hot. The words on everyone’s chapped lips and dusty mouths was that it was harder than Nittany.. which was unforseen. Ryan brought home our best result in 12th on the Sunday race and we had the pleasure of hanging with Master of the High Seas, Team Yacht Club’s Cassidy. Next up Gloucester.

Photos by Chris Pino & No Flim Photography

24 Sep

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USA Pro Challenge Stage 4

September 24, 2014 | By | No Comments

Recently I found myself in Denver through work. As fortune had it this coincided with the USA Pro Challenge that was making it’s way through Colorado.
A couple of emails later the good people at Rapah Condor JLT had invited me to come hang out on what would be one of their last tours as a team and i was set to collect good friend Andy Bokanev whom I’d met on the #seekanddiverge adventure from the airport so we could head down to Colorado Springs for Stage 4.

I’m in no way a photographer and Andy’s coverage is infinitely better; see here. but above and below are my captures from an awesome day out.

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16 Sep

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Quick Pics: Granogue CX

September 16, 2014 | By | No Comments

The past weekend marks the second in our North East CX campaign. Last year there was a breadth of coverage due to a spread of us across the categories. This year we’re fortunate/unfortunate to be racing together in the 3’s. Thanks to Bryan for grabbing some captures to prove we (or at least Chris) were there.

11 Sep

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The 5th Floor NYC 2015

September 11, 2014 | By | No Comments

Launching from our inaugural season as a multidisciplinary team in NYC we’re looking ahead to 2015; cementing current partnerships and initiatives, exploring new possibilities and potential – ever evolving while staying true to our roots and ethos.

For a full partnership packet including tiered supporter breakdowns and expanded information get in touch at newyorkcity@the5thfloor.co.uk

02 Sep

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Haute Route pt. 2 by Russ Ashford

September 2, 2014 | By | No Comments

Russ did amazing at the Haute Route Alps this year. Click read more to see how he got on Stages 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 of Haute Route Alps…. Read More

28 Aug

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Box Hill KOM Challenge by Daniel Slotte

August 28, 2014 | By | 2 Comments

I’ve never done a Strava challenge before. This is mainly because most Strava challenges seem to involve indiscriminately racking up a large number of kilometres (or metres of vertical ascent), an old fashioned quantity-over-quality approach to training which I’ve never subscribed to. I love Strava for the segments though, so when I saw a Box Hill KOM Challenge announced I knew this could be something for me. The challenge was simple – fastest time up the famous Zig Zag Road over a two week period wins. Making this more interesting was the fact that Box Hill would feature as the final categorised climb of the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic (1.HC) road race, ensuring a number of pros would also be logging times going up.

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26 Aug

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Haute Route ALPS 2014 – Russ Ashford

August 26, 2014 | By | No Comments

The Haute Route cycling events are ‘the highest and toughest cyclosportives in the world’: prestigious and professionally run seven day road races, timed and ranked, for amateur cyclists. The Haute Route events each cover 800+km, 20 mythical cols, across the world’s great cycling terrain and our man Russ Ashford is there this week and will be writing about his experience. Click read more below to read about his view on Stage 1 and 2. Photo via Haute Route’s site.

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14 Aug

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Pixel 5th Floor London Team

August 14, 2014 | By | No Comments

We were really happy and privileged to have collaborated with the very talented Soo-Min Park, aka Pixel Bike, to do our #5thLDN team portraits. From left to right you have George Garnier, Leon Cerrone, Russ Ashford, Leo Tong, Rudy Melo, Erik Jonsson, Pasquale Chionchio, Matt Stanbury and Daniel Slotte. We will update the team page with these illustrations soon.