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10 Dec

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South-Eastern Cyclocross Championship

December 10, 2014 | By | No Comments

Photos: Jon Baines

Some photos from the South-Eastern Cyclocross Championship in Deal, Kent. Alex is still healing from his Red Hook Crit crash and was there to support Rudy and Pasquale, while photographer Jon Baines was there behind his lenses taking some great shots. Click read more below to see rest of the set.

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06 Oct

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KOM Tour GoPro Footage by Daniel Slotte

October 6, 2014 | By | No Comments

As previously documented in the King of the Mountains Tour write up by Pasquale, 5th Floor made a foray into the Pyrenees, Ventoux and the Alps earlier this year as part of a 7 day tour. On the final day I shot some GoPro footage of Col du Télégraphe, Col du Galibier and Alpe d’Huez. These three short videos have lots of climbing, descending, attacks, stunning views and a dashboard view of my Garmin with full telemetry.

Part 1 / 3: Col du Télégraphe

Part 2 / 3: Col du Galibier

Part 3 / 3: Col du Galibier descent and Alpe d’Huez

03 Oct

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Red Hook Crit Barcelona 2014

October 3, 2014 | By | One Comment

Qualifying 49th out of 250 riders and making his way trough the field, only 5secs behind the winner, George Garnier finished an outstanding 10th at this year’s RHC Barcelona, only one place lower than his 9th seeding. Click read more below to read George’s report about the day. Read More

30 Sep

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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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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.