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Why so serious?

Why So Serious? EX JOCOR GLORIA - Glory Through Fun.

There's a long-standing habit in cycling to portray the sport as hard, gritty, requiring a singular level of machismo to participate. Perhaps nowhere is this better illustrated than the Rapha mantra "EX DURIS GLORIA" - Quite literally "Glory Through Suffering." I'm not going to criticise Rapha - or anyone else - for this approach; it's marketing that has struck a chord with a significant portion of the cycling population. However, I am going to question why this has to be…

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