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Now, March didn’t only bring Spring into the country. No, it also marked the first race of the cycling season on Belgian soil. Coinciding with this event was the launch of yet another sports publication (I know, us sports/cycling fans are spoiled brats, that’s for sure): Titanen.

Titanen aims to bring us the stories of the present-day titans. We can find them in many fields and when thinking about cycling, I presume Fabian Cancellara is an obvious name to pop up. That’s how the first edition of Titanen is dedicated to Spartacus himself.

I browsed their website before the launch and was surprised to find a slightly different publication on the newsstands. It’s printed on a small newspaper format and it has that wonderful smell when you turn the pages. Something I truly miss when browsing the internet.

I spent one Sunday morning reading it and I would highly recommend it if you want to get to know Fabian a little better. It features a nice interview with him and the photography is top notch. There are quite a few contributions from people that I have been following for a while (online, that is), like Veerle Pieters. She provided a beautiful infographic about Fabian and even dedicated a blog post to the design process (which provides an equally interesting read).

With “De Ronde” and “Paris-Roubaix” approaching fast, this might be your one read before you watch Fabian giving ‘full gas’ on the cobble roads this season.

Bahamontes

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Cycling enthusiasts are on a high these days with the Ronde van Vlaanderen (which is celebrating its 100th birthday later this year) approaching fast. Add to that the birth of a new magazine focused on cycling and you’re good to go. Let me introduce you to Bahamontes, the newest addition on the magazine shelves in Flanders. Think great photography, typography, interviews and quality print, needless to say I was very happy to get my hands on this over the weekend. I’m planning on devouring every single page when I have a couple of days off from work next week.

If the name Bahamontes doesn’t ring a bell: he (full name Federico Bahamontes) is a former road cyclist, born in Spain. He was a talented climber, which lent him the nickname El águila de Toledo (the Eagle of Toledo).