Curtain Call: The Japan Cup

Lee Basford
5 min readFeb 6, 2019

Japan Cup brings Rapha’s Team Sky journey to an end.

Emotions often run high at the Japan Cup. The race is the last in the pro-tour calendar and is traditionally a celebration of the spirit of cycle racing as much as a competition. This year’s 25th anniversary edition of the race proved especially poignant — it signified the end of Rapha’s four-year partnership with Team Sky. The team also bid farewell to…

Lee Basford

Designer, photographer, illustrator and artist. living in and around the overlap of art, design, photography and bikes |