We are celebrating every step of the way of the 2015 Tour de France, from Utrecht to the Champs-Elysées, with stories both current and historical to accompany each stage, in the inimitable Rouleur style.
Starting in Holland, host to the Grand Départ on four previous occasions, before heading for French soil, Rouleur’s photographers and writers have completed their very own anti-clockwise lap of the country to assemble a memorable edition of the magazine.
Featuring Alberto Contador, Bernard Thévenet, Mavic neutral service, Lotto-Soudal and Ridley, Alexander Kristoff and Team Katusha on the cobbles and the longest time trial in the race’s history – a mind-boggling 139km in 1947…
Our finest photographers – Pauline Ballet, Paolo Ciaberta, Gerard Brown and Jakob Kristian Sørensen – visit the iconic climbs of the Alps and Pyrenees, alongside the stunning switchbacks of new climb Lacets de Montvernier on stage 18, the much-anticipated cobbled sectors of stage 4 and the legendary Mur de Huy from stage 3.
Fittingly, we end our journey where stage 21 begins, at the Tour de France trophy makers in Sèvres, before a headlong dash to Paris and a celebratory glass of champagne.
Praise for Rouleur
"I had the last copy autographed by Ernesto Colnago, and he asked if i could send him another one – so if it’s good enough for Ernesto, what are you waiting for?"
"Rouleur accomplishes something more than making you want to ride: It makes you realize, or remember, that cycling is, simply, the greatest sport in the world."
Bill Strickland – Bicycling magazine
"Rouleur is for those who appreciate history, art and literature as much as cycling. This kind of focus could lead to self-parody or, worst of all, pretentiousness but the single-minded dedication of the editor and contributors makes Rouleur majestic."
Details of back issues of the magazine can be found on the Rouleur website: www.rouleur.cc