"Rudi Altig offered coffee and cookies. Roger de Vlaeminck gave me homegrown potatoes. Francesco Moser berated me. One rider wanted 200 Euros for the interview." Photographer Oliver Soulas takes portraits of the greats: Moser, Bahamontes, De Vlaeminck, Gimondi, Maertens – every one a winner.
Grand Tour virgin Chris Juul-Jensen sends Rouleur postcards from the Giro. Three weeks of pain, witty observations and daily struggle to reach Trieste, beautifully captured by the young Tinkoff-Saxo rider.
Also featuring titanium kings Litespeed at home in Chattanooga, the good work of the Dave Rayner Fund, Hannah Barnes and Sharon Laws kicking up a storm in the USA, and the Belgian hotel of choice for cycling champions. Plus columnists Robert Millar, Matt Seaton and Johnny Green.
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