We look back at the very best of our renowned covers, as picked by the likes of Sir Paul Smith, Chris Boardman, Ian Stannard and Rapha founder Simon Mottram – co-founder of Rouleur.
Mark Cavendish had a disastrous year by his high standards. The former angry young man has a new mature outlook, though, and puts his profession into perspective in a revealing interview at his home in Tuscany with Edward Pickering.
Team chefs are standard at ProTour level now, but they have only been around for a decade. Ian Cleverly and Jakob Kristian Sørensen spend a week on the road at the Vuelta in search of fine cooking from the best in the business. Who had the bright idea in the first place? And why are most of the chefs Danish? They soon find out.
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