Rouleur Magazine

Issue 56

Rouleur Issue 56 is our second Tour-themed magazine of the Summer, taking in some of the great personalities, locations, brands and oddities that make the Tour special.


Poetry in motion: photo essay of the ultimate test of teamwork, the team time trial, by Marshall Kappel.

Romain Empire

“The media look for the new Hinault, but he doesn’t exist.” The pressures on Romain Bardet’s young shoulders as France expects.


From Cipollini’s Tour-issue CAAD4 to Sagan’s acid-green Synapse, the brains behind the bikes of the Cannondale-Garmin team.

Paper Trail (Or How I Learned to Love the Dauphiné)

A ten-year-old boy meets Roche, Kelly, Anderson and Millar in 1984. The 41-year-old man returns to the Critérium du Dauphiné to find the thrill remains.


The Alpine climb has been a Tour de France regular since 1911. Stephen Roche, Giovanni Visconti and Jean-Christophe Péraud on conquering the giant.

René Vietto and the Missing Toe

A Tour lost through sacrificing a wheel to his team leader; a toe lost through the mists of time. Max Leonard trawls the bars of Marseilles in search of a small piece of history.

Tour of Serbia

How does a country devastated by recent floods and ripped apart by the Balkan conflicts of the 1990s put on a bike race? Bloody-minded determination.

Plus regulars Robert Millar, Matt Seaton and Martin Procter.

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."

Back issues

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