Annual Volume 5
• Daniel Sharp/ Taylor Phinney
• Fredrik Clement/ Richard Williams
• Geoff Waugh/ Bill Strickland
• Gerard Brown/ Graeme Fife
• Olaf Unverzart/ Tom Southam
• Paolo Ciaberta/ Herbie Sykes
• Taz Darling/ Richard Moore
• Yazuka Wada / Ned Boulting
• Wig Worland / Jack Thurston
• Guy Andrews / Guy Andrews
Our photographers and writers have once again travelled to bike races far and wide to find the wonderful – along with a smattering of the weird – for the fifth Rouleur Annual…
Fredrik Clement’s take on the Copenhagen World Championships leads the way with the wonderful, Mark Cavendish delivering the goods with aplomb. Richard Williams, chief sports writer for the Guardian, takes us through a special day.
Gerard Brown sticks his lens into the rider’s cabins at the Berlin Six Day to experience the heat and sweat of perhaps the most entertaining evening of racing around. Graeme Fife witnesses another branch of cycle sport struggling to stay afloat in Germany and talks to the men who have ridden there – Mo Burton and Tony Doyle.
We have two Tour de France stories with contrasting styles. Taz Darling tackles the rugged rolling roads of Brittany with her usual brilliance, while Yazuka Wada – whose superb Vuelta story graced our Volume 4 annual – takes to the mountains. Author and TV commentator Ned Boulting celebrates the best Tour for years.
Track and time trial star Taylor Phinney is a talented wordsmith too, as his Tour of California essay clearly shows. Daniel Sharp provides stylish imagery, as always.
Herbie Sykes and Paolo Ciaberta witnessed the bizarre Giro di Padania, a crazy mix of rightwing politics, leftwing protests and a bemused peloton, caught slap-bang in the middle of the mayhem. It turned out to be quite a race, for all the wrong reasons…
Olaf Unverzart’s fascination with closed roads leads to spectacular results in his Dead End series of Polaroids. Recently retired professional rider Tom Southam makes sense of it all.
Writer Jack Thurston examines the effects of sleep deprivation to accompany Wig Worland’s gallery of comatose competitors at this year’s Paris-Brest-Paris.
Rouleur Editor Guy Andrews has a peculiar fascination for mundane press releases from professional cycling teams. The missives from Quick Step deserve a category of their own… Guy studies them closely.
Finally, Geoff Waugh scours the mountainsides for exhibitionists, self-promoters, fancy cross-dressers and downright freaks in his Runners collection. Bicycling magazine’s Bill Strickland takes a long, hard look at these shrinking violets.
Publisher: Rouleur Ltd
Publication: December 2011
320 pages | Hardback | 26×24cm