Today, we opened the doors of the Truman Brewery in London once again for Rouleur Live 2023, kicking off the first day of an epic weekend of cycling culture.
The 2023 gravel world champion and big thinker of the peloton Matej Mohoric opened the show alongside Matt Stephens, where they discussed the Slovenian’s Tour de France stage win and his post-race interview that captivated the whole cycling audience. We also had Elisa Longo Borghini and Lizzie Deignan chat about shared leadership at Lidl-Trek; Alec Briggs, Dante Young and Justin Williams on the future of crit racing; Italian legends Vincenzo Nibali and Paolo Bettini spoke about winning Grand Tours and Monuments; the champion Annemiek van Vleuten on her glittering career; and got a glimpse into life as a rider on a superteam from Jumbo-Visma’s Dylan van Baarle.
This year, we also introduced The Other Stage, hosted by cycling commentator and presenter Jez Cox. He was joined by Italian cyclist Vittoria Bussi, who shared how she recently broke the 50km barrier as she reclaimed the women’s Hour Record. Closing the second stage was 3T’s Gerard Vroomen, who spoke about his career as co-founder of Cérvelo and now as a stakeholder in 3T.
The room was buzzing with excitement and it was great to see both old and new faces welcomed to Rouleur Live – we can’t wait to do it all again tomorrow.
Here is a round up from day one:
Matej Mohorič opened the main stage with Matt Stephens
Giulio Ciccone's Tour de France Trek Madone
Annemiek van Vleuten with her custom-painted Canyon TT bike
2023 Unbound winner Carlin Schiff with her custom Grail gravel bike
Elisa Longo Borghini on stage with Lizzie Deignan and Hannah Walker
People admiring the new Lotus Type 136
Justin Williams, Dante Young and Alec Briggs talking all things crit racing
The crowd enjoy the tech on show
Matt Stephens and Matej Mohorič before going on stage
Dylan van Baarle enjoys a slice of pizza before heading on stage