Rouleur conversations podcast: Ethan Hayter and the Eraser Heads

A hatful of victories in recent weeks for Team Ineos’ Ethan Hayter in Italy, Spain and Portugal, with jerseys to go alongside his four stage wins. Our very own south London legend, Ian Parkinson, talks to his fellow Herne Hill velodrome habitue and level-headed young man on early riding, avoiding crashes, making the grade, and aiming for Tokyo. Will he share the team pursuit’s latest practice time? Maybe…

A van load of men armed with brushes and pots of paint hit the Tour de France climbs hours ahead of the peloton. Their mission: disguising and covering offensive graffiti on the tarmac before the cameras broadcast it to the watching millions. Political slogans, syringes and – most of all – penises of every size and colour are adapted or obliterated. An hilarious backstory from Le Tour from our new issue 104, out now. 

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