Issue 20.5 - Tour Special
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A little later than everyone expected, it’s our Tour de France issue, celebrating the sport’s race par excellence.
Our glittering cast of stars, including Tom Dumoulin, Michael Woods and Sean Kelly talk about their outstanding memories from the Tour - everything from stages wins to slugs of vodka and camper vans on fire…
The time is nigh for France to end their 35-year home race hoodoo, and fragile, thrilling climber Thibaut Pinot is the likeliest candidate. Jeremy Whittle talks to the Groupama-FDJ leader on his action-packed career and why he’s not scared of the Tour anymore.
Mont Ventoux is a bucket list must for cyclo-tourists, but increasingly avoided by modern bike races. We look at the Giant of Provence’s fight for relevance and its innovative new one-day event, the MVDC.
Bernard Thevenet sings the praises of his favourite climb, the Izoard, and seven Rouleur writers pick through their magnificent Tours.
Maria Canins and Jeannie Longo go head to head one more time, reflecting on their rivalry and the positive changes to women’s racing in the Eighties.
Plus there’s our marvellous Desire section with cool bikes and gear, and winning columns from Romain Bardet, Ned Boulting and Orla Chennaoui.
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I am pretty impressed with Rouleur after reading a single issue. I like the format and the clean and clear line. Great pictures with an artistic flair. I really like the stories from the riders themselves. To hear what they remember and what had an impact is most interesting to me. I wish there were a digital only subscription option. I can't see spending so much each month to read the paper version here in the US.
I have been reading Rouleur on and off since issue 1 and there is no denying the quality of the writing and imagery. Drawing from the rich history that this crazy sport has, Rouleur retells the stories in a coherent and informative way. The things that I do not like are Desire section and the brevity of the stories. I don't care to see bikes hanging from trees or helmets floating in donkey milk. The section looks like it's been lifted out of GQ and trying to appeal to the Aston Martin/Jaguar F-Pace owners. I would like to see more in-depth and interviews and a less 1-page 1-column stories. Overall though, it is a well produced mag and worth the money.
Another brilliant effort from Rouleur; great articles, awesome pictures, and quick shipping to the US!! Thanks as always........!!!
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