Rouleur has been created to celebrate the drama and beauty of road racing. It is aimed at those people who, like us, are passionate about the sport. Don’t expect to see bike tests and race reports. Instead, the magazine focuses on exquisite photography and writing that really gets under the skin of the great riders and theatres of road racing. A new slightly smaller format and a lower price! Published eight times a year, Rouleur is one of the finest cycling magazines around.
Rouleur Issue 17.5 ...the current issue
Tom Simpson was a great racer and the public persona of the bowler-hatted Brit made the man from a Northern England mining town a superstar of his day. From Andy McGrath’s new book on Simpson, 50 years after the 1967 Tour de France tragedy of Mont Ventoux.
Plus veteran Tour de France photographer John Pierce, Hammer Series, Tour street art from Luxembourg, Specialized in California, Esteban Chaves and more. Few can lay claim to working on 50 Tours de France – and certainly not photographers. Explore John Pierce’s route to the half-century milestone...
Also featuring: Tour de France street art from Luxembourg, radical Californian thinking at Specialized, Esteban Chaves, debunking Tour myths and legends and cool clothing for a hot summer. Plus columnists Matt Seaton, Matt Rendell and Robert Millar.
Rouleur Issue 17.4 ...still a few left
TDF issue ...21 Stages, 21 Stories
German sports fans turned their backs on pro cycling en masse following the Team Telekom doping scandal a decade ago. Can the Grand Départ in Düsseldorf kickstart a revival? An in-depth report from journalist Andrew Curry and photographers Olaf Unverzart and Sebastian Schels. Our Tour de France edition stars Chris Froome, Romain Bardet, Andy Schleck, Caleb Ewan, Robert Millar, Adam Hansen, Maxime Bouet and Sam Bennett.
With Tour tales, past and present, from along route, including: Down on the Maginot Line; Vittel’s water; Lascaux caves; Roger Blachon; Hippolyte the Terrible; La Course and the Izoard; Patrouille de France; Marseille-Paris; Lanterne Rouge.
Written contributions from Richard Abraham, Isabel Best, Ian Cleverly, Andrew Curry, Paul Fournel, Max Leonard, Paul Maunder, Andy McGrath, Robert Millar, Morten Okbo, Matt Rendell and Matt Seaton.
Photography by Pauline Ballet, Michael Blann, Benedict Campbell, Joel Hewitt, Marshall Kappel, Kristof Ramon, Sebastian Schels, Jakob Kristian Sørensen and Olaf Unverzart.
Plus six highly desirable race-ready bikes from Sarto, Specialized, Wilier, Look, Time and Canyon.
The Tour de France, from start to finish.
Rouleur Issue 17.3 ...one left
A Giro d’Italia special celebrating the 100th edition of the race featuring: Return of the Vigorelli velodrome; Felice Gimondi; Maria Canins; Chefs of the Giro d’Italia; Passoni bikes; Italian stallions; Robert Millar.
To celebrate both the history and the present of this great race, issue 17.3 has two collectable covers - Gimondi or Nibali
The legendary Vigorelli velodrome is back from the brink. Memories of the greats at the Milan track of champions, venue of Hour Records and Giro finishes since the 1930s.
By the age of 25, Felice Gimondi had become the only man other than Jacques Anquetil to win all three Grand Tours. The man from Lombardy and his glittering career.
Convicted drug cheats welcomed back to the sport, Team Sky and British Cycling embroiled in ongoing scandals, and now WorldTour teams sponsored by unsavoury regimes. Is it time to question the ethics of a sport in turmoil?
Also featuring: Giro d’Italia route inspectors Maurizio and Marco on the road, titanium perfection from Italy’s Passoni, double Tour de France winner Maria Canins, chefs of the Giro, and seriously hot bikes from Pinarello, Sarto, Cipollini, Di Luca and De Rosa.
Plus columnists Matt Seaton, Matt Rendell and Robert Millar.