Rouleur was 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. Published eight times a year, Rouleur is one of the finest cycling magazines around.
Issue 20.3/ May 2020 - Current Issue
Ned Boulting got recent exclusive access to Chris Froome, deep in solitary training in the mountains. The seven-time Grand Tour winner reflects on his career-changing crash last year that altered how he walks – but did not alter his belief. Can he really make it five Tours de France after his horrific fall? “I think I will,” he shoots straight back. Good on him.
Morten Okbo was with Michele Acquarone as his life went into freefall back in 2013. Thirteen million dollars missing at parent company RCS, and the then-Giro director was the fall guy, dismissed and charged. Finally acquitted, he tells his story.
We head to the rarefied Ecuadorian air, among wildflowers and hummingbirds, with Richard Carapaz, a Grand Tour champion like no other. Getting to the WorldTour peloton was a victory in itself for a farmer’s boy who overcame physical and financial challenges big and small, let alone triumphing at least year’s Giro.
Plus, Ivan Basso shows us round his blueberry farm, Jonathan Vaughters talks brave new ideas to change pro cycling’s broken model and Peter Kennaugh looks back on why he simply couldn’t carry on in pro cycling.
Last, but not least, we go full Hendrix in the studio for Desire and there’s our unbeatable trio of columnists – new father Romain Bardet, and experienced hands Ned Boulting and Orla Chennaoui.
Issue 20.2/ April 2020
Classics, cobbles and champions: it’s Rouleur’s Belgian special.
We check in with Alberto Bettiol and hear how sacrifice and self-belief helped him take his first pro win at the Tour of Flanders, of all races.
There’s Belgium’s sacred race in widescreen with Rolleiflex panoramic photographer Carsten Snejbj0erg, embedded with Oliver Naesen and AG2R La Mondiale at the Ronde.
We interview iconic manager Patrick Lefevere and feminist pioneer Victoire Van Nuffel, plus there’s a dirty weekend in Koksijde of chips, Chimay and cyclo-cross with the Deserter dissolutes.
Also, rockin’ rides dockside in Desire, an eyewitness look at a Rwandan Paris-Roubaix debutant and we explore pro cycling and heart problems. Plus our unbeatable trio of columnists Romain Bardet, Ned Boulting and Orla Chennaoui.
Issue 20.1/ Jan 2020
In spite of fame, glory and 14 Tour stage wins, Marcel Kittel was unfulfilled. The German reflects on his greatest performances and why he walked away from pro cycling.
Fun is fast: we go on-set with Zwift and Mathieu van der Poel, seeing how they’re capturing the cycling zeitgeist with clever ads and marketing
Hugo Gladstone gets granular, charting the growth of gravel in pro cycling and there’s a look at the sibling effect in our sport – is having a brother or sister in the sport a help or a hindrance?
Plus racing from Milan-Sanremo and the Volta ao Algarve, Desire does gravel, Peter Sagan’s first race and columns from Romain Bardet, Ned Boulting and Orla Chennaoui.