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Andy McGrath is Assistant Editor of Rouleur. He is the co-author of The Official Treasures of the Tour de France.

Racing
13.03.13
In Excess

Andy McGrath argues against race organisers' increasing use of unridable ascents.

Riders
08.04.13
Last But Not Least

"That section is a complete slap in the face… two hundred riders going towards one stretch

Riders
09.05.13
Operation Dennis

"Doc, I’m not pushy, but if you give me a saw or a knife right now, I’d cut off the leg mys

Riders
14.05.13
The Accidental Death of a Cyclist

We speak to Pantani film maker James Erskine.

Racing
04.07.13
Battered

The inevitable mega falls of the Tour de France’s opening week turns one day’s warrior into the next day’s gauze-swaddled, zombie-eyed backmarker,

Riding
12.07.13
Winging the Etape

Andy McGrath hasn't trained all year. He was asked if he'd like to do the Etape.

Riders
25.07.13
Froome Blog

Andy McGrath warms to Chris Froome.

Riders
15.08.13
Björn With It

It's not easy being the offspring of a cycling superstar. Björn Thurau talks to Andy McGrat

Racing
15.09.13
The Race Doctor

Meet Andrew Meilak, the Tour of Britain race doctor who has raced against some of his patie

Racing
17.09.13
On Honister Pass

Wet, windy and wildly-steep: the Tour of Britain's visit up Honister Pass won't be forgotte

Riders
17.09.13
Where There's a Will

The A Level student who went from lying on the beach to racing with Cavendish and company a

Riders
19.09.13
JTL: One Year On

Jonathan Tiernan-Locke on a miserable year in the saddle.

Riders
21.09.13
Turning The Corner

A year after his serious Tour of Britain crash, Wouter Sybrandy talks about his amazing rec

Racing
22.09.13
Sweet Smell Of Success

Blessed are the cheese makers: following fromage at the Tour of Britain.

Racing
24.09.13
Our Home Tour

A look back at the 2013 Tour of Britain. 

Racing
18.10.13
Love Handles

Andy McGrath wonders where all cycling's imaginative nicknames have gone.

Bicycles
15.11.13
You Should Have Seen That Coming

On Timm Kölln and Olaf Unverzart's photography exhibition in Berlin.

Riders
17.12.13
David Millar Project

"I just wanted to do something positive.

Riders
13.01.14
Remembering Jason

Seven years after his death, Jason MacIntyre's wife and close friends share their memories

Racing
04.02.14
Back To School

Andy Hampsten and Jaan Kirsipuu on the Etoile de Bessèges, Europe's traditional season open

Bicycles
14.02.14
Making the Kit Fit

From Covent Garden to Cancellara: how London shop Cyclefit became bike fitters for Trek Fac

Riders
13.03.14
François Pervis

The French track sprinting star on his arduous journey to the top, carp fishing and how Chr

Riders
14.03.14
Ed Clancy

British cycling's Mr.

Riders
20.03.14
Moser: Definitely, Maybe
11.04.14
Going To War

"The days before Roubaix are the worst part.

Riders
14.04.14
Gabba Gabba Hey

Team Sky's Gabriel Rasch on his final Roubaix.

Riders
09.05.14
Crossroads

Team Sky star Geraint Thomas on the toughest decision of his career: choosing between co

Riders
27.05.14
El Pirazzi

Who are the other aggressive riders in the Italian bunch? "Aggressive like me?

Riders
12.06.14
Adam Yates

Meet the British neo-pro taking the WorldTour peloton by storm.

Riders
24.06.14
Victor Mature

Tejay van Garderen on being spoiled by success, his disastrous 2013 Tour de France and C

Racing
02.07.14

Our pick of the best riders set to miss the 2014 Tour de France.

Racing
04.07.14
The Young Ones

We talk to Simon Yates, Danny Van Poppel and Rudy Molard, three talents hoping to make t

Racing
07.07.14
The Tour in Britain: Hits and Misses

We look at the highs and lows of the 

Riders
08.07.14
Bright Spark

Meet Reto Hollenstein, the lanky former electrician racing his first Tour de France.

Racing
11.07.14
Green Gauge

The rider of the 2014 Tour de France's first week is Peter Sagan.

Racing
16.07.14

Our rundown of the cycling stars who missed out on a stage win of the sport's biggest ra

Riders
18.07.14
Giant Killer

Eros Poli relives his incredible escape to victory over Mont Ventoux in the 1994 Tour de

Riders
23.07.14
Carlos Sastre

The forgotten Tour champion talks standing up to Manolo Saiz, doping and modern cycling'

History
26.07.14
Nencini: Forgotten Champion

A look into the family album of a forgotten Tour and Giro winner, courtesy of Gastone Nenci

Racing
28.07.14
Giant Steps

Koen De Kort, Albert Timmer and team boss Iwan Spekenbrink tell the story of how Giant-Shim

Racing
05.08.14

Rotten riders, acrimonious teams, one-hit wonders: as the transfer window opens, we look

Riders
12.09.14
Double Bubble Brändle

IAM Cycling talent Matthias Brändle talks two Tour of Britain stage wins in 48 hours, up

Riders
16.09.14
Bradley Morgan

From international skier to Tour of Britain finisher in 14 months.

Riders
18.09.14

Stuff and nonsense from the week in cycling.

Riders
05.10.14
Dan Martin

Meet Dan Martin, the cold-blooded climber putting the risk back into modern racing.

Riders
07.10.14
Elia Viviani

Italian sprinting’s next big thing on how he can go from nearly man to beating Kittel, C

Racing
08.10.14

Stuff and nonsense from the week in cycling.

Riders
09.10.14
Bird on the Wire

Andy Schleck’s fragility was his appeal and his undoing.

Riders
21.10.14
Lizzie Armitstead reflects on 2014 campaign

"I'm the opposite of normal athletes." Lizzie Armitstead on self-belief, World Cup victo

Racing
22.10.14

Stuff and nonsense from the week in cycling.

Riders
23.10.14
Laura Trott

The double Olympic gold medalist talks the fame game, working on tactics and where her f

Riders
05.11.14
Dan McLay: Britain's next Classics star

'Virtual Flandrian' on Belgian racing, turning pro and keeping the winning habit

Riders
11.11.14
Coming soon to Rouleur - Lance, as you've never seen him before

“You’re an asshole,” our man Morten begins.

Bicycles
12.11.14

Stuff and nonsense from the week in pro cycling.

Riders
19.11.14

As he bows out of professional cycling, David Millar discusses the highs and lows of 

History
21.11.14

Only the bad and the ugly in this rundown of professional cycling's crimes against fashi

Racing
02.12.14
Rouleur Awards 2014

Sean Kelly, Jens Voigt and Jonathan Vaughters among the judges of the inaugural Rouleur

Racing
04.12.14

Cyclo-cross as you've never seen it before: the doyen of the dirt's thrilling on-bike fo

Riders
04.12.14

Jens Voigt picks his best performances from the 2014 season

Racing
08.12.14
Sean Kelly: "Age is catching up with Cancellara"

Fantastic Flanders and riproaring Rolland: the Classics king chooses his top riders and rac

Bicycles
16.12.14

We take a close look at the Tour de France winner's bike and follow him on a Costa Blanca t

Riding
17.12.14

Stuff and nonsense from the week in pro cycling.

Racing
19.12.14
Rouleur Awards 2014: The Winners

The votes are in.

History
27.12.14

Personal reflections on 2014 from assistant editor Andy McGrath

Racing
30.12.14

A dozen riders of note calling a halt to their glittering careers in 2014

14.01.15

Stuff and nonsense from the week in pro cycling.

History
26.01.15
Alf Engers, cycling, bicycle

The new Alf Engers film dissects the colourful life and times of a British cycling rebel

26.01.15
Alf Engers, bike, cycling

The time-trial legend discusses pedalling technique, oblong chainrings and the new breed of

Riders
29.01.15
Bob Jungels, cyclist, pool cue over shoulders, black and white

Trek Factory Racing's 22-year-old Luxembourger on Frank, Andy and dreams of becoming a lege

Racing
02.02.15
Vincenzo Nibali, happy to prove the doubters wrong with the yellow jersey
"Nibali must have enjoyed answering the mid-season naysayers with the maillot jaune."

It's ridiculous that Tour de France contenders are being questioned about their form in

Racing
18.02.15

First pro win for Dan McLay in a confusing end to the day in Gabon.

Riders
19.02.15

The 1981 Paris-Roubaix winner talks Wiggins, 2015 contenders and why he called the race

Racing
20.02.15

African team MTN-Qhubeka tackles the Tour de France for the first time this year.

Racing
23.02.15

Hot photos by Gautier Demouveaux from the lush surroundings of Gabon

Racing
26.02.15
Skydive Dubai drive the peloton at the Tropicale Amissa Bongo

Talking ambitious plans, big budgets and anti-doping with the UAE squad who want to be Arab

Racing
04.03.15

Stuff and nonsense from the week in pro cycling.

Racing
11.03.15

The man with the hammer and other poster art images from the first part of the 2015 cycling

Racing
13.03.15
Access denied: the visa problems blocking Africa's brightest talents

When sport and politics clash: we talk to Eritrea’s top talents denied a chance of racin

Racing
18.03.15
Matt Stephens, Declan Quigley, British Eurosport, commentary booth

Inside the commentary box with Declan Quigley and Matt Stephens as they cover stage six

Riders
19.03.15
Matt Goss, MTN-Qhubeka cyclist

© Mark Gunter

The 2011 Milan-Sanremo winner talks lost confidence, lessons learned and the secrets of suc

Riders
24.03.15
Man, thirties, beard, dark hair, black and white photo, portrait, Luca Paolini, cyclist, Rouleur Magazine, Paolo Martelli

The maestro, the director, the wise man, the conductor of the giant moving orchestr

Bicycles
27.03.15
Racing cyclist, sat down, custom helmet with shark motif, photographed from above, Vincenzo Nibali

He's personalised helmets and bikes for the likes of Vincenzo Nibali, Alexander Kristoff

Riders
30.03.15
Lizzie Armitstead

The British star talks fame and fakery, how to beat Marianne Vos, and British Cycling's lac

Racing
01.04.15
Racing cyclist, fluorescent yellow jersey, sat on ground, crashed, Jesus Hernandez, Tinkoff Saxo

There's no skill in a crash, only pain and shock, so why constantly replay it?

Racing
05.04.15

From pre-race calm in Brugge to frenetic De Ronde racing, Philipp's pick of the action from

Racing
06.04.15
Cyclist, charging on cobbles, force, Paris-Roubaix, professional cycling

The crocked Classics star talks hunger, Paris-Roubaix and why Team Sky will work for Bra

Racing
10.04.15

A photographic journey through the pitiless pavé sectors which define Paris-Roubaix

Racing
15.04.15
Professional cyclists, colourful jerseys, French flag, level crossing, train sign, sunny day

Stuff and nonsense from the world of pro cycling.

Riders
22.04.15
Racing cyclists, small group, rider in focus in black jersey, shot from head on, Rasmus Goldhammer, Volta Limburg Classic

The story of the Danish prodigy who walked away from HTC-Columbia and professional cycling.

Racing
23.04.15
Rider, orange kit, shrubbery, potholes waterlogged, green trees

Barbecues, bad roads and big cheese: Ian Wilkinson, the Rutland-Melton CiCLE Classic’s o

History
29.04.15
Sixty-year old man standing at lectern at Tour presentation, making a speech

The former Tour de France director talks doping affairs, the loss of romance in modern r

Racing
01.05.15
Pro cyclists, black and white kit, sunglasses, fighting, grouped

The view from inside the Giant-Alpecin team car as the German sprinter quits the Tour de

Riders
08.05.15
Cyclist in red, smiling at the camera, fans and writing on road

Ahead of racing the 2015 Giro, his 11th consecutive Grand Tour, Lotto-Soudal’s Adam Hans

Riders
15.05.15
Rider with sunglasses, dirt on his face, black kit, looking into distance

The Classics rising star talks anti-doping, Twitter trolls and his uncertain future with

History
22.05.15

Alberto Contador, you're not alone.

Racing
27.05.15

Disrespect the maglia rosa? Tut-tut.

Riders
03.06.15

Surviving the Giro?

Racing
21.06.15
Cyclists in bunch, capped fans, sunshine

Five stages, five bunch sprints.

Riders
30.06.15
Racing cyclist, black kit, white Sky logo, stood over bike, crashed riders on the ground around him, Ian Stannard, Tour de France 2013, stage seven

Ian Stannard will be Chris Froome’s protector through the Tour’s tricky first week.

Riders
05.07.15
Racing cyclist, orange jersey, riding on cobbles, blue sky, Johnny Hoogerland pic: Roompot Oranje Peloton/Cor Vos

The Dutch cult hero on his career-threatening crash, rearing sheep and dreams of racing ano

Racing
07.07.15
closeup, cyclist's face, sunglasses and helmet, covered in dust

Andy McGrath eats dust on the last cobbled sector of the day at Avesnes-les-Aubert

Racing
07.07.15

“It was chaos, bikes and bodies everywhere.” Bloodied finishers Farrar and Sinkeldam ref

Riders
09.07.15

Another day-long break from the ballsy Breton. Perrig Quéméneur wins our daily banana to go

Racing
11.07.15

Dan Martin may have just missed out on victory, but kudos to Cannondale-Garmin for putti

Riders
12.07.15

Swiss precision on show.

Riders
13.07.15
leg of cyclist, lotto soudal

How does a professional cyclist terrified of flying cope with regular air travel?

Riders
13.07.15
Racing cyclists, bunch finish, rider in green jersey in centre celebrates, Tour de France 2015, stage five, Andre Greipel

Whenever Greipel wins, everyone focuses on what Cavendish did wrong.

Racing
16.07.15
Cyclists, two, black kit, viewed from behind, Pro Cycling Stats

75 million page views in a year can’t be wrong.

Riders
17.07.15
Racing cyclist, bloodied arms and face, Tour de France 2015, stage 13, Jean-Christophe Peraud

After his lionhearted reaction to a heavy crash, hero Péraud gets the fruit

Riders
19.07.15

Cycling is cruel sometimes.

Riders
23.07.15
Rider in breakaway, hand on hoods, black and orange kit

The straight-talking Wiggle-Honda w

Riders
23.07.15

Fighting Fuglsang gets the fruit following motorbike misfortune

Riders
25.07.15

In a triumph for nominative determinism, hard-working Winner Anacona takes the banana on

28.07.15
Rider in spotted jersey holds trophy on white-backed podium

Photo: Offside/L'Equipe

Chris Froome won this year and wasn’t even targeting it.

Racing
10.08.15

Anarchic racing between tomorrow's stars and the closest podium in WorldTour history mad

Riders
12.08.15
Rider in bunch in blue kit with fans on roadside

The Movistar powerhouse reflects on his torrid Tour, the Hour Record and a season of con

Bicycles
29.08.15
Factory, inside, large logo: "Eddy Merckx", pic: Rouleur/Pauline Ballet

Eddy Merckx Cycles are making their mark again, and it’s all a question of balance

Racing
31.08.15
Racing cyclist, cut face, torn jersey, La Vuelta a Espana 2015, stage eight, Simon Gerrans

Madcap moto drivers, ne’er-do-well neutral service, risk-taking riders: the governing body