"Rudi Altig offered coffee and cookies. Roger de Vlaeminck gave me homegrown potatoes. Francesco Moser berated me. One rider wanted 200 Euros for the interview."
We celebrate the arrival of the Tour de France on British soil this July by looking at the three previous occasions the race has crossed the Channel, with three of this country’s finest protagonists: Barry Hoban on the disastrous ’74 visit to Plymouth; Chris Boardman smashing speed records in ’94; and Geraint Thomas, the youngest rider in the ’07 edition when millions of spectators packed the roadsides of London and Kent.
Giro Gems, Ireland's Big Start, SRM, Junior Peace Race, Romeo Venturelli, Lead-out
Carrefour de l’Arbre, Lizzie Armitstead, MTN-Qhubeka, Klein, Team Saxo-Tinkoff, Paolo Fornaciari
Tour of the Battlefields, A Source of Sure Information, Junior Peace Race, Arctic Race, Paracarri and more...
Euskaltel, Arctic Race, London 'cross worlds, Orica-GreenEdge, Heinrich Haussler and more...
Dan Martin talks instinctive attacking, there's stunning photography by Gerry Cranham from the 1961 Antwerp Six-Day, we explore the beauty of the Giro Rosa and plenty more.
Buckle up and hold on tight as Olivier Nilsson-Julien and photographer Taz Darling get thrown around behind-the-scenes in the FDJ team car at the Amstel Gold Race.
Once the Tour is over, the partying and pedalling continues.
Chris Froome likes to catch an octopus, bash its brains out on a rock and take it home for lunch in Monte Carlo.
The overwhelmingly Italian flavour of issue 38 contains both classic and contemporary features celebrating the Giro, its riders and its equipment.
A Classic - As we head into the Classics season, Rouleur tackles the most feared and revered sector of cobbles in the cycling world: the Arenberg.
Dodgy deals, double crossing, and doping, from 1904 to Contador.
Coppi, Team Sky, the return of steel to the pro peloton, and a cup of tea with Mrs. Wiggins.
Another dip into the Magnum Photos archive with Henri Cartier-Bresson at Vel d'Hiv. Jack Thurston sets the man’s work in context at a venue with a notorious past.
We speak to Eileen Sheridan, the diminutive pin up of British cycling, on Land's End to John O'Groats and the loneliness of the long distance professional cyclist.
Olympics: past, present, future - Herne Hill to Stratford.
Legendary photojournalist Robert Capa at the 1939 Tour de France, and we meet the team behind Bradley's Wiggins bid for the yellow jersey at their Dauphiné dress rehearsal.
An overwhelmingly Euro edition of Rouleur begins with Herbie Sykes travels in Germany and a fascinating insight into racing behind the Iron Curtain in the pre-unification years.
Remember the 2004 Paris-Roubaix, when Magnus Backstedt won? Roger Hammond still has that final lap of the velodrome playing in his head. Ned Boulting spends a fascinating afternoon with The Third Man.
The haves and the have nots.
If there is a theme to this issue, then it is one of transformation.
In an extraordinary, unprecedented three hour interview with Herbie Sykes, UCI president Pat McQuaid confronts the harsh realities facing professional cycling in the 21st century.
Rouleur celebrates its 25th edition with a suitably eclectic mix from the wonderful world of bike racing.
Issue 24 of Rouleur features a fascinating blend of the famous and not so well known, historical and modern, from bike races across the world.
Campagnolo finally opens its factory gates in an exclusive and emotional interview with company director Valentino Campagnolo. Rohan Dubash has waited half his life for this opportunity.
Issue 22 of Rouleur magazine has a truly international flavour as our contributors bring you cycling stories from around the globe.
If issue 20 of Rouleur was all about the bike, then Rouleur 21 celebrates the people that make them move.
The twentieth issue of Rouleur weighs in at includes 162 pages, and it's a gear guide with a difference.
Our 19th edition contains an exclusive look at some of the best racing photography ever taken in Britain, and an interview with living legend Bernard Hinault.
Our milestone Grand Tour Issue, and the thickest edition to date.
A unique look into the life of a young and hopeful rider, Jan Hirt; the second part of Rouleur's visit to Shimano; and a photo story on the races of England.
We celebrate the glory days of Team Z in the late 1980s and take an exclusive peek into the eating habits, past and present, of pro cyclists.
Those beautiful blue bikes, Gios; two of the unsung heroes of cycling, Jeremy Hunt and Kenny van Hummel; and a photostory on cyclo-cross around the world.
Issue 14 contains features on seminal cinematographic Eddy Merckx portrait, La Course en Tête, the passion and obsessions of bicycle collectors, and a Richard Mitchelson cartoon based on the 1974 Giro d'Italia.
The polka-dot edition. Robert Millar relives the decisive final stages of the 1984 Tour, while Herbie Sykes invokes the legend of the merciless Mortirolo.
Sir Paul Smith and David Millar are among the sartorial cyclists sharing their favourite jerseys, and there's a report from the Tour of Burkina Faso.
To generations of Anglophone cycling fans, they are the voice of the sport. Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen share stories from their 20 year partnership.
The great and the good of Rouleur contributors wax lyrical on the most beautiful cycling jerseys to ever grace the peloton.
Jack Thurston explores the history of Paris-Roubaix, and Guy pays a visit to titanium frame masters Lynskey.
Merckx, Bahamontes, the Kemmelberg, Shimano, Campagnolo. The biggest of big names all squeeze into our eight edition.
European Six Days, Sean Yates, Coppi and the Stelvio.
Inside the showers at Paris-Roubaix.
Issue 5 features two legends of American cycling - Andy Hampsten and Greg LeMond.
With features on Colnago, the seminal bicycle film Breaking Away, and the Col de la Croix de Fer, one of the most feared of the Alpine giants.
Flanders, the Galibier, interviews with Sean Kelly and Tim Krabbé, author of The Rider, and a photo story on British cycling.
The first issue of Rouleur includes features on the much-debated issue of Campagnolo or Shimano, the fixed-gear bicycle, the Dauphiné Libéré, and an interview with legendary rouleur Magnus Backstedt.