"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."
Photographer Oliver Soulas takes portraits of the greats: Moser, Bahamontes, De Vlaeminck, Gimondi, Maertens – every one a winner. Grand Tour virgin Chris Juul-Jensen sends Rouleur postcards from the Giro. Three weeks of pain, witty observations and daily struggle to reach Trieste, beautifully captured by the young Tinkoff-Saxo rider. Also featuring titanium kings Litespeed at home in Chattanooga, the good work of the Dave Rayner Fund, Hannah Barnes and Sharon Laws kicking up a storm in the USA, and the Belgian hotel of choice for cycling champions. Plus columnists Robert Millar, Matt Seaton and Johnny Green.