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  • Rouleur podcast: Bradley Wiggins, The Road Book, Keirin racing in Japan and more

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    Wiggins on why Lance Armstrong merits inclusion in his book Icons, a personal tribute to the 21 racers who inspired the Tour de France winner and Olympic champion

    Photographs: Simon Gill
    Wiggins podcast

    Ian Parkinson has some gift ideas for the cyclist in your life in this edition, ably assisted by our Desire editor Stuart Clapp and a host of special guests.

     

    Sir Bradley Wiggins tells us about his new book Icons and why, somewhat controversially, Lance Armstrong is included among his 21 cycling heroes in this handsome tome.

     

    Cillian Kelly, statistician extraordinaire, is the man behind The Road Book, a mighty 900-page comprehensive record of the 2018 road season edited by Ned Boulting and including essays from Rouleur contributors Morten Okbo, Matt Rendell, Philippa York and many more. Ian spoke to Cillian at the Rouleur Classic to get the story behind “the Wisden of cycling”.

     

    The guys at Prendas Ciclismo have some handsome jerseys in their Forgotten Races range, made in conjunction with Santini. Andy Storey and designer Fergus Niland take us through the tales behind the collection.

    Keirin, Laura Fletcher
    Photo: Laura Fletcher

     

    Photographer Laura Fletcher has an exhibition at Look Mum No Hands on the wonderful world of Japanese keirin racing, shot in Kyoto. And Stu gets misty eyed and slightly tearful recalling the bike his parents sold from beneath him when he was just a boy. Kleenex at the ready…

     

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