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Rouleur podcast: Eddy Merckx and Beryl Burton in Rouleur Classic Hall of Fame

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Authors William Fotheringham and Isabel Best join us to back two legends of cycle sport receiving awards in London in November – Eddy and Beryl

Eddy Merckx

Eddy Merckx and Beryl Burton were the first inductees to the Rouleur Hall of Fame at the Rouleur Classic in November.

 

Authors William Fotheringham and Isabel Best join Ian Parkinson to discuss why these two greats are worthy recipients for the new award.

 

Fotheringham, author of Half Man, Half Bike: The Life of Eddy Merckx, is a font of knowledge on the subject, and tells us about the Cannibal and how he amassed hundreds of victories during an unparalleled career on the road.

 

But would Coppi or Hinault be worthy of consideration in future?

Beryl Burton
Photo: Bernard Thompson

Isabel Best’s recently released book Queens of Pain, published by Rapha Editions, celebrates a century of women’s great achievements on bikes – none more so than Beryl Burton, possibly the greatest cyclist Britain has ever produced. She regales us with tales of Beryl’s remarkable riding and fiercely competitive streak.

 

Also, our Desire editor Stuart Clapp runs his discerning eye over the greatest jersey designs in history, and some modern instant classics. Hot or not? Stu knows…

 

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