“How many millions of people are on the side of the road at the Tour? And every one of those would like to be us. We should be happy, we should be enjoying it. It’s one hell of a buzz.”
Dan Martin took a long, hard look in the mirror last year and turned his season round by remembering why he started racing in the first place. Rouleur visits his Andorran home to discover The Joy of Dan.
Our resident Danish wordsmith Morten Okbo waxes lyrical on the subject of Belgium, via a scathing treatise on the country from French poet and essayist Charles Baudelaire.
Plus new columnists Ned Boulting and Romain Bardet, Belgian powerhouse Sep Vanmarcke, Alex Dowsett, Philippa York, altitude camp with Ag2r, cobbled chaos in Roubaix territory, the Guatemalan who rode the Tour of Flanders and the finest bikes and kit money can buy in Desire.
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