We are celebrating every step of the way of the 2015 Tour de France, from Utrecht to the Champs-Elysées, with stories both current and historical to accompany each stage, in the inimitable Rouleur style.
Starting in Holland, host to the Grand Départ on four previous occasions, before heading for French soil, Rouleur’s photographers and writers have completed their very own anti-clockwise lap of the country to assemble a memorable edition of the magazine.
Featuring Alberto Contador, Bernard Thévenet, Mavic neutral service, Lotto-Soudal and Ridley, Alexander Kristoff and Team Katusha on the cobbles and the longest time trial in the race’s history – a mind-boggling 139km in 1947…
Our finest photographers – Pauline Ballet, Paolo Ciaberta, Gerard Brown and Jakob Kristian Sørensen – visit the iconic climbs of the Alps and Pyrenees, alongside the stunning switchbacks of new climb Lacets de Montvernier on stage 18, the much-anticipated cobbled sectors of stage 4 and the legendary Mur de Huy from stage 3.
Fittingly, we end our journey where stage 21 begins, at the Tour de France trophy makers in Sèvres, before a headlong dash to Paris and a celebratory glass of champagne.