The next issue of Rouleur will be here on 4 September. Once again expect 100 pages of sublime photography and the finest features on road cycling. This issue features:
A photo-essay by Camille J McMillan who takes a unique look behind the scenes at the shower block at Roubaix’s velodrome. The place where the weary take refuge, he visited what many riders regard as a ‘mythical place’ before and during the Queen of the classics – Paris-Roubaix.
In Richard Moore’s recent book ‘In Search of Robert Millar’ he started to investigate and reveal the true fragile nature of the ‘Grimpeur’. The climber, it seems, has always been the sensitive type and Richard explains some of the reasons why (and the stories behind) some of the more interesting characters we’ve seen in the peloton.
Le Puy de Dôme
Graeme Fife’s regard for Raymond Poulidor is highlighted by a visit to perhaps his bravest battleground. The Puy de Dôme is a huge lump of rock that has seen some interesting outcomes, and some exciting events at the Tour de France. Gerard Brown photographed this volcanic monument.
On the Rivet
Ben Ingham’s latest photographs beautifully portray the factory workers in the place where they make the finest saddle in the world. Brooks saddles are well over one hundred years old and Richard Hallett and Guy Andrews add some insight into the life and times of leather saddles.
The Rouleur Interview
Malcolm Elliott talks to Rouleur about his career, the Tour and coming out of retirement and still remaining one of the strongest riders on the UK scene. He revisited an old stomping ground, Taz Darling photographed him at, the now derelict, site of the 1982 Worlds – Saffron Lane velodrome.
We all hate it. Matt Seaton dreads it. Riding in the rain creates a host of issues his thoughts on racing in the wet. The close up photographs come from a very wet Tour of Romandy taken by Gerard Brown.