With 100 pages of sublime photography and gripping features, the May edition of Rouleur should keep fans happy. Already established as a firm favourite with cycling enthusiasts, Rouleur has been created to celebrate the drama and beauty of road racing. Aimed at those who are passionate about the sport, it has neither bike tests nor race reports, focussing instead on exquisite photography and writing that gets under the skin of the great riders and grabs a front row seat at the legendary theatres of road racing.
The latest issue features exclusive magazine pictures from Flandrien, a much heralded reportage feature by Stephan Vanfleteren ahead of his exhibition in London next month, in-depth interviews with the framebuilder Dario Pegoretti and Tour winner Greg LeMond and Timm Kölln’s spontaneous and dramatic Polaroid study of the 2006 Giro d’Italia.
Rouleur regular Matt Seaton explores the monumental Gavia pass via a conversation with Giro legend Andy Hampsten who recounts his 1988 winning ride and an epic day in the high Italian Dolomites.
And if you like Campagnolo Delta brakes, you are in for a treat. Rohan Dubash and Camille J McMillan revisit and review this much maligned product.
Rouleur 005 is due out 31st May
Paul Fournel with Illustration by Jo Burt