Hotly anticipated by many, the latest edition of Rouleur is released this Friday. Issue 12 takes a look inside the crisis in French cycling, reports from the Tour of Burkina Faso, and there’s the second part of the classic jerseys series, as well as regular columns from William Fotheringham, Johnny Green and Paul Fournel.
Here’s a taster of what to expect in the 130-page edition:
– Morale – it’s been a while since a Frenchman last won the Tour and Graeme Fife considers the crise morale of French Cycling.
– Demain On Roule – Jean Bobet, the younger brother of three-time Tour winner Louison Bobet, wrote a unique book about cycling, and Rouleur met him in London.
– Faso – stage racing African style with reflections and pictures of last years’ Tour of Burkina Faso from Mike Chick.
– Wolfgang Lötzsch – the story of the East German cyclist who battled the state as well as Europe’s best riders.
– The Breakaway – Matt Seaton considers the spoils of racing from the front.
– Royce – The English engineers behind Chris Boardman’s hour record.
– Favourite Shirts – the second part of the feature that looks into the relevance of trade jerseys, their history and place in our memories.
Rouleur 12 is out on Friday 28 February. www.rouleur.cc