We’ve got some very good news for you. The new Rouleur website is live and kicking.
It’s a sleek, handsome place where it is easier than ever to subscribe to the magazine, buy our products and read our features on professional cycling.
There will be new weekly content from the road racing scene, offering the very same timelessness, insight and beauty as the magazine.
A large selection of features from past issues of Rouleur is also being published in full, as well as all the blog content you from this WordPress website too.
Of course, it does mean that this venerable WordPress website will lie untended from December 2013 onwards. It’s had a fine run, receiving over 150,000 hits since launching in the summer of 2009.
We thought we’d pick a selection of the most popular blogs from the past three years for your perusal on the new website.
Last But Not Least
Second-year professional Chris Juul Jensen discusses his difficult and rewarding Classics education after finishing last in the 2013 Paris-Roubaix.
In this extract from Rouleur issue 25, photographer Paolo Ciaberta witnesses Aldo Gios re-building the legendary blue machine ridden to victory in the 1977 edition of Paris-Roubaix by Roger de Vlaeminck.
Rohan Dubash casts his expert eye over the beautiful components and tries not to drool…
The complete feature will be available on the new website.
Viva La Vuelta
Former Garmin professional Christian Vandevelde waxes lyrical on his love for Spain’s national tour.
“Jump On, Lad”
An aspiring 18-year-old cyclist making his professional debut is in trouble. The gap opens. He flicks his elbow. No response.
The uncooperative swine glued to his back wheel? None other than Tour de France winner, Bradley Wiggins, who lends a hand in this charming tale.
The Accidental Death of a Cyclist
A Marco Pantani film is scheduled to come out next year; it could well be cycling’s version of Senna.
Rouleur interviews director James Erskine to get all the details.
Photos of Stephen Roche’s Tour de France-winning steed, coupled with choice quotes from the winner of that memorable 1987 race.
Everyone loves a freebie, and our sampler magazine from summer 2013 went down a storm.
It includes features on Chris Froome, Corsica, Julio Jimenez, Russ Downing, Speedplay pedals and the Tour de France. And you can still download it now…
Merckx: Photographs from a Family Album
Unseen, intimate photos of Eddy Merckx and the mysterious story of one-time owner Monsieur Lecouf.
The Album d’Eddy sold out of the Rouleur shop in minutes.
A Four Grand Day Out
You’re shelling out a lot of money, so you’ve got to get it right. Managing editor Ian Cleverly looks at the painstaking thought process that goes into buying a new bicycle.
On Doping: Sport, Play and the Difference Between Them
“The purity or sanctity of play is not tainted by the actions of a single rider who dopes, but rather by the machine that has systematically turned sport into big business and athletes into commodities.”
Michael Egan’s thoughtful piece on the fine line between love and duty, morality and betrayal.