The Rouleur Podcast

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Rouleur is a highly acclaimed bi-monthly cycling magazine. It brings together leading cycling writers and photographers to convey the essence and imagery of road racing. Rouleur features photography and serious writing celebrating the passion and beauty of the sport and has built a dedicated and valuable following from both discerning cycling fans and the most influential bike riders in the world. The magazine appeals to those who, like us, are passionate about the sport, but don't want to read bike tests and race reports. Instead, the magazine focuses on exquisite photography and writing that really gets under the skin of the great riders and theatres of road racing.

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A fortnightly podcast from the award-winning professional cycling magazine, featuring interviews with the sport’s stars and fresh takes on its big races
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2019-11-12 16:54
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2019-11-04 15:32
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Rouleur Podcast November - Greg and Kathy LeMond

“Jean de Gribaldy said no sex for two weeks before a one-day race, no sex four weeks before a big tour, so you never had sex! There was that fear that it would take energy away from the riders.” We were honoured and delighted to have Greg and Kathy LeM...

Rouleur Podcast October - Pidcock, Peiper and Polartec Santini

Tom Pidcock launched his new team Trinity Racing before launching into a full season of racing in the mud and dirt of top level cyclo-cross on the Continent. The reigning under-23 ‘cross world champion had a decent road season too – first at Paris-Roub...

Rouleur Podcast October - Cavendish, Doull and Ewan; The London 6 Day

Mark Cavendish, Caleb Ewan and Owain Doull guide us through the upcoming Six Day London at the Lee Valley Velopark.How does Cav make sense of the Madison? Can Caleb find his track legs in his first ever Six? And can Owain and the vastly experienced Cav...

Rouleur Podcast September - From the World Championships in Harrogate

Yorkshire is once again the centre of the cycling world and the podcast comes direct from Rouleur's temporary home - the Corner Haus Belgian bar in Harrogate. Ian Parkinson is joined by Ned Boulting and Rebecca Charlton, looking back at the championshi...

Rouleur Podcast September - Orca and Cycling Mole

Ian Parkinson travels to Spain to meet Joseba Arizaga from Orbea and ride their brand spanking new Orca OMX. Proudly Basque, cooperatively owned and backers of Fundación Euskadi, they do things differently at Orbea.  Our man Stu Clapp is back from his ...

Rouleur Podcast August - Yanto Barker and Phil Anderson

Yanto Barker explains how 20,000 hours of riding as a pro inspired his quest to make better kit with his clothing brand Le Col. "I'm one of those rare people who will say the customer is wrong, which my team find really uncomfortable, but the fact is I...

Rouleur Podcast August - Rob Hayles and Café Du Cycliste

Not many former pros can boast as varied a career as Rob Hayles. The former Cofidis rider and British national champion holds Commonweath and Olympic medals, and track World Championships golds in the team pursuit and Madison (with Mark Cavendish). On ...

Rouleur Podcast July - Desire at Biggin Hill

A very special Desire edition of the podcast as we reach for the sky at Biggin Hill airport with Spitfires and Hurricanes as a backdrop. Talking over the mighty roar of Rolls Royce Merlin engines are Desire editor Stuart Clapp, Claire Beaumont from Co...

Rouleur Podcast July - Mapei and Vaughters

An honest and revealing interview with Jonathan Vaughters of EF Education First. "I realised what my performance could be with EPO and I realised what it could be without it. Once you realise that, any time you're racing without kind of give ...

Rouleur June Podcast - The Nationals: Stephens, Boulting, Brambani and Jones

"To have that jersey hanging up in the wardrobe, in the context of who has won it subsequently and before – Simpson, Wiggins, Cavendish, Thomas – to be on the trophy and on that list of names that I admire is very special.”Matt Stephens recalls the fee...

Rouleur June Podcast: Phil White and Anna Dopico - the Cervélo Story

The Rouleur team are joined by Phil White, co-founder of Cervélo, and his wife Anna Dopico - who's written a book about the company's remarkable story. Phil and fellow engineering student Gerard Vroomen started Cervélo in a basement and it grew into on...

Rouleur Podcast May - Larry Warbasse, Conor Dunne and Lee Turner

As the Giro finally enters the mountains, we catch up with Larry Warbasse and Conor Dunne. At the end of last season they were jobless after the collapse of Aqua Blue Sport and set off on a bike-packing adventure they called the NoGo Tour. Now they're ...

Rouleur Podcast May - Desire Edition

In a special edition of the podcast to tie in with the magazine's Desire issue, presenter Ian Parkinson is joined by Managing Editor Ian Cleverly, Desire Editor Stuart Clapp, Marketing Exec Miles Baker Clarke and top bike photographer Benedict Campbell...

Rouleur Podcast April - Eros Poli and David Millar

It's 25 years since the giant figure of Eros Poli pulled off one of the most surprising Tour De France victories ever with a solo breakaway over Mont Ventoux. Eros recalls that memorable mountain stage and reflects on his time as the Lion King's lead-o...

Rouleur Podcast April - Flanders Special - De Vlaeminck, Maertens and Harry Pearson

A Flanders themed edition to mark the climax of the Spring classics season. Ian Parkinson talks with legendary hard-man Roger “Mr Paris Roubaix” De Vlaeminck – always good value for an inflammatory soundbite, as seen in the latest edition of Rouleur. F...

Rouleur Podcast January - Mike Woods and Nick Craig

Michael Woods led the EF Education First team at Tour Down Under, finishing seventh on GC. Ian Parkinson talks to the Canadian who had a fine 2018 season and started this year in decent shape. He’s been practising his descending using visualisation tec...

Rouleur Podcast January - Grand Tours Preview and Seb Piquet - "Voice of the Tour"

Rouleur editor Andy McGrath and Ian Parkinson pore over the three Grand Tours of 2019 and consider the possibilities. Can Simon Yates return to the Giro d’Italia to correct unfinished business and take the maglia rosa all the way to the finish this tim...

Rouleur Podcast December - Deignan, Hammond, Kluge and Rasch.

On this edition, Lizzie Deignan tells Rouleur's Hannah Troop about her new team, training, ambitions for next year - and motherhood. It won't surprise you that this Yorkshirewoman the 2019 World Championship firmly in her sights. Ian Parkinson talks 'c...

Rouleur December Podcast - the Xmas Preview

Ian Parkinson has some gift ideas for the cyclist in your life in this edition, ably assisted by our Desire editor Stuart Clapp and a host of special guests. Sir Bradley Wiggins tells us about his new book Icons and why, somewhat controversially, Lance...

Rouleur Podcast November - Chat Stephens with David Millar, Pippa York and Stuart Clapp

A slightly different Rouleur Podcast, an audio version of Rouleur's new video series Chat Stephens. Hosted by Matt Stephens and featuring David Millar, Pippa York and Stuart Clapp. For the full video, search for Rouleur's YouTube or Facebook page.

Rouleur Podcast November: Holm, The Wolfpack, Bettini and Burton.

Quick Step Floors tally of 73 wins for the 2018 season was a remarkable total and testament to the work of Patrick Lefevere and the entire team. Rouleur podcast regular Brian Holm tells us what makes the team tick from top to bottom, while photographer...

Rouleur October Podcast - Sigma Sport, Explorateur and Kenny VV

Ian Whittingham from Sigma Sport joins Ian Parkinson to discuss the latest trends in bikes and kit that you can expect to see at the upcoming Rouleur Classic.As the backer of a former British pro road team, Whittingham also explains the difficulties fa...

Rouleur Podcast - Worlds Preview

Planning to watch the World Championships in Innsbruck? Of course you are, they're shaping up to be some of the most hard fought and unpredictable races in years. But don't watch until you've heard this special preview podcast from Rouleur's team on th...

Rouleur Podcast September - Hall of Fame

Eddy Merckx and Beryl Burton will be the first inductees to the Rouleur Hall of Fame at the Rouleur Classic in November. Authors William Fotheringham and Isabel Best join Ian Parkinson to discuss why these two greats are worthy recipients for the new a...

Rouleur Podcast September - Larry Warbasse, Pippa York and Kenny Van Vlaminck

Larry Warbasse and Conor Dunne were all set to ride the 2018 Ovo Tour of Britain until their team, Aqua Blue Sport, folded around them. Undeterred, the pair have set off on their own NoGo Tour, a freewheeling bikepacking trip around the cols and climbs...

Rouleur Podcast August - Ned Boulting

ITV's "Voice of the Tour" Ned Boulting joins Ian Parkinson to reflect on events in July, and look forward to his one-man cycling stand-up show this Autumn. From Arbroath to Cleckheaton - although not, perhaps shortsightedly, anywhere in Wales - the "To...

Rouleur Podcast August - Perry Ap Gwynedd

The last time Welsh rock guitarist and cycling commentator Peredur Ap Gwynedd was on the Rouleur Podcast, he was enthusing about fellow countryman Geraint Thomas wearing yellow in the 2017 TdF. How excited is he now that Thomas has actually taken the ...

Rouleur July - Dutch Corner, Sagan Book and Molly Weaver

Ian Parkinson talks to the British author tasked with the challenge of being the voice of Peter Sagan, Hannah Troop reports from an overexcited Dutch Corner and they both quiz Molly Weaver on The Tour, La Course and why she's taking a break from pro cy...

Rouleur Podcast July - Adam Hansen, Colin Sturgess, Brian Holm

Lotto Soudal's Adam Hansen will have a very different view of this year's Tour de France. After a record 20 consecutive Grand Tours, Adam has swapped his saddle for a commentator's chair and will be bringing his experience and expertise to the Eurospor...

Rouleur Podcast June - Paul Fournel and Time Trial film

Paul Fournel is one of the most distinctive voices in cycling journalism, with an impressive palmares of unusual and thoughtful books, essays and articles. In his native France, Paul is well known as a poet, publisher and cultural icon, a member of the...

Rouleur Podcast June - Alex Dowsett

"Business as usual" is Alex Dowsett's verdict on this year's remarkable Giro D'Italia "People were like 'this is an epic Giro' and we're like is it? It's just hard". The Katusha Alpecin rider attracted an appreciative audience for his social media upda...

Rouleur Podcast May - Phil Burt and the framebuilders

Phil Burt spent twelve years as head physio at British Cycling, and five with Team Sky. He tells presenter Ian Parkinson how he's now planning to use that knowledge to help the rest of us. We look at the state of steel framebuilding with Saffron Framew...

Rouleur Podcast: Concussion - Bookwalter, Brammeier and Skujins

Three pro riders with very different experiences of head injury discuss the tricky subject of concussion in the peloton. Sports like NFL and Rugby have clear procedures for dealing with athlete head injuries, but Brent Bookwalter, Matt Brammeier and To...

Rouleur April Podcast - Paris-Roubaix, Boulting and Cancellara

Peter Sagan's brilliant victory in Paris Roubaix was overshadowed by the tragic death of Belgium's Michael Goolaerts. Ned Boulting joins presenter Ian Parkinson to discuss the race, the dangers of pro-cycling, the season so far and some of the challeng...
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Rouleur Podcast Paris Roubaix - Cancellara, Backstedt, Hammond, Kuiper and Fotheringham

Cobbles, dust, mud, history and blood. For many fans, Paris-Roubaix is the greatest of all the Classics - and for the latest Rouleur Podcast, we're all about the Hell of the North. Fabian Cancellara and Hennie Kuiper relive their victories while Magnus...
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Rouleur Podcast March - Team KGF, Cervelo-Bigla, Matt Bottrill and Endura's new aero kit on trial.

We talk to Jacob Tipper and Ellie Green of Derby-based Team KGF, who've been taking on - and beating - some of the best track riders in the world. Presenters Ian Parkinson and Hannah Troop visit Derby velodrome to meet Cervelo-Bigla's Lotta Lepisto and...
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Rouleur Podcast February: Rouleurpalooza at the Roller Racing Championships

The Rouleur team try their legs at the London Club Roller Racing Championships (spoiler - they don't win), and talk Tour of Iran, Svein Tuft and his backwoods lifestyle and the complexities of commissairing. And Stuart Clapp wraps himself up in Brian ...
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Rouleur Podcast February 2018 - Gary Kemp

"It's not about the numbers, it's always about the aesthetics." Musician and actor Gary Kemp - of Spandau Ballet fame - traces the links between music and the mountains, and why so many musicians seem to take to two wheels. Gary, who became a keen cyc...
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Rouleur January Podcast 2 - 2018 Season Preview

Ian Parkinson looks forward to the 2018 procycling season with the help of three guests: Rouleur Editor Andy McGrath, Executive Editor Ian Cleverly and Peredur Ap Gwynedd - rock star and TdF commentator. Perry is the guitarist in the band Pendulum, but...
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Rouleur Podcast January 2018 - Flecha, Watson, Harris

For the first podcast of 2018, Ian Parkinson is joined by three very different ex-pros. Fans' favourite Juan Antonio Flecha reflects on life out of the peloton and in front of the camera. And eighties stars Paul Watson and Tim Harris remember the last...
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Rouleur Podcast Xmas 2017 - Pippa York, Helen Wyman, Nico Roche, Cadel Evans

The remarkable Pippa York is Ian Parkinson's guest for the final Rouleur Podcast of 2017. Fame, transformation and cycling's myths and rules - all from her unique and entertaining perspective. And why British Cycling need to change their ways for a new...
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Rouleur Podcast December (Geoghegan Hart, Millar, Holm)

Team Sky protege Tao Geoghegan Hart joins the podcast from a chilly Girona and Rouleur guest editor Brian Holm explains how to motivate Mark Cavendish. (Clue: it involves doughnuts). David Millar tells Ian Parkinson how his new film captures the gritty...
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Rouleur Podcast - Rowsell-Shand, Cromwell, Duryea, Slappendel and Edwards

Olympic and World Champion Jo Rowsell-Shand talks about life after racing; Tiffany Cromwell, Beth Duryea and Iris Slappendel join Ian Parkinson on the Podcast Sofa to discuss the state of womens' pro cycling and new photographer on the block Karen Edwa...
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Rouleur Podcast November: Vaughters, Lefevere and Denifl

Ian Parkinson is joined by Jonathan Vaughters, who shares the pain of keeping a top level pro team afloat; Patrick Lefevere, who explains why Quick Step are much more than a "classics" squad and Stefan Denifl, who relives last year's Vuelta stage win a...
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Rouleur Podcast October - the TdF 2018 and Assos

Rouleur Editor Andy McGrath joins Ian Parkinson to pick through the route of the 2018 Tour De France. On paper, it looks like a course made for a fifth Froome victory. But the innovative route holds a few possible traps and challenges. And what about t...
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Rouleur Podcast October - Climbs, Cleaning and Saddles

It's October, when cyclists' thoughts - at least in the UK - turn to hillclimbs. And who better to talk hills than Simon Warren, author of 100 Greatest Climbs - our guest on this podcast. Along with Arabella Ashfield, "performance lifestyle advisor" fo...
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Rouleur Podcast September 2017: Cyclocross and Beards

The Rouleur Podcast celebrates the start of cyclocross season with Paul Maunder, author of the acclaimed “Rainbows In the Mud”, who also talks about his latest interview subject - young British multi-world champion Tom Pidcock. Also joining presenter ...
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Rouleur Podcast September 2017 - Richie Porte and Michael Smiley

Richie Porte's hopes of Grand Tour victory this year were dashed by a disastrous fall at the TdF. He talks us through his view of that crash, his recovery and his return to racing. Plus the two Ians - Cleverly and Parkinson - are joined by a real come...
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Rouleur Podcast Vuelta 2017

As the Vuelta 2017 gets underway, Ian Parkinson hears from the man who won the race in 1988 - the legendary Sean Kelly. He thinks a Tour-Vuelta double is still possible, could this be the year he's proved right? Plus David Millar on why the Spanish r...
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Rouleur Podcast - Red Hook and Hammer

What can pro cycling learn from the "new breed" of races like the Red Hook Crits and the Hammer Series? Quite a bit according to riders Alec Briggs and Sophie Edmondson, fresh from the London Red Hook, who explain the appeal of racing fixed-gear track ...
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