Rouleur Magazine Issue 41
"Olivier Nilsson-Julien and Taz Darling get thrown around behind-the-scenes in the FDJ team car at the Amstel Gold Race. Colin O’Brien and Paolo Ciaberta were in the Eternal City to witness the rebirth of a classic Italian race - Roma Maxima.No doubt Colin would love Biciclette Poli too. Morten Okbo and Jakob Kristian Sørensen spent hours in the family-run Lucca bicycle shop listening to proprietor Pierluigi. We head back in time to Tuscany in the mid-Eighties as David Herlihy recalls an afternoon spent with Cino Cinelli, discovering how he got one over a young Gino Bartali.Il Piratas is a team of Spanish Para-cyclists, beating adversaries on the track and rewriting stereotypes. How do you turn gorgeous carbon bicycles into gold? Ian Cleverly gets the secrets of Denver-based bicycle manufacturers Alchemy, with Daniel Sharp behind the camera.On the other hand, our new columnist Robert Millar, the 1984 Tour King of the Mountains, would be happy if he never saw another black carbon bike again. Rat-infested accommodation, dodgy teams, running out of food and money: Dave Clarke has experienced a few things. Assistant editor Andy McGrath interviews the journeyman British professional.Photographers this issue include James Robertson, Sebastian Schels, Olaf Unverzart and Ben Ingham. Plus columns from Matt Seaton and Johnny Green in this 210-page edition."