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Presenter Ian Parkinson and executive editor Ian Cleverly chat to an array of special guests from road racing’s great champions to WorldTour royalty, industry figures, leading photographers and race organisers while the Tech podcast with Dan Cavallari covers the latest and greatest gear.
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Presenter Ian Parkinson and executive editor Ian Cleverly chat to an array of special guests from road racing’s great champions to WorldTour royalty, industry figures, leading photographers and race organisers while the Tech podcast with Dan Cavallari covers the latest and greatest gear.
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    Rouleur Conversations - Matt Rendell + Sergio Higuita 'Straight Outta Medellín'

    Rouleur Conversations - Matt Rendell + Sergio Higuita 'Straight Outta Medellín'

    Author, broadcaster and Rouleur contributor Matt Rendell joins us during his tour promoting Colombia es Pasion!: The Generation of Racing Cyclists Who Changed Their Nation and the Tour de France.
    His feature in our latest issue profiles Sergio Higuita at home in Colombia and his rise from the streets of Medellín to the WorldTour with EF Education-Nippo. It’s quite a story. And another of Matt’s excellent interviewees for Rouleur, Richard Carapaz, is now an Olympic gold medallist. What would the reaction be back home in Ecuador? It’s a complex answer from a fascinating nation.
    And Phil Wright reads an extract on Higuita from Straight Outta Medellín, from issue 105, out now.

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    Rouleur Tech Podcast - The Disc Debate

    Rouleur Tech Podcast - The Disc Debate

    With all men’s WorldTour teams bar Ineos Grenadiers now on disc brake-equipped bikes, can we finally cease arguing about stopping and which is better?
    Yes, and no. Samuel Johnson, US Market Manager at Hunt, wheel suppliers to Qhubeka-Assos, joins host Dan Cavallari to explain the advantages behind discs and the ability to design using wider rims, wider tyres – it’s all good. But are they heavier? And are they faster?


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    Rouleur Conversations - Brian Holm on Cavendish's triumphant Tour De France return, and the Art of Mountains Exhibition

    Rouleur Conversations - Brian Holm on Cavendish's triumphant Tour De France return, and the Art of Mountains Exhibition

    “We knew he was on the right track, but the next thing was getting him to the Tour de France. There was no doubt in Cav’s head he would win at the Tour.”
     Few in the world of cycling know Mark Cavendish better than Brian Holm, who first worked with the precocious teenager back in their T-Mobile days in 2006. He was also best man at the Manxman’s wedding.
     The Deceuninck – Quick Step sport director tells us how he talked Patrick Lefevere into signing the sprinter when most had written him off, how Cav quickly refound his form and the dream return to the Tour de France.
     Photographer Michael Blann’s beautiful book Mountains: Epic Cycling Climbs is a firm favourite in the Rouleur store. Now you can see his stupendous large format images in the flesh at a new exhibition in Walton-on-Thames, accompanied by a series of live events featuring the likes of author Matt Rendell, Philippa York and Matt Stephens. Michael tells us all about it.

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    Rouleur Tech Podcast - dry lube or wet?

    Rouleur Tech Podcast - dry lube or wet?

    Know your lubes? If the notion that a dry lube is for dry conditions and wet is for soggy rides is your default position, then think again.
    It’s a complicated and fascinating (honest!) subject, so we brought in lubrication expert Jason Smith of Friction Facts, the bicycle component test lab and part of the Ceramic Speed family, specialists in drivetrain efficiency.
    Host Dan Cavallari deconstructs the jargon and ensures we can all understand the science behind the theory. Essentially, cleanliness is next to fastliness – that may not be an actual word, but you get our drift. And never race on a brand new chain. Listen to Jason. He knows his friction from his fiction.

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    Rouleur Conversations - Lachlan Morton and Eat, Bike Cook

    Rouleur Conversations - Lachlan Morton and Eat, Bike Cook

    Some questioned Lachlan Morton’s sanity when he announced he’d be riding the entire Tour de France route ahead of the race, including transfers, making some 5,500km in all, but witnessing the chaos of the opening stages in Brittany, his ambitious plan appears the less stressful option.
    The relaxed Australian mile-muncher is riding totally unsupported, raising funds for World Bicycle Relief, and you can follow his progress at Rapha.cc ‘The Alt Tour’ – and even join him for a few happy kilometres around France. Is he confident of making it to Paris before the peloton? "When I agreed to do it, I didn't realise how much longer it was, to be honest!” There’s only one Lachy...
    As host Ian Parkinson says in this edition, we talk about food on the podcast almost as much as cycling. It’s a subject close to our hearts. And our stomachs. Eat, Bike, Cook, a new book by Kitty Pemberton-Platt and Fi Buchanan, mixes tasty nutritious recipes with personal food stories from top women racers, such as Tiffany Cromwell, Hannah Barnes and Lizzy Banks, but it’s a book for everyone, Kitty stresses – not just the elite athlete. 

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    Rouleur Tech Podcast - new Dura Ace?

    Rouleur Tech Podcast - new Dura Ace?

    Yes, the Tour de France is upon us and with it, inevitably, a whole slew of new tech that will be unveiled during the great race.
    Our resident experts on all things gear-related, Dan Cavallari and Peter Stuart, go in deep on a new Dura Ace groupset that is much talked about but yet to be seen in the wild, apart from a few spy shots in Belgium recently. Is it a wired / wireless combo? Can the battery really last the entire length of a three-week Grand Tour? Will there be mix and match capability between a variety of Shimano groupsets? And is the angular-looking chainset really ugly, or just the shock of the new? 

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