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Rouleur Conversations: Tour de France Vulcania – St-Gervais, moto madness & James Witts on his new book Riding with the Rocketmen
Rouleur editor Edward Pickering catches up with photojournalist James Startt for a look back over the middle week of the 2023 Tour de France. James was on a race moto the day that Tadej Pogačar was prevented from carrying through an attack by a photographer and TV moto blocking the way, and he shares his insights into a complex and nuanced subject.
Ed also talks to James Witts, Rouleur contributor and now the author of Riding with the Rocketmen: One Man's Journey on the Shoulders of Cycling Giants. James is an expert on sports science and he decided to apply what he's learned in the course of writing about WorldTour riders' performance to his own attempt in riding the Étape du Tour. It's an excellent, entertaining book, and please buy it from an independent bookseller if you can.
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Rouleur Conversations: Geraint Thomas interview38:47Rouleur editor Edward Pickering interviews Geraint Thomas, the 2018 Tour de France winner and the runner-up of this year's Giro d'Italia, on stage at Rouleur Live 2023.
Rouleur Conversations: Live from Rouleur Live 202349:57Rouleur Live is the best bike show in the world, and the 2023 edition was the best ever edition. Rouleur editor Edward Pickering joins photojournalist James Startt for a wander around the show, picking out a few highlights.Featuring:Puncheur: https://www.puncheur.be/Q36.5: https://www.q36-5.com/en-gb/Swi: https://www.swi-cycling.com/enRocket espresso: https://rocket-espresso.com/Bravur watches: https://bravurwatches.com/Lotus bikes: https://www.lotuscars.com/en-GB/type-136Ribble: https://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/Condor: https://www.condorcycles.com/Pirelli: https://www.pirelli.com/tyres/en-gb/bikeCinelli: https://www.cinelli-milano.com/Canyon: https://www.canyon.com/en-gb/Mark Gunter photography awards: https://www.rouleur.cc/blogs/the-rouleur-journal/the-mark-gunter-photo-awards-the-winnersRetro bike displays of Colnago and Bianchi. Bianchi bikes and jersey display courtesy of https://www.cicliartigianali.co.uk/.
Rouleur Conversations – Rouleur 123: the Futurology edition45:21Rouleur editor Edward Pickering and photographer James Startt leaf through the latest edition of Rouleur, no.123, the Futurology edition, which is hot off the presses and available to buy now.
Rouleur Conversations: End-of-season nostalgia, and the team merger that wasn't36:48Rouleur editor Edward Pickering is joined by photojournalist James Startt to discuss Il Lombardia and Paris-Tours, and their place in cycling's folklore, and follow up on the collapsed merger between Jumbo-Visma and Soudal-Quick Step.
Rouleur Conversations: Art Cycle43:42Rouleur editor Edward Pickering and photojournalist James Startt discuss Art Cycle, the ongoing series in Rouleur magazine which explores the connection between cycling and art. They talk about a few of the works that have featured so far, and also talk about their own interest in art.Works discussed in depth:Loisirs: hommage à Louis David by Fernand Léger: https://www.centrepompidou.fr/en/ressources/oeuvre/cAzzyoHyères, France by Henri Cartier-Bresson: https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/286639James's photograph of the Paris-Nice peloton and wind turbines, Special Merit winner at the World Sports Press Photography Awards: http://jamesstartt.com/cycling/xraehf6dajxhcwgllklui6d2j4ujxtCiclista by Salvo: https://i-ac.eu/fr/expositions/24_in-situ/1983/183_SALVORestaurant at Bougival by Maurice de Vlaminck: https://galleryintell.com/artex/restaurant-de-la-machine-bougival-maurice-de-vlaminck/And Ed and James's recommendations:At the Moulin Rouge by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec: https://www.artic.edu/artworks/61128/at-the-moulin-rougeNumber 1, 1950 by Jackson Pollock: https://www.nga.gov/collection/art-object-page.55819.htmlThe Large Glass by Marcel Duchamp: https://philamuseum.org/collection/object/54149Waterlilies by Claude Monet: https://www.musee-orangerie.fr/en/node/197502Box Hill Road River by Richard Long: http://www.richardlong.org/index.html
Rouleur Conversations: Vuelta a España 2023 review43:46Rouleur editor Edward Pickering chats with staff writer Rachel Jary and photojournalist James Startt about the recently concluded Vuelta a España.
Rouleur Conversations: Rouleur 122 – the Travel Issue, plus Canada & Vuelta40:19Rouleur editor Edward Pickering and photojournalist James Startt catch up to discuss the latest edition of Rouleur, number 122, the Travel Edition, which is out now. Subscribe at rouleur.cc/subscribe.
Rouleur Conversations: Vuelta a España preview and how to become a cycling photographer with Dominique Powers43:10Rouleur staff writer Rachel Jary and Volata editor Olga Abalos preview the 2023 Vuelta a España. Olga gives her insight from on the ground in Barcelona a few days ahead of the race kicking off with a team time trial and Rachel also interviews Dominique Powers. Dominique was featured in Rouleur 121, the women's issue, as a leading female photographer in the cycling world. She talks about her project, The Leaders of Gravel, and gives tips on how to take the perfect portrait.Follow Rachel and Olga on Twitter: @racheljaryy (@rouleur) and @olga_abalos (@ccvolata)Follow Dominique on Instagram: @dominiquepowersSubscribe to Rouleur: https://www.rouleur.cc/pages/subscribeSubscribe to Volata: https://www.rouleur.cc/pages/volata-papel-y-digital-suscripcion
Rouleur Conversations: Lotte Kopecky & Demi Vollering interviews + Women's Worlds Road Race01:00:56Rouleur staff writer Rachel Jary and Rouleur editor Edward Pickering reflect on the women's road race at the Glasgow World Championships, and Rachel interviews the top two riders, Lotte Kopecky and Demi Vollering.