|Rouleur Magazine Ausgabe 27|
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If there is a theme to this issue, then it is one of transformation.
Fritz Gallati was the first professional to be stripped of his licence and banned from racing for doping offences in a scandal that rocked Switzerland in 1961. Herbie Sykes unravels the plot behind the former Six-Day riderâ€™s story while Fritz applies the greasepaint. Ben Ingham captures the tears of a clown on camera.
Ray Edenâ€™s conversion from overweight, smoking and drinking cycle courier to GB international was a remarkable feat by any standards. Ian Cleverly remembers a big man with a rouleurâ€™s mindset, a troubled past and a tragic end.
Chinaâ€™s acceptance as a major player in cycle sport continues with the Tour of Beijingâ€™s inclusion as a UCI World Tour event. Mike Chick breathes in the thin air at the Tour of Qinghai Lake and writes of altitude and attitude a long way from home.
Tiziano Zullo takes tubes of steel and turns them into frames of quality and beauty. Paolo Ciabertaâ€™s photos do justice to the man and his work, while Herbie Sykes grapples with the concept of Italian artisanry. And Marmiteâ€¦
Our dynamic duo of writer Graeme Fife and photographer Gerard Brown make two excursions to France: Mavic open the factory gates to Rouleur, and Fife and Brown pass the rigorous testing procedure; then itâ€™s to Brittany and the 25 sectors of ribinoĂą at Tro-Bro LĂ©on â€“ a farm track-studded, single-day race of distinction.
A year that should have seen rising star Matti Breschel challenging for the world championâ€™s jersey saw the Dane sidelined by injury. Morton Okbo and Jakob Kristian SĂ¸rensen spend a season with Breschel in Annus Horribilus.
Columnists Matt Seaton, Paul Fournel, Johnny Green and William Fotheringham do their stuff.