“Pow! It all kicked off.” Bernard Hinault on the day he whacked a protesting shipyard worker at the 1984 Paris-NiceOccasionally, a spontaneous moment occurs in a great rider’s career that comes to be seen as an encapsulation of their personality. Lance Armstrong had ‘The Look’, a glare delivered to Jan Ullrich on Alpe d’Huez as he rode away at the 2001 Tour de France after bluffing for half the day. Snidey, scheming, but brutally effective: that was the American.
Champions get the pick of the beds. So Greg LeMond took the big one in the suite and Andy Hampsten was left with the two-bunk kiddie galley. That was okay: one to lay his junk out on, the other to sleep in and contemplate what was to come. He was nervous. In the winter of 1985-86, he hadn’t ridden his bike as much as he’d have liked.
Mud, crashes, stag dos, a VHS player, David Duffield and an inverse rain dance 15 years on. Rouleur managing editor Andy McGrath revisits the lastÂ wet RoubaixÂ for the next issue of RouleurOkay, I admit it. I was the one who jinxed the 2016Â Paris-Roubaix. A few months before the race, I had come up with an angle for the first issue of Rouleur in 2017: retelling the story of the last muddy edition of Paris-Roubaix by talking to the protagonists.
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Selecting a term
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