Rouleur Conversations: Alberto Contador and Ivan Basso, Ben Tulett and skateboarding ducks at the Giro

Two Grand Tour legends - Alberto Contador and Ivan Basso - have launched their own bike brand, inspired they say by their decades of experience in the pro peloton. They join presenter Ian Parkinson, along with 19-year old Alpecin-Fenix rider Ben Tulett, fresh from a very creditable performance over the 260 punishing kilometres of Liège-Bastogne-Liège. The Giro'Italia is already proving as unpredictable as every other race this season, although the early stages were dominated by discussions about EF Pro Cycling's radical new kit, a collaboration with the skateboard brand Palace. Rouleur's head of Desire Stuart Clapp, himself recovering from an age-inappropriate skateboard accident, thinks it's a work of genius.


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