Rouleur Conversations: Ian Stannard, Jenson Button and Becky Hair

Racing drivers are partial to a bit of bike riding to keep them fit, but 2009 Formula One world champion Jenson Button has taken it a step further following years of high speed success behind the wheel, launching his own clothing range, Léger. Jenson talks to Ian Parkinson from his home in LA on being fit at 40 and designing kit that won't make Mrs B laugh... 

Rheumatoid arthritis has put a premature end to the fine career of Ian Stannard. The former British champion has been a highly respected and fondly regarded Classics mainstay of Team Sky since its inception. A Paris-Roubaix podium finish in 2016 and consecutive victories at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad are amongst Stannard's highlights - the second an unforgettable moment in hardman finishing after seeing off the combined efforts of three of the best Quick Steps, including Tom Boonen. Peter Stuart talks to the retiring Mr Stannard at home in Cheshire.

And hill climber Becky Hair tells Ian Parkinson about her campaign for equal treatment of women from the bottom to the top of the sport. The hashtag #climbinghighertogether is going places. Hup, hup, listen up.


 

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