Rouleur Podcast April - Flanders Special - De Vlaeminck, Maertens and Harry Pearson
A Flanders themed edition to mark the climax of the Spring classics season.
Ian Parkinson talks with legendary hard-man Roger “Mr Paris Roubaix” De Vlaeminck – always good value for an inflammatory soundbite, as seen in the latest edition of Rouleur. Freddy Maertens recalls the triumphs and disasters from a career which saw him win World Championships, Grand Tours and Classics – and reflects on his sometimes stormy relationship with Eddy Merckx. Harry Pearson – author of The Emperor, The Beast and The Milkman, analyses cycling fans love of all things Flemish – chips, beer, cobbles and the sheer grittiness of the riders. Our Desire Editor Stuart Clapp would never make it as a Flanders hardman – he remembers the time he burst into tears at the top of the Muur. It’s a long story…
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