The Rouleur Longreads Podcast: Slovenia

“You peer at this gleaming canvas of countries and you can see that the paint is still wet.” - Kwame Anthony Appiah, The Lies That Bind

With Slovenian riders on the cusp of achieving an historic one-two at the Tour de France, we revisit our 2019 exploration into how a country less than thirty years old, the size of Wales and home to barely two million inhabitants, has risen to the status of cycling superpower. Seemingly overnight.

The Rouleur Longreads Podcast brings you selected long form articles from the magazine, especially recorded for Rouleur. Don’t stop what you’re doing – do it while listening to the world’s best cycling writing.

The latest in this series is ‘Slovenia’ by Nick Christian, from Rouleur 19.5. Download the Rouleur app and use the code SLOVENIA to read the whole issue free of charge.


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