Billed as ‘the world’s finest cycling exhibition’, the Rouleur Classic will this year take place on 2-4 November at Victoria House, London. Seen as a pinnacle of cycling’s social calendar, the event hosts a peloton of current and former pros as well as the visionaries behind the sport’s leading brands.
The Rouleur Classic has announced an additional selection of cycling legends who will be in attendance, augmenting an already stellar list. Heading those stars is Tour de France winner, decorated Olympian, former Time Trial World Champion and current Hour Record holder, Sir Bradley Wiggins, who will be present at the SRAM booth.
Milan-Sanremo and Paris-Roubaix winner John Degenkolb will also be appearing, adding to the Monuments theme of this year’s edition alongside the previously announced Fabian Cancellara and Johan Museeuw. Fellow king of the cobbles and Eurosport commentator Magnus Backstedt will be discussing his 2004 win alongside Roger Hammond who came third in the same race.
Olympian Joanna Rowsell-Shand will be sharing her wealth of experience with the audience and outgoing President of the UCI, Brian Cookson will offer his unique perspective on the cycling world. Dutch cyclist Iris Slappendel is the latest name to be added to the ‘Future of Women’s Cycling’ panel to take place at the event; and Tour de France stage and Amstel Gold Race winner Fränk Schleck will also be in attendance.
Patrick Lefevere – winner of Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne and manager of Quick Step Floors – and Brian Holm, Directeur Sportif of Quick-Step Floors Cycling Team, will impart their knowledge on how to build, maintain and motivate one of the most decorated teams in cycling’s modern era.
Pippa York, one of Britain’s most successful cyclists ever, a journalist and recently ITV’s Tour de France go-to expert will be sharing some of her expertise with the Rouleur Classic audience. Retired pro and manager of EF Education First – Drapac Jonathan Vaughters, will also be attending on the Thursday evening, while his team, EF Education First-Drapac will join the show for the Friday.
2017 saw the 100th edition of the Giro d’Italia. Race director Mauro Vegni will be attending the Rouleur Classic to offer his view on how the toughest Grand Tour race has evolved over the years, alongside five-time Monument winner Paolo Bettini, while the previously announced Alberto Contador will be joined by Ivan Basso.
As well as these sporting superstars, the event will also see discussion on the sport’s technological future from leading lights of bicycle design such as Markus Storck and Gerard Vroomen.
Thursday 2 November
Voxy Awards – Women’s Rider of the Year
Friday 3 November
EF Education First-Drapac
Saturday 4 November