The town of Biarritz is best known as the cradle of European surfing, and for its rubgy culture. For some reason, however, for me it always hinted at a perfect - and somehow mythical - cycling retreat.
I wasn’t disappointed. When I got there I began seeking out main actors of the professional cycling scene from the 1950s until today.
There was 1959 World Champion André Darrigade, then Henri Labadie, the manager of the iconic 1970s team Super Ser. Or Francis Lafargue, former right hand of Miguel Indurain. And finally French cycling's latest big hope, Romain Sicard.
Read about their stories in issue 28 of Rouleur Magazine.