Pierre Rolland: The Big Interview

Pierre Rolland wins, Tour de France 2012, stage 11

Given its rich history of success, French cycling has been more les misérables than les magnifiques in modern times. But Pierre Rolland has been one of the leaders in the country's ongoing, quiet revolution.

The tall, hollow-cheeked Orléanais has been an effective sidekick to his more-adulated and flamboyant Europcar team-mate Alpe d'Huez and La Toussuire in the last two years, putting Alberto Contador and Samuel Sanchez to the sword.

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