Hugonnier-Routens Catalog Photos & Illustrations

Roger Hugonnier and Jo Routens together made some of the finest (and winningest) cyclotouring, randonneuring and sportif bicycles of the mid-twentieth century. The era was one full of transitions – some moving away from World War II and others moving into the baby boom – and change was palpable everywhere from Grenoble, France to points…

Jo Routens: Randonneur de l’Excellence

Joseph “Jo” Routens was one of the greatest makers of randonneur, cyclotouring and cyclosportif bicycles in all of cycling history. The only other name regularly considered alongside his more aged contemporaries, Rene Herse and Alex Singer, Routens was distinct from these seminal influences in his unwavering commitment to the everyday cyclist. Initially through his partnership with…