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  • Friday April 22, 2016

    Kuurne - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -  Mclay Daniel (Great Britain / Fortuneo - Vital Concept)  pictured during Kuurne - Brussel - Kuurne 2016 - photo PdV/PNCor Vos © 2016

    We have been following the career of Dan McLay since he first moved to Belgium in 2011, then in 2014 when riding for the Lotto Belisol Development team and last year after turning Pro for Bretagne-Séché Environnement team. So when McLay won the GP Denain, Ed Hood had to get hold the New Zealand born sprinter.

  • Tuesday April 12, 2016

    Roubaix - France - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Mathew Hayman (Australia / Team Orica Greenedge)   pictured during Paris - Roubaix 2016 World Tour Cycling race  - photo PN/Cor Vos © 2015

    Rider Interview: After Sunday's fantastic Paris-Roubaix there was only one rider that had to be PEZ'd: Race winner Mathew Hayman. Out top interviewer, Ed Hood, was on the job to locate the Australian to hear from the horses mouth his first thoughts as winner of the 'Hell of the North'.

  • Saturday April 2, 2016


    Rider Interview: The Rally Cycling team will lose one of it's most beloved riders when Tom Zirbel retires at the end of the 2016 season. The Iowa native now living in Boulder will be hanging up his cleats after ten years as a pro. The time trialing standout started his career at Priority Health coming to Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies in 2012 after a one-year stint at Jamis-Sutter Home.

  • Thursday March 31, 2016

    Nice - France - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Duchesne Antoine (Canada / Direct Energie) pictured during the stage 7 of the 74th Paris - Nice cycling race, a stage of 134 kms with start in Nice and finish in Nice, France  - photo VK?PN/Cor Vos © 2016

    Over shadowed by the ‘main event’ in Paris-Nice; Spain/Tinkoff v. Wales/Sky, also known as ‘Pistolero’ Contador v. ‘Gee’ Thomas was the battle for the ‘maillot a pois’ – that cool spotty jersey which marks you as King of the Mountains. The man who took it home in his suitcase was smiling 24 year-old Canadian, Antoine Duchesne.

  • Wednesday March 23, 2016

    Dour - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Claeys Dimitri (Belgium / Wanty - Groupe Gobert)  pictured during  the Napoleon Games Cycling Cup Le Samyn 2016 cycling race with start in Quaregnon and finish in Dour, Belgium - photo PdV/PN/Cor Vos © 2016

    Wanty-Group Gobert's Dimitri Claeys is a man of Flanders and looking forward to the cobbled Classics battles in the weeks ahead, Philip Malcolm caught up with Claeys in his home town of Gent to hear his hopes for the Spring.

  • Sunday March 20, 2016


    By signing Vuelta a España winner, Chris Horner, the Lupus team has stepped up in their second year on the road. Bruce Hildenbrand caught-up with the team's sports director Phil Cortes to find out more about the Georgia based race team and what they want in 2016.

  • Thursday March 10, 2016

    Richmond - USA  - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Taylor Phinney (BMC Racing Team) pictured during the Worldchampionships Cycling - Championat du Monde in Richmond -  TT - men elite - photoBrian Hodes/Cor Vos © 2015*****USA OUT*****

    Rider Interview: Taylor Phinney is the 'blue eyed' boy of US cycling, you only need to look at the gene pool he came from to see it could be no other way. Phinney's career nearly came to an abrupt end, but he is on his way back, we talk to him about... well, everything.

  • Monday February 29, 2016


    Rider Interview: Mark McNally has had the dream of riding the Cobbled Classics since he was young lad in Liverpool, his European season started on Sunday in Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne, but he has an eye on the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix later in April.

  • Monday February 22, 2016

    Cycling: Team Etixx Quick-Step 2016

    Rider Interview: Tom Boonen has not had the best of seasons over the past couple of years, but with only (maybe) one or two left, he is hoping for some better luck. With one of the best and longest palmarès in the pro peloton, a couple more Classic wins would put him in the record books for a long time.

  • Friday February 19, 2016

    Pra-Loup - France  - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -  Tejay Van Garderen (BMC Racing Team)  pictured during stage 5 of the 67th edition of the Criterium du Dauphine Libere from Digne-les-Bains to Pra-Loup (161 kms) on June 11, 2015 in France  - photo VK/PN/Cor Vos © 2015

    Rider Interview: Tejay van Garderen has been the nearly man in the Tour de France with two 5th places in the last four years. This year he will be part of a two pronged BMC attack with new signing, Richie Porte by his side. We caught up with Tejay to get the lowdown on his plans for the coming season.

  • Monday February 15, 2016

    Sestriere - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -  illustration - sfeer - illustratie Colle delle Finestre Steven Kruijswijk (Team LottoNL - Jumbo) - Contador Velasco Alberto (Team Tinkoff Saxo) - Rigoberto Uran and Fabio Aru (Team Astana) pictured during  Giro d'Italia 2015 - stage-20 - from   Saint Vincent to Sestriere - photo IB/LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2015

    Rider Interview: Steven Kruijswijk has ridden five Giri, three Tours and a Vuelta, two top ten overall finishes and never out of the top 50. Steven is a Grand Tour rider through and through with a great love for the Giro, his main focus for the 2016 season.

  • Saturday February 13, 2016


    As an incredible domestique for high profile teams like Sky and HTC-High Road, it’s easy to forget that Danny Pate used to win bike races. But he's back on US soil with Rally Cycling for 2016, and looking to make a mark as team leader, and mentor.

  • Tuesday February 9, 2016


    Daniel Holloway is hard at it on the boards of Copenhagen at the moment. Our man at the velodromes of Europe, Ed Hood, caught up with 'Hollywood' in Berlin during the German '6 Day' last week. Life isn't all track though as Ed gets the lowdown on Daniel's road season for 2016.

  • Sunday January 31, 2016

    Cycling: Team Katusha 2016 
KRISTOFF Alexander (NOR)/ 
Equipe Ploeg /(c)Tim De Waele

    Rider Interview: Alexander Kristoff was one of the biggest winners of the 2015 season with over twenty wins to his name. His Tour of Flanders win has to be the high point and the man from Oslo wants more of the same this year.

  • Friday January 29, 2016

    Adelaide - Australia - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Lieuwe Westra (Netherlands / Team Astana) and moderator and former cyclist Paul Sherwen pictured during  the Teampresentation of  the Santos Tour Down Under 2014 - photo Wessel van Keuk/Cor Vos © 2014

    Interview: Paul Sherwen has just returned from Australia and the 18th Tour Down Under, so Alastair Hamilton got hold of him at home in Uganda to hear his impressions of the latest edition of the season opener. Obviously the chat didn't end there; predictions were made for the coming year and the ASO/UCI battle got a good airing.

  • Wednesday January 27, 2016

    Cycling: Team Katusha 2016 
LAGUTIN Sergey (RUS)/ 
Equipe Ploeg /(c)Tim De Waele

    Rider Interview: Sergey Lagutin is in his thirteenth year as a professional cyclist and in that time he has ridden for more than a handful of top teams, been Uzbekistan National champion six times and took World U23 championships in 2003.

  • Monday January 25, 2016


    Rider Interview: Clara Koppenburg's 2015 season got better and better, and aged just 20 years, her future looks bright indeed. Ed Hood had to talk to this burgeoning star in the making.

  • Sunday January 24, 2016


    Interview: Every team has one, a 'press guy' or 'gal' in some cases, all do a great job sending out press releases, setting up interviews and arranging media days and presentations. Chris Baldwin was one of the most helpful, but with his mastery of the Russian language there was always an air of mystery.

  • Thursday January 21, 2016

    Adelaide - Australia - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -  Richie Porte (Australien / BMC Racing Team)  pictured during the day's before the start of the Santos Tour Down Under 2016  - photo Dion Kerckhoffs/Cor Vos © 2016

    Rider Interview: Richie Porte has always been the nearly man with Sky, he has a good selection of wins, but there has always been a Wiggins or a Froome higher in the team pecking order. Now the Australian is following in the footsteps of Cadel Evans to the BMC team and new horizons.

  • Monday January 18, 2016

    Neeltje Jans  - Zeeland - Netherlands - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Dennis Rohan (BMC Racing Team) pictured during  le Tour de France 2015 - stage 2 - from Utrecht to Neeltje Jans (Zeeland) -166 KM - on sunday 05-07-2015 - photo Dion Kerckhoffs//Davy Rietbergen/Cor Vos © 2015

    Rider Interview: Hour record, Tour de France stages, World and National titles, Tour Down Under and a bag full of other top wins, that is the palmarès of BMC's Rohan Dennis and he's still only 25. Will he be the next Grand tour GC man to come from team pursuiting? He thinks so.