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Interviews


Sunday October 15, 2017
Interview: Scott Mares of CrossBikeReview.com graciously asked the age old question - how'd you get PEZ started?  It's a story I never get tired of telling - and am thankful someone (anyone) still wants to know.  So if you've got nothing better to do -  here's a few minutes of PEZ history - as told by the PEZ myself.
Sunday October 15, 2017
Retro Rider Interview: In the 80s there were Irishmen making it big in the European Pro scene; Kelly, Roche, Early and Kimmage. There was also a man from Dublin who headed to the US, instead of Europe, John Brady. Ed Hood caught up with the ex-7-Eleven rider to hear his reminisces, and as always, a Bob Roll story.
Thursday October 12, 2017
Rider Interview: On a flying visit to the Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow, Ed Hood caught up with Great Britain's most prolific National champion - Dan Bigham. Eight championships in one season is an all-time-record. Ed and Dan talk through the World of the Velodrome.
Wednesday September 27, 2017
Sports Director Interview: Everybody remembers the Euskaltel-Euskadi team and the Basque riders attacking the Alpine and Pyrenean climbs clad in their emblematic orange kit. The dream of those pioneering days has not disappeared, especially not if DS Jon Odriozola has anything to do with it.
Saturday September 16, 2017
Rider Interview: UAE Team Emirates' Diego Ulissi has a long and glorious career and is still only 28 years old, but then he was World junior champion - twice. On Sunday Diego won the second Canadian WorldTour race in Montréal and so Ed Hood caught up with him to hear all about it and much more.
Monday September 11, 2017
Tour Diary: UAE Team Emirates’ Rui Costa reflects on a gruelling three weeks at La Vuelta. Speaking in his weekly column for PezCyclingNews, former World Champion and UAE Team Emirates’ rider Rui Costa reflects on the culmination of three gruelling weeks at the Vuelta.
Friday September 8, 2017
Tour de France 2017 - 104th Edition - 17th stage Le Murre - Serre Chavalier 183 km - 19/07/2017 - Ben Swift (GBR - UAE Team Emirates) - photo TDW/BettiniPhoto©2017
Rider Interview: On the eve of the Canadian WorldTour races - Québec and Montréal - Ed Hood caught up with UAE Team Emirates rider; Ben Swift direct from Canada as he prepares for the weekend's battles. The pair catch up and discuss his busy end of 2017 season.
Monday September 4, 2017
Tour Diary: UAE Team Emirates’ Rui Costa on his week at the Vuelta and the final stages. Speaking in his weekly column for PezCyclingNews, former World Champion and UAE Team Emirates’ rider Rui Costa reviews the second week at the Vuelta and how he hopes for a stage victory in the final week.
Monday September 4, 2017
Rider Interview: Taylor Phinney has been fighting his way back to full fitness since his terrible crash 2014, but he is a new man with a different view on life. Rebecca Reza caught up with Taylor in Colorado, before the news of the Slipstream problems were announced, to hear about his progress and life changes.
Tuesday August 29, 2017
Tour Diary: Rui Costa from UAE Team Emirates discusses the first week of Vuelta. Speaking in his weekly column for PezCyclingNews, former World Champion and UAE Team Emirates’ rider Rui Costa gives us the inside scoop on cycling at the Vuelta a España and how the team are working to achieve their goals.
Wednesday August 23, 2017
Vuelta Rider Interview: Recent years have witnessed a Dutch renaissance in cycling’s Grand Tours, and Steven Kruijswijk has been right at the heart of it. The leader of the LottoNl-Jumbo formation has particularly excelled in the Giro d’Italia. PEZ-man Daniel Thévenon spoke to Steven in Nîmes before the start of this year’s Vuelta a España.
Saturday August 19, 2017
Speaking in his weekly column for PEZ, former World Champion and UAE Team Emirates’ rider Rui Costa breaks down what he and his teammates will tackle in the opening week of the final Grand Tour of the season, the Vuelta a Espana.
Thursday August 17, 2017
Rider Interview: James Oram's career has always been on the way up with big wins as a junior and national titles at Under 23. Since turning professional with British pro continental team, ONEPro, he's still slotting in the victories. Ed hood caught up with the young New Zealander to hear how his career is progressing.
Sunday August 13, 2017
Rider Interview: Mia Manganello has been a speed skater since she was 8 years old and was heading towards Olympic stardom, but she had to walk away from her dream. Then cycle racing came into Mia's life. Ed Hood caught up with Mia to hear of her speed skating, cycling and now her return to the ice and new hopes for the future.
Wednesday August 9, 2017
Rider Interview: Belgium has always been the opening a rider needs to success, maybe not the easiest way, but it is the Heartland of cycle sport. Adam Lewis is the next possible 'Big Thing' to hit the roads of Flanders and so Ed Hood caught up with him on a rest day.
Friday August 4, 2017
In this age of fancy tube shapes, top secret carbon layups and resin recipes, it's easy to forget the best material to build a bike frame that's durable, comfortable, customizable & inexpensive... is steel. One man who was key to the modernization of building steel bike frames is legendary Tom Ritchey... who took time to talk about how steel evolved as the best bike material around.
Monday July 24, 2017
Rider Interview: It's good to see young riders showing the future is bright for our sport of cycling. In Britain there is a flock of 'new blood' coming through and one of the most successful is Team Wiggins' Scott Davies. Ed Hood caught up with Scott recently.
Sunday July 9, 2017
Rider Interview: Becoming a National champion is a big thing and repeating that feat is even bigger, but taking six titles in one season is taking it a bit far! Ed Hood caught up with multi-champion Dan Bigham to hear about his sextet (and counting) of titles.
Friday July 7, 2017
Rider Interview: The Aqua Blue team might not be as big as BMC and the defunct IAM Cycling teams, but Larry Warbasse has kept the Irish ProConti team in the spotlight with wins in the Tour de Suisse and the US National championships. Ed Hood caught up with man from Michigan just after his 'Stars and Stripes' win.
Saturday July 1, 2017
Rider Interview: Steve Cummings doubled up taking the British road and time trial titles. Just over the sea in Ireland, Ryan Mullen did exactly the same; doing the 'Champs Double'. Luke Maguire took the opportunity of a visit home to the Emerald Isle for a bike ride and a word with the Cannondale-Drapac rider.