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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.
Thursday June 22, 2017
Rider Interview: Giro d'Italia stage winner Silvan Dillier has taken his winning ways a step further with the overall victory in the Route du Sud in France last weekend. Ed Hood has the exclusive chat from the multi-talented Swiss rider.
Friday June 16, 2017
Rider Interview: The 2017 Critérium du Dauphiné was one of the toughest, but a young LottoNl-Jumbo team came away with the KOM jersey and a stage win. Alexey Vermeulen played his part in helping the dutch team add to its growing palmarès. We caught up with the young man at home in Girona, Spain right after the race.
Monday June 12, 2017
Rider Interview: The Irish stage race, the An Post Rás is a tough race. Not just because of the terrain and the weather, but due to the tough riders who battle it out in the Emerald Isle. The most recent winner was JLT-Condor's James Gullen, Ed Hood caught up with the victor not long after the final stage.
Thursday June 8, 2017
Giro Rider Interview: It seems a long time since Alex Howes won the US Under 23 National road and crit champs, but there have been five Grand Tour finishes and numerous other results for the man from Denver. Ed Hood caught up with Howes soon after he crossed the final line of the 2017 Giro d'Italia.
Saturday June 3, 2017
Rider Interview: In this, the second of our, 'There is Life Outside the Grand Tours' series we speak to a man with a famous surname; Freddy Ovett. And yes, British ace middle distance runner - Commonwealth, European and Olympic Champion, Steve is his father.
Sunday May 28, 2017
The sad news came through from Belgium on Sunday morning that Graham Webb, British World road champion in 1967, had passed away. Ed Hood interviewed Graham back in 2009. Our condolences go to his family and the many friends and fans he had in the cycling community. A great champion and a wonderful guy.
Sunday May 28, 2017
Retro Rider Interview: The men's 2017 Giro d'Italia finishes on Sunday with a time trial in Milan, and so we thought it would be a good idea to catch up with a Giro winner for some retro reading. Mara Abbott won the Giro Rosa twice and has a handful of top ten finishes, here is her story.
Saturday May 27, 2017
Giro Rider Interview: The Giro d'Italia enters its final weekend in Milan after a battle royal for the overall prize and the 'King of the Mountains' competition. Luke Maguire managed a few words with one of the climbing protagonists, Dimension Data's Spanish rider, Omar Faile after his Giro stage 11 win.
Monday May 22, 2017
Giro Rider Interview: Rest day number three on the Giro d'Italia and Ed Hood caught up with stage 6 winner Silvan Dillier. Well known as a winter trackman, the BMC rider has turned his hand successfully to the road and now has a Grand Tour stage in his pocket.
Sunday May 14, 2017
Rider Interview: The battle for the first Grand Tour of the season is well under way on the roads of Italy, but as Ed Hood points out 'there is life outside the three week races'. Jaime Rosón was recently second to Vincenzo Nibali in Croatia and hopes to be competing in la Vuelta. Ed caught up with the Zamorano.
Saturday May 13, 2017
Retro PEZ Talk: Bob Jungels has been leading the 2017 Giro d'Italia and the 24 year old has impressed many with his riding. PEZ-man Ed Hood spotted a 17 year old Jungels when he won the World Junior time trial championships, here is what the young Luxemburger had to say back in 2010.
Monday May 8, 2017
Roadside Interview Giro'17: Newest member of the PEZ crew, Heather Morrison, has been thrown into the Giro d'Italia pool at the deep end this weekend. She does have plenty of Grand Tour and Classics experience, but from the other side of the barriers.
Saturday May 6, 2017
Retro Rider Interview: As the 100th Giro d'Italia lines up for stage 2 in Olbia on the Island of Sardinia, Ed Hood looks back at the Giro of the 70s with New Zealand's first Italian Grand Tour rider - Bruce Biddle. He liked it so much he's still in 'La Bella Italia'.
Tuesday May 2, 2017
Rider Interview: From the cobbles of Flanders to the piste of Hong Kong and then back north for the Ardennes climbs - A crazy Spring campaign. But that is exactly how New Zealander Aaron Gate arrived at Liège-Bastogne-Liège and joined the escape of the day. Ed Hood spoke to Gate when he had a spare moment.
Sunday April 30, 2017
Retro Interview: Multi-champion in the 80s on the road and then do it all again on a mountain bike in the 90s, with a World championship thrown in, is quite unique. Ruthie Matthes did it and more. Ed Hood caught up with the lady from Idaho for a chat over old times and what is in the present for the champ.
Thursday April 27, 2017
Rider Interview: Michal Kolar is maybe a name you've not hear that much, but when you see the work he does for double World champion Peter Sagan; he is a rider you should be watching. Ed Hood caught up with the Prague born, Canadian grown, Slovakian resident recently.
Saturday April 22, 2017
Rider Interview: If you want an outside bet for Sunday's Liège, you need not look further than a man from Ottawa - Cannondale-Drapac's Michael Woods. With top performances in the GP Indurain, Catalunya, Pais Vasco, and 11th in Flèche Wallone, he could just be the man to pull off a surprise.