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Interviews
We have some of the best interviews from the world of pro road cycling, with top riders, teams, domestiques, gregarios, rouleurs, directors sportif, team managers, team bus drivers, soigneurs, coaches - you name it - we got it. Some of the best interviews are in our Retro series - where we connect with riders from eras gone by, and get the real stories from the road.


Wednesday July 11, 2018
Rider Interview: After a long professional career and many teams, Matt Brammeier has decided to hang up his wheels and move behind the scenes to tutor the U23 Men’s Endurance Academy at British Cycling. Ed Hood caught up with the Irish multi National champion to talk past, present and future.
Friday June 29, 2018
Valverde's Tour Preview: Alejandro Valverde; the Spanish allrounder is returning to the 'Grande Boucle' after his brutal crash on stage 1 of 2017 race. That crash nearly put an end to Bala's sporting career, but the man from Murcia has come back stronger in 2018 with a dozen victories before the Tour start. Here are his thoughts on the big race.
Thursday June 28, 2018
Quintana's Tour Preview: The 2018 Tour de France starts on the French coast on Saturday the 7th of July and the teams are wound up for the big 'Grand Depart'. The Movistar team is starting with three leaders, Nairo Quintana. Alejandro Valverde and Mikel Landa. We have the first of a three-part series with Blues' big names for the 'Grande Boucle'.
Wednesday June 27, 2018
Landa's Tour Preview: The second Movistar Tour interview is with Mikel Landa. The Basque climber is set to take the start of the Tour de France for the first time with the powerful Telefónica-backed squad, alongside Nairo Quintana and Alejandro Valverde. Landa's third Tour appearence, but first with Movistar; the strongest team on the Vendée start line of the 'Grande Boucle'.
Wednesday June 27, 2018
Rider Interview: Krists Neilands has been showing off the Israel Cycling Academy and the Latvian National champion's jersey at the pointy end of the peloton since the start of the season - will he be part of the WorldTour in 2019. Ed Hood spoke the hero of the Primavera after his recent win in the Dwars door het Hageland ahead of some big names.
Monday June 25, 2018
Rider Interview: Next up on our series of 'Young Gun' riders is Daniel Whitehouse from England via New Zealand. Riding for the Interpro-Stadalli team and has been showing his undoubted talent in the Tour de Beauce in Canada and the Spanish Vuelta Castilla y Leon and Aragon. Ed Hood caught up with Daniel for a chat.
Thursday June 21, 2018
Rider Interview: One young rider who has quietly been working his way up through the categories is James Knox, now a WorldTour rider with the top winning Quick-Step Floors team. We caught up with James earlier in the season to hear about his road to stardom and what he hopes the future will bring.
Monday June 18, 2018
Rider Interview: Ross Lamb took the plunge and crossed the English Channel to cut himself a place in the Belgian peloton and a future professional contract. Ed Hood caught up with the young man from Mansfield after a successful spring campaign to hear his story so far... and his hopes.
Thursday June 14, 2018
Rider Interview: Next up in Ed Hood's 'Young Men of the Future' is Josh Teasdale who has worked his way through the Belgian system and is now with the top Luxembourg Continental team; Differdange-Losch. Living in Belgium, Teasdale is in the centre of the cycling hot-bed and looking for that big Pro contract.
Wednesday June 13, 2018
Interview: With the news that the Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling Team swept to into the lead of the USA Cycling’s Pro Road Tour (PRT) team standings, taking 193 points in June, we managed to ask team director and owner Paul Abrahams some questions about his Texas-based UCI Continental team, and the USA Cycling's Pro Road Tour.
Monday June 11, 2018
Rider Interview: Ed Hood has been talking to hopeful young riders who want to step up to the pro class. James Whelan know's he will be in the World Tour at the end of this season and for the next three years with the Education First-Drapac team. Ed finds out how you go from runner to professional cyclist in a couple of years.
Sunday June 10, 2018
I talked with multi-year ToAD racer Rahsaan Bahati about hard racing, cow jerseys, huge crowds and what it was like to win the Downer Avenue crowd prime - everything that makes this race in the Heartland of America a cool, down to earth and top notch event.
Thursday June 7, 2018
Rider Interview: Ed Hood has been catching up with the 'Young Guns' of the future of road sport and his next subject has been showing a clean pair of heels in EUROPE. Englishman, Matt Walls, has been building a nice palmerès recently in Luxembourg and France, time for a good Ed Hood questioning.
Monday June 4, 2018
Rider Interview: The SEG Racing Academy boys have been busy racking up the wins and Ed Hood has followed on from his recent interview with Cees Bol with a catch up with Stephen Williams. The young Welshman has added to the SEG success with his recent exploits in the Ronde de l'Isard. Take it away, Ed.
Wednesday May 30, 2018
Rider Interview: Next up in Ed Hood's 'Young Guns' interview is from The Netherlands and is following in the footsteps of Fabio Jakobsen - Quick-Step Floors 2018 revelation. Cees Bol has been making regular appearances on the podium for the SEG Racing Academy this year and showing great promise for the future.
Thursday May 24, 2018
The 14 x US Nation Cyclocross Champion and 4 x World CX Silver medalist, looks ahead to the 2018 Tour of America's Dairyland p/b KwikTrip and tells PEZ what's cool about this great race. She loves this race and talks about the unique combination of competition and fun, on tap at all of TOAD's 11 stages...
Wednesday May 16, 2018
Rider Interview: Young Scottish trackman, Mark Stewart, didn't sit back and let multi-champion Cameron Meyer walk all over the recent Commonwealth Games points race and came out with the Gold medal. Ed Hood caught up with his countryman to hear all about 'The Games' and the 22 year-old's future plans.
Wednesday May 9, 2018
Rider Interview: Ed Hood has been talking to the 'young blood' coming through and next on his list of marked men is a Welshman making a name for himself in the 'Heartland' of French cycling - Brittany. Owen James gets the PEZ interrogation.
Saturday May 5, 2018
Retro Rider Interview: As the 101st Italian Grand Tour lines up for stage 2 from Haifa to Tel Aviv in Israel, Ed Hood looks back at the Giro of the 70s with New Zealand's first Giro d'Italia rider - Bruce Biddle. He liked it so much he's still in 'La Bella Italia'.
Thursday May 3, 2018
Rider Interview: Canada's Michael Woods has been knocking on the door of a big result and the Education First-Drapac rider came close in last Sunday's Liège-Bastogne-Liège. Ed Hood caught up with the man from Ottawa as he was about to jet off to Israel and the start of the Giro d'Italia.