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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.