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Monday March 20, 2017
Rider Interview: Pello Bilbao raced in the WorldTour at an early age in the iconic orange of Euskaltel-Euskadi, from there he moved to the Green of Caja Rural-Seguros RGA. For 2017 the man from the Basque Country is back in the WorldTour with Astana. Luke Maguire had a training ride with Pello to hear all about it.
Friday March 17, 2017
Retro Interview: Thurlow Rogers is one of those names that is still mention when people talk about the days before Lemond and Armstrong. 300 wins to his name, a long pro career and he's still hitting the podium as a masters champion. Ed Hood caught up with Thurlow to hear all about it from a real 'legend'.
Friday March 10, 2017
Rider Interview: Neilson Powless looks to be the next graduate of the Axeon Hagens Berman Development team. Ed Hood managed to have a few words with the man who has battling with the best in the California and won a stage of l'Avenir.
Monday February 27, 2017
Interview: It's hard enough trying to live up to your father, but when he is Eddy Merckx... Ed Hood talks to Axel Merckx about his career, the Axeon Hagens Berman Development team and the future for the 'son of a living hero'.
Thursday February 23, 2017
Retro Interview: Following on in our series of retro interviews; Ed Hood spoke to Danish 'workman' professional Per Bausager. For 13 years Bausager plied his trade in Belgium and Italy, but he was highly thought of and was repeatedly called back to Italy by the top team leaders.
Monday February 20, 2017
Rider Interview: New writer at PEZ, Luke Maguire, lives in the Basque Country and regularly trains with the stars on their home terrain. Luke's first interview is with Dimension Data's Igor Anton, a pro for over 12 years, but with a palmarès that possibly doesn't reflect his vast experience.
Friday February 17, 2017
Retro Interview: Eddie B has been called the “father of modern American cycling” and he brought many successes to US cycling with his extensive knowledge. The man behind Armstrong, Lemond and so many others.
Thursday February 16, 2017
Retro Interview: Edward ‘Eddie B’ Borysewicz brought US cycling to the pinnacle of success at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics with a boat load of medals. Award winning coach, but with a dark cloud of blood doping over his head. In part 1, Ed Hood hears about the early years, Lance, Greg and the riders of the present.
Tuesday February 14, 2017
Rider Interview: Early in 2016 it looked like the pro career of Chad Haga would end due to a collision with a dangerously driven car. Since then he has made a full recovery and ridden two Grand Tours, a World championships and a clutch of other top races. But has the incident left more than physical scars? Ed Hood spoke to Chad to get an up-date on his recovery and the future.
Tuesday February 7, 2017
Retro Interview: US cycling in the '80s was a hot bed of top riders at a time when there were few International races and American cyclists in Europe were a rare beast. That all changed when Greg Lemond hit the road, but there were a plethora of talent and Ed Hood has unearthed yet another of those top men... Tom Prehn.
Monday February 6, 2017
Rider Interview: When PEZ interviewed the Caja Rural-Seguros RGA's new US signing, Chris Butler in January, he didn't know when he would start racing in 2017. Then what do we see? His name on the start list for the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana, so what better time to hear what he has to say about life on a Spanish team.
Tuesday January 31, 2017
Retro Interview: Glenn Sanders is maybe not a name that comes to mind when thinking of North American cycle racing in the 80s, but he's been there and got the T shirt when it comes to mixing it with the big European professionals of the time. And like most other US riders, he has a few Alexi Grewal anecdotes.
Sunday January 29, 2017
Interview: Iris Slappendel was one of the most consistent one-day riders of her generation, adept at timing a winning move, and at strategically setting up her teammates for victory. The former top professional had many great moments in her career, numerous high placings and teammates’ victories in top-tier races. Her most notable career achievement was an unexpected and hard-fought National Championship of the Netherlands in 2014.
Wednesday January 25, 2017
Retro PEZ Talk: Everyone has a story to tell, some more than others, but Len Pettyjohn can talk about the US stars of the 80s on a first hand basis. There has been many a top rider pass through his hands, from Greg Lemond, Alexi Grewal, Doug Shapiro, Davis Phinney and the 'lost soul' that was Michel Zanoli. A great read that will keep you gripped to the end.
Thursday January 19, 2017
Rider Interview: It has been a year since PEZ spoke to Wanty-Groupe Gobert's Mark McNally. As the Belgian team were having their 2017 presentation in Spain last week, our man Alastair Hamilton had a catch up with the man from Liverpool to hear about his 2016.
Monday January 16, 2017
Retro Interview: You could say Jens Lehmann was unlucky to have been competing in the pursuit event at a time when there were many top riders fighting for rainbow jerseys and Olympic gold medals. Ekimov, Boardman, Obree, Bartko, Moreau and Ermenault were all dominant in those years, but take a look at the palmarès of Jens Lehmann and you can see he battled them all. Ed Hood caught up with Jens for some Retro talk.
Thursday January 12, 2017
Rider Interview: As the cyclocross season builds to a climax with the World championships on January the 29th in Bieles, Luxembourg; the National championships last week gave us a clue to who is on form. In the US, Stephen Hyde took the national title, but it wasn't all plain sailing. Ed Hood got the story from the man himself.
Tuesday January 10, 2017
Rider Interview: Two years ago Sven Erik Bystrøm was a young man about to start his professional career, admittedly he was a World champion, but his life was about to change. Since then he has become Alexander Kristoff's right hand man in the Classics, finished his first Grand Tour and is now starting his third season in the WorldTour and still only 24.
Friday January 6, 2017
Retro Interview: Craig Schommer was a name that cropped up on US national teams from the junior ranks up to Olympic and pro level. Ed Hood tracked Schommer down to hear how he started from adventurous teenage rides to taking on the East Europeans and the professionals in the top events of the 80s.
Friday December 30, 2016
Rider Interview: Nils Politt is a big guy, standing at 1.92meters (6ft 4in) and weighing in at 80kg (180lb), he is just the rider Alexander Kristoff would want by his side in the Northern Classics. Alastair Hamilton managed to have a word with the big German at the Katusha-Alpecin Spanish training camp in Calpe in December to hear about his first year with the WorldTour team.