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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.
Friday April 21, 2017
Retro Interview: Sean Kelly was the 'King of the Classics' for many years, but the man from Carrick-on-Suir also won the Vuelta a España and many shorter stage races. His record at Liège-Bastogne-Liège is incomparable and so Ed Hood caught up with Irishman for his thoughts on the 'Old Lady' of the road.
Friday April 14, 2017
The Amstel Gold Race signals the start of the Ardennes Classics, and the first signs of who's looking good for the Giro. Raced over the hills, dales, and forests of south eastern Holland, the course selects its own worthy winner. Twenty years ago it was Mauro Gianetti who was making the news.
Tuesday April 11, 2017
Retro Interview: Inga Thompson started racing as a professional cyclist in 1984 and went on to ride the Los Angeles Olympics road race the same year, she finished 21st. She rode two more Olympics and has ten National Championships, add three World championship silver medals and you have a full palmarès.
Friday April 7, 2017
Rider Interview: There can be nothing better than racing on your home roads. This week the Tour of the Basque Country was in Bilbao and PEZ caught up with Caja Rural-Seguros RGA's Bilbao resident Jonathan Lastra who was looking good in the sprint competition jersey.
Wednesday April 5, 2017
Interview: The sad news came through on Wednesday morning of the death of Steve Tilford in a traffic accident in Utah. In tribute to a legend of US cycling you can reread Ed Hood's interview with Steve back in 2010. Our condolences to his family and friends.
Thursday March 23, 2017
Rider Interview: To line-up at the start of Milano-Sanremo is the dream of all Italian bike riders and to get in the break of the day is a dream come true. Team Novo Nordisk's Umberto Poli received a last minute call to Milan and the youngest rider in the race made it into the escape.
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'.