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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'.
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.