He was a big winner in the US, rode two Giros for two different Division One teams and was a team mate to some of the sport’s most famous (and notorious) recent names – so how come we’ve forgotten about him ? Aaron Olson is the man in question; his take on the sport is different to most, pointing out the obvious – but that which many have forgotten and paid the price for. Here’s his tale.
Rider Interview: Marco Haller is starting his fourth professional season and is only 23. He has the experience and is still young enough to have a long career and is already on one of the best WorldTour teams. We caught up with him in Spain to find out more about the Katusha pro from Austria.
Rider Interview: Niki Terpstra is a man of many facets: twice World champion in the team time trial, Dutch track and road National champion and then throw in winning the Tour of Qatar and Paris–Roubaix and you get the idea. We caught up with him the day after he won the Rotterdam 6 day.
Jeremy Powers (Rapha-FOCUS) recently retained his National Cross Champion’s jersey as he took his third national elite title on a sticky parcours from ever-green Jonathan Page (XcelLED/Fuji) and the man many were talking-up before the start, Zach McDonald (Cyclocross Project 2015); ever-smiling Powers took time to chat to PEZ after his fine display.
Rider Interview: Tejay van Garderen is entering his eighth year in the professional peloton and it could be said that at 26 years-old, it is his most important. We caught up with Tejay at a recent BMC training camp in Spain to talk; Tour, Nibali, Lance, food and US cycling.
Robbie Squire is another young man who's successfully made the jump from single track to tarmac; in 2010 he was on the podium at the U23 Pan Am X country MTB Champs and within a year was US U23 Road Race Champion.
From top pro on the American and International scene to director sportif, coach, mentor and more Mike Engleman has seen a lot in our sport. Now working on developing women's racing we recently caught up with Mike to get his take on all apsects of our sport from tactics to wages and more.
The World cyclo-cross championships are in a couple of weeks, but the reigning champion Zdenek Stybar wont be able to defend his rainbow jersey due to his shoulder injury. We caught up with the Czech road champion at the Etixx – Quick-Step training camp in Spain to talk cross, road and podium girls.
Twice Polish Road Champion and former Vacansoleil rider Tomasz Marczynski is headed to Turkish squad Torku-Sekerspor for 2015, a team that is going through big changes under new management as former GreenEdge director Lionel Marie takes the reins. We recently caught up with Tomasz to talk about his move and what the cycling scene is like in Poland.
Rider Interview: Taylor Phinney has the DNA of a champion cyclist and had the World at his feet until his horrendous crash last year put his cycling career on hold. Alastair Hamilton was at the BMC training camp to find out how things were progressing.
Rider Interview: World champion is a good start to any professional career, even if you can't wear the rainbow jersey. Katusha's new young signing; Sven Erik Bystrøm want's to repeat his Under23 win in the Elite class, which isn't a bad ambition. We caught up with the champ at the Katusha training camp in Spain.
Over the years there have been a few teams run short of money during the season, but none as spectacularly as the Linda McCartney team in 2001. The money was gone by the end of the Tour Down Under and the dream was gone. Ed Hood got hold of the team press manager, John Deering, for the inside line.
With Jens Voigt now retired it's interesting to look back at our interview from this time last year when our own Alastair Hamilton sat down with Jensie at the Trek pre-season training camp in Spain to talk about his career and his plans for 'One Last Attack'.
Rider Interview: World and National champion, Classics winner, Grand Tour stage winner and always a man to watch in just about any race. Our man in Spain, Alastair Hamilton, caught up with Philippe Gilbert at BMC's pre-Christmas training camp to get his opinions on many subjects.
Rider Interview: Our third and last exclusive Astana interview is with Andrei Grivko. He has a lot to talk about; the Astana team and the conflict in his home land of Ukraine. Andrei also has experience by the bucketful. We caught up with him at the Astana training camp in Spain.
Rider Interview: Caleb Fairly has had quite a diverse professional career so far and it has just changed again, this time he's off to join the Giant-Alpecin team. Ed hood caught up with the Texan to get the lowdown on his past travails and his future plans. The next step in the career of Caleb Fairly.
Rider Interview: Our second exclusive Astana rider interviewee, Tanel Kangert is starting his fifth year with the team and so he is in the perfect position to give us his thoughts on the team's present situation. There are two sides to every story, but Tanel is one of the people caught in the crossfire.
Rider Interview: Rein Tamara is the first of three exclusive Astana team rider interviews. For the 2015 season Estonian rider Rein Taaramäe has left his first pro team; Cofidis after nearly eight years to join Astana. We caught up with him at the team training camp in Spain.
Rider Interview: Tiago Machado was one of the heroes of the 2014 Tour de France, fighting his way to the finish of stage 10 after a horrific crash. We caught up with the brave Portuguese rider with his new Katusha team at their training camp in Spain.
Rider Interview: Beards are the fashion statement of the moment in the Pro peloton, but the first big beard in cyclo-cross was spotted by Ed Hood on a recent visit to Belgium. The facial plumage belonged to Canadian Mark McConnell, so Ed had to find out all about the cross man with the beard.