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Interviews


Thursday November 16, 2017
Interview: Wheels are big business. The top equipment manufacturers make their own hoops to compete with the other sole wheel manufacturers. So it's nice to see a small artisan wheel manufacturer doing his own thing. Ed Hood caught up with Walker Brothers Wheels' Brian Walker to hear his take on the World of bike wheels.
Monday November 13, 2017
Rider Interview: The very successful Spanish Movistar team announced that they would be have a women's squad for the 2018 season. One of their most experienced signings for next year is Australia’s Rachel Neylan from Orica-Scott. Ed Hood caught up with Rachel as she gets ready for a big season with her new team.
Thursday November 9, 2017
Hoogvliet - Netherlands - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Dirk DEMOL - Thomas Wegmuller - scan archivbild Cycling - photo Cor Vos © 2017
Directeur Sportif Interview: Stage 9 of the 2018 Tour de France from Arras to Roubaix and will hit 15 sections of the 'Hell of the North' cobbles and so who better to talk to than Paris-Roubaix winner and sports director Dirk Demol.
Thursday November 2, 2017
Rider Interview: The hill climb season is a short one, but very popular with the clubmen for a day out and a bit of excitement. Ed Hood took in the Scottish championships and caught up with the British champion, Dan Evans, after he recaptured the title in Northumberland in the North East of England at the weekend.
Wednesday October 25, 2017
Rider Interview: Dutch Under23 champion, Fabio Jakobsen, has come up through the ranks and in 2018 he will be part of the WorldTour with the Quick-Step Floors team. Ed Hood caught up with the young SEG Racing Academy rider from Heukelem to hear his thoughts on his past and future.
Sunday October 15, 2017
Interview: Scott Mares of CrossBikeReview.com graciously asked the age old question - how'd you get PEZ started?  It's a story I never get tired of telling - and am thankful someone (anyone) still wants to know.  So if you've got nothing better to do -  here's a few minutes of PEZ history - as told by the PEZ myself.
Sunday October 15, 2017
Retro Rider Interview: In the 80s there were Irishmen making it big in the European Pro scene; Kelly, Roche, Early and Kimmage. There was also a man from Dublin who headed to the US, instead of Europe, John Brady. Ed Hood caught up with the ex-7-Eleven rider to hear his reminisces, and as always, a Bob Roll story.
Thursday October 12, 2017
Rider Interview: On a flying visit to the Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow, Ed Hood caught up with Great Britain's most prolific National champion - Dan Bigham. Eight championships in one season is an all-time-record. Ed and Dan talk through the World of the Velodrome.
Wednesday September 27, 2017
Sports Director Interview: Everybody remembers the Euskaltel-Euskadi team and the Basque riders attacking the Alpine and Pyrenean climbs clad in their emblematic orange kit. The dream of those pioneering days has not disappeared, especially not if DS Jon Odriozola has anything to do with it.
Saturday September 16, 2017
Rider Interview: UAE Team Emirates' Diego Ulissi has a long and glorious career and is still only 28 years old, but then he was World junior champion - twice. On Sunday Diego won the second Canadian WorldTour race in Montréal and so Ed Hood caught up with him to hear all about it and much more.
Monday September 11, 2017
Tour Diary: UAE Team Emirates’ Rui Costa reflects on a gruelling three weeks at La Vuelta. Speaking in his weekly column for PezCyclingNews, former World Champion and UAE Team Emirates’ rider Rui Costa reflects on the culmination of three gruelling weeks at the Vuelta.
Friday September 8, 2017
Tour de France 2017 - 104th Edition - 17th stage Le Murre - Serre Chavalier 183 km - 19/07/2017 - Ben Swift (GBR - UAE Team Emirates) - photo TDW/BettiniPhoto©2017
Rider Interview: On the eve of the Canadian WorldTour races - Québec and Montréal - Ed Hood caught up with UAE Team Emirates rider; Ben Swift direct from Canada as he prepares for the weekend's battles. The pair catch up and discuss his busy end of 2017 season.
Monday September 4, 2017
Tour Diary: UAE Team Emirates’ Rui Costa on his week at the Vuelta and the final stages. Speaking in his weekly column for PezCyclingNews, former World Champion and UAE Team Emirates’ rider Rui Costa reviews the second week at the Vuelta and how he hopes for a stage victory in the final week.
Monday September 4, 2017
Rider Interview: Taylor Phinney has been fighting his way back to full fitness since his terrible crash 2014, but he is a new man with a different view on life. Rebecca Reza caught up with Taylor in Colorado, before the news of the Slipstream problems were announced, to hear about his progress and life changes.
Tuesday August 29, 2017
Tour Diary: Rui Costa from UAE Team Emirates discusses the first week of Vuelta. Speaking in his weekly column for PezCyclingNews, former World Champion and UAE Team Emirates’ rider Rui Costa gives us the inside scoop on cycling at the Vuelta a España and how the team are working to achieve their goals.
Wednesday August 23, 2017
Vuelta Rider Interview: Recent years have witnessed a Dutch renaissance in cycling’s Grand Tours, and Steven Kruijswijk has been right at the heart of it. The leader of the LottoNl-Jumbo formation has particularly excelled in the Giro d’Italia. PEZ-man Daniel Thévenon spoke to Steven in Nîmes before the start of this year’s Vuelta a España.
Saturday August 19, 2017
Speaking in his weekly column for PEZ, former World Champion and UAE Team Emirates’ rider Rui Costa breaks down what he and his teammates will tackle in the opening week of the final Grand Tour of the season, the Vuelta a Espana.
Thursday August 17, 2017
Rider Interview: James Oram's career has always been on the way up with big wins as a junior and national titles at Under 23. Since turning professional with British pro continental team, ONEPro, he's still slotting in the victories. Ed hood caught up with the young New Zealander to hear how his career is progressing.
Sunday August 13, 2017
Rider Interview: Mia Manganello has been a speed skater since she was 8 years old and was heading towards Olympic stardom, but she had to walk away from her dream. Then cycle racing came into Mia's life. Ed Hood caught up with Mia to hear of her speed skating, cycling and now her return to the ice and new hopes for the future.
Wednesday August 9, 2017
Rider Interview: Belgium has always been the opening a rider needs to success, maybe not the easiest way, but it is the Heartland of cycle sport. Adam Lewis is the next possible 'Big Thing' to hit the roads of Flanders and so Ed Hood caught up with him on a rest day.