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  • Saturday April 25, 2015

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    His stats for Liege read like this: 1979, 20th: 1981, 11th: 1982, 10th: 1984, 1st: 1985, 4th: 1986, 12th: 1987, 20th; 1988, 5th: 1989, 1st – good enough to tell us a little about La Doyenne? Yeah, we thought so too: PEZ talked to Sean Kelly about the oldest, and many would say the hardest of the ‘monuments’.

  • Saturday March 28, 2015

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    Pro Interview: One of the big changes coming soon in the season will be that of Bradley Wiggins stepping down from Team Sky after Paris-Roubaix to headline his own Continental team, WIGGINS. The guys at Southeast Regional Series recently caught up with Brit racer, Daniel Patten who is also a member of WIGGINS and a man who won the SRS race in Knoxville last year.

  • Thursday March 26, 2015

    2015 Team Novo Nordisk

    Thomas Raeymaekers was on his way to a promising career, in the best under 23 team in Belgium and then he finds out he has diabetes and was advised to hang up his wheels. From his hospital bed he saw the Tour of Turkey and knew he had a future in the peloton. This is his story:

  • Saturday March 14, 2015

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    Rider Interview: Always one with an eye on young talent, Ed Hood has hit the ranks of Cult Energy, to find today's interviewee, Mads Pedersen. A big winner on the junior scene with a victory at Paris Roubaix, Worlds medals and more Pedersen is now in the Professional Continental ranks after the team stepped up a notch this year.

  • Tuesday March 10, 2015

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    Rudy Pevenage was the man behind Jan Ulrich and guided him to a Tour de France win and many other successes, but let's not forget he was a top rider in his own Pro career. Not much has been heard of the man from Moerbeke recently, so Ed Hood looked him up on his visit to Belgium for the Omloop.

  • Thursday February 26, 2015

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    Rider interview: Two interviews for the price of one as Alastair Hamilton has a very long chat with two of the most experienced American riders on the WorldTour. BMC's Peter Stetina and Brent Bookwalter were recently in Spain and PEZ had to get all the behind the scenes info on the 'Super Team'.

  • Monday February 23, 2015

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    Interview: Brian Vandborg retired at the end of 2013 after a career that saw him compete for CSC, Discovery, GLS, Liquigas, SpiderTech and Cannondale. Two teams folded and a season was ruined due to mononucleosis, but he was a strong team rider to the end. Ed Hood found out more about the man from Snejdjberg.

  • Thursday February 19, 2015

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    Rider Interview: Tom Boonen is a hero in Belgium, a great champion and also a nice guy to talk to. 'Tommeke' was training in Calpe, Spain (again) this month, so when the Etixx - Quick-Step team invited PEZ to come and talk we jumped at the chance to hear what the Tornado has in mind for 2015.

  • Tuesday February 17, 2015

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    David McKenzie put the ill-fated McCartney team firmly on the map with a stage win in the Giro d'Italia. But while the team folded and he never quite made it to cycling's top tier as a rider, he's become a successful TV commentator, and the man from Ballarat has no regrets.

  • Sunday February 15, 2015

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    US trackman Bobby Lea will soon be on the boards of Paris fighting for the World pursuit gold medal, so our '6 Day' expert, Ed Hood, talked to Bobby after a successful outing at the Berlin 6. With over twenty Elite titles to his name, there's a good chance of adding a Rainbow jersey to that total.

  • Saturday February 14, 2015

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    After the official launch ceremonies were complete, Horner talked with PEZ about his new roll leading the young team, and we picked up the reverse side as young guns Tim Aiken, Griffin Easter and Luis Lemus explained how things on the team are different a bona fide Grand Tour winner as their leader.

  • Thursday February 12, 2015

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    Rider Interview: World professional road champion at 24 isn’t too shabby, but when you look at the young Michal Kwiatkowski’s build up to his Rainbow ride it is not so surprising. We caught up with the Pole to hear his views on life as the World champion.

  • Wednesday February 11, 2015

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    As the 2014/15 cyclo-cross season is about to wind up, Ed Hood quizzes the British National cyclo-cross champion, Ian Field, on his season and the state of the muddy winter sport. This past season has been one of the best with the emergence of a new young guard and Ian gives us the inside line on everything cross.

  • Friday February 6, 2015

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    In this day of bike riders becoming celebrities, Mark-Paul Gosselaar is the opposite – a well known tv & film actor who’s become a bike racer. But talking to him you realize he’s a lot like us… a family guy with a job who likes racing bikes.

  • Friday February 6, 2015

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    Derek Hunt was born a star bike rider: Top UK schoolboy and junior and then straight off to Holland to crack the very hard Euro road and '6 Day' scene. He seamlessly stepped up to the pro ranks for some solid results and then... Ed Hood's in-depth interview discovers life on the road in the 70's and 80's.

  • Thursday February 5, 2015

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    Rider Interview: Greg Van Avermaet has come so close to the big win in the cobbled Classics, will this be his year? We caught up with the non-beer drinking Belgian at the BMC training camp to talk Classics, cobbles, Tour, beer and Yorkshire!

  • Saturday January 31, 2015

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    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.

  • Thursday January 29, 2015

    Cycling: Team Katusha 2015

    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.

  • Tuesday January 27, 2015

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    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.

  • Friday January 23, 2015

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    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.