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Interviews
We have some of the best interviews from the world of pro road cycling, with top riders, teams, domestiques, gregarios, rouleurs, directors sportif, team managers, team bus drivers, soigneurs, coaches - you name it - we got it. Some of the best interviews are in our Retro series - where we connect with riders from eras gone by, and get the real stories from the road.


Wednesday May 16, 2018
Rider Interview: Young Scottish trackman, Mark Stewart, didn't sit back and let multi-champion Cameron Meyer walk all over the recent Commonwealth Games points race and came out with the Gold medal. Ed Hood caught up with his countryman to hear all about 'The Games' and the 22 year-old's future plans.
Wednesday May 9, 2018
Rider Interview: Ed Hood has been talking to the 'young blood' coming through and next on his list of marked men is a Welshman making a name for himself in the 'Heartland' of French cycling - Brittany. Owen James gets the PEZ interrogation.
Saturday May 5, 2018
Retro Rider Interview: As the 101st Italian Grand Tour lines up for stage 2 from Haifa to Tel Aviv in Israel, Ed Hood looks back at the Giro of the 70s with New Zealand's first Giro d'Italia rider - Bruce Biddle. He liked it so much he's still in 'La Bella Italia'.
Thursday May 3, 2018
Rider Interview: Canada's Michael Woods has been knocking on the door of a big result and the Education First-Drapac rider came close in last Sunday's Liège-Bastogne-Liège. Ed Hood caught up with the man from Ottawa as he was about to jet off to Israel and the start of the Giro d'Italia.
Friday April 27, 2018
Retro Interview: Rik Evans continues telling his story to Ed Hood, from giving away a Worlds title to Commonwealth Gold medal, top club 34 Nomads and his slide out of cycling and into depression. Evans has now settled in Australia and cycling has come back into his life.
Thursday April 26, 2018
Retro Interview: You students of track cycling out there, which was the year the mighty GB squad won their first team pursuit world title. 2005? You’d be wrong. The GB squad won the event some 30 years earlier, in 1973 but ‘gave away’ the title. This is the story of one of the team and that huge decision to let a world title go; from the precocious talent that was Rik Evans.
Thursday April 19, 2018
Rider Interview: Young Australian, Nick Schultz, has been going 'full gas' with the Caja Rural-Seguros RGA team since the start of the 2017 season and so it was past time Ed Hood caught up with the man from Brisbane. With a Grand Tour and a load of WorldTour appearances under his belt, he has a big story to tell.
Monday April 16, 2018
Rider Interview: World champion Peter Sagan won the 2018 Paris-Roubaix, but the hero of the day was undoubtably Silvan Dillier. The Swiss rider was in the break of the day and was the only rider to go with Sagan through the Hell of the North to the Roubaix velodrome. Ed Hood managed to have word Silvan after the dust had settled.
Thursday April 12, 2018
Retro Interview: Of all the track men who deserved a rainbow jersey, Dutchman Herman Ponsteen should have pulled on that magical maillot. The powerful rider from Hellendoorn came so close at World and Olympic level, returning with a bag full of medals. Ed Hood spoke to Herman to hear about the booming track scene of the 70s and 80s.
Thursday April 5, 2018
Rider Interview: Next on Ed Hood's list of young riders to interview is already a winner on the international stage with the overall victory in the prestigious Tour of Normandie. Ed caught up with Tom after his French win and before he jetted off to represent England in the Commonwealth Games Road Race in Australia.
Thursday March 29, 2018
Rider Interview: Chris Williams is in his seventh professional year and his sixth with Team Novo Nordisk, but he is still young at heart when it comes to racing - his personal motto is, "embrace adventure." His 2018 season hasn't started too well, we hear what he has to say.
Monday March 19, 2018
Rider Interview: Young New Zealander James Fouché is the latest of the 'up-and-coming' riders to get the Ed Hood treatment. 19 year-old James has battled through the junior ranks and now as Under23 New Zealand road champ, he kicked off his 2018 European campaign with Team Wiggins successfully in Portugal.
Thursday March 15, 2018
Rider Interview: WorldTour rider at 21, World championships, Classics, Monuments and races all round the Globe... Then? After all those experiences Alexey Vermeulen found himself without a team for 2018, but a last minute deal has given him a place in the Japanese Interpro-Stradalli squad. Alastair Hamilton caught up with Alexey to hear all about it.
Monday March 12, 2018
Riders Interview: Young rider from Latvia, Emils Liepins, hit the ground running and gave his British registered UCI Continental ONE Pro cycling team an early 2018 win. Ed Hood caught up with Emils to hear about his career so far and his hopes for the future.
Thursday March 8, 2018
Rider Interview: The SEG Racing Academy is bringing through the next generation of champions and Georgios Stavrakakis - ex-Euro Junior Pursuit champion - is a new name on the team roster for 2018 and has a bright future. Ed Hood caught up with the man from Greece to hear his plans for stardom.
Monday February 19, 2018
Retro Interview: Phil Thomas burst on the British pro scene and was a winner from the start, but he had been doing the same amongst the amateurs. Ed Hood caught up with the fast-finisher in his osteopaths surgery in Liverpool to hear of his career from schoolboy to veteran champ.
Monday February 12, 2018
Rider Interview: To be twenty-four years old and doing what you love is a dream most of us don't manage, but young trackman Stephen Bradbury was 'living the dream' pounding the Copenhagen Ballerup velodrome boards in last week's '6 Day'. Ed Hood was there to talk to the man from Reading.
Thursday February 1, 2018
Rider Interview: The Astana team have been training in Calpe - like most World Tour teams - and so our man in Spain, Al Hamilton, made the short journey to catch-up with the Kazakhstan team's Canadian rider Hugo Houle. How to become a WorldTour professional and his plans for the future.
Monday January 29, 2018
Retro Interview: Peter Hill was one of the top British time trialists of the 1960s who went to France to find his fortune on the road... and never returned. A string of amateur victories led to a pro contract with the Peugeot team and the Tour de France, then what? Ed Hood found out.
Monday January 22, 2018
Rider Interview: New Zealander Patrick Bevin is at the moment in Australia having just finished the Santos Tour Down Under with his BMC team. On stage 5 he towed the peloton to the base of Willunga Hill to set Richie Porte up for the stage win. PEZ spoke to Paddy at the BMC training camp in Spain before he jetted off to the antipodes.