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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.


Monday August 13, 2018
Rider Interview: Next up in the 'Young Guns' interviews by Ed Hood is a rider who has already shown his worth by winning the British National road championship. Connor Swift, the cousin of Ben Swift, soloed to the red white and blue striped jersey in fine fashion. Ed Hood caught up with him after his big win to hear his story.
Thursday August 2, 2018
Rider Interview: There a few cases of riders in Britain going on from their local time trial scene to be WorldTour riders, but there are not many who have gone the other way. Polish fast-man, Marcin Białobłocki has done just that and has set some impressive records against the clock. Ed Hood caught up with the current British, 10, 25 and 50 mile time trial record holder.
Saturday July 28, 2018
Retro Interview: The SEG Racing Team has brought quite a quite few young riders up through the ranks to sign for WorldTour teams and one of the men responsible for passing on his experience as a rider and DS is Michel Cornelisse. Ed Hood spoke to the Dutchman about his career and his important work with the SEG Racing Team.
Friday July 20, 2018
Rider Interview: While the Tour de France has hit the Alps, Ed Hood hasn't stopped looking for the 'Stars of the Future' in the Under 23 peloton. Paul Double is a young man who has been cutting his teeth in Italy with the Zappi Racing team and doing rather well thank you. Here is Paul's story.
Wednesday July 11, 2018
Rider Interview: After a long professional career and many teams, Matt Brammeier has decided to hang up his wheels and move behind the scenes to tutor the U23 Men’s Endurance Academy at British Cycling. Ed Hood caught up with the Irish multi National champion to talk past, present and future.
Friday June 29, 2018
Valverde's Tour Preview: Alejandro Valverde; the Spanish allrounder is returning to the 'Grande Boucle' after his brutal crash on stage 1 of 2017 race. That crash nearly put an end to Bala's sporting career, but the man from Murcia has come back stronger in 2018 with a dozen victories before the Tour start. Here are his thoughts on the big race.
Thursday June 28, 2018
Quintana's Tour Preview: The 2018 Tour de France starts on the French coast on Saturday the 7th of July and the teams are wound up for the big 'Grand Depart'. The Movistar team is starting with three leaders, Nairo Quintana. Alejandro Valverde and Mikel Landa. We have the first of a three-part series with Blues' big names for the 'Grande Boucle'.
Wednesday June 27, 2018
Landa's Tour Preview: The second Movistar Tour interview is with Mikel Landa. The Basque climber is set to take the start of the Tour de France for the first time with the powerful Telefónica-backed squad, alongside Nairo Quintana and Alejandro Valverde. Landa's third Tour appearence, but first with Movistar; the strongest team on the Vendée start line of the 'Grande Boucle'.
Wednesday June 27, 2018
Rider Interview: Krists Neilands has been showing off the Israel Cycling Academy and the Latvian National champion's jersey at the pointy end of the peloton since the start of the season - will he be part of the WorldTour in 2019. Ed Hood spoke the hero of the Primavera after his recent win in the Dwars door het Hageland ahead of some big names.
Monday June 25, 2018
Rider Interview: Next up on our series of 'Young Gun' riders is Daniel Whitehouse from England via New Zealand. Riding for the Interpro-Stadalli team and has been showing his undoubted talent in the Tour de Beauce in Canada and the Spanish Vuelta Castilla y Leon and Aragon. Ed Hood caught up with Daniel for a chat.
Thursday June 21, 2018
Rider Interview: One young rider who has quietly been working his way up through the categories is James Knox, now a WorldTour rider with the top winning Quick-Step Floors team. We caught up with James earlier in the season to hear about his road to stardom and what he hopes the future will bring.
Monday June 18, 2018
Rider Interview: Ross Lamb took the plunge and crossed the English Channel to cut himself a place in the Belgian peloton and a future professional contract. Ed Hood caught up with the young man from Mansfield after a successful spring campaign to hear his story so far... and his hopes.
Thursday June 14, 2018
Rider Interview: Next up in Ed Hood's 'Young Men of the Future' is Josh Teasdale who has worked his way through the Belgian system and is now with the top Luxembourg Continental team; Differdange-Losch. Living in Belgium, Teasdale is in the centre of the cycling hot-bed and looking for that big Pro contract.
Wednesday June 13, 2018
Interview: With the news that the Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling Team swept to into the lead of the USA Cycling’s Pro Road Tour (PRT) team standings, taking 193 points in June, we managed to ask team director and owner Paul Abrahams some questions about his Texas-based UCI Continental team, and the USA Cycling's Pro Road Tour.
Monday June 11, 2018
Rider Interview: Ed Hood has been talking to hopeful young riders who want to step up to the pro class. James Whelan know's he will be in the World Tour at the end of this season and for the next three years with the Education First-Drapac team. Ed finds out how you go from runner to professional cyclist in a couple of years.
Sunday June 10, 2018
I talked with multi-year ToAD racer Rahsaan Bahati about hard racing, cow jerseys, huge crowds and what it was like to win the Downer Avenue crowd prime - everything that makes this race in the Heartland of America a cool, down to earth and top notch event.
Thursday June 7, 2018
Rider Interview: Ed Hood has been catching up with the 'Young Guns' of the future of road sport and his next subject has been showing a clean pair of heels in EUROPE. Englishman, Matt Walls, has been building a nice palmerès recently in Luxembourg and France, time for a good Ed Hood questioning.
Monday June 4, 2018
Rider Interview: The SEG Racing Academy boys have been busy racking up the wins and Ed Hood has followed on from his recent interview with Cees Bol with a catch up with Stephen Williams. The young Welshman has added to the SEG success with his recent exploits in the Ronde de l'Isard. Take it away, Ed.
Wednesday May 30, 2018
Rider Interview: Next up in Ed Hood's 'Young Guns' interview is from The Netherlands and is following in the footsteps of Fabio Jakobsen - Quick-Step Floors 2018 revelation. Cees Bol has been making regular appearances on the podium for the SEG Racing Academy this year and showing great promise for the future.
Thursday May 24, 2018
The 14 x US Nation Cyclocross Champion and 4 x World CX Silver medalist, looks ahead to the 2018 Tour of America's Dairyland p/b KwikTrip and tells PEZ what's cool about this great race. She loves this race and talks about the unique combination of competition and fun, on tap at all of TOAD's 11 stages...