PezCycling News - What's Cool In Road Cycling : Interviews


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.
Thursday January 18, 2018
Rider Interview: Ed Hood has been catching up with some of the 'Young Guns' of British cycling, all helped to live their dreams by the Dave Rayner Fund. Next up is Alex Braybrooke who will be returning to Aix-en-Provence in France to build on his successes of 2017.
Monday January 15, 2018
Rider Interview: The Dave Rayner Fund recently announced their supported riders for 2018 and young Londoner, George Jary, is one of the lucky recipients. With the Rayner funding, Jary can pack his suitcase and head back to Spain for another season. Ed Hood caught up with him on a rest day for a word or two.
Monday January 8, 2018
Rider Interview: Ed Hood keeps his eye open for any young talent coming on the British scene and the most recent 'up and coming' rider is Harry Tanfield from the North East of England. With good results in the velodrome and on the road at home and abroad, Harry is a man to watch.
Friday December 29, 2017
Retro Interview: The pursuit race is the ultimate battle of man against the clock and, in the end, man against man. Once upon the time the pursuit champion was the king of the boards and everyone would know his name. Australian Steele Bishop was one of those men of the '80s. Ed Hood caught up with the 'Man of Steele'.
Tuesday December 19, 2017
Rider Interview: Steve Cummings, Adam Blythe and Dan McLay all by-passed the British Cycling path to fame and pro contracts. The next to follow in their footsteps is young Welshman, Stevie Williams, who is getting on quite well, thank you, with the SEG team in 2017 and is looking for more success next season.
Tuesday December 12, 2017
Rider Interview: Sam Brand has made the bold leap from triathlon to a full road career stepping up to the ProContinental Team Novo Nordisk from the development squad. Ed Hood caught up with the man from the Isle of Man to hear all about life and what's next in 2018.
Sunday December 10, 2017
Retro Interview: In 'Part 2' of the PEZ exclusive retro interview with US time trial specialist John Frey, he talks us through the World Hour record, coaches and racing against the professionals, plus his love for the tandem and setting new records.
Saturday December 9, 2017
Retro Interview: 1988 US National time trial champion John Frey was a specialist in the art of solo riding against the clock. Ed Hood caught up with the man from New Mexico to talk of the World hour record, US records, solo and team time trials in this exclusive two part retro interview.
Thursday December 7, 2017
Rider Interview: What do you do when your pro career is over? Drive a team car as a DS? Chauffeur ViP’s around big races? Become a TV pundit? Or, if you’re ex-Quick-Step man, Davide Vigano, 'none of the above,' you race fixie criterium races. Ed Hood caught up with the Red Hook Crit series champion.
Thursday November 30, 2017
Rider Interview: Lachlan Morton stepped back up to the WorldTour in 2017 and tackled his first three week Grand Tour - La Vuelta a España. Luke Maguire caught up with the Dimension Data rider for a chat about his season in the top league of cycling, and his future.
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.