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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 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...
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.