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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.


Thursday December 5, 2019
Young Gun Interview: As ever, Ed Hood has been keeping his eye on the results of the 'promising riders' and the name Teniel Campbell has stuck out like the proverbial sore thumb. The twenty-two year old Trinidadian has been winning at home and now in Europe and will be a pro for the Valcar Cylance team in 2020.
Wednesday December 4, 2019
Rider Interview: It seems like Steve Cummings has been in the pro peloton for ever, but just a couple of weeks ago he announced he would be hanging up his race bike. A bad crash in the Tour of Britain brought a disappointing end to a successful career. Ed Hood caught up with Cummings while recovering and looking forward to the future and back at his years in the saddle.
Monday December 2, 2019
Rider Interview: 'Once a champion, always a champion!' That could refer to many a rider, but one very special guy is Australian multi champion Steele Bishop. World champion back in 1983 and now again in 2019. Ed Hood has been following the career of the multi champion for a long time and managed to catch up after the successful veteran’s World track championships.
Thursday November 28, 2019
Rider Interview: Michael Mørkøv is one of those rare beasts that can ride a full road season, including grand Tours and win on the indoor boards at the highest level. Ed Hood is an old '6 Days' colleague of the great Dane and managed to have a word before the 2020 training starts.
Wednesday November 27, 2019
Team Manager Interview: Times are hard in the World of cycle team management, but Bruno Reverberi has been a team boss for 39 year... and counting. There are not that many Ineos, Deceuninck and Boras around, and state sponsors like Astana, UAE and Bahrain are even fewer, but Reverberi has managed to pull it all together for at least the next three years. Ed Hood hears all about it.
Thursday November 21, 2019
Rider Interview: It has been a while since Irish international rider, Felix English, suddenly became famous for beating multi Worlds and Olympic champion Chris Hoy in a sprint. There is much more to the man from the Emerald Isle, via Brighton and so Ed Hood caught up with Felix after a very successful World Cup on the boards of Glasgow to hear more.
Thursday November 14, 2019
Rider Interview: Ed Hood caught up with his Scottish countryman, Stuart Balfour after a strong 2019 season that saw him cut his teeth on events all over Europe - The Baby Giro, Tour de L’Avenir, Tour de Bretagne, Peace Race and the Worlds, they don't come much bigger than that in the Worlds of the Under 23 rider. Balfour was there, here is his story.
Thursday November 7, 2019
Interview: After the finish of 2019 season and at the start of the preparation for the upcoming 2020 season the general manager of Astana Pro Team Alexandr Vinokurov talks about overall results of the season, evaluates performances of the team leaders and progress of the Kazakh riders and accentuates the importance of the Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Monday November 4, 2019
Rider Interview: Ed Hood has been keeping his keen eye open for more 'Young Guns' in the peloton. The SEG Racing Academy rider line-up is one of the best places to start and the name Harrison Wood stands out. Ed caught up with the 'Up and Coming' rider form Devon to hear his hopes for 2020.
Thursday October 31, 2019
Rider Interview: Ronan McLaughlin became the first rider since a teenage Sean Kelly to win back-to-back Shay Elliott Memorial races, all this after six years with the AN-Post team plying his trade on the roads of Belgium. Ed Hood caught up with him after a chance meeting at the recent Yorkshire World championships.
Wednesday October 30, 2019
Rider Interviews: 2019 has probably been UAE Team Emirates best season so far. Sprint wins form Fernando Gaviria and Alexander Kristoff's Gent-Wevelgem victory were high points, but the performance from young Slovenian Tadej Pogačar shows great promise for the future. The team are in the UAE at the moment and we caught up with their top four riders.
Thursday October 24, 2019
Rider Interview: Ed Hood spoke to Dan Bigham back in October 2017, but there has been a lot happening in the track World since then: The banning of Bingham's team skinsuit and UCI deciding that trade teams can't ride World Cup events. Bigham talks about all that and more as he catches up on 2019 and looks forward to 2020.
Thursday October 17, 2019
Rider Interview: 28 year-old Carl Fredrik Hagen rode his first Grand Tour this year - The 2019 Vuelta a España. The man from Oppegård in Norway performed well above expectation to finish in 8th place overall. Ed Hood caught up with Carl after his top ride in Spain and before he rode the World championships in Yorkshire.
Saturday October 5, 2019
Rider Interview: Riding the Race Across America is one thing, winning it is another, but winning it six times is just taking it too far! Christoph Strasser is the man who achieved that remarkable feat, winning the 3000 mile - 4828 kilometer - race six times. Ed Hood caught up with Christoph to hear all about it.
Friday September 27, 2019
Interview: Laura Kenny celebrated the birth of her first child a year after the Rio 2016 Games with husband Jason Within six months of the arrival of Albie, Kenny was back among the world’s elite – making her international comeback at the track World Championships. Performance psychologist, Jamir Qureshi, talks of the power of mental health in boosting sports performance.
Thursday September 19, 2019
Interview: How do you design and build a fast track? Ask master velodrome designer Peter Junek. The Aguascalientes track in Mexico was thought to be the fastest track in the World by sprinters and 'Hour Record' holder Victor Campenaerts. Now the Bolivian Cochabamba track is looking take that moniker. Who designed and built them both... Peter Junek.
Wednesday September 11, 2019
Rider Interview: Ed Hood spoke to Adam Lewis back in 2017 as a 'Young Gun' when he hit the Belgian roads. Adam is now riding for the Dutch Continental team, BEAT Cycling Club and mixing it with the Pros. Ed caught up with Adam to hear how things have progressed on the next rung up the cycling ladder.
Saturday September 7, 2019
Rider Interview: With the likes of Remco Evenepoel, Mathieu van der Poel and Wout Van Aert hitting the headlines, a new young British rider has landed himself a stagieire place and a two year contract with Trek-Segafredo. Charlie Quarterman is fast, as he showed in the National 10 mile TT championships - Ed Hood asks the questions.
Thursday August 22, 2019
Rider Interview: With the Vuelta a España about to start, Ed Hood talks to an aspiring young rider who is cutting his teeth with the Spanish ProContinental Burgos-BH team. The team will be on the start line in Torrevieja without Matt Gibson, but he has already had a successful 2019 season. Matt gives Ed the lowdown.
Wednesday August 21, 2019
Tour de France fans this year saw more cool graphics, rider and race data, speeds, power output, and even predictions on when the break would be caught and who would win. Thanks to NTT - who specialize in collecting and applying data. But how does it all work? I talked with NTT's Peter Gray about how capturing over 150,000 points of data per hour is transforming our Tour viewing experience.