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Goodbye Poland’s Best: Ryszard Szurkowski

On Monday we learned of the passing of Poland's top bike rider, Ryszard Szurkowski. The man from Lower Silesia came to prominence before the fall of the Iron-Curtain, but in those days the Russians and East Germans made life hard for…

EF Nippo’s Simon Carr Gets PEZ’d!

Simon Carr has gone from one of Ed Hood's 'Young Guns' to a WorldTour professional with the EF Education-Nippo team. Ed caught up with Simon at the team training camp in Provence last week, before he rode his first race of the 2021 season,…

Garry Wiggins: A Legend With A Tragic End

The late Gary Wiggins’ sister Glenda Hughes, took to social media recently to remind us that some 13 years have passed since the big man from Yallourn, Victoria died under mysterious circumstances. Wiggins had many sides - depending on how…

US Star Tim Mountford Gets PEZ’d Part 2

In Part Two of the Tim Mountford story we find out more about his experiences behind the ‘big motors’ and he tells us about some of the secrets to securing race contracts in the European Six Days. Deciding to retire and open a chain of bike…

Catching Up With Team Novo Nordisk’s Sam Brand

As all the teams get ready for 2021, Team Novo Nordisk is no different from the others. Isle of Man resident, Sam Brand, is looking forward to racing again, although now has the added problem of Brexit to add to the covid pandemic. Ed Hood…

Road Stars And Their Cars!

Fast men on two wheels also like going fast on four wheels, and if not fast, with a certain style. Ed Hood has had a look at the top riders and their 'other' choice of transport.

US Postal Star Scott Mercier Gets PEZ’d!

What could have been and what about the consequences? Scott Mercier wasn't going to go down the doping road and turned his back on a US Postal professional career. But there is more to the man from Colorado as Ed Hood found out.