We are not really sure if Mia Manganello Kilburg is a 'Speed Skating Cyclist' or a 'Cycling Speed Skater' but whichever, it was about time Ed Hood caught up with her to fund out about her Olympic aspirations.
We spoke to the young prodigy Tadej Pogačar at the UAE Team Emirates training camp back in January - Since then a lot has happened. The overall win in Valencia and second in the UAE Tour and... COVID-19. Ed Hood caught up with Tadej in Slovenian lock down.
John Herety was one of the 'British Foreign Legion' when he was a Continental pro. He led the way for many Brit riders through the famous ACBB. After Euro success John returned to race on home roads before moving into team management and more success. Ed Hood caught up with John for a chat over old times.
Multi World champion at 23 years-old, there are not many people who can make that claim, but Chloe Dygert Owen from Brownsburg, Indiana in the USA can. From junior World road race champion in 2015 to elite World individual pursuit champion in 2020, with quite few in-between.
There has been many tough riders come out of Canada; Steve Bauer, Jocelyn Lovell, Gordon Singleton and Ryder Hesjedal all come to mind, but there is also Gordon Fraser - A prolific winner on both sides of the Atlantic and Asia, plus Canadian National champion in 2004. Ed Hood found out more.
Vern Hanaray's cycling career spanned the 60s, 70s and into the 80s, from his home in New Zealand through Belgium, France and Britain with a lot of wins along the way. Hanaray is now based for half the year in Daytona and Ed Hood caught up with him to hear his story.