Not too much was expected from the EOLO-Kometa team in the Giro d'Italia, but they had better results than many of the ProTour and WorldTour teams. One rider who was seen many times off the front in Italian Grand Tour was Mark Christian, Ed Hood had a word.
Ex England international footballer, Geoff Thomas, is a leukaemia survivor and has turned his hand to cycling. Not just a 'bit of a bike ride' but the full Tour de France course, and all for charity. Ed Hood caught up with Geoff to hear all about it.
As the peloton is about to start the final week of the 2021 Giro d'Italia, we talk to Andy Hampsten, the only rider from the US to win the Italian Grand Tour. Hampsten was the hero of the 1988 Giro as he battled through a Gavia snow storm to eventually take final overall victory. Ed Hood gets the full story.
Between the Eurosport and the GCN channels there are a lot of cycling commentators these days, and one of the most well informed and captivating is José Been. The lady from Dalen in the province of Drenthe, the Netherlands knows her stuff - Vik says so. Ed Hood caught up with José to hear all about it.
Team Novo Nordisk is unique, the only all diabetic cycling team in the peloton, but there is so much more to the set-up than the UCI registered ProTeam. Ed Hood caught up with the CEO and co-founder Phil Southerland to hear the latest team developments.
INTERVIEW: Love him or hate him, Davide Rebellin has an impressive palmarès. He had his 2008 Olympic silver medal taken away and served his suspension, to then resume his professional career, now in his thirtieth season (31 if you include his banned 2010). A multi Classics winner with a shadow over his career - Ed Hood had to have a word with Davide.
Sean Kelly was the 'King of the Classics' for many years, but the man from Carrick-on-Suir also won the Vuelta a España and many shorter stage races. His record at Liège-Bastogne-Liège is incomparable and so Ed Hood caught up with Irishman for his thoughts on the 'Old Lady' of the road.
Mario Chiesa stuck with the same manager his whole professional career and, more importantly, his manager stuck with him. As 'road captain' he helped to guide riders like Pantani and Chiappucci to some big victories. More recently he's been behind the steering wheel of nine teams. Ed Hood caught up with Mario to get his story.