Ed Hood has been looking through his cyclocross interview archive and found this gem that was never published on PEZ. Keith Mernickle was one of the top British 'crossers' in the 60's and 70's when the scene had many a World class rider.
Ed Hood is suffering terribly from the covid-cancelled '6 Day' scene, but he can't turn his back on the wooden circle. Today he interviews a man who builds velodromes - Sander Douma, a Dutch architect who has been behind some of the best tracks all over the world.
Last week, Ed Hood spoke to the silver medal winner at the European cyclocross championships, Thomas Mein. Now it's the turn of the bronze medalist, Cameron Mason. A young Scot with a big future.
Everyone at PEZ are sorry to hear of the passing of Grant Thomas. British amateur road race champion, winner of amateur six days and one of the best road men in Europe, in the early 70's. Ed Hood interviewed Grant way back in 2010. Here is our tribute to a great champion.
On Tuesday we heard the sad news of the death of Edward ‘Eddie B’ Borysewicz. Ed Hood spoke to 'Eddie B' back in 2017. Borysewicz brought US cycling to the pinnacle of success at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics with a boat load of medals. Award winning coach, but with a dark cloud of blood doping over his head.
Ed Hood is nursing the loss of the '6 Days' by throwing himself into the mud of cyclo-cross. 2020 has been the season of the 'Young Guns' and one of the riders on the way up is silver medalist at the Euro cyclo-cross championships - Thomas Mein. Ed gets his story.
No '6 Days' action this year, but there is still some cyclo-cross. Ed Hood has gone back to Britain in the 60s and 70s to talk to multi-champion John Atkins. Life was different in those days and the cyclo-cross racing was hard, there was no carbon and electric gears back then!
After eight seasons with the Rally Cycling team spread across a 13-year career, Ryan Anderson is stepping away from road racing. The likable Canadian was with Kelly Benefit Strategies/Medifast, Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies and was a vital cog in Rally Cycling's European expansion. In his final interview, we roll back the tape on his career.
INTERVIEW: Sam Bennett was piloted to another Vuelta a España stage win on Thursday's stage 9 by Michael Mørkøv, but the UCI had other ideas. Ed Hood managed to 'have a word' with the best lead-out in the business on the Vuelta's first rest day, before Bennett's second victory was taken from him.