Ed Hood has been keeping his eye on the 'young guns' and Mason Hollyman has been showing well with the Israel Cycling Academy UCI Continental team and in his guest appearances with Israel – Premier Tech WorldTour team. Ed caught up with Mason to hear all about it.
The 2022 Paris-Roubaix was dry and dusty and Britain's Lewis Askey thundered over the northern French cobbles to finish in the famous Vélodrome André-Pétrieux, bloodied, but a 'L'enfer du Nord' finisher. Ed Hood caught up with Lewis to hear about Roubaix and how his season has been going so far.
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.
The Amstel Gold Race normally signals the start of the Ardennes Classics and the climbers come out of the woodwork. Raced over the hills, dales, and forests of south eastern Holland, the course selects its own worthy winner. Twenty-seven years ago it was Mauro Gianetti who was making the news.
In light if the tragic news of Mr. Moore's unexpected passing earlier this week, I thought it worthwhile to repost this interview we did in 2014. By then Richard was already a well established cycling journalist & author, and as an excellent writer, he also made for a great interview.
In 2005, Nico Mattan grabbed victory in one of the most controversial editions of Gent - Wevelgem ever held. The newspapers ran and ran with it, but Sean Kelly saw, "no problems" with the result. Ed Hood caught-up with the charismatic Belgian to hear Mattan's version of that still-debated day.
We were sad to hear the news of the passing of one of Australia's top track and road men, Dean Woods, on March the 3rd at the age of 55. He’ll be missed by everybody whose lives he touched. Admired, loved and respected by all. A truly iconic legend. Ed Hood spoke to Dean back in 2019.
With the war still ongoing in Ukraine, Ed Hood caught up with Ian Whitehead who is based in Belgium with the Kingsnorth Wheelers where he got to know Michael Tvarbovskiy, a Ukrainian cyclist. Ian is also campaigning against the war and running aid deliveries to Ukraine.