What's Cool In Road Cycling

PEZ Talk: US Super Star Giro Winner – ANDY HAMPSTEN

The peloton is in the final week of the 2023 Giro d'Italia and so 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 heard the full story.

Sean Kelly Talks Liège-Bastogne-Liège

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 only beaten by Argentin and Merckx. Ed Hood caught up with the Irishman for his thoughts on the 'Old Lady' of the road.

Roubaix Winner Andrea Tafi Talks Cobbles & Gravel

Andrea Tafi won Paris-Roubaix in 1999, but it was no surprise. The Northern cobbles are in his Tuscan blood with second, third, fifth and tenth places during his career. Robin Morton spoke to Andrea about his win and riding gravel in the US.

Canyon//SRAM’s Alex Morrice Gets PEZ’d!

With her successful participation in the Zwift Academy competition in December 2022, British rider Alex Morrice landed a two year contract with Women's WorldTour team Canyon//SRAM, a thrill for any serious rider. In March Leslie Reissner caught up with Alex to learn what it is like to start a new career as a professional bicycle racer.

DSM’s Sean Flynn Gets PEZ’d!

There have been a few top riders form Scotland over the years, but there seems to be a new group moving onto the top rung of the cycling ladder. Ed Hood spoke to DSM's Oscar Onley last month, now it is the turn of his DSM 2023 teammate Sean Flynn.

Catching Up with Jayco-AlUla’s Zdeněk Štybar

Zdeněk Štybar has started a new chapter of his career with the Jayco-Alula team. At one time he was the man to beat on the cyclocross tracks, but he made the transition to the road before it was the fashionable thing to do. Alastair Hamilton managed to catch up with the Czech rider after too many years.

DSM’s Oscar Onley Gets PEZ’d!

As we know, Ed Hood keeps his eyes on the 'promising' riders, so it's good when he sees one of them move up to the top rung of cycling - The WorldTour. Better still for Ed, Oscar Onley is Scottish. We caught with Oscar as he was about to join the team in Spain.