Paul Kilbourne has sent through another great article to Ed Hood. Back in 1984 the women's peloton had an 18 stage Tour de France and young English girl, Louise Garbett finished in the white 'best young riders' jersey. Here is her story.
Mark Cavendish won his thirty-third Tour de France stage on Tuesday, the man who shepherded him to the finish line was Michael Mørkøv. Ed Hood caught up with the fast Dane on Monday's rest day to hear about history in the making.
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.