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Retro Amstel’95: Gianetti Remembers

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.

Replay: PEZ Interviews Richard Moore

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.

PEZ Talk: Nico Mattan 2005 Gent-Wevelgem Winner

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.

Ian Whitehead Talks Ukraine

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.

Astana’s Ukrainian Andriy Grivko Gets PEZ’d!

As we all know the Russian army has invaded its smaller neighbour Ukraine, but this is not a new situation. PEZ spoke to Astana's Andriy Grivko back in 2014 and he had a lot to tell us about the conflict in his home land of Ukraine. We caught up with him at the Astana training camp in Spain.

Johnny Hoogerland Talks Crashes & Career

One of the worst Tour crashes that the rider remounted and finished the stage has to be when Juan Antonio Flecha and Johnny Hoogerland crashed through a barbed wire fence. Ed Hood caught up with Johnny to talk about old times... good and bad.

US ‘6 Days’ Winner Ryan Oelkers Gets PEZ’d

An American winning a professional '6 Days' is quite something, but a US team to win the '6 Days' of Moscow is stunning. Ryan Oelkers and Marty Nothstein did just that in 2002. Ed Hood spoke to Ryan about his historic win and his track career.

Catching Up with Intermarché’s Andrea Pasqualon

Every winter since 2018 our man in Spain, Alastair Hamilton, has interviewed Andrea Pasqualon at the Intermarché, or Wanty–Gobert as it was then, training camp in Albir on the Costa Blanca. Due to Covid there was no interview in the winter of 2020/21... two years on and we catch up with Andrea.