Skier turned cyclist, Marianne Berglund, became World road race champion and won a hundred plus races in the 80s and 90s. The Swedish star now lives in the US and is a management consultant, Ed Hood found out more.
Next up in Ed Hood's series of antipodean interviews is Graeme Miller from New Zealand, a rider with a long list of achievements. An International athlete for twenty-two years, competing at the Olympics and taking more than 200 pro wins, along with National and Commonwealth titles.
World No. 1 and only 21 years-old, Lorena Wiebes is following in the foot-steps of a line of top Dutch women cyclists. Fifteen wins in 2019 and one in the shortened 2020 season - The World is at her feet. Ed Hood had a word with the next big star.
Chris Boardman and Graeme Obree may have grabbed the headlines in the pursuit world during the 90s, but Shaun Wallace was at the cutting edge from the early 80s and through the 90s, taking medals at National, Commonwealth and World level. Ed Hood caught up with Shaun to hear his story.
There are some riders who love to tell you how good they are/were, and then there are guys like Steve Jones who just got on with it. Steve came through the 'Dutch school' of hard and fast racing to forge a name for himself on the continent before returning to the British pro scene and ANC.
At one time there was a strong home professional scene in Britain and up to the early 90's there was a full calendar for the 'paid class' riders. One of the top winners was 'Super Sid' Barras, there are not many riders out there with such a full palmarès.
We are not really sure if Mia Manganello Kilburg is a 'Speed Skating Cyclist' or a 'Cycling Speed Skater' but whichever, it was about time Ed Hood caught up with her to fund out about her Olympic aspirations.
We spoke to the young prodigy Tadej Pogačar at the UAE Team Emirates training camp back in January - Since then a lot has happened. The overall win in Valencia and second in the UAE Tour and... COVID-19. Ed Hood caught up with Tadej in Slovenian lock down.