The world is a different place from last year, and thanks to Covid-19 our lives have changed. It's Tour de France time (yes, it shouldn't be in September) and Ed Hood should be 'Roadside' in France. He's at home in Scotland reminiscing over the good and the not so good points of the Tour.
Ed Looks Back: As we step into 2020, Ed Hood takes a look back at the last decade of cycling and his top memory and thoughts on each year - From Lance Armstrong to Remco Evenepoel and the other 'headline' makers in-between. The 'who's who' of the past decade.
Book Review: Described as "Eurosport's legendary Tour de France commentator," Carlton Kirby has nearly three decades' experience in calling pro bike races and his new book, written with Robbie Broughton, not only provides often-hilarious insight into what it is like to be a broadcaster under extreme pressure, but also some worthwhile comments about the nature of pro racing.
Ed's Rant: We are in that limbo between Giro d'Italia and Tour de France and Ed Hood has itchy fingers to get a few things off his chest - Rant Time! There are no boundaries for our resident 'Grumpy Old Man' as he looks at the good and bad of cycling past and future...
May 30, 2019 - All the fun of the Giro d'Italia, plus the Tour of Norway sprint-fest in a very full EUROTRASH Thursday. Turns out Bradley Wiggins is a fan of cycling - Top Story. Race news form the men and women's OVO Energy Tour of Britain, teams for La Course, Deceuninck stay with Specialized, Lotto altitude training and the 'Wiggo' rant at Jumbo video.
Nov 08, 2018 - Bradley Wiggins U-turns on Armstrong - Top Story. Sad news of Jonathan Cantwell, Verbrugghe new Belgian coach, doping control at Flandrien Gala, Van Aert legal battle, Sagan and Cavendish in Argentina, contracts, Manzana Postobon, Hammond to Madison, Boom keen, Lotto Soudal U23, Silvelle'19, Petr Vakoc and UAE training camp video.
Tour Retro: As the 2018 Tour de France is about to kick off, our Grand Tour maestro, Ed Hood, is trying to rekindle his love for the big three week tours after the 'farce' that was the Giro d'Italia. In this attempt Ed has taken a look back on the past Tours that have personal meaning - good or bad. The Tour highs and lows for Ed Hood.
One of the great milestones of cycling has been the Hour Record, first set officially in 1893 by Henri Desgrange. And over the years there were many who took up the challenge. Sir Bradley Wiggins was the most recent to join this select club and his book, “My Hour,” is perhaps the first detailed account to describe what it takes to set the record, a ride so hard that Eddy Merckx felt it shortened his career.
Nov 20, 2017 - Mathieu van der Poel is on the top step again. Race report and video from the UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup. Shane Sutton speaks-Top Story. Other cycling news: Eschborn-Frankfurt, 2018 for Caja Rural-Seguros RGA and Dimension Data, Yoshida signs for Nippo and UAE Team Emirates go on safety driving course.