John Thomson's favourite collection from 2020, with the added atmosphere of black and white images shot on film. All from Canada in the 80s and 90s - Classic work from John.
Giuseppe Marinoni, a seminal figure in Canadian cyclesports, is still out on his bicycle but disappointed that he has to ride alone, due to Covid-19. Most people 82 years of age would be happy to ride at all but Marinoni, the subject of a charming 2014 documentary, put in 8,000 kms in 2019 and still has big plans.
After eight seasons with the Rally Cycling team spread across a 13-year career, Ryan Anderson is stepping away from road racing. The likable Canadian was with Kelly Benefit Strategies/Medifast, Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies and was a vital cog in Rally Cycling's European expansion. In his final interview, we roll back the tape on his career.
Some ideas just sound crazy - Everesting could well be one of them. But when Jordan Cheyne's buddy, Braden Kersey, suggested going for the Canadian record... 'Why the hell not?' was the answer. Here is how the daring duo's day went.
Is virtual racing the same as the real thing? A win is a win and of it's a stage of the Tour de France then there is nothing bigger. Rally Cycling's Canadian, Matteo Dal-Cin, won stage 3 of the Virtual Tour de France, with pre-race favourites Elia Viviani and Nacer Bouhanni nowhere to be seen.
VIDEO: One of the classic local rides near PEZ HQ, the 20km run from Capilano Road to Whytecliff Park near Horseshoe Bay winds along a jagged coastline marked with evergreen cedar and Arbutus trees. I joined the boys from Le Peloton CC for a Saturday ride, and turned on the GoPro to capture the action.
Barry Harvey was a Canadian star of the track in the 60s with National and Commonwealth Games medals round his neck and is now the subject of a new book ‘Inside Cycling’ on the shelves soon. Ed Hood spoke to Barry about his racing career and the production of one of the first titanium frames.
There has been many tough riders come out of Canada; Steve Bauer, Jocelyn Lovell, Gordon Singleton and Ryder Hesjedal all come to mind, but there is also Gordon Fraser - A prolific winner on both sides of the Atlantic and Asia, plus Canadian National champion in 2004. Ed Hood found out more.
Mar 26, 2020 - No 2020 Olympic Games, Tour next?-Top Story. Corona virus shaping news as the Grand Tours are all in question. We hear from riders and officials. Belgians ask for benefit, UAE quarantine, no GB racing, virtual Sanremo and part 2 of The Wolfpack Tour Colombia video.