Phillipe Gilbert is on the edge of making Monumental history. If he wins San Remo on March 27th, he'll be only the 4th rider in history to win all 5 races - he's already won Flanders, Paris-Roubaix, Liege-Bastogne-Liege, and il Lombardia. But battling age, and a raft of younger challengers will make this the Spring of his life.
Hendrik Redant came out of the Flemish Classic's man mould; tough, strong and powerful. Ed Hood caught up with the man from Ninove in East Flanders to hear about his two part career - Behind the handlebars and behind the steering wheel of a team car.
May 4, 2020 - Tour... what's happening? Giro and Vuelta clash-Top Story. November Vuelta and Tour of Portugal to run. Bugno hospitalised, Euro Champs postponed, Bretagne continues, Sagan, Pogacar, Valverde and Meurisse all talk. CCC trouble, Lefevere quiet, Jumbo for Tour, cross winter, Vingegaard contract, Zwift’s Tour for All, UAE sign Ayuso, Wolfpack playlists and Scicon masks.
DS Interview: As Ed Hood was trying not to get too disappointed about the cancelation of De Ronde van Vlaanderen this Sunday, he thought he should talk to a real Flandrien. A born and bred man of the cobbles - Wilfried Peeters, successful rider and top Directeur Sportif.
Rider Interview: Matteo Trentin is one of the most consistent riders in the one-day races, with 'Top Ten' placing in most of the Classics. The 2018 European champion also has eight stage wins in the Grand Tours and a clutch of other victories. Definitely a rider worth listening to.
Season Review: The 2019 road season is over and it was full of surprises from the 'new guard' of 'young guns' bring a breath of fresh air to the top events. Philippe Gilbert showed that it's not all over for the 'mature' riders, but there is a new broom in pro cycling. Ed Hood looks at the year's top events and the bright future of the sport we love.
Retro Rider Interview: As the season moves to Belgium for the Spring Classics and the 'proper' racing gets under way, Ed Hood talks the hard-man of Herentals - Geert Omloop. Class on a bike isn't easy to describe, but take a look at Omloop and you'll get a good idea.