Rider Interview: You may not have heard of The ‘Gran Premio de la Patagonia’ but it may go down in history as the last UCI bike race of 2020. The winner was 25 year-old Colombian, Jose Tito Hernandez, eighth was Canada’s Jean Michel-Lachance - Ed Hood caught up with him at home in Quebec.
Rider Interview: Young Australian, Nick Schultz, has been going 'full gas' with the Caja Rural-Seguros RGA team since the start of the 2017 season and so it was past time Ed Hood caught up with the man from Brisbane. With a Grand Tour and a load of WorldTour appearances under his belt, he has a big story to tell.
Retro Rider Interview: In the 80s there were Irishmen making it big in the European Pro scene; Kelly, Roche, Early and Kimmage. There was also a man from Dublin who headed to the US, instead of Europe, John Brady. Ed Hood caught up with the ex-7-Eleven rider to hear his reminisces, and as always, a Bob Roll story.
Frame Builder Interview: The manufacture of hand made bike frames is a combination of artist and engineer with an understanding of ergonomics and bike geometry and one exponent of the art is Kelly Bedford. Ed Hood caught up with the artisan to hear his views on the World of the hand-made bike frame.
Interview: It's great to see new sponsors and new teams appearing on the professional scene and coming in at ProConti level is the Irish registered Aqua Blue Sport team. Ed Hood managed to get hold of the man behind the team, Rick Delaney at his base in Monaco, to get the bottom line on the new boys on the block.
Back in the 70's and 80's a successful Swedish continental based professional bike racer was about as rare as one from Great Britain. Tommy Prim was up against strong opposition from hundreds of top Italians, even the ones in his own team. Ed Hood caught up with Tommy to get his side of the story.
Pro Interview: One of the big changes coming soon in the season will be that of Bradley Wiggins stepping down from Team Sky after Paris-Roubaix to headline his own Continental team, WIGGINS. The guys at Southeast Regional Series recently caught up with Brit racer, Daniel Patten who is also a member of WIGGINS and a man who won the SRS race in Knoxville last year.
Rider Interview: Always one with an eye on young talent, Ed Hood has hit the ranks of Cult Energy, to find today's interviewee, Mads Pedersen. A big winner on the junior scene with a victory at Paris Roubaix, Worlds medals and more Pedersen is now in the Professional Continental ranks after the team stepped up a notch this year.