The next step in Ed Hood's venture into the world of gravel is to have a chat with ex-top road rider turned head of product with Ribble Cycles, Jamie Burrow. Jamie was a top amateur and turned pro with the US Postal team. Ed spoke to Jamie about gravel and Ribble's new titanium eTap model.
One of the most moving stories from the 2022 Tour de France was at the back of the race. Recognised as the best 'lead-out man' in the WorldTour, Michael Mørkøv fought to stay in the race through sickness, hot weather and the fastest Tour in History. Ed Hood caught up with Michael to hear all about it.
Ed Hood is trying very hard to prove that he isn't 'old school' and is open to new ideas... gravel racing! In his second interview with a road-man who has turned to gravel, Ed talks to Peter Stetina about his move from the smooth roads to the rough surface discipline.
Paul Kilbourne has sent through another great article to Ed Hood. We have the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift at the moment, but back in 1984 the women's peloton had an 18 stage Tour de France and young English girl, Louise Garbett finished in the white 'best young riders' jersey. Here is her story.
Tour Rider Interview: Jeff Pierce is one of only two US riders to have won the final stage of the Tour de France on the Champs-Élysées in Paris. The other is Greg LeMond who won in 1989, Pierce took his victory two years previously, just ahead of Canada's Steve Bauer. Ed Hood has his story.
Ed Hood catches up with Sebastien Sasseville who recently finished the Race across America (RAAM). Sebastien has type 1 diabetes, but he didn't let that stop him racing 4,800 kilometres across twelve US states.
Ed Hood is always keeping an eye open for the new young riders that are on the way up in the sport, but now teams contact Ed with their 'Young Guns'. The latest is Dillon Corkery from Ireland who is presently riding for the famous CC Étupes team in eastern France. Ed had a word.