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PEZ Interviews: Bruno Risi, Six Day King

It's no cliche to say that he's King of the Sixes - Bruno Risi of Switzerland. Risi is by far the most successful active Six Day racer in the game, and if it weren't for Patrick Sercu's incomparable tally of wins and wholesale domination, he might be up for greatest Six Day racer ever. As his soigneur rubbed the fastest legs on the boards, their owner gave us some of his precious time.

Pez Interviews: ProTour Mechanic, Henk van Lijsdonk: Part 1

He’s worked with PDM, the Dutch National U/23 squad, Fakta and CSC just to name a few, so what’s life really like as a top flight mechanic? This Dutchman has recently retired from the ProTour and moved to Australia with his ex CSC soigneur wife, Robyn to set up their own business, body2bike and we recently sat down with Henk after the Tour Down Under to talk candidly about life on the tools at the top of his trade

PEZ Interviews: Ricardo Van Der Velde

Cyclocross is incredibly popular in the countries of Belgium and Holland, and the popularity of course produces a steady stream of young talent - talents that no doubt hope to usurp the mighty reign of King Sven sometime in the future. One such Dutch hope, Ricardo Van Der Velde, at only 19, has already found considerable success both on the road and off. PEZ chats with the young gun about past, present, and future.

Pez Interviews: Remmert Wielinga

Saunier Duval is a pretty cosmo team with nine nations represented, nothing unusual about that these days - but what's a Dutchman doing here? Shouldn't he be with Rabobank? Been there, done that - besides, this climber and chromo-man likes the weather down here: read on.

PEZ Interviews: Alessandro Petacchi!

Even if he considers 2006 as perhaps his worst season ever, Alessandro Petacchi is still considered the best sprinter in the world. We first talked to him in 2003, a few months before his launch into sprinting super-stardom, and we reconnected after the 2007 Giro presentation in Milano. We find him confident, relaxed, and very much in love with his wife Chiara…

PEZ Interviews: Jiri Jezek

One Legged Wonder... The dual Paralympic champion (Sydney & Athens) and multiple World Champion is a great inspiration to many around the world and was happy to chat at the Surfers Paradise International Criterium about riding with a disability and toughing it out in the harsh world of Professional bike racing.

PEZ Interviews: Tyler Wren

Colavita-Sutter Pro Cyclist Tyler Wren is set for a “breakthrough” year according to his CTS coach Jim Lehman. Wren is known on the domestic circuit as “Wrenegade,” a name given to Wren by Health Net Pro and soon to be Jelly Belly rider Mike Jones. A veteran like Jones wouldn’t give Tyler such a tough name if he didn’t deserve it. Let’s find out what makes this Princeton Graduate and Economist tick.

PEZ Interviews: Simon Gerrans

PEZ sat down for a quick chat with AG2R’s Simon Gerrans at the recent Surfers Paradise International where we talked about his season 2006, his future and life on a French ProTour team as a young Aussie.

Sunday in the Park with George

Discovery Channel team big man George Hincapie recently trekked to San Francisco to help raise money for programs and services that help people living with cancer, and he brought along a gaggle cycling greats…Fast Freddie, Andrea Peron, and that guy named Robin. He even found a few minutes to chat with PEZ ...