We all know the name Pat McQuaid from his time as president of the UCI at a time of many 'problems'. Many know nothing of his history and a family steeped in Irish cycling. Ed Hood caught up with Pat to hear more.
In part one of our interview with former Irish Champion, Alan McCormack we covered his junior days, his seasons as a pro in the UK with Carlton-Weinmann and in Belgium with Old Lords-Splendor, and now in part two his introduction to the 80’s US scene.
Rider Interview: Ronan McLaughlin became the first rider since a teenage Sean Kelly to win back-to-back Shay Elliott Memorial races, all this after six years with the AN-Post team plying his trade on the roads of Belgium. Ed Hood caught up with him after a chance meeting at the recent Yorkshire World championships.
While the Tour de France easily dominates the month of July, and for good reason, it is fair to say that it may not be the most exciting event on the calendar if you are a fan of full gas, all out competition. For wire to wire race action it is hard to beat a great little event held annually for almost 40 years in County Clare, Ireland.
We've seen the race from the eyes of Team Type 1's Fabio Calabria, now let's shift over to Ed Hood for a slightly different view from the same team: Slovenian sprinter Aldo Ino Ilesic. Let's take a look at Aldo's thoughts on the final two days of racing in Ireland.