In the 80's there weren't many female soigneurs in the pro peloton, but along came the 7-Eleven and everything changed. Trudi Rebsamen was amongst the first, Ed Hood spoke to her about cycling 'in the day' and her late partner Steve Tilford.
There has been many tough riders come out of Canada; Steve Bauer, Jocelyn Lovell, Gordon Singleton and Ryder Hesjedal all come to mind, but there is also Gordon Fraser - A prolific winner on both sides of the Atlantic and Asia, plus Canadian National champion in 2004. Ed Hood found out more.
After talking to Nathan Dahlberg, Ed Hood got to thinking of other top riders from New Zealand, and of course the name Stephen Swart immediately came to mind. Swart told the truth about Lance Armstrong when it wasn't fashionable, but he also had a successful career before the LA controversy.
Rider Interview: It's always good to talk to someone that has more than cycling in their life, and New Zealander Nathan Dahlberg is one of those men. He raced with 7-Eleven and Motorola and had a long and successful career, travelling all over the world.
Interview: Canada has a long history of top road riders and the most successful could be Steve Bauer. From Olympic Silver to World's Bronze, close to winning Paris-Roubaix and that World's finish in Ronse, plus being a most dependable domestique, Steve was the complete package. Ed Hood managed to grab the now CCC Team directeur sportif for a word.