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Time Trial King: Alf Engers Part 1

Interview with the TT King: If you were involved in British cycling in the late 60s and through the 70s, you can't help but know the name Alf Engers. He was fast and innovative with his equipment.

Retro Rider: Marino Basso – Classy, Fast and Cunning

PEZ Retro: After looking at two climbers in our 'Retro Riders' series, it's time for a sprinter. The fast-finishers have a reputation for fast living and sailing a bit close to the wind when it comes to their chosen art. Marino Basso was a typical sprinter, he stabbed his teammate in the back for the 1972 rainbow jersey - but that's what sprinters do. . . Signore 10,000 Volts, a classy rider, but cunning with it.

Paris Stage Winner Jeff Pierce Talks Tour de France

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.

Canadian Yellow Jersey Alex Stieda Talks Tour!

Tour Rider Interview: As the 2019 Tour de France hots up, Ed Hood talks to the first North American to wear the Tour de France yellow jersey - Canada's Alex Stieda. The coveted Maillot Jaune wasn't on his shoulders for long, but that claim is set in the stone of cycling history for ever.

PEZ Talk: Australian Star of Track and Road – Dean Woods

Rider Interview: There have been many tough riders that have come up from 'Down Under' to battle on the roads and velodromes of the Northern Hemisphere, but Dean Woods has one of the best and varied palmarés. Ed Hood caught up with the man from Wangaratta recently for a 'long' chat.

PEZ Giro Talk: New Zealand’s Bruce Biddle

Retro Giro Rider Interview: As the 2019 Giro d'Italia gets ready for the final mountains and Sunday's time trial in Verona, Ed Hood looks back at the Giro d'Italia of the 70s with New Zealand's first Giro d'Italia rider - Bruce Biddle. He liked it so much he's still in 'La Bella Italia'.

Alex Rasmussen Talks About Zwift

Past Champ Interview: Great Dane, Alex Rasmussen is a star rider from not that long ago, who rode his last Pro road race in September 2016, so no 'dinosaur'. Ed Hood caught up with his old '6 Day' compadre to talk of his career and his new venture into the possible future of cycling as the Scandinavian rep for the Zwift cycling platform.

Bert Oosterbosch – Dutch Fastman Remembered

Star of the Past: if you are of a certain age, the name Bert Oosterbosch will conjure up memories of a smooth and powerful fast-man who could win time trials, Tour stages and could tow the Raleigh squad to team time trial victories. Bert was taken from us way too early, but his memory lives on. Ed Hood caught up with Bert's nephew Erwin Oosterbosch to hear more about his life.

70s & 80s Star Klaus-Peter Thaler Talks Mud And Tarmac

Past Champ Interview: Cyclo-cross riders making an impression on the road isn't anything new. Back in the 70s, German 'cross champion Klaus Peter Thaler jumped into the road scene and rode with honour in the Tour de France, Vuelta a España and the one-day races. Ed Hood managed to have a word with the near 70 year-old star of mud and tarmac.