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PEZ Talk: US Pro Paul Willerton

Retro Interview: Paul Willerton was a US professional road racer when it wasn't as fashionable as it became during the Lance Armstrong era. Willerton raced and trained beside Greg Lemond at his height and when he retired was instrumental in the downfall of Armstrong. Ed Hood had to hear the full story.

PEZ Talk: American Cycling Legend Doug Shapiro

Retro Talk: Doug Shapiro wasn’t the first American to ride the Tour; that was Jonathan Boyer; or the second, that was Greg Lemond. But he was the third to do so; and not just in any old role – as a domestique for Tour, Vuelta and Worlds winner, Joop Zoetemelk as part of the mighty Kwantum Hallen team. Ed Hood thought that he must have a good tale to tell.

PEZ Talk: Canadian Super Star Steve Bauer

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.

Retro PEZ Talk: US Hero George Mount

Retro Rider Interview: George Mount was one of the first US riders to make the bold move of racing in Europe, the hot bed of cycle sport. Mount was already a star amongst the amateur ranks before he moved up to the pros and place on a top Italian team. Ed Hood looks at his career and hears all about it.

Retro Track Talk: World Sprint Champ Gordon Johnson

Retro Interview: The life of a 'Sprint King' can be colourful and controversial; Australian Gordon Johnson certainly lived it to the full. Ed Hood spoke to Johnson to hear of his adventures on the boards of Europe, World championships and all the characters he came up against.

Retro PEZ Talk: Soigneur to the Stars – Pierrot de Wit

Retro Interview: Back in the days before team's had trainers, doctors, psychologists, physiotherapists, nutritionists and masseurs, they had a very hard working soigneur who did all those jobs and more. One of the most famous of these men was Pierrot de Wit, Ed Hood had the chance to talk over old times with the Soigneur to the stars.

US Track Worlds Medalist Leslie Barczewski Gets PEZ’d

Retro Rider Interview: The USA has a great history of track riders, from the early days with Arthur Zimmerman and Major Taylor through the years of Connie Carpenter-Phinney, Steve Hegg and Nelson Vails to the modern day fast riders. Back in the 70's there were the Barczewski brothers, Ed Hood caught up with Leslie Barczewski to hear his story.

Retro PEZ Talk: New Zealand Star – Roger Sumich

Retro Rider Interview: To celebrate the 'Holiday Season' Ed Hood has caught up with a leading light of the 'Anglos' who burst on the Euro scene in the 1970s. Roger Sumich was one of the trailblazers for the antipodean legion to try their hand on the Euro scene. A great retro read to get you through the festivities.

Retro Talk: 60s Road Star Dave Rollinson

Retro Interview: Dave Rollinson; twice British Amateur Road Race Champion, Tour de L’Avenir stage winner, French amateur Classic winner and twice a Worlds top 20 finisher. He had the world at his feet, turned pro – and then. . .