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Retro Talk: Track Champion Herman Ponsteen

Retro Interview: Of all the track men who deserved a rainbow jersey, Dutchman Herman Ponsteen should have pulled on that magical maillot. The powerful rider from Hellendoorn came so close at World and Olympic level, returning with a bag full of medals. Ed Hood spoke to Herman to hear about the booming track scene of the 70s and 80s.

Retro Talk: Phil Thomas – British Star Of The 80s

Retro Interview: Phil Thomas burst on the British pro scene and was a winner from the start, but he had been doing the same amongst the amateurs. Ed Hood caught up with the fast-finisher in his osteopaths surgery in Liverpool to hear of his career from schoolboy to veteran champ.

Retro PEZ Talk: TT Champ Turned Road Pro Peter Hill

Retro Interview: Peter Hill was one of the top British time trialists of the 1960s who went to France to find his fortune on the road... and never returned. A string of amateur victories led to a pro contract with the Peugeot team and the Tour de France, then what? Ed Hood found out.

PEZ Retro Talk: Pursuit World Champion Steele Bishop

Retro Interview: The pursuit race is the ultimate battle of man against the clock and, in the end, man against man. Once upon the time the pursuit champion was the king of the boards and everyone would know his name. Australian Steele Bishop was one of those men of the '80s. Ed Hood caught up with the 'Man of Steele'.

Retro PEZ Talk: Chrono Legend John Frey Part 2!

Retro Interview: In 'Part 2' of the PEZ exclusive retro interview with US time trial specialist John Frey, he talks us through the World Hour record, coaches and racing against the professionals, plus his love for the tandem and setting new records.

Retro PEZ Talk: Chrono Legend John Frey Part 1!

Retro Interview: 1988 US National time trial champion John Frey was a specialist in the art of solo riding against the clock. Ed Hood caught up with the man from New Mexico to talk of the World hour record, US records, solo and team time trials in this exclusive two part retro interview.

Roubaix Winner Dirk Demol Talks Tour Cobbles!

Directeur Sportif Interview: Stage 9 of the 2018 Tour de France from Arras to Roubaix and will hit 15 sections of the 'Hell of the North' cobbles and so who better to talk to than Paris-Roubaix winner and sports director Dirk Demol.

Retro PEZ Talk: 7-Eleven’s John Brady

Retro Rider Interview: In the 80s there were Irishmen making it big in the European Pro scene; Kelly, Roche, Early and Kimmage. There was also a man from Dublin who headed to the US, instead of Europe, John Brady. Ed Hood caught up with the ex-7-Eleven rider to hear his reminisces, and as always, a Bob Roll story.

Goodbye Former World Champion, Graham Webb

The sad news came through from Belgium on Sunday morning that Graham Webb, British World road champion in 1967, had passed away. Ed Hood interviewed Graham back in 2009. Our condolences go to his family and the many friends and fans he had in the cycling community. A great champion and a wonderful guy.