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Retro PEZ Talk: Giro Winner Mara Abbott

Retro Rider Interview: The men's 2017 Giro d'Italia finishes on Sunday with a time trial in Milan, and so we thought it would be a good idea to catch up with a Giro winner for some retro reading. Mara Abbott won the Giro Rosa twice and has a handful of top ten finishes, here is her story.

Retro PEZ Talk: Quick-Step’s Bob Jungels

Retro PEZ Talk: Bob Jungels has been leading the 2017 Giro d'Italia and the 24 year old has impressed many with his riding. PEZ-man Ed Hood spotted a 17 year old Jungels when he won the World Junior time trial championships, here is what the young Luxemburger had to say back in 2010.

Retro PEZ Talk: Ruthie Matthes!

Retro Interview: Multi-champion in the 80s on the road and then do it all again on a mountain bike in the 90s, with a World championship thrown in, is quite unique. Ruthie Matthes did it and more. Ed Hood caught up with the lady from Idaho for a chat over old times and what is in the present for the champ.

Retro PEZ Talk: Inga Thompson!

Retro Interview: Inga Thompson started racing as a professional cyclist in 1984 and went on to ride the Los Angeles Olympics road race the same year, she finished 21st. She rode two more Olympics and has ten National Championships, add three World championship silver medals and you have a full palmarès.

Retro PEZ Talk: American Legend Steve Tilford

Interview: The sad news came through on Wednesday morning of the death of Steve Tilford in a traffic accident in Utah. In tribute to a legend of US cycling you can reread Ed Hood's interview with Steve back in 2010. Our condolences to his family and friends.

Retro PEZ Talk: Thurlow Rogers!

Retro Interview: Thurlow Rogers is one of those names that is still mention when people talk about the days before Lemond and Armstrong. 300 wins to his name, a long pro career and he's still hitting the podium as a masters champion. Ed Hood caught up with Thurlow to hear all about it from a real 'legend'.

Retro PEZ Talk: Per Bausager!

Retro Interview: Following on in our series of retro interviews; Ed Hood spoke to Danish 'workman' professional Per Bausager. For 13 years Bausager plied his trade in Belgium and Italy, but he was highly thought of and was repeatedly called back to Italy by the top team leaders.

Retro PEZ Talk: Tom Prehn

Retro Interview: US cycling in the '80s was a hot bed of top riders at a time when there were few International races and American cyclists in Europe were a rare beast. That all changed when Greg Lemond hit the road, but there were a plethora of talent and Ed Hood has unearthed yet another of those top men... Tom Prehn.

Retro PEZ Talk: Glenn Sanders

Retro Interview: Glenn Sanders is maybe not a name that comes to mind when thinking of North American cycle racing in the 80s, but he's been there and got the T shirt when it comes to mixing it with the big European professionals of the time. And like most other US riders, he has a few Alexi Grewal anecdotes.