PEZ first spoke to Tony Cruz when he was still a rider, back in 2006, even one of his bikes has featured in Readers' Rigs. So, it's well past time Ed Hood caught up with the ex pro.
John Herety was one of the 'British Foreign Legion' when he was a Continental pro. He led the way for many Brit riders through the famous ACBB. After Euro success John returned to race on home roads before moving into team management and more success. Ed Hood caught up with John for a chat over old times.
It was the Giro that made Austin Walsh do it - Invest so much time and money into his collection of cycling memorabilia which now threatens to overwhelm his bike shop. The Italian race started on the Emerald Isle in 2014 and Austin was so smitten by ‘The Pink Race’ that he decided to turn the bike shop, which he’s run since 1995, into a bike racing shrine.
Sean Yates was old school to me. He began his career with Peugeot: think Charly Gaul, Bernard Thevenet, Tom Simpson, Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle, and Eddy Merckx. And ever since he has been connected with America’s team: 7-Eleven and Motorola as a rider, and then Discovery Channel and Astana as a Director Sportif. PEZ takes a moment to catch up with one of the greats.