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TOUR History: Ireland’s Best Tour Riders

After Ed Hood's look at his home Scottish Tour riders, he has tuned his eye on to the Irish pros who tackled the race around France. The men from the Emerald Isle have been very successful with stage, overall and points wins.

Alan McCormack: An Irishman in the US Part 1

In this two part interview, Ed Hood has a long talk with Alan McCormack about his long and varied life/cycling career. From Irish champion to British and Belgian pro, to racing and living in the US. Three phases of a full life.

Retro Talk: Irish Star Peter Crinnion

Retro Interview: Roche, Kelly, Kimmage and Early were all top Irish road men in the 80s, but there was two pioneer riders from the Emerald Isle who burst onto the continental scene before them - Shay Elliott and Peter Crinnion were battling in the pro peloton when 'Anglos' were a novelty. Ed Hood caught up with Peter to hear his tale.

Retro Collection: Quay Cycles in Drogheda

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.