GIRO’21 Stage 12: Victorious Vendrame!

Giro d’Italia Stage 12: Today was a day for the break, but they had to work for it in the first 70 kilometres. When the break succeeded to make the escape, it was big and the peloton let them take 11 minutes. The group split and we were left four that split to two: Chris […]

GCN’s José Been Gets PEZ’d!

TV Commentator Interview: Between the Eurosport and the GCN channels there are a lot of cycling commentators these days, and one of the most well informed and captivating is José Been. The lady from Dalen in the province of Drenthe, the Netherlands knows her stuff – Vik says so. Ed Hood caught up with José […]

Sean Kelly Talks Liège-Bastogne-Liège

Star Rider Interview: Sean Kelly was the ‘King of the Classics’ for many years, but the man from Carrick-on-Suir also won the Vuelta a España and many shorter stage races. His record at Liège-Bastogne-Liège is incomparable and so Ed Hood caught up with Irishman for his thoughts on the ‘Old Lady’ of the road. *** […]

Italian Road Star of the 90’s Mario Chiesa Gets PEZ’d!

Ex-rider interview: Mario Chiesa stuck with the same manager his whole professional team and, more importantly, his manager stuck with him from 1988 to 1997. As ‘road captain’ he helped to guided riders like Marco Pantani, Urs Zimmermann and Claudio Chiappucci to some big victories. More recently he’s been behind the steering wheel of nine […]

Catching Up with Shifting Gears’ Eamon Lucas

Rider Interview: After a year of… not much due to covid, US rider Eamon Lucas is back in Belgium and looking forward to more wins and a professional contract. Ed Hood catches up with Eamon from his Belgian base in Brugge to hear about life since pre-covid lockdown. Back in Belgium It was March 2019 […]

The Best Breathable Cycling Masks 2021 | NAROOMASK

Every year, pollen season arrives as a force to be reckoned with. Cyclists looking forward to the paths cutting through beautiful greenery often can also look forward to the pollen that blankets those paths in yellow. In some regions, pollen season includes summer and fall as well, making 75% of the year a time for […]

How To Do the Flemish Weekend Like A Pro

2019 Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne: Ed Hood is missing his Flemish weekend at the first of the Spring Classics in Belgium; we look back at his trip to Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne in 2019. No frites and cobbles for Ed in 2021. Ed and his gang visited the EF Education First team and the ‘Koers’ […]

Vuelta a España 2021 Route Revealed

Today, the Burgos Evolution Forum hosted the official presentation of the route of La Vuelta 21. The event, marked by sanitary safety measures, limited capacities and distancing among the attendees, presented the ‘La Vuelta de las Catedrales’. The Spanish grand tour’s 76th edition will take off in front of the Burgos Cathedral on the 14th […]

Aidan Duff: A Man of Many Facets

Interview: ‘Been there, got the T shirt’ is an overly used phrase, but in the case of Aidan Duff, the shirt fits perfectly. Top young rider in Ireland, Professional in France and now bike builder. Ed Hood caught up Aidan at his carbon bike emporium, Fifty One Cycles. With Irishman Sam Bennett one of ‘yer […]

Garry Wiggins: A Legend With A Tragic End

Remembering Gary Wiggins: The late Gary Wiggins’ sister Glenda Hughes, took to social media recently to remind us that some 13 years have passed since the big man from Tasmania died under mysterious circumstances. Wiggins had many sides – depending on how you knew him – which prompted us to re-run our review of his […]

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