Interviews

Interview With Bob Stapleton

Bob Stapleton arrived professional cycling during a storm and, while another one is brewing, said he may return. From his home in San Luis Obispo, California, he is watching it all unfold – it is his “daily soap opera” he says – and waiting for his chance.

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Q&A With Filippo Simeoni

Filippo Simeoni was first – beating David Millar, Floyd Landis, Tyler Hamilton – to confess and break the code of silence in cycling. Ten years before the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) case against Lance Armstrong, he testified in a criminal case against Michele Ferrari. The Italian cyclist admitted he doped and detailed Ferrari’s operations in …

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Greg LeMond Radio Interview

If you have some time today I’d recommend listening to this excellent radio interview with Greg LeMond on his campaign to raise awareness for ADD, his thoughts on doping, and how pro cycling can be cleaned up, his relationship with Armstrong, the UCI, and a wide range of other topics.

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Q&A With Paul Kimmage

Paul Kimmage spent last week preparing for a date with the international cycling federation, the UCI. He is fielding phone calls, meeting lawyers and reflecting on his 20-plus years as a journalist. This past year has had its ups and downs, or rather, downs and ups. After 10 years of service, the Sunday Times of London …

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Matty Wilson – New Beginnings

Last Sunday Matty Wilson’s rode the final race of his twelve year career in Hamburg at the Vattenfall Cyclassics. Matt confesses that he’s not one of those naturally talented riders which is perhaps why he’s easier to relate to than many others (I can tell you though, he’s pretty bloody amazing).  Last night Matt took …

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Busyman Bicycles’ Mick Peel

One of the hidden gems of Melbourne’s cycling culture is Busyman Bicycles who is renowned for designing elegant saddle covers and bar tape. Owner Mick Peel took some time to chat with CyclingTips so we could learn more about his craft.

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A Yarn With Rupert Guinness

If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? The same analogy can be used with bike racing. The media obviously gives most of its attention to the athletes of any given sport, but what about the individuals who record its great moments? The …

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Q&A With GreenEDGE’s Wes Sulzberger

Wes Sulzberger has been described to me as “one of those guys you’d be happy for your daughter to marry”. For all you fathers who want a pro cyclist as a son-in-law, I’m sorry to say he’s taken. As a cyclist, Wes is one of those riders who puts every one of his races on …

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Interview with Humphrey Cobbold, CEO of Wiggle

Over the past few years Wiggle has taken the worldwide bike industry by storm and has revolutionised the way we shop for our cycling gear. Humphrey Cobbold, the CEO of Wiggle took the time to speak to me last evening and share their story of humble beginnings, future ambitions and his views of the industry …

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Daniel Teklehaimanot | Pride of Africa

I first spoke with GreenEDGE’s first signing Daniel Teklehaimanot at the Bay Crits in Melbourne a couple months ago. He speaks a little English, but first language is Tigrinya, so it wasn’t as detailed of a conversation as I had hoped. In this feature, European based cycling journalist Gregor Brown speaks to Daniel and various …

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