Interviews

Van Dijk previews Flanders, talks Worlds & more!

Current ITT World Champion Ellen van Dijk talks to the Café about Sunday's Ronde van Vlaanderen, winning World Championships solo, in a team & on the track, changing teams and much more. You can read this one, or listen to it as a podcast

Emma Johansson on Binda, Flanders and more!

An interview with the number one-ranked rider in the world, on the next two rounds of the Road World Cup,

Van Vleuten previews the 2014 Ronde van Drenthe

On Saturday it's the first round of the Road World Cup, the Ronde van Drenthe. Rabo-Liv rider Annemiek van Vleuten dropped into the Café to tell us about the race, how she feels now she's racing with both legs again, winning a new floor, and more

Tiffany Cromwell part 2: on and off the bike

In part 2 of our interview with Tiffany Cromwell, she tells us about the Specialized-lululemon California team camp, which races she really wants to win, and what she gets up to off the bike.

Tiffany Cromwell interview part 1: Omloop preview

Last year's Omloop het Nieuwsblad winner Tiffany Cromwell talks to the Café about what to expect from the Omloop, racing with her news Specialized-lululemon, descending with Vos and more! Come back soon for part 2

Helen Wyman on Koppenbergcross equal prize money

Current European and Koppenbergcross Champion Helen Wyman talks to the Café about what equal prize money at this year's race means to her and the sport, and how it happened

Kirsten Wild previews 2014 Ladies Tour of Qatar

The Tour of Qatar, is the traditional season-opener for the women's peloton, always one of the most exciting races of the year. Last year, Kirsten Wild won the race in spectacular fashion - so who better to preview this year's race for the Café?

Helen Wyman previews the Cyclocross World Champs

European CX Champ Helen Wyman is a long-time friend of the Café, so who better to preview Saturday's 'Cross World Champs? We talk about the course, the key contenders, her recent experience on the UCI CX Commission and the future of the sport

Interview: Tim Lewis

Land of Second Chances author talks about his book, Rwandan cycling and the search for a world-class black African cyclist.

Interview: Giles Belbin

Mountain Kings author Giles Belbin pops into the Café to talk about the mountains of the Tour de France and the men who made them famous.

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Interview: Daniel Friebe

"Climbing to the Lagunas de Neila at dusk in November, the roar of the Soča river on the south side of the Vršič pass in a deluge, the last, amber light over Monte Catria on a cloudless day in May..." Daniel Friebe and the joy of cols.

Interview: Richard Moore

Richard Moore pops into the Café again, this time to talk about this recent grande boucle book, Tour de France 100.

Studley reports on China’s first-ever UCI CX race

Kari Studley’s race report from China’s first-ever UCI cyclocross event

Stef Wyman: cost/benefit of funding women's teams

Stefan Wyman, DS/manager of British team Matrix Fitness Racing Academy, recently put out a blog on why now is a great time to sponsor women's cycling, & a press release of the costs of running a team. Here's an interview about that & more

Giro Rosa: Spratty's last Q&A & more riders talk

Throughout the Giro Rosa, ORICA-AIS' Amanda Spratt answered questions on the race, and she came back after it was over for more! With post-Giro Q&As from Martine Bras, Marijn de Vries and Emily Collins

Giro Rosa rider reactions - Marianne Vos & more!

Now the dust has settled on the Giro Rosa, I've been asking riders how they enjoyed the race. Part 1 - with Marianne Vos, Lucinda Brand, Valentina Scandolara, Lauren Hall and Loren Rowney. Come back tomorrow for Part 2.

Jessie & Elisa: Giro Rosa Stage 7 Rider Reactions

Rider reactions from the penultimate Giro Rosa stage - sprinting, tweeting and team birthdays from ORICA-AIS' Jessie Maclean, Elisa Longo Borghini talks about her recovery, Amber Pierce's video tactical review and the best of the twitter reactions

Spratty in the mountains! Giro Rosa St 6 reactions

ORICA-AIS rider Amanda Spratt tells us all about whole she feels after two days in the mountains - and I round up my favourite post-climb twitter reactions

Giro Rosa St5 Rider Reactions: JMac & the grupetto

In the Stage 5 rider Q&A, Jessie Maclean told me all about what it's really like in the women's peloton when they hit the mountains and tells me grupetto secrets - and share some of the best Giro tweets.

Giro Rosa Stage 4 rider reactions, with smurfs...

Everyday I'm talking to an ORICA-AIS rider, & after Stage 4 it was Amanda Spratt, talking the stage, the mountains to come & more team secrets! Specialized-lululemon's Loren Rowney tells us about her 1st Giro, & Amber Pierce gives a tactical review.

Giro Rosa Stage 3 Q&A - Maclean, Walle & Pierce

Stage 3 rider reactions - Q&A about the stage and more with ORICA's Jessie Maclean, answers about racing in Europe for the first time here, with USA's Brianna Walle, video review from Amber Pierce and a lovely tweet from Elisa Longo Borghini.

Giro Rosa rider reactions: Amanda Spratt on St 2

Amanda Spratt tells us all about riding the chaotic Stage 2, life on the road with ORICA-AIS, and reveals her deep, dark secret....

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Giro Stage 1 Q&As: Jessie Maclean & Amber Pierce

Every day we'll be having special rider Q&As with Jessie Maclean and Amanda Spratt from ORICA-AIS all about the Giro Rosa, as well as regular video reviews of each stage from Amber Pierce. If you have questions for them, ask in the comments!

What do riders think about the Giro Rosa? Part 4

Q&As on the biggest women's stage race of the year from former World Champions Giorgia Bronzini & Ellen van Dijk, National Champions Emilia Fahlin & Cecilie Gotaas Johnsen, and 2012 stage winner Shelley Olds.

What do riders think about the Giro Rosa? Part 3

More riders tell us about the women's Grand Tour, including fears that the grupetto may devolve into a "Lord of the Flies" scenario... Answers from Rochelle Gilmore, Chloe Hosking, Rossella Ratto, Valentina Scandolara, Kirsten Wild & Emma Trott

What do riders think about the Giro Rosa? Part 2

More riders answer questions about the biggest women's stage race of the year - including the total superstar Marianne Vos!

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