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Interview: Jack Thurston

Interview: Rupert Guinness

Interview: Gareth Cartman

Gareth Cartman discusses the 1919 Tour de France and his novel, We Rode All Day, which tells the story of that race.

Interview: Tom Isitt

Tom Isitt pops into the Café to talk about riding in the Zone Rouge and the Tour of the Battlefields.

Interview: Peter Cossins

Peter Cossins talks about his history of the first Tour de France which challenges what we think we know about the birth of the Tour

Interview: Max Leonard

The Higher Calling author talks about mountains and why we are so passionate about them.

Interview: Guy Andrews

Guy Andrews pops in to the Café to talk about Greg LeMond and photography.

Interview: Mark Johnson

Author and photographer Mark Johnson talks about Argyle Armada, his story of a year in the life of pro cycling and the Garmin-Cervélo team.

Interview: Emily Chappell

Emily Chappell talks about her book about her life as a London cycle courier, how it's lead her even deeper into cycling, and a lot more.

Interview: Paul Jones

Paul Jones talks about his book charting the history of the British national hill climb championships, A Corinthian Endeavour.

Interview: Edward Pickering

The Tour de France's yellow jersey club is one of the most exclusive and iconographic champions' clubs in sport, up there with Augusta's fabled green jackets. Edward Pickering talks about his book on its members, The Yellow Jersey Club.

Interview: Maryka Sennema

Reigning national hill climb champion Maryka Senemma talks about that quintessentially British cycling disclipline of hill climbing.

Interview: Richard Moore

Slaying the Badger author Richard Moore pops in to talk about Étape, which has just been released, in paperback and his forthcoming The Bolt Supremacy.

Interview: Peter Joffre Nye

Peter Nye talks about his recent biography of Albert Champion, the Paris-Roubaix winner who went on to play an influential role in the American automobile industry.

Interview: Herbie Sykes

Herbie Sykes talks about The Race Against the Stasi, his book about Dieter Wiedemann.

Chantal Blaak previews the Ronde van Drenthe

Before the first Road World Cup, Boels Dolmans riders Chantal Blaak talks her new team, winning in 2014, and what to expect from the weekend's racing

Worlds Week - the Helen Wyman interview

It's Cyclocross World Championships week! So of course we had to catch up with friend-of-the-Café and 2014 bronze medallist Helen Wyman, to talk the Tábor course, who she predicts to win, her 2014 season, her campaigns for equality, and much more

Rochelle Gilmore interview-new team & Aussie glory

Rochelle Gilmore has her fingers in so many pies this month - owner/manager of Wiggle Down Under, who just won Bay Crits, commentating that & the Road Nationals, and she's just launched a brand new Dream Team to boot! Interview on all that and more!

In which we discuss elephants in the room.....

That thing that we keep hoping will go away rears it's ugly head again

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Patience brings rewards - Lisa Brennauer interview

Lisa Brennauer was by far the most successful rider at the 2014 Road Cycling World Champions, coming home with two gold medals and a silver. She talks about that week, her journey from juniors to the rainbow jersey, plans for next year, and more

Powers leaves the sport with a smile on her face

Alison Powers reflects on her highly successful career, the decision to retire and what's next

What do riders think about the 2014 World course?

I've been wondering what some of the best women riders in the world think about the Ponferrada 2014 Road World Champs.... so exclusively for the Café, I asked them! With tips for who to cheer for, if you're new to women's cycling

Kristy Scrymgeour interviewed on Project X & more!

Interview with former cyclist, journalist, PR manager for HTC-Highroad, and now owner of Specialized-lululemon, Kristy Scrymgeour on winning the 2 recent rounds of the women's Road World Cup, and the Project X crowd-funding initiative.

Koos Moerenhout on Giro Rosa polemica and Rabo-Liv

Rabobank-Liv had the most incredible Giro Rosa, with six stage wins and three riders on the final GC podium. We talked to their DS, Koos Moerenhout about the Giro, where he goes from here, and all the polemica from the final stage

The big Emma Pooley post-Giro Rosa interview

Emma Pooley had the perfect underdog story in the Giro Rosa - starting with a horrible nosebleed & asthma attack in Stage 1 to winning 3 mountain stages in different, exciting ways. She told us all about that, learning to love descending & much more

Rowney & Brennauer preview Thüringen Rundfahrt '14

It's one of the nicest races on the women's calendar, always superb racing - and this year Specialized-lululemon riders Loren Rowney and Lisa Brennauer previewed the race for us. With video and results from the prologue, and race talk in the comments

Giro Rosa St8 Q and A: Pooley, Guarnier and Barnes

More riders have been fantastic and answered questions just for us at the Café - Emma Pooley, who won Stage 8, Megan Guarnier, who attacked up the climb and finished fifth, and Hannah Barnes, racing the Giro for the very first times.

Giro Rosa St 6 QandA - Pooley, Spratty & D'Hoore

Emma Pooley won Stage 6 of the Giro Rosa in a nail-biting, thrilling style - and told us all about it! And ORICA-AIS' Amanda Spratt told us all about her day, and answered Café questions - and you want more? Jolien D'Hoore on her first ever Giro

Vale Scandolara Q and A on Giro Rosa Stage 5

The current Queen of the Mountains talks about Stage 5, what the long transfers mean, studying on Tour and whether it'll ever be possible for her to march in line....

Giro Rosa St4 Q andA: the Scratty Twins and Cordon

Every day we're catching up with ORICA-AIS riders Amanda Spratt and Valentina Scandolara, and after Stage 4, we also have Q and A with first-time Giro rider Audrey Cordon, on how the race is going for them at the half-way point.

Amanda Spratt and Vale Scandolara on Giro Rosa St3

We caught up with ORICA-AIS riders Amanda Spratt and Valentina Scandolara, talking about how the race has been going, and Scandolara's day in the Stage 3 breakaway, that ended in her taking the Queen of the Mountains jersey

Valentina Scandolara on Stage 2 of the Giro Rosa

Every day, wifi permitting, we'll be talking to ORICA-AIS' Valentina Scandolara and Amanda Spratt, an since it was a flat stage, we started with Vale. She answers some questions - & leave yours in the comments, and I'll ask them for you