Small Talk interviews Cadel Evans and he doesn’t like Belkin

i've had a bit of a soft spot for Cad Bloody El! Evans ever since he made Vinokourov cry over the white mud of the Strade Bianche on Stage 7 of the 2010 Giro. go to about 1'04 on this video here to see Evans resplendent and filthy in the Rainbow, reminding people just what … Continue reading Small Talk interviews Cadel Evans and he doesn’t like Belkin

Will Routley interview: “We are all part of this sport and we need people to believe in it again”

Will Routley, cracking fella, was fortunate enough to entice him over to Taiwan for the KOM Challenge just recently. Will has been a pro since 2008 and just enjoyed his best year with Optum-Kelly Benefit Strategies with a win on Stage 4 and the overall KOM in the 2014 Tour of Califiornia. I caught up … Continue reading Will Routley interview: “We are all part of this sport and we need people to believe in it again”

Nicole Cooke Exclusive on CP: “Bring in Lifetime Bans”

Nicole Cooke says 'no more heroes' but, truth be told, she is one of mine. And to top all that off, she is so damn nice too. I met Nicole through her dad Tony, who responded to an article of mine which was on about how the bad guys get Gran Fraudos but the clean … Continue reading Nicole Cooke Exclusive on CP: “Bring in Lifetime Bans”

Matt Cooke Interview: ‘You would never know their names if they had never taken drugs’

American former professional rider (he has just retired at 35) Matt Cooke came on the radar screens at crankpunk HQ when he commented on an article i wrote about dopers having those wonderful gran fraudos, as they do. we then chatted a little about doing an interview but never got round to it. then i … Continue reading Matt Cooke Interview: ‘You would never know their names if they had never taken drugs’

a chat with Graeme Obree

by crankpunk after helping to get the word out about the new film about Graeme Obree's attempt at the world land speed record that is currently in post-production - The Outsider: Graeme Obree's Story - i decided to chance my arm at wrangling an interview with the legend himself in the hope of further pimping … Continue reading a chat with Graeme Obree

Dr. Conor McGrane on The Pat McQuaid File and an extraordinary meeting

you will no doubt be aware of the recent rumblings concerning the nomination of the UCI head honcho Mr. Pat McQuaid, who in his quest to grab another term as president of the beloved world governing body of cycling is causing divisions within the sport. and when i say 'body' it is very nearly in … Continue reading Dr. Conor McGrane on The Pat McQuaid File and an extraordinary meeting

interview: Dino Cento of Campagnolo

it's not the most comfortable of situations these days for Campagnolo. once the foremost supplier of groupsets and wheels to the very best cycling teams in the world, Campagnolo saw its market share guzzled away first by the arrival of Shimano's top-end groupsets in the 70s and then by the blitzkrieg unleashed by the new … Continue reading interview: Dino Cento of Campagnolo

interview: professional rider Nathan Dahlberg

crankpunk had the pleasure of catching up with fellow racer and former 7-11 and Motorola rider Nathan Dahlberg of New Zealand. Nathan's extraordinary career as a pro began in 1988, which saw him ride the Tour de France, not to mention participating in classics such as the Tour of Flanders. currently Directeur Sportif with the … Continue reading interview: professional rider Nathan Dahlberg

interview: Steve Domahidy of Factor

crankpunk remembers opening ProCycling one day a couple of years or so ago and doing a double take. staring back at me was this fearsome looking machine that cost more than every crankpunkcar i'd had - combined - and with design features that looked like they'd come from another dimension, which, considering that the Factor … Continue reading interview: Steve Domahidy of Factor

Shane Stokes interview

crankpunk caught up with Shane Stokes of the cycling website VeloNation.com.¬† Shane is a veteran commentator of the sport who, throughout his career, has sought to publish news and reports as and when they arose that pertained to the fallacy that Lance Armstrong was riding without the aid of performance enhancing drugs. as a fellow … Continue reading Shane Stokes interview