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Talking Cycling is a series where we talk to a number of interesting people in cycling. The interviews will cover riders, coaches, teams, press figures and more. We hope you all enjoy them.

Index to rider and team profiles

Interviews and profiles for 2003
Interviews and profiles for 2002
Interviews and profiles for 2001
Interviews and profiles for 2000
Interviews and profiles for 1999
Interviews and profiles for 1998-1999

Interviews and profiles for 2002

December 2002 - Santiago Botero - Colombian sportsman of the year
December 2002 - Fred Rodriguez: An up-and-down 2002, supplements and 'Fast Freddy's Blend'
December 2002 - Membership, money and medals: USA Cycling CEO Gerard Bisceglia
December 2002 - Thor Hushovd: Ready to carve out a niche
December 2002 - Greg Minnaar: The Fresh Prince of Big Air
December 2002 - Martin Whiteley, Global Racing DS: Think Global, act local
December 2002 - Kimberly Bruckner: Time for a change
December 2002 - Tim Johnson and Lyne Bessette: The Tim & Lyne show
November 2002 - Laura Van Gilder: How fast (or far) can I go?
November 2002 - Jonny Sundt: Cat on a hot tin roof
November 2002 - Levi Leipheimer: Living up to Potential
November 2002 - Sean Eadie: 2002 World sprint champion
November 2002 - Jonathan Page: US boy bearing the 'cross in Belgium
November 2002 - Oleg Grichkine, Russian Champion: As long as the legs spin
November 2002 - Roy Knickman: Stepping up to the plate for Prime Alliance
November 2002 - Chris Hoy: The Kilo Guy
November 2002 - Tom Danielson: Climbing specialist and new Saturn signing
November 2002 - Lisa Mathison: Junior MTB world champion & UCI scholarship holder
October 2002 - Lance Armstrong comments on the 2003 TdF
October 2002 - Nicholas Roche - Roche junior steps out of the shadows
October 2002 - Henk Vogels Part II - Come fly with me
October 2002 - Baden Cooke - Big Boy Baden
October 2002 - Questions & Lanswers - Lance Armstrong meets the people at Interbike
October 2002 - Tomas L÷vkvist - Sweden's Junior World's hope
October 2002 - Henk Vogels, part 1 - getting chirpy about the World Roads, his best season ever and his decision to leave Credit Agricole
September 2002 - L'Americano - Guido Trenti: a pro's life in Italy and riding the world's for the USA
September 2002 - Cyrille Guimard sings praise of Baden Cooke
September 2002 - Cycling and beyond with Zoulfia Zabirova
September 2002 - Floyd Landis - Back home again
September 2002 - Amber Neben - one of the new stars of women's cycling
September 2002 - Jens Schwedler - Germany's 'cross champion
September 2002 - Jose Miguel Echavarri - a rare interview with the iBanesto.com director (also in Spanish)
September 2002 - Iban Mayo interview - The great orange hope of the Basque Country. Also available in Castellano.
September 2002 - Team Phonak - Talking in the Phonakular
September 2002 - Laurent Jalabert - Bowing out while still at the top
September 2002 - Johan Bruyneel - the USPS mastermind on Vuelta objectives and rivals
August 2002 - Cadel Evans - Off to the Tour with Telekom
August 2002 - Miranda Vierling - brains over brawn at the junior worlds
August 2002 - Bert McConnell - Track racing über-fan
August 2002 - Jonathan Vaughters, part 1 - leaving Credit Agricole
August 2002 - Jonathan Vaughters, part 2 - V is for venerable
August 2002 - Susanne Ljungskog - LGBF final stage winner
August 2002 - Catherine Marsal - Saturn's French connection
August 2002 - Madeleine Lindberg - Swedish champion and LGBF stage winner

July 2002: Tour de France

Lance Armstrong - Pre-Tour press conference
Lance Armstrong - July 25 press conference given in the Alps.
Lance Armstrong - July 27 press conference
Chris Carmichael - speaks about Armstrong's preparation, chances, rivals, the parcours and more.
Baden Cooke Part 1 - Yearning for a stage win the Tour de France.
Baden Cooke Part 2 - When you're scooting along at 70 clicks an hour, there's no time for talking.
Erik Dekker - Getting hip to Mr Congeniality.
David Etxebarria Part 1 - Euskaltel-Euskadi's hard man explains the reason behind the creation of the "Euskaltel animal" and more Also available in Spanish.
David Etxebarria Part 2 - Etxebarria talks about who in EE's hot and who's not, his predictions for the TdF, and more. Also available in Spanish.
Igor Gonzales de Galdeano - ONCE's chrono man (Spanish version)
Ivan Basso - The story of the wolf and the stallion.
Julian Gorospe - Euskaltel's DS on the orange team's Tour aims
Tyler Hamilton - Hamilton will be giving his all to put Austin Powers in a spot of difficulty come the high mountains.
Robert Hunter - The 25 year-old South African sprinter muses about his team's withdrawal from pro cycling at the end of the year.
Floyd Landis - Fat-tyre addict turned relevatory roadie
The Legend of Landis Part 1 - The story of Floyd Landis is among the most intriguing to emerge out the world of pro cycling in the last few years.
The Legend of Landis Part 2 - Floyd talks about his switch from mountainbiking and his entry into the world of professional road racing.
Robbie McEwen - Find out about his preparation and plans leading up the world's biggest cycling race.
Bradley McGee - The prologue favourite from down under talks about his goals, preparation and the fruits of the Aussie FDJ connection
Stuart O'Grady - "I'm back on bike, ready to do everything I can to keep the green jersey until AFTER the line on the Champs-ElysÚes!".
Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez - Euskaltel-Euskadi's 24 year old Tour rookie isn't expected to do great things. Except that is, by himself. Available in Spanish.
Richard Virenque - Virenque's solo victory in Paris-Tours in the latter half of the 2001 season signalled a comeback. However his path of retribution is not complete.

July 2002 - Sarah Ulmer interview - Off to Manchester I go, united
June 2002 - Fredrik Modin - Sweden's newest (and lightest) star
June 2002 - Floyd Landis - Back on right track with USPS for 2002
June 2002 - Deirdre Demet-Barry - Fly Like a Butterfly
June 2002 - Scott Sunderland - Team talk, Commonwealth Games, Aussies in Italy, and Tchmil

May 2002: Giro d'Italia

Dario Cioni - Guerriero del ombra: Shadow warrior
Graeme Brown - Una grande entrata for Brownie
Francesco Casagrande - Headstrong and head-on
Tyler Hamilton - American Flyer
Giovanni Battaglin - A legend of the Giro looks back
Alessandro Petacchi - A Fassabulous season
Daniele Nardello - Friendly aggressor
Gilberto Simoni - Mountain Man
Stefano Garzelli - A man on a mission
Cadel Evans - Pre-Giro thoughts

May 2002 - Mike Giraud - wrenching for Rona
April 2002 - Volvo-Cannondale - Defending the top MTB spot
April 2002 - Viatcheslav Ekimov - Returning to racing
April 2002 - Lance Armstrong - talks about going for a fourth Tour, the Classics and more grief from the French authorities
March 2002 - Dirk Demol - US Postal's directeur sportif
March 2002 - Heiko Salzwedel - The UK's track coach
March 2002 - Erik Zabel - Going for a fifth MSR
March 2002 - Davide Rebellin - Small teams and 2002 aims
March 2002 - Marty Jemison - Returning to Civvy Street
March 2002 - Lance Armstrong - Replies to Vasseur accusations
March 2002 - Cedric Vasseur - Speaking his mind
March 2002 - Scott McGrory - Back to training
February 2002 - Prime Alliance - Aiming higher in 2002
February 2002 - Basil Milsal - Up and coming American Six Day rider
February 2002 - Panaria-Fiordo '02 - Fast, Fizzy and Orange
February 2002 - Hernan Dario Mu˝oz - Tour de Langkawi winner
February 2002 - Team fakta - presentation 2002
February 2002 - David McKenzie - back in the saddle
February 2002 - Equipe Cycliste RONA - Report from the training camp
February 2002 - Team Saturn - Training hard for 2002
February 2002 - Team Coast - Poised for success
January 2002 - Saeco - Longoni Sport - Balance & focus to make a great leap forward
January 2002 - Gilberto Simoni - Preparing for the challenge
January 2002 - Mapei-Quick Step - Mega Mapei wants to regain top spot in '02
January 2002 - ITERA - a presentation without a presentation
January 2002 - Fassa Bortolo - poised for major moves in 2002
January 2002 - US Postal - The 2002 squad emerges into the Arizona sunshine
January 2002 - Victor Hugo Pena - 2001 disappointments, 2002 goals
January 2002 - Servais Knaven - Roubaix, Domo & the Tour
January 2002 - An Evening with Stuart O'Grady - Answering questions from the fans
January 2002 - Zoulfia Zabirova - Life, love and a little on women's cycling
January 2002 - George Hincapie - New Year resolutions, Paris-Roubaix and Postal
January 2002 - Steffen Wesemann - Back in the pink

January 2002: Jacob's Creek Tour Down Under Special

Robbie McEwen - starting the season at fill tilt
Brad McGee - bringing it all back home
Brad Davidson - from Carnegie Caulfield CC to Saeco
David McPartland - best young rider
Bobby Julich - in the pink with Telekom
Glenn d'Hollander - TDU Stage 3 Man of the Day
Robert Tighello - the TDU wild card shows his colours
Scott Sunderland - On the comeback trail
Scott Sunderland - lousy luck
Julian Dean - the best excuse for missing your anniversary
Cadel Evans - riding borrowed bike at the TDU
Cadel Evans - a TDU win at last
Andrea Tafi - in search of one good victory
Daniele Nardello - unfazed by early TDU bump
Fred Rodriguez - Captain America Down Under
Jaan Kirsipuu, - keen for kudos

Interviews and profiles for 2001

December 2002 - Cadel Evans - The road to Mapei
December 2001 - Ryan Bayley - The KFC-fuelled world champ
December 2001 - David McKenzie - Macca's Back
December 2001 - Laurent Jalabert - Jalabert looks ahead
December 2001 - Charly Wegelius - A coffee stop with Charly
November 2001 - Sven Montgomery - Moving up in the world
November 2001 - Rochelle Gilmore - Road scholar
November 2001 - Nicole Cooke - Women's cycling's rising star
November 2001 - Floyd Landis - Floyd goes Postal
November 2001 - David Millar - It's Millar time-out in Noosa
November 2001 - Matthew White - The end of a tough season
October 2001 - Alison Dunlap - Her greatest moment
October 2001 - Brad Wiggins - Francaise des Jeux's new signing
October 2001 - Marty Nothstein - New horizons for the US track king
October 2001 - Viatcheslav Ekimov - The last day is the first day
October 2001 - Danny Pate - U23 world champion
October 2001 - Patrick Serra - Manager of the new SIME team
September 2001 - Trent Wilson - Fakta's new staigiare
September 2001 - Marty Nothstein - From Goodwill to the road
September 2001 - Heiko Salzwedel - Britain's new track coach
August 2001 - Pavel Tonkov - Never giving up hope
August 2001 - Andrei Zintchenko - Emerging Russian has mixed feelings
August 2001 - Dylan Casey - All knitted for the future
August 2001 - Jukka Vastaranta -The world's biggest cycling talent is a skier
July 2001 - Cassie Lowe - Two times women's RAAM winner
June 2001 - Stefan Adamsson - Climbing the cycling ladder
July 2001 - Sean Kelly - King of the Road
July 2001 - Brad McGee - His time keeps improving
May 2001 - Rob Hayles - Confessions of a Classics newbie
May 2001 - Leontien Zijlaard-Van Moorsel - Balance, the Hour Record and retirement
May 2001 - Mark Gorski - US Postal, Le Tour, Lance and more
May 2001 - Brad Wiggins - Big Man, Big Future
April 2001 - Scott Sunderland - The Day After
April 2001 - Nathan O'Neill - Back on track in Italy
March 2001 - Dylan Casey & Jamie Burrow - Postal workers
March 2001 - Rochelle Gilmore - A change in direction?
March 2001 - Baden Cooke - Future star
March 2001 - Viatcheslav Ekimov - 'The Russian'
February 2001 - Fassa Bortolo - The boys in blue 'fess up
February 2001 - Celestino and Savoldelli - Saeco stars speak
February 2001 - Robbie McEwen - Australian sprinter bouncing back

Interviews and profiles for 2000

August 2000 - Tommy Prim - Swedish legend of the '80s
June 2000 - Nicole Freedman - US National Champion and Olympian
June 2000 - George Hincapie - An American for the Classics
May 2000 - Perry Stone - Read about this Canadian's oddessy around Australia
March 2000 - Mari Holden - Disappointments fuel success
February 2000 - Cadel Evans - Cadel's first break
February 2000 - Jamie Drew - A new start for the year
January 2000 - Marion Clignet - A remarkable comeback from arthritis
January 2000 - Anna Wilson - Journey to the top
January 2000 - Ronnie Schmeer - A question of balance
January 2000 - US Postal Service - The winning combination

Interviews and profiles for 1999

December 1999 - Mercury - Strength through solid planning
December 1999 - Nutra-Fig - Committed to developing young riders
December 1999 - 7Up-Colorado Cyclist - A do-it-yourself team
December 1999 - John Lieswyn - Never say surrender
December 1999 - Brett Aitken - A year of ups and downs
December 1999 - Matthew Gilmore - A True Blue Belgian
November 1999 - Andrei Tchmil - World Cup Champion, 1999
November 1999 - Clark Sheehan - A career of ups and downs
January 1999 - Sven Nijs - Belgium's Cyclocross star

Interviews and profiles for 1997-98

January 1998 - Robbie McEwen
January 1998 - Patrick Jonker
January 1998 - Matt White
December 1997 - Anna Wilson
December 1997 - Lance Armstrong