Interviews

Svein Tuft (Can) SpiderTech p/b C10 dons the National Champion Jersey. [P] Chris Redden
Interview with Svein Tuft

– Top Canadian roadie Svein Tuft has been in the limelight recently given his signing with the new Australian pro team, GreenEdge. Tuft has been on a roller coaster ride since last fall when … READ MORE →

Elite Women's XC podium (l-r) 2nd, Pendrel 1st, Lechner 3rd. [P] Michal Cerveny
Interview with MTB World Champion Catharine Pendrel

(Kamloops, BC) – Canada’s Catharine Pendrel made history on Sept. 3 claiming the 2011 Elite Women’s XC MTB World Championship rainbow jersey and lived her dream. It was Pendrel’s first time on the Worlds … READ MORE →

Rob Fraser
Canada Cup DH #3 Finale Panorama Interviews w/Rosser and Fraser

(Panorama Mountain Village, BC) – We caught up with Lauren Rosser (BC) Cycling BC/Team Young Guns and Rob Fraser (ON) Primary SRAM/TREK winners of the final round of Canada Cup DH Cup at Panorama … READ MORE →

Catharine Pendrel [P] Michal Cerveny
Interview with Catharine Pendrel – Olympic MTB Test Event Elite Women’s Winner

(Hadleigh Farm, UK) – Following her stellar victory at the  Elite Women’s Olympic MTB Test Event at  Hadleigh Farm International we caught up with Canada’s Catharine Pendrel for a brief interview to find out … READ MORE →

Ryder Hesjedal on Stage 19 at the Tour. [P] Slipstream Sports
Post-Tour Interview with Ryder Hesjedal

(Biarritz, France) – After 21 stages covering 3,430.5 kilometres at the Tour de France, Ryder Hesjedal finally had an opportunity to take a short break. His fourth Tour de France had some ups (3rd … READ MORE →

Chris Kovarik [P] Ryan Kuhn
Canadian DH Nationals Interviews w/Mitchell, Buchar, Sangers and Kovarik

(Panorama Mountain Village, BC) – Following the 2011 Canadian DH Nationals on Sunday, July 25 at Panorama Mountain Resort we caught up with defending Elite Men’s champ Andrew Mitchell (BC) Dunbar/Devinci who was stoked … READ MORE →

Andrew Mitchell
Canadian DH Nationals – Preview and Interviews with Mitchell and Gauvin

(Panorama Mountain Village, BC) – This weekend the top downhillers in the country are going head-to-head looking to grab the coveted Canadian titles in the U17, juniors, elite, and masters category at Panorama Mountain … READ MORE →

Dean Tennant
Canadian DH Nationals – Qualifications, Interviews w/Tennant, Sangers & Miller UPDATED

(Panorama, BC) – Here are the results from the Qualifications as the 2011 Canadian DH Nationals get underway at Panorama Mountain Resort in BC. Last year BC dominated the championships winning both Junior and … READ MORE →

Canada's Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Cervelo) [P] Peter Kraiker
Interview with Ryder Hesjedal – Rest Day 2 at the Tour

(Châteauneuf-du-Pape, France) – The only Canadian in this year’s Tour de France is Victoria, BC’s Ryder Hesjedal. Last year he was in the headlines with some stellar rides in the mountains on his way … READ MORE →

Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo on Stage 9 [P] Slipstream Sports
Interview with Ryder Hesjedal – Rest Day at the Tour

(Saint-Flour, France) – When we last left Ryder Hesjedal, he was on a high that can only be produced by having the yellow jersey on one’s team, in this case on the back of … READ MORE →

Daniel Martin wins the Master men's  40-49 race. [P] Chris Redden
2011 Junior/Master Road Nationals Interviews Part 2 – Doyle, Brien, Martin, Thisdel

(Burlington, ON) – Here’s Part 2 of our Junior/Master video interviews at the 2011 IMMUNITY-FX Canadian Road Championships that wrapped up on Sunday, July 3rd in Burlington, ON with the road races. We caught … READ MORE →

2011 - Tour de France 2e etappe
Interview with Ryder Hesjedal at the Tour

July 4, 2011 (Les Essarts, France) – Last July, Canadians were glued to their televisions and computers watching Ryder Hesjedal’s unexpected performance at the Tour de France. He had his best results in the most … READ MORE →

Emile Jean (Equipe du Quebec) [P] Chris Redden
2011 Junior Road Nationals Interviews Part 1 – Jean, Ewart, Beveridge

July 4, 2011 (Burlington, ON) – Here’s Part 1 of our Junior/Master video interviews. We caught up with junior men’s National RR champ, Emile Jean of Team Québec, along with Annie Ewart of the Cycling … READ MORE →

Emil Jean (Equipe du Quebec wins gold. [P] Chris Redden
2011 Road Nationals Junior Women/Men RR FULL Results – Ewart and Jean Win

July 3, 2011 (Burlington, ON) – Annie Ewart (Cycling BC) has captured another gold taking the win in the 67.68km Junior Women’s road race on Sunday at the 2011 IMMUNITY-FX Canadian Junior/Master/Paracycling Road Championships. Allison … READ MORE →

Mike Sarnecki & Mike Blennerhassett[P]Sheldon Smart Bikeridr.com
Furious 3 Day 1 Report, Results, Photos

Julye 2, 2011 (Alberta) – The inaugural Furious 3 Mountain Bike Stage Race started on time with no fuss – impressive for an event of this size happening for the first time. The sun was … READ MORE →

Chris Prendergast from Manitoba[P]Audrey Lemieux
2011 Road Nationals Junior Women/Men’s Criterium Interviews – Beveridge and Prendergast

July 1, 2011 (Toronto, ON) – We caught up newly crowned 2011 Road Nationals Junior Women and Men’s Criterium Champions Allison Beveridge from Alberta, and Chris Prendergast from Manitoba, for their take on their Canada … READ MORE →

Annie Ewart (Cycling BC) new junior women's TT champ.[P]Cycling BC
2011 Road Nationals Junior ITT Interviews – Ewart and Cataford

June 30, 2011 (Belfountain, ON) – Earlier today Annie Ewart (Cycling BC) and Alex Cataford (Team Ontario) won the Junior Women’s and Men’s 16.7/21.6km ITT titles respectively at the 2011 IMMUNITY-FX Canadian Junior/Master/Paracycling Road Championships … READ MORE →

David Veilleux was unable to come around Benjamin Chaddock (Team Exergy) who made it to the line first.[P]Peter Kraiker/KraikerPhoto.com
2011 Road Nationals Elite Men’s Criterium Interviews and Photos – Veilleux and St. John

June 27, 2011 (Georgetown, ON) – There was lots of action in the elite men’s criterium, which marked the final day of the 2011 IMMUNITY-FX Canadian Road Championships in downtown Georgetown, ON, on Sunday. The … READ MORE →

Leah Kirchmann (Team Manitoba) at the front as Joelle Numainville (TIBCO) sits on[P]Peter Kraiker/studiofstop.com
2011 Road Nationals Elite Women’s Criterium Interviews and Photos – Kirchmann, Numainville, Race Action

June 27, 2011 (Georgetown, ON) – Check out some of the race action as Leah Kirchmann (Team Manitoba) defended her National Criterium title in the Elite Women’s 30-lap race at the 2011 IMMUNITY-FX Canadian Road … READ MORE →

(l-r) Will Routley, Steve Bauer, Svein Tuft at the finish.[P]Chris Redden
2011 Road Nationals Elite/U23 Men’s RR Interviews – Tuft, Bauer, Routley, Bell, Houle and Celebration Footage

June 26, 2011 (Milton, ON) – We caught up with winner Svein Tuft along with Steve Bauer, Will Routley, Zach Bell and Hugo Houle following the Elite/U23 Men’s road race at the 2011 IMMUNITY-FX Canadian … READ MORE →

Erinne Willock (Team Tibco/To The Top)[P]Peter Kraiker/KraikerPhoto.com
Interview with Erinne Willock on Women’s ITT and RR at the 2011 Road Nationals

June 24, 2011 (Belfountain, ON) – We caught up with Erinne Willock (Team Tibco/To The Top) after her ninth-place time trial effort in the 21.67km race at 2011 Canadian Road Nationals in Belfountain, Ontario. She … READ MORE →

2011 Banff National Park Bike Fest Elite Men's final podium (l-r): Jason Thompson (3rd), Will Routley (1st), Justin Kerr (2nd). [P] Craig Douce
Banff Bike Fest Interviews With Winners Routley and Brown

June 24, 2011 (Banff, AB) – Here are some great post-race interviews with Banff Bike Fest GC winners Will Routley (SpiderTech p/b C10) and Laura Brown (Local Ride/Dr. Vie Superfoods+). Routley, the defending elite men’s … READ MORE →

Svein Tuft (SpiderTech p/b C10)[P]Redden Media
2011 Road Nationals Interviews – Tuft, Hughes, Whitten, Samplonius

June 24, 2011 (Burlington, ON) – Check out these video interviews with newly crowned Elite men’s and women’s National ITT champions Svein Tuft (SpiderTech p/b C10) and Clara Hughes (Equipe de Quebec), along with Elite … READ MORE →

Leah Kirchmann (Colavita/Forno d'Asolo p/b Cooking Light)[P]Amy Smolens
Nature Valley GP Stage 6 Stillwater Criterium Interviews, Photos – Kirchmann and Willock

June 20, 2011 (Stillwater, MN) – The organizers of the Nature Valley Grand Prix call Stage 6 the Stillwater Criterium, but the grand finale of this stage race is anything but your usual pancake-flat crit. … READ MORE →

Final GC podium (l-r): Colex 2nd, Mancebo 1st, Tuft 3rd.[P]Jerome Gendreau
Tour de Beauce Stage 6 Final Reports, More Photos & Interviews with Tuft and Fraser

June 19, 2011 (St-Georges, QC) – Spain’s Francisco Mancebo Perez (Realcyclist.com) became the new champion of the Tour de Beauce, maintaining his lead in the overall standings following the 6th and final stage, a 125km … READ MORE →

Svein Tuft (Can) SpiderTech p/b C10[P]Jerome Gendreau
Tour de Beauce Stage 3 – Interviews with Gord Fraser and Svein Tuft

June 16, 2011 (Mont Megantic, QC) – Following Stage 3 up Mont Megantic and the victory by Realcyclist.com’s Francisco Mancebo Perez (Esp) we caught up the team’s Director Sportif Gord Fraser, a former top Canadian … READ MORE →

Leah Kirchmann (Can) Colavita/Forno d'Asolo p/b Cooking Light in the Wheaties Fuel Sprint jersey.[P]Amy Smolens
Nature Valley Grand Prix Stage 1, 2 Interviews – Samplonius, Willock, Kirchmann

June 16, 2011 (Saint Paul, MN) – Every year it seems that Canada’s Anne Samplonius (NOW and Novartis) racks up some impressive results at the Nature Valley Grand Prix and this year is no exception. … READ MORE →

Svein Tuft (Can) SpiderTech p/b C10 [P]Andrew Rogers
Interview with Svein Tuft

June 3, 2011 – Svein Tuft (SpiderTech p/b C10) was experiencing a solid 2011 season abroad until his stomach fell out, and so did his late spring – but he’ll spring “back soon,” says Tuft. … READ MORE →

Serge Arsenault [P] Pasquale Stalteri file photo
Interview with Serge Arsenault on Dropping 2015 Road Worlds Bid and Boston 2012

March 25, 2011 – Following our earlier report that Quebec City is no longer in the running to host the 2015 UCI World Road Championships we contacted Serge Arsenault to find out more about this … READ MORE →

Catharine Pendrel[P]
Pendrel Wins Masters World Cup XC Ski 15km

March 7, 2011 (Vernon, BC) – Catharine Pendrel (Can) Luna Pro Team won the women’s 30+ 15km freestyle at the Sparkling Hills Masters World Cup on Saturday at Sovereign Lake near Vernon, BC. The 30-year-old … READ MORE →

(l-r): Zach Bell and Tara Whitten (Can) - World Cup Track Cycling Omnium Champs.[P]CCA
Interview with World Cup Champs Zach Bell and Tara Whitten

February 25, 2011 – Tara Whitten and Zach Bell were recently crowned World Cup Omnium Champions as the Track World Cup series ended in Manchester, Great Britain on Feb. 19-20. The Omnium, in which riders … READ MORE →

The Team SpiderTech p/b C10 crew with podium girls.[P]pedalmag.com
Steve Bauer, Ray Arbesman and Gervais Rioux on Team SpiderTech p/b C10

February 10, 2011 (Toronto, ON) – Here’s our final installment of interviews and pics from the illustrious Team SpiderTech p/b C10 launch as the first Canadian UCI Pro Continental squad held on Feb. 4 in … READ MORE →

Martin Gilbert[P]pedalmag.com
Team SpiderTech p/b C10 – Interviews With Gilbert and Boivin

February 8, 2011 (Toronto, ON) – We caught up with some Team SpiderTech p/b C10 riders at the launch including current Canadian Road Champ Will Routley, strong U23 rider David Boily, top World Cup track … READ MORE →

Part of the 2011 Team SpiderTech p/b C10 team... [P]pedalmag.com
Team SpiderTech p/b C10 Video Interviews and Photos

February 6, 2011 (Toronto, ON) – We caught up with some Team SpiderTech p/b C10 riders at the launch including current Canadian Road Champ Will Routley, strong U23 rider David Boily, top World Cup track … READ MORE →

Steve Bauer - SpiderTech Directeur Sportif[P]Scott Kelly
Interview with Steve Bauer – An Inside Look at SpiderTech pb C10 for 2011

January 27, 2011 (St. Catharines, ON) – Pedal Magazine had the opportunity to visit the SpiderTech p/b C10 headquarters last week and as one can imagine it was a beehive of activity. SpiderTech powered by … READ MORE →

Michael Barry (Can) Team Sky[P]pedalmag.com
Michael Barry’s Christmas Q&A

December 27, 2010 – Since Team Sky launched their regular question and answer feature with Michael Barry last week they’ve had a huge response from fans writing in with all kinds of cycling-related questions. Barry, … READ MORE →

Svein Tuft (Can) at Eneco Tour.[P]Cor Vos
SpiderTech Scores a Hat Trick – Interview with Svein Tuft

December 23, 2010 (Langley, BC) – Known as one of the world’s best time trialists, 2008 Road Worlds ITT silver medalist, Svein Tuft, is one of only three Canadian men to have won a medal … READ MORE →

Natasha Elliott (Garneau-Club Chaussures)[P]Kris Westwood
Hammer and Anvil Cyclocross Videos

November 15, 2010 (Ottawa, ON) – Check out these videos from Day 1 and 2 including race action and interviews at Hammer and Anvil Cyclocross last weekend in Ottawa. The big winners both days were … READ MORE →

Making Great Athletes – Why Failing is Good

November 8, 2010 – British sports writer and Olympian Matthew Seyed makes some bold claims about the science of success in athletics, “choking”, the myth of talent, how to encourage children in sport, and failure … READ MORE →

Derrick St. John (Garneau Club Chaussures)[P]Jan Safka/www.cyclingphotos.ca
Toronto International Cyclo-Cross Day 1 Interviews and Photos

October 16, 2010 (Toronto, Ontario) – We caught up with Derrick St. John (Garneau-Club Chaussures-Ogilvy Renault), his better half Natasha Elliott (Garneau-Club Chaussures-Ogilvy Renault), and Alberta import, Aaron Schooler (Team H&R Block) for their impressions … READ MORE →

Shannon Lynn (l) and Christina Smith [P]pedalmag.com
Ride4Red Interview with Former Miss Canada Shannon Lynn

October 12, 2010 (Vancouver, BC) – We caught up with former Miss Canada Shannon Lynn from Ride4Red and her team mate Christina Smith during their first pit stop in Vancouver. The team is on a … READ MORE →

Richard Wooles[P]CCA
Commonwealth Games 2010 – Interview with Richard Wooles

October 8, 2010 (New Delhi, India) – We caught up with Canadian track coach Richard Wooles at the Commonwealth Games just before he boarded a plane to return home following the final day of competition … READ MORE →

(l) Svein Tuft and Christian Meier.[P]Byron Dawson
2010 Road Worlds Interviews with Tuft, Meier and Rollin

October 4, 2010 (Geelong, Australia) – We caught up with Svein Tuft, Christian Meier and Dom Rollin after the Elite men’s road race at the Road Worlds in Australia for their impressions of the race … READ MORE →

Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC[P]Cor Vos
Audio Interview with Cadel Evans

September 28, 2010 (Melbourne, Australia) – With the 2010 UCI Road World Championships starting on Wed. Sept. 29 in Australia and Cadel Evans the first Aussie to wear the Elite men’s rainbow jersey, he’s been … READ MORE →

Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Transitions[P]pedalmag.com
Queen’s Park Grand Prix – More Interviews – Hesjedal, Pinfold, Parisien

September 21, 2010 (Toronto, ON) – Here’s a selection of more video interviews from the Queen’s Park Grand Prix held on Sunday, Sept. 19. We caught up with Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Transitions), Andrew Pinfold (United Health … READ MORE →

Jeffery Schiller (Garneau-Club Chaussures-Ogilvy).[P]pedalmag.com
Queen’s Park Grand Prix Interviews – Schiller, Numainville, Barry and Bauer

September 19, 2010 (Toronto, ON) – Here’s a selection of video interviews including men’s race winner Jeffery Schiller (Garneau-Club Chaussures-Ogilvy), women’s winner Joelle Numainville (Webcor Builders) along with Michael Barry (Team Sky Pro Cycling) and … READ MORE →

Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Transitions with fan at Hello Velo meet and greet.[P]pedalmag.com
Ryder Hesjedal Celebrates with Fans at Hello Velo

September 18, 2010 (Toronto, ON) – Canadian star Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Transitions) spent the afternoon signing autographs and chatting with fans at an afternoon greet and meet session at Hello Velo in Toronto on Saturday, one … READ MORE →

Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Transitions[P]Pasquale Stalteri
Montreal ProTour – Interviews with Hesjedal, Gesink, and Sagan

September 15, 2010 (Montreal, QC) – Check out the following Montreal ProTour post-race video interviews with the top three riders: Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Transitions (3rd), Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank (1st), and Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Doimo … READ MORE →

UCI President Pat McQuaid (r) with Pedal's Tim Lefebvre[P]Peter Kraiker/studiofstop.com
Canadian ProTours – Interview with UCI President Pat McQuaid

September 12, 2010 (Montreal , QC) – The ProTour made it’s way from Quebec City to Montreal on Saturday and later that day we sat down with UCI President Pat McQuaid to get his candid … READ MORE →

Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Transitions[P]Peter Kraiker/studiofstop.com
Montreal ProTour – Pre-Race Interview with Ryder Hesjedal

September 11, 2010 (Montreal, QC) – We caught up with Canadian pro, Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Transitions), a regular Pedal contributor with his column Ryder Report, in the lobby of the Delta Centre-Ville hotel in Montreal. The … READ MORE →