It was great to sit down with Elly Woods, Mike Woods’s wife last week and discuss what life is like after packing up and shifting over to live and support Mike with his dream job, pro cycling in Europe. Personally, the support from my wife, Lydia, has been something that has allowed me to pursue a long career in professional cycling living on the other side of the world. And it is exactly the same notion I found after chatting with Elly. Not only did she leave her successful job at Hewlett Packard to follow Mike into the pro cycling world, but she left her home, family and friends back in Canada. But in doing this she has seen so many positives open up for her personally, while also in supporting Mike in his already very successful career.
Talking Luft is back for another week and this time I’ve got Bert De Backer behind the mic, or Backsie as I like to call him. Bert is a Belgian Pro and good mate of mine who I first raced with back in the days of Skil-Shimano, and who also retired this year, riding his […]
Paris Roubaix. My last professional race. It was a hell of a Sunday. The mud has washed off, but it’s a day that will go down in the history books. To celebrate my love for the race and the epic day that was, we decided it needed a cap of it’s own: The Paris Roubaix […]
Photo: Pipe Cano The Cycling Podcast presents Life in the Peloton Since announcing my retirement from Pro cycling earlier this year, I knew I would draw my 13 year career to a close at the end of the 2021 season. At that point I didn’t know what my last race might be. Then fate stepped […]