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"On the Rivet" is our quick-fire Q&A that features interviews with an eclectic mix of personalities we think have made a significant contribution to cycling and cyclists world-wide; each shares an insight and passion for cycling. 

Chris Boardman MBE. One of the greatest cyclists that Britain has ever produced, Chris Boardman became a household name when he won the individual pursuit Gold medal at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. His palmarès also includes numerous World Championship titles and World records against the clock and he wore the coveted Tour de France maillot jaune on three separate occasions. More

Phil Liggett MBE. On the eve of the 100th Tour de France, Wheelsuckers catches up  with the legend that is Phil Liggett. As 'the voice of cycling' prepares to cover his 41st Tour, we ask him which cyclists he would invite round for dinner. Hell no! Phil would far rather enjoy the company of a certain Hollywood A-Lister! More

Paul Sherwen brings a wealth of experience and anecdotes to ITV4's Tour de France coverage. The veteran commentator, who sits alongside Phil Liggett, competed in the Tour seven times and has commentated on nearly 30, but still doesn't know how he came to pursue a career in cycling! In our interview with him, we find out more about the man who goes nowhere without his cycling shoes! More

Dan Guillemette, Team Physio for Sky Procycling, Dan Guillemette, works with the likes of Mark Cavendish, Bradley Wiggins and Edvald Boasson Hagen, nursing their exhausted and often battered bodies so that they can fight another day in the professional peloton. More

Professional cyclist Yanto Barker juggles the demands of the race season with running his own cycle clothing company, Le Col. Yanto only started racing competitively at the age of 15, but his triumph in the British Junior Road Race Championship in 1998 marked him out as one of the brightest young talents in the country. In 2012, Yanto joined the British Team UK Youth. More

Olympic silver and bronze medal winning rower Alex Partridge is a shining example of how the physiology of the rower is transferable to the sport of cycling.  Within weeks of securing a bronze medal in the Eight at the London Olympics, Alex swapped oars for pedals and was propelling himself from Land's End to John O'Groats as part of the Deloitte Ride Across Britain team. More

As official photographer to Team Sky throughout the 2012 season, Scott Mitchell was on hand to record what was to become a historic year for British cycling. Embedded in the team for all three Grand Tours, Scott was given almost free rein to photograph all members of the team, from the riders to the support staff. His portfolio documented a spectacular summer and his daily posts were one of the highlights of the Team Sky website as the respective Tours progressed.  More

As the chef for Team Sky Procycling, Søren Kristiansen is the man responsible for ensuring that the riders and the backroom staff of the British team are all adequately fed. His is a demanding workload, not helped by the fact that the nature of the job means that Søren is often working under semi nomadic conditions - taking over sections of hotel kitchens and buying fresh supplies as the race unfolds. More

Originally from The Hague in Holland, 29-year old Wouter Sybrandy is now in his fourth season with the British UCI Europe Tour team, IG Sigma Sport. In September 2012 Wouter suffered a horrific fall during the final stage of the Tour of Britain and sustained severe injuries to both his face and back, breaking three vertebrae and cracking a further two. He was back on his bike within 3 months! More

Author of the best-selling French Revolutions and Gironimo! Riding the Very Terrible 1914 Tour of Italy, Tim Moore, is a travel adventurer who is inspired by Ray Mears, prefers Italian drivers and eight-panel white-linen baker-boy caps to helmets. He also has a stable of  six "rubbish" bikes including his trusty, theft-repellent Halfords Apollo ladies’ mountain bike. More

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