Though Milan may be known primarily for its fashion, its cathedral and the great Milan-San Remo bike race, it is only slightly less well known for its creamy, golden, saffron-infused risotto. Though I typically do not like to repeat dishes and/or styles of dishes (barley risotto…), this dish is just too classically “Milanese” to overlook in conjunction with Milan-San Remo.
Steeped in Italian cycling history the Passo Gavia is one of the most feared and famous climbs in the Giro d’Italia, first used in 1960 and regularly stirring up its snowy mischief ever since.
The 2014 Tour de France stage 14 parcours to the summit finish at Risoul promises to be a cracker taking in the Col du Lautaret and Col d'Izoard before the final 13km throw down to the day's 3rd hors category climb. PEZ saddled up for a closer look...
PEZ-Fan Kelly from Canada was on holiday in Italy when he had the ultimate ride experience - a chance meeting on the roads of Tuscany with cycling hero Mario Cipollini, and some unexpected miles with the most prolific Giro stage winner ever. Here's his tale.
The Omnium Trainer from SportCrafters promises the fluidity of cycling rollers and the lighter convenience of a transportable trainer packaged to fit inside your carry-on bag - here's a closer look.
When the announcement for the depart of the 2014 Tour de France was given some were scratching their heads - Yorkshire? After beating out the likes of Venice in their bid to host the start of the World's Greatest Bicycle Race we had to ask, what can we expect from Yorkshire? Who better to explain it to us than a true Yorkshireman...
Interview with Geoffrey Soupe of the FDJ professional cycling team. He is French, 25 years old and potentially one of the best lead-out men in the world. Riding for FDJ he has helped both Nacer Bouhanni and Arnaud Démare to important victories but 2013 saw him become crucial to Demare’s success. We recently caught up with Geoffrey to find out more about the man and what plans he has for the future.
Interview: Even before his World Championship win Rui Costa was one of the hottest names in the World Tour. Back to back Tour de Suisse titles, two Tour de France stage wins and more - 2013 was certainly a big one. We recently caught up with Rui to talk about his huge season, his change of teams to Lampre-Merida and more.
Race Preview: Tour de San Luis 2014. The World Tour may be kicking off Down Under in Australia at the TDU this week but there's also another big tour starting Monday, the Tour de San Luis in Argentina. With such big names as Nibali, Sagan, Cavendish, Boonen and more heading to the race, it's worth taking a closer look at what's ahead of them - and even making a few predictions while we're at it.
What an amazing race we’ve had so far. The Australians love their home race, but the Italians have offered respect as well. Gerrans, Evans, Porte and Ulissi have been a class apart at the 2014 Tour Down Under as we head into the final stage with only 10 seconds separating the 4 riders. Gerrans leads Evans by 1 second, Ulissi is 4 seconds behind him with Porte just another 5 seconds away.
The day that the spectators have been waiting for and many of the riders dreading has arrived. The sharp rise of Willunga Hill has become an integral part of the TDU and Saturday's hilltop finish should decide the final GC. Let's take a closer look.
The peloton hits the beach for Friday's Stage 4 but the atmosphere will be anything but relaxed with the chance of crosswinds on the road to Victor Harbor. Let's take a closer look at what's on offer.
With the racing almost as hot as the weather Down Under it's time to take a closer look at what's ahead for the riders in Thursday's Stage 3 which could well turn the GC upside down.
Course Preview: Stage 1 of the 2014 Santos Tour Down Under officially begins Tuesday in Adelaide with a 135km stage from Nuriootpa to Angaston. It's time to take a closer look at the course look and even make a prediction or two with our stage preview.
Race Preview: The 16th Santos Tour Down Under runs from Sunday 19th January through Sunday 26th, and the toughest course design yet features a pre-race criterium and 6 stages in and around the Adelaide area. It’s a World Tour event and features some big riders, and high temps.
The Outer Line: A Roadmap to Repair Professional Cycling is an ambitious and intensive 4-point plan to heal cycling’s image, make the sport economically viable and establish effective long term governance prepared by two Colorado business analysts turned cycling advocates. Is it the answer to the sport's problems?
The mighty ASO machine behind the Tour de France came to Japan this past weekend and with them they brought Chris Froome, Rui Costa, Peter Sagan and a host of other big stars to particpate in the first ever Saitama Criterium. PEZ fan Graham David was there amongst the action to capture the atmosphere and excitement as Froome managed to 'win' the race in front of 200,000 fans.
Just 24 hours after the 2014 Tour presentation in Paris, race director Jean-Francois Pescheux and a number of Tour stars landed in Tokyo for the Tour presentation number two but it was the Badger, Bernard Hinault who stole the show. Pez-Fan Graham Davis was there to see it first-hand.
This Sunday's Worlds Road Race sees the men take on one of the toughest Championship circuits in recent memory with also one of the best fields. Last year's champ Philippe Gilbert is in form and keen to repeat but it will be a tough battle. Jordan Cheyne takes a look at the parcours, the field and even makes a few predictions.
In the three years following its inception in 2010 the Quebec UCI World Tour weekend has quickly become a classic part of cycling’s late season schedule. Jordan Cheyne in Canada wraps up the action for us from what was a great 2 days of racing on two scenic but brutal circuits in Quebéc and Montréal.