Watching others who've gone before you is one of the best ways to whet the appetite for adventure - and this beautifully produced video of climbing the eastern ascent of the Col du Tourmalet made be relive my own ride here several years back, and remind me that I need to get back there again soon. Check it out...
Area Zero D’Amico-Bottecchia is pleased to officially announce the arrival of Colombian Eduardo Estrada to the team, which makes him the twelfth rider on the team’s roster for the 2015 season.
Jean-Christophe Péraud has started Paris-Nice four times, and on three of those occasions finished in the top 10 overall.
From Malè (the city of astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti) to Cles, the route of the Giro del Trentino’s last stage goes on the roads of the last National Championships won by Vincenzo Nibali, and pays a tribute to Marco Brentari.
Only ten weeks separate us from the 19th edition of the Granfondo Internazionale Felice Gimondi - Bianchi.
The Bigla Pro Cycling Team is pleased to start the inaugural Strade Bianche on Saturday. Race organiser RCS Sport announced a women’s edition for the first time this season to the delight of the women’s peloton.
The first two big races in northern Europe were at the week-end and PEZ had our photographer, Jack Chevell, there to take in as much of the cobblestone action as he could. This is how his Belgian trip panned out in the land of beer and bikes.
Mar 05, 2015 - The cobbles are still with us in Le Samyn and we have the report and video. From cobbles we move on to 'White Roads' in Italy, Paris-Nice and the 3 days of West Flanders. Other cycling news: Astana still in trouble, Wellens retires, Tom's tax case, Scheldeprijs and a new Tour video. Get the coffee.
This Saturday the 9th Strade Bianche heads off from San Gimignano to cross the 'White Roads' before finishing in the historic city of Siena. Our man in Italy, Alessandro Federico (and his bike), covered the last 20 kilometers to take in the final climbs and those dirt roads in his Tuscan homeland.
This week Lee Rodgers runs his eye over the debacle of Saturday's Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. The Etixx - Quick-Step team had the upper hand; three riders versus the solo Ian Stannard and what happened... Stannard won. Here is the 'Lowdown' on the in's and the out's, the excuses and where it all went wrong.
Bigla Pro Cycling Team will line up tomorrow in Le Samyn des Dames. Last Saturday the team kicked off its European season in Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and will continue its campaign in Belgium tomorrow.
Day two of Ed Hood's Belgian jaunt took him to the roadside of Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne on Sunday, via one or two of his favourite hostelries. The more relaxed start allowed a bit of bike hardware inspection, and rider mingling, but with a race to watch the call of the bar L'Escale was strong.
If cycling is a sport of suffering, most of the time that suffering comes down to our muscles feeling like anchors on a climb or exploding in agony in a sprint. But fatigue, like love, is a many-splendored thing. Does the type and location of fatigue occur at different parts of our nerves and muscles depending on the type of exercise that we do?
Area Zero-D’Amico-Bottecchia got off to an excellent start, taking a fine third place with Paolo Ciavatta at the GP Izola in Slovenia on Sunday. The Italian continental team directed by team manager Ivan De Paolis took its first podium this season in the third race of the year.
Wednesday 4th of March, CULT Energy Pro Cycling are hosting the annual team presentation at CULT in Århus, Denmark.
Two races in Belgium at the week-end, so we put Ed Hood roadside in Flanders, and he was in his element. Cobbles, riders, fans, bikes and beer; all you need for two full days of Flemish fun. Although it was a sober Ed who walked stunned out of a bar after Saturday's Het Nieuwsblad debacle!
Mar 02, 2015 - It has been a very good week-end for British riders with Ian Stannard winning Het Nieuwsblad and Mark Cavendish taking the honors in Kuurne. Video, reports, rider quotes, results and 'Top Story' from Belgium. Plus: GP Lugano, Women's Hour Record, Roubaix teams, GP Samyn, Richmond 2015 and riding in Italy.
Race report: After yesterday's lemming-like ride into self-destruction, Etixx-QuickStep's riders would no doubt have taken to the road with Patrick Lefevre's team-talk thunder-clapping around their ears like a Pete Townsend power-chord from a 1970s Who concert. Today, they got it right in the end with a fine sprint win for Mark Cavendish.
Cyclevox, the UK’s leading cycling commentary, PR and production company, has today announced the launch of the world’s first dedicated women’s cycling video channel, Voxwomen (www.voxwomen.com).