PezCycling News - What's Cool In Road Cycling : Features

The PezCyclingNews Features section is where you'll find some of our best stories, the kind that make us want to ride our bikes, and remind us why we love cycling and cycle sport so much. With over 1000 original articles posted so far, there's plenty of great reading here to entertain, whether you've got 5 minutes or 5 hours. Or let us serve up a tasty dish of random stories - just click the Randomizer for a completely random selection of stories pulled from our entire database - just click the 'infinity' button in the header, and enjoy!

Sunday October 22, 2017
Ed's Opinion: Ed Hood's most recent rant was on our perception of dopers, this was after his scaithing out-burst against the World of Retro. Now he has turned his curmudgeonous eye on a list of other cycling misdemeanors. From socks to bikes to races, they all get an Ed tongue lashing.
Thursday October 19, 2017
The Tour's Coolest Stages: With the announcement of the 2018 Tour de France route in Paris on Tuesday, the 'PEZ Crew' got to thinking of their coolest Tour stage memories. Here are the guy's choices and, surprisingly, not for the sporting aspect of the stage, but more for the 'other' happenings on the day.
Saturday October 14, 2017
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Our Toolbox Editor Dr. Stephen Cheung received Brock University's "Distinguished Research & Creative Activity" award during Fall Convocation, the university's top award for research and student mentorship. Nice to know our training advice is being managed by the best!
Thursday October 5, 2017
The ATB Tour of Alberta might be one of the final UCI races for many of the participating teams, but it was by no means a “farewell tour”. In fact, the race was as aggressive, even more so on occasion, than the Tour de Taiwan and Tour of Utah, both of which were hotly contested every kilometer of every stage.
Tuesday October 3, 2017
Retro PEZ: This Saturday sees the 111th edition of the Giro di Lombardia, the final Classic of the season and the oldest Autumn race on the calendar. Ed Hood isn't old enough to remember the first edition in 1905, but has had a romantic relationship with the 'Race of the Falling Leaves' for a long time and casts his memory back to his first visit to the Northern Italian race in 2007.
Sunday October 1, 2017
Ed's Opinion: What makes a rider a good guy that doped or a bad doper? Ed Hood has found that Davide Rebellin has fallen into the second group of the unforgiven miscreants. Why is Marco Pantani a hero while Alejandro Valverde is a villain? Ed takes the lid off a tricky can of worms.
Thursday September 28, 2017
Rider Blog: As the summer turns to autumn and the end of the 2017 season looms on the horizon, Chris Butler has been building towards the final Italian Classics and pizza! And as the off-season is only round the corner, our Basque resident is planning on joining the pilgrims to Santiago de Compostela.
Sunday September 24, 2017
World's Diary: UAE Team Emirates' Rui Costa will be fighting it out with the top riders of the Pro peloton in today's Elite Men's World Road Race Championships in Bergen, we managed to get a few quick words from the 2013 champion as he readied himself for battle.
Monday September 18, 2017
Alberto Contador - PEZ Crew Tribute: Alberto Contador was probably one of the most exciting riders to battle in the recent Grand Tours, he would attack when others would watch and wait and his retirement will be a loss to the cycling World. The PEZ (virtual) office has been a-buzz of 'Berty' talk and so here are the thoughts of the 'gang' on El Pistolero.
Sunday September 17, 2017
In about a week, the national federations comprising the UCI will vote in Bergen, Norway to elect their next President. Incumbent Brian Cookson, now completing his first term as President, faces off against David Lappartient – the former President of the French Cycling Federation (FFC).
Thursday September 14, 2017
Alberto Contador Tribute: 'El Pistolero' hung up his race wheels on Sunday in Madrid at the end of the final stage 21 of la Vuelta a España. So endeth the career of one of the best Grand Tour riders of the present generation. Ed Hood looks back on the man from Pinto's life, controversies and victories.
Wednesday September 6, 2017
Rider Transfers: There has been so many rider transfers for the 2018 season that Ed Hood has had to make a second list of new contracts. Who's hot and who's not? And who will fit into their new team and flourish in a different environment.
Friday September 1, 2017
Rider Transfers: In the last month the cycling World has been awash with rumor and the inevitable new rider contracts. Ed Hood takes a look at twelve moves and gives it the good, bad or indifferent vote. Will the 2018 jerseys fit well or is the grass just greener on the other side?
Wednesday August 30, 2017
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Vuelta'17 FUJI Bike: When it comes to a professionals bike it has to be reliable, ride well and light, in the end it is his tool of the trade and his life depends on it. Luke Maguire is working with the Caja Rural-Seguros RGA team at the Vuelta a España and took the opportunity to have a good look at Jaime Roson's FUJI SL race bike.
Monday August 28, 2017
Retro Equipment Feature: Ed Hood looks back at his memories of riding the equipment that people now collect and call vintage and nostalgia, as a whole new section of the cycling community wants to ride l'Eroica events. Ed remembers the bad old days when the equipment maybe wasn't as good as the modern kit.
Monday August 28, 2017
Rider Blog: Chris Butler would love to riding the Vuelta a España at the moment, but due to injury it will have to be another year. Chris is well on the way to recovery from his broken elbow and has been on a racing trip to the US with his Spanish Caja Rural-Seguros RGA team. In his third 'Rider Blog' he gives us the low-down on Utah and Colorado.
Friday August 18, 2017
While the Tour de France easily dominates the month of July, and for good reason, it is fair to say that it may not be the most exciting event on the calendar if you are a fan of full gas, all out competition. For wire to wire race action it is hard to beat a great little event held annually for almost 40 years in County Clare, Ireland.
Friday August 11, 2017
PEZ Bookshelf: It said, in that hackneyed phrase, that a picture is worth a thousand words and this is perhaps true in our favourite sport of cycling, which has not produced a great deal of immortal literature but an endless stream of memorable images. Velopedia provides a highly original and striking new approach to looking at cycling.
Thursday August 10, 2017
l'Angliru Look Back: Ed Hood made his first pilgrimage to the mythical climb of the Alto de l'Angliru back in 2008. As the 2017 edition of the Vuelta a España revisits the monster of Asturias we take a look back at Ed's expedition to the heights of Northern Spain.
Sunday August 6, 2017
Media World Cup Poland'17: Imagine a cycling event where the people who usually are talking about bike racing swap their pen for lycra and participate themselves? This was the case a few weeks ago in Poland at the inaugural Media World Cup event and Luke Maguire was there representing PEZ.