PezCycling News - What's Cool In Pro 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 June 25, 2017
Tour de France 2017: With less than a week to go to the Tour de France 'Grand Départ' in Düsseldorf; ASO have taken a close look at the mythical climb of the Col d'Izoard with its lunar landscape. On the 20th of July, the 18th stage of the 2017 Tour will finish on the summit of the Col d’Izoard for the first time.
Friday June 23, 2017
The passing of Hein Verbruggen on the 14th June went without much ceremony, with barely more than a mention in even the Dutch press. The ex-UCI president was a controversial character and less than popular in many circles. Joe Harris and Steve Maxwell of The Outer Line had a long interview with Verbruggen.
Monday June 19, 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.
Sunday June 18, 2017
The Tour de France “La Course” has been shifted out of the global spotlight of the Champs Elysees and moved to a one-day mountain challenge. This change is both a tangible and a symbolic step backwards. This third and final article, we look ahead and suggest how women can change the future direction of their sport.
Sunday June 11, 2017
Doug Ryder has made major strides, and today, the WorldTour’s sole African team is continuing to demonstrate – to the other teams and to the overall sport – an innovative model to improve the accessibility and sustainability of pro cycling.
Wednesday June 7, 2017
Xpedo Rider Diary: The 2017 Tour de Taiwan was my first trip to any Asian country, not just to race my bike, but ever. So you can guess that I was more than excited when I received a call from my Team Manager, Paul Abrahams, telling me I was selected for our Tour de Taiwan roster.
Monday June 5, 2017
Rider Blog: Chris Butler has not had the best of luck since he joined the Spanish ProContinental Caja Rural-Seguros RGA team. But it's looking like he has rounded the corner and things can only get better for our man in Pamplona and his elbow. Chris takes up the story in part 2 of his 'Rider Diary'.
Sunday June 4, 2017
American pro cycling in the 1980s is synonymous with Greg LeMond and Andy Hampsten. Both were supremely talented riders. The Outer Line recently caught up with Hampsten in Boulder, and had a chance to hear some of his reminiscences as well as his thoughts about the current state of pro cycling, and the future of the sport.
Wednesday May 31, 2017
For the 24th year, the (in)famous Paris-Ancaster ride/race tested the spring fitness, mud lust, and plain ‘grinta’ of riders from southern Ontario and beyond. Our Stephen Cheung was in the thick of the action.
Friday May 26, 2017
The Final Push to Milan: Like all good parties they nave to come to an end and the 2017 Giro d'Italia fun comes to its climax with a 29.3 kilometer time trial from Monza to Milano. Peter Easton of VeloClassic Tours looks at the 'Italian Grand Tour Big Bang' finalé weekend and its Milan backdrop.
Thursday May 18, 2017
The Giro Heads North: The Italian islands and most of the Italian peninsula is behind the Giro d'Italia and now the peloton is facing the northern climbs. Peter Easton gives us his low-down on the 2017 Giro finalé and those iconic mountain passes.
Wednesday May 17, 2017
When you have a great day on the bike, you feel invincible. You feel strong, you feel fast, you feel like you can handle anything that comes your way. And although the endorphin high is partly responsible for this feeling of invincibility, cyclists do generally live healthier lives than the average Joe.
Tuesday May 16, 2017
Giro Photog's View: Ale Federico has moved on from the climb of the Blockhaus on Sunday to the race against the clock in the wine growing area of Umbria. Time trial racing, an Italian picnic lunch and a surprise encounter with Super-Mario all made for a full day on the Giro d'Italia stage 10.
Monday May 15, 2017
Giro Photog's View: Ale Federico moved on from the coast of Peschici on Saturday to the 2017 Giro d'Italia's first big GC appointment - The Blockhaus for Sunday's stage 9. The countryside has changed from rocky cliffs to rolling fields and the murderous climb to finish the day.
Sunday May 14, 2017
Photog's View: Our man in Italy, Alessandro Federico, has travelled south to take in this week's Giro d'Italia stages and show us the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of the Giro 'Roadside'. Here is his first day of action on stage 8 in Peschici.
Friday May 12, 2017
The Giro d'Italia Hits the Mainland: Peter Easton of VeloClassic Tours could guide you on a trip just about anywhere in the world. But Italy... well it's in his blood. As the 100th Giro d'Italia works it's way up the mainland in the second week of the Grand Tour, Peter gives us his take on the Italian spirit.
Monday May 8, 2017
Retro Roadside Giro'11 Stage 9: The 2017 Giro d'Italia has moved on from Sardinia and is now on the Island of Sicily for stage 4 and the monster climb of Mount Etna. Back in 2011 Ed Hood was roadside to see Alberto Contador finish day as the volcano victor.
Monday May 8, 2017
On all orders of $98 or more!  How's about we start Spring right with some awesome savings on PEZ Kit?  Mrs. Pez is asking when I'm going to clear out those boxes in my workshop... which usually means it's time for a sale.
Friday May 5, 2017
2017 Giro d'Italia First Days: As the curtains lift on the 100th Giro in the Italian Islands of Sardinia and Sicily, Peter Easton takes us on a voyage across both islands. Rugged and beautiful are words used to describe the islands, but they have their own cultural individuality - Benvenuti a Sardegna e Sicilia!
Wednesday April 26, 2017
Over 6,000 people attended the Tuesday service to lay to rest Michele Scarponi in his home town of Filottrano in the Marche region of Italy, including many top cyclists from the past and present who were there to pay their last respects. We say goodbye with a photographic tribute to a very special man.