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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!

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.
Tuesday April 25, 2017
On the same weekend as the death of Michele Scarponi; news came through that English/Italian rider of the 60s, 70s and 80s Phil Edwards had passed away at his home in Monaco. Ed Hood pays his tribute to one of the stars of English cycling who made it big on the continent.
Sunday April 23, 2017
The sad news of the death of Michele Scarponi was announced on Saturday morning by his Astana team, the shock was felt throughout the pro peloton. Michele was one of the nice guys, always laughing, always happy. Ed Hood remembers 'Scarpa' and looks back on his career.
Thursday April 20, 2017
Liège '17: It isn't far from Limburg in Holland for the Amstel Gold Race to Liège in the Wallonia region of Belgium (Maastricht is about 33km) for Liège-Bastogne-Liège. Peter Easton knows the region well, so who better to pass on his experience of La Doyenne.
Saturday April 15, 2017
John Woodburn was one of the fastest men in the British domestic time trial scene in the 60s and 70s, but there was much more to the man of speed. He also was a road racer of note, plus held place-to-place records - Lands End to John O’Groats being the pinnacle. Ed Hood looks at his two-wheeled career after the sad news of his death.
Friday April 14, 2017
Amstel '17: The cobbles are behind us and the hills of the Ardennes are rearing up on the WorldTour horizon. Peter Easton has been guiding rides over the bergs of the Amstel Gold Race for years with VeloClassic Tours, here are his strongest memories from the not so low-country.
Thursday April 13, 2017
Tom Boonen Tribute: Tom Boonen was one of the most successful one-day race riders of the modern era and a super-hero in his homeland of Belgium. A star, a charismatic personality who is down to earth and inspirational. Ed hood looks back at the man form Mol's rise to stardom in this tribute to Tommeke.
Thursday April 6, 2017
Chasing the Queen of the Classics through the hell of the north is never done better than with a guide who knows the roads, the race, the people, and the best places to see it all happen. So who better to hear from than Peter Easton with his many years of cobbles experience at Paris-Roubaix.
Friday March 31, 2017
Flanders '17: The glamour of De Ronde van Vlaanderen isn't all mud, rain and cobbles, there is much more to the biggest race on the Belgian calendar. Peter Easton knows his way round the 'hellingen' and the 'kasseien' and so here is his look behind the scenes of Vlaanderens Mooiste.
Wednesday March 22, 2017
Rider Blog: Chris Butler has had a broad pro career so far, riding for BMC, Team SmartStop, Israeli Cycling Academy and now in 2017 the Spanish ProConti Caja Rural-Seguro RGA team. We catch up with Chris in his new home in Pamplona, nursing a broken elbow, for his first PEZ rider blog.