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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!


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
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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
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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.
Tuesday March 21, 2017
Roadside PEZ Milano-Sanremo: Every year Ale Federico 'chases' Milano-Sanremo and apart from the Giro d'Italia, it's the high point of his year. As we know World champion Peter Sagan was the man of the day and Ale was 'Roadside' to see the rainbow make its passage.
Saturday March 18, 2017
Obituary: The sad news of the death of 1967 Tour de France champion Roger Pingeon was released on Sunday morning by French media. The 76 year-old Frenchman suffered a heart attack at his home in Ain. Ed Hood looks at his life and career.
Friday March 17, 2017
Roadside Preview: Milano-Sanremo, the Classica di Primavera, Italy's biggest one day Classic will roll out of the Northern City on Saturday and Ale Federico will have his gang together for the 'Race Chase'. But the day isn't all about a bike race, there is so much more to take in.
Wednesday March 15, 2017
Roadside PEZ Tirreno-Adriatico Stage 5: It wouldn't be right to let Tirreno-Adriatico pass the doorstep of the Italian champion of Race Chasing, Ale Federico, without his view of the spring stage race. Ale took a leisurely look at stage 5 as a build-up to Saturday's Milan-Sanremo where he (as always) will be roadside.
Monday March 13, 2017
Roadside PEZ Paris-Nice Stage 8: Daniel Thévenon has made it to the final stage of the 2017 Paris-Nice fairly unscathed, internet connections excepted. Down on the South coast of France, Daniel managed to get behind the scenes of stage 8 in Nice to take in the Mediterranean ambiance and the craziness of a bike race.
Sunday March 12, 2017
Roadside PEZ Paris-Nice Stage 7: Daniel Thévenon is moving nearer the Grand Finalé in Nice on Sunday, on Saturday he was at the summit finish on the Col de la Couillole to catch the decisive action. With (little) thanks to French internet here is Dan's take on Paris-Nice stage 7. Not a day for the Gorilla!
Friday March 10, 2017
Roadside PEZ Paris-Nice Stage 5: PEZ-man in France, Daniel Thévenon, is still chasing the 'Race to the Sun' and as he heads south to Nice and the Med, he finds himself deep in the wine area of Beaujolais. With a clear head we join Daniel with some strange artwork on stage 5.
Thursday March 9, 2017
Roadside PEZ Paris-Nice Stage 4: Daniel Thévenon is back on the road at Paris-Nice, after his adventure on stage 1 in Bois d'Arcy he has moved on to Mont Brouilly for the contre la montre. Young gun Julian Alaphilippe was the top dog of the day and Daniel was there for all the TT action.
Wednesday March 8, 2017
PEZ Roadside: The Strade Bianche can be one of the most exciting races on the pro calendar and the 2017 edition didn't disappoint. Our PEZ man in Italia, Alessandro Federico, was 'Roadside' to take in the charm of the white road Classic.
Monday March 6, 2017
Roadside PEZ: Our man in France, Daniel Thévenon, has hit the kerb for his first 'PEZ Roadside' from Bois d'Arcy for stage 1 of Paris-Nice. The stage was full of action and Daniel was there to take in the Parisian 'ambience' of the 2017 Race to the Sun.