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!

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.
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.
Friday August 4, 2017
RideLondon Roadside: If you ever get the chance of a seat in a team car, never turn it down. Sam Larner had that very offer from the Israel Cycling Academy team for the newly ranked WorldTour race, the RideLondon Classic last Sunday. Here is how his adventure played out.
Monday July 31, 2017
Le Tour'17 - The Final Word: The dust has settled on the French Grand Tour and we've gathered the final armchair opinions from two ends of the spectrum - 5-times Tour winner Eddy Merckx, and many times tour fan Ivan. The final - final word on the 2017 Tour de France.
Sunday July 2, 2017
Tour Roadside Stage 1: After the fun of the teams' presentation, Leslie Reissner had his Tour de France time trial baptism in the rain of Düsseldorf on Saturday. Leslie braved the deluge to catch a full day of action from the warm-up right through to the race climax. The rain in Germany falls mainly on the Rhine!
Friday June 30, 2017
Tour Roadside: Dusseldorf on the Edge of the Tour de France. The 2017 Tour de France is very nearly on the move, and our PEZman, Leslie Reissner, is in Düsseldorf for the Tour off. He's been rubbing shoulders with the riders in the press conferences and taking in the teams' presentation in a whirlwind first day.
Monday June 26, 2017
Retro Clothing Feature: After taking a close look at the bike equipment of the past, Ed Hood turns his eye on the clothing we tolerated back in the day. The Continental riders could turn just about anything into sartorial elegance - the rest of us looked and felt terrible. Don't live in the past.
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.
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.