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!

Saturday November 18, 2017
Christine Pardee is not one to back away from a challenge, as indicated by her year-long commitment to go 100% car-free and do all of her commuting by bike. But it wasn’t just the physical challenge that inspired her to go car-free—it was also a long-lost connection to her own happiness that compelled her to pick up her bike again.
Friday November 17, 2017
Not unexpectedly - I've received more than a few emails from readers since we pulled down our Daily Distractions gallery.  What was unexpected though is the gamut of responses from the YAY's to the NAY's and everything in between.  Here's a sampling from the mailbag...
Sunday November 12, 2017
The sport of professional women's cycling is meant to be on the up, but ASO's move to return 'La Course' to a one-day race is a step backwards in many peoples eyes. Joe Harris and Steve Maxwell of The Outer Line take an in-depth look at the female side of the sport and suggest it is maybe time to wipe the slate clean.
Saturday November 11, 2017
The roads, fields and forests of France that are today the perfect picnic spot to set up camp and awaiting passage of the world's greatest cycling race, were once fields of fire where killing the enemy was the only thing that mattered.
Wednesday November 8, 2017
The Top 16 Sprinters of '17: Ed Hood's November contemplative mood and has taken a look back over the 2017 season to see who has been the most 'winningest' sprinter in the pro peloton. Here's his Top 16 fastest finishers - a thorough list with a couple names you might not expect.
Sunday November 5, 2017
There are athlete celebrities who get ghost-written about them. Then there are people who never appear in the newspaper sports pages, people whose performances are never debated online. But sometimes those people have a direct and unforgettable effect on others.
Wednesday November 1, 2017
Colombia has sent the cream of their cycling crop to Europe and in most cases they have made a big impact in the peloton. One of the best was Luis ‘Lucho’ Herrera, he put the pressure on Bernard Hinault on many occasions.
Wednesday November 1, 2017
They’re part of the landscape now, those Colombians cyclists; Chaves, Gaviria, Quintana, Uran all rampaging across Grand Tours and Classics landscapes. It got me to thinking about Colombians I have known and loved (most of them, that is) since I started following cycling way back in 1970.
Monday October 30, 2017
Rider Blog: Chris Butler has had an up-and-down 2017 year with an arm injury ruining his early season, but the that all changed with a busy time in Italy, Spain and... Turkey. A trip to Istanbul to close off his year in fine fashion - Chris's tells us all about his last race of the year in his Xpedo Pedals Rider Diary.
Sunday October 29, 2017
Roadside Reload 2015 Tour de France Stage: The Pyrenean stages of the 2018 Tour de France (16 to 20) could be the decisive days of next years French Grand Tour. We look back at stage 10 of the 2015 Tour where Chris Froome put in the killer blow to take the stage and put more time into his adversaries.  
Thursday October 26, 2017
Tom Boonen may have retired but he's not gone. The Belgian multi-champion was on TV last week presenting a new book by Merijn Casteleyn 'Jaren van Bewondering' - 'Years of Admiration'. Here Boonen is with author Casteleyn and Johan Meseeuw.
Thursday October 26, 2017
Roadside Tour'15 Reload: The 2018 Tour de France makes its return to l'Alpe d'Huez. So, we revisit the mythical climb and its twisting ascent with Ed Hood and his side-kick Callum - and the craziness of the Alpe's Dutch Corner back in 2015.
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
dr. stephen cheung
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.