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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 May 3, 2016

    London - England - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Nicole Cooke - Elizabeth Armistedt - Lucy Martin and Emma Pooley (GBR) pictured during road race elite women Olympic Games 2012 - foto Cor Vos ©2012 *** local caption *** 00906546

    The Shane Sutton controversy rumbles on. Since last week, the out-spoken Australian has resigned from British Cycling under the cloud of accusations. But there has been some riders speaking up for the results gained and Sutton's motivational style. Lee Rodgers weighs-up the situation and gives us his usual unique lowdown on the Sutton case.

  • Sunday May 1, 2016

    Nokere - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Timothy Dupont (Veranda's - Wllems) wins Nokere Koerse - Kristoffer Halvorsen (Team Joker) second pictured during the 71st Nokere Koerse cycling race with start in Deinze and finish in Nokere in Nokere, Belgium - photo PdV/PN/Cor Vos © 2016

    Sam Larner has had his crystal ball out and had a look at the future stars of the peloton. There is a big list of the 'coming' riders, but Sam has picked the stand-out riders for his 'six of the best' for the podium in the next years.

  • Tuesday April 26, 2016

    Selcuk - Turkey  - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Mustafa Sayar (Torku) pictured during the Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey stage  from  Bodrum to Selcuk - photo IBRB/Cor Vos © 2013

    Doping and sexism don't usually appear together in a cycling article, but you can rely on Lee Rodgers to combine both subjects in his Lowdown. Welcome back Mustafa Sayar to the Tour of Turkey, we have missed his EPO fueled victories and good-bye Jess Varnish, British Cycling don't want you. All sounds a bit unfair.

  • Saturday April 23, 2016

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    The US national calendar gets into full swing at the always sold out Redlands Bicycling Classic - and for neo pro Jordan Cheyne of the Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis team, it was his first time racing for a team win - until it all changed on the last stage.

  • Friday April 22, 2016

    Ans - Belgium- wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -   Illustration picture of the peloton in Stavelot Blancs Moussis Blancs-Moussis  pictured during Liege - Bastogne - Liege 2015 (1.UWT)  - photo JB/VK/PN/Cor Vos © 2015

    The oldest monument - Liège-Bastogne-Liège - brings down the curtain on the 2016 Spring Classic season, and what a season! Peter Easton looks back at the history of the 'Old Lady' and how she has weathered two World wars and taken her rightful place as the Queen of the Ardennes.

  • Tuesday April 19, 2016

    Muret - France - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -   Former pro cyclist Lance Armstrong pictured as he rides several stages during  le Tour de France 2015 - on fryday 17-07-2015 - 198.5 KM - photo KVA/PN/Cor Vos © 2015

    Just when you thought it was safe to come out and admit that you are a cycling fan; mechanical doping comes along and we are back with our heads under the blanket. But which is worse: The chemical or the mechanical advantage? Lee Rodgers discusses the conflicting views on the different 'cheating' methods in today's Lowdown.

  • Saturday April 16, 2016

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    Twenty years before the multi-million pound Sky Team rode the WorldTour, there was another 'ground breaking' British team that took on the Continentals in their own back-yard. The ANC team had its eventual problems, but it showed what was possible. One high point was Malcolm Elliott's 3rd place in the 1987 Amstel Gold Race.

  • Saturday April 16, 2016

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    Part two of Jordan Cheyne's 'Life in the Pro Peloton' sees him look back to his first time away from home to attend a training camp and the Tucson Bicycle Classic. Jordan made his return to Tucson six years later, again to ride the Tucson Bicycle Classic, this time with a lot more success.

  • Friday April 15, 2016

    Mauro Gianetti-Amstel Gold Race, foto Cor Vos ©

    The Amstel Gold Race signals the start of the Ardennes Classics, and the first signs of who's looking good for the Giro. Raced over the hills, dales, and forests of south eastern Holland, the course selects its own worthy winner. Twenty years ago it was Mauro Gianetti who was making the news.

  • Friday April 15, 2016

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    Windmills, flat countryside and Amstel beer are all typically Dutch, but the Amstel Gold Race is far from flat with 34 classified climbs. Peter Easton runs through the background to this Sunday's race and its untypical Dutch profile in the South-East region of Holland.

  • Thursday April 14, 2016

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    Taking to the cinder track of Bill Armstrong Stadium on the Indiana University-Bloomington campus this weekend will be 33 men’s and 32 women’s teams of four on their single-speed track bikes for the 66th and 29th running of Little 500, respectively.

  • Tuesday April 12, 2016

    Roubaix - France - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Mathew Hayman (Australia / Team Orica Greenedge) - Marcel Sieberg (Germany / Team Lotto Soudal)   pictured during Paris - Roubaix 2016 World Tour Cycling rac e  - photoMarketa Navratilova/Cor Vos © 2015

    Paris-Roubaix was such a terrific race that it would be impossible for Lee Rodgers to ignore the Northern battle. The Lowdown argues over the cobbled Royal family, but on the evidence of Sunday's race, L'enfer du Nord is the Queen of the Classics - Long may she reign.

  • Saturday April 9, 2016

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    Riding the pavé of Paris-Roubaix is an experience so special it almost defies description. But for every rider's first time crossing these ancient roads, another story, unique to that rider, is written, as Matt McNamara discovered this week in northern France.

  • Friday April 8, 2016

    Roubaix - France - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -  John Degenkolb (Team Giant - Alpecin)   pictured during Paris-Roubaix 2015  - photo NV/PN/Cor Vos © 2015

    Paris-Roubaix might be flat and races through a barren wasteland, but it has a magnetism that has you on the edge of your seat. De Ronde is maybe an acquired taste, but Roubaix is like the Tour de France, you might not like it, but you have to watch it. Peter Easton gives us his thoughts on the Queen of the Classics.

  • Thursday April 7, 2016

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    As we count down to Sunday and the Hell of the North, Ed Hood looks back at the 2007 Paris Roubaix and how the underdog, Stuart O'Grady, left the top riders in his dust. As a regular to the Queen Classic, Ed and his pals inspect the cobbles of Arenberg, the mechanics at work, the Roubaix velodrome and, of course, a local bar.

  • Tuesday April 5, 2016

    Oudenaarde - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Peter Sagan (Slowakia / Team Tinkoff - Tinkov) pictured during 100th Ronde van Vlaanderen - Tour de Flanders - from Brugge to Oudenaarde - photo NV/PN/Cor Vos © 2016

    As Paris-Roubaix approaches, the two World road champions are standing head and shoulders above the rest of the peloton and Lee Rodgers sees a second coming and the end of the World as we know it. Maybe not, but he does have the Lowdown on Peter Sagan delivering us from evil.

  • Friday April 1, 2016

    Oudenaarde- Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -  illustration Oude Kwaremont pictured  during  of the  Ronde van Vlaanderen - Tour of Flanders 2014  - photo JB/PN//Cor Vos © 2014

    The Tour of Flanders is more than just a bike race, for many Belgians (and bike fans) it is the most important race on the calendar. No matter the weather, De Ronde always throws up epic battles on the cobbles and bergs. Peter Easton of VeloClassic takes us through the background of the great race of the Vlaanderen.

  • Tuesday March 29, 2016

    Roubaix-wielrennen-cycling: Parijs-Roubaix - Val TV motor op de eerste kasseistrook met links Michaele Bartoli en rechts Magnus Backstedt - foto Cor Vos ©2004

    It has not been a good week for Belgium; First there were terrorist bombs killing 31 people. Then we received the news of Daan Myngheer's heart attack in France and the death of Antoiné Demoitié after crashing in Gent-Wevelgem. Lee takes a look at a very sad time for Belgium in today's Lowdown.

  • Saturday March 26, 2016

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    Riding through the cobbles and bergs of Belgium where thousands died in the World Wars uniquely connects our sport to tragic historic events. Peter Easton of VeloClassic Tours knows cycling in Belgium better than most, and offers his take on what makes riding here special.

  • Thursday March 24, 2016

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    Gent-Wevelgem is a hard race to love. It’s in a state of constant change, searching for an identity as the ugly West Flandrian sister of the cobbled monuments. PEZ met the locals at the De Robot Cafe in Gent for some insights to a race that's taken 82 years to find itself.