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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!

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.
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.
Friday March 3, 2017
Roadside PEZ: Part 1 of Ed Hood's trip to Belgium saw him at the roadside of the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and the ubiquitous Belgian bar! Part 2 takes the merry band on to Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne, frituurs and maybe a beer or two and some race chasing.
Thursday March 2, 2017
Roadside PEZ: The opening weekend of the Spring Classics would not be the same without the presence of Ed Hood. Ed had his posse rounded up to take to the kasseien to witness the carnage and the beer. First up: The Omloop Het Nieuwsblad.
Sunday February 26, 2017
Graeme Obree was undoubtably one of the sports icons in the 90s, but he was also inventive. His two riding positions changed the World, but Obree has not stopped, he has turned his hand to human powered speed records. Leslie Reissner reviews the feature-length DVD exploring Obree's work process and philosophy.
Sunday February 19, 2017
A legacy of abuse and sexism unfortunately continues to simmer just beneath the surface of women’s professional cycling – and particularly within the smaller and more thinly-supported teams. Steve Maxwell and Joe Harris from the Outerline talk to riders and suggest how to 'strengthen all of global pro cycling'.
Sunday February 12, 2017
Italian book “Bicycles: Past, Present and Future” by Roberto Gurian, with graphic design by Maria Cucchi, has been translated by Robert Bethel into English, but marvelous bike photos speak in all languages. PEZ literary editor, Leslie Reissner, gives us his thoughts on this wonderful bike book.
Saturday February 11, 2017
The spring classics are considered the most exciting single day races on the cycling calendar. From the cobbles and bergs of Flanders, to the pave of northern France to the hills of the Ardennes, these races have come to define the image of the hard men -and women- of cycling.
Sunday February 5, 2017
We've had the good fortune to review books about do-it-yourself tours, cycling history, great races and impressive mountains but it's seldom that all of this can be packaged into such an attractive offering. “Ultimate Étapes” is subtitled “Ride Europe's Greatest Cycling Stages” and it delivers much on this promise.
Saturday February 4, 2017
Roadside PEZ: The rain in Spain does not stay on the plain, it is usually on the hills, especially near the coast in February if there is a bike race. Stage 2 of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana made its wet way from Alicante to Denia, finishing with a circuit taking in the climb of Montgó. Al Hamilton was roadside for the finalé.
Friday February 3, 2017
Roadside PEZ: Stage racing hit the roads of mainland Europe this week in the Spanish region of Valencia on Wednesday. Our man in Iberia, Alastair Hamilton, was there at the opening stage 1 team time trial to soak up the ambiance and take in the action. Bikes, riders, beards and all the other fun of the race. 2017 is GO!