Race Report: Today was designed to be raced hard … from the flag. We had escapes and counter attacks, an ever-changing picture. The one constant was the polka-dot vision Rafal Majka, always in the action and ultimately grabbing the glory for a second stage win at this 2014 Tour.
Race Report: Hell, it's a cruel sport sometimes. Bike racing really knows how to break your heart. It was a pretty routine stage, pretty flat after the Alps and with a rest day to follow. Today was not really a day for much to happen. We had a long dual escape, but the longer it went on … well, you just started to hope that the escapees would hang on.
Race report: Vincenzo Nibali seems to be taking a stance to win this Tour in a 'historic' manner. Strong on the cobbles and now stage wins in the Yorkshire Ardennes, the Vosges and the Alps. It was a display of controlled fury from the race leader as he nailed the day. Behind him the GC got a bit of a shake-up...
Roadside St.3: Three days of record Tour de France crowds in the UK came to a close with a thundering sprint outside Buckingham Palace today Gord was roadside in Cambridge - and now you are too...
Roadside St.2: Our PEZ-Clusive roadside coverage lands our man Gord on the Côte d'Oxenhope Moor as stage 2 of the 2014 Tour de France ducks and dives across the English countryside from York to Sheffield. Here's what today's stage was like on the road...
Roadside St.1: Mark Cavendish was screaming when he wheeled past me. An animal roar of pain, disappointment, frustration and anger. Once again, home soil has not been a happy place for Cav when the biggest prizes are on the line. All the Yorkshire excitement Roadside with PEZ man Gordan Cameron.
Roadside Leeds: I know that the Team Tinkoff-Saxo team press conference has finished – a human swarm of backwards-jogging cameramen scuttles drunkenly across the carpark. One mass, sixty-legged, clusters around king bee Contador as he makes for safety in the team car.
Roadside: Seven long years ago, the Tour rolled into London to huge acclaim. The ASO always had it in mind to return to the UK, but when? Not until one of the country's most cycling-mad regions emerged as a possible Grand Depart venue, and now the biggest show in the sport has made it's furtherest journey north. The Tour explodes onto the roads of Yorkshire!
Roadside: The Giro's Grande Partenza was more than just a bike race swishing past. For Northern Ireland, it was a game changer, a chance to advertise a different side of a country. For Belfast especially, its reputation is like the scar-tissue covered legs of a crash-prone racer. Not pretty …
Race Report: Well, whaddya know? The break made it all the way to the line of the 2014 Giro d'Italia's stage 13. Bardiani-CSF’s young Italian Marco Canola made his team very happy and ensured he’ll never have to buy a drink again. He used his head, legs and elbows to get into the winning position in Rivarolo Canvese, nailing his first Grand Tour stage.
Roadside St.3: The 2014 Giro d'Italia's Irish sojourn has come to an end with Marcel Kittel being the sorriest rider to leave after two awesome sprint victories. After crossing from the north into the land of bilingual roadsigns, Euros, and kilometers not miles, we'll also be sorry to see the Giro return home.
Roadside St.2: If you want to get around in a new city, you always, ALWAYS ask the old(er) residents, because they know everything, especially bus routes. If you want to drive on the Giro d'Italia course, you do the same … ask your elders because they really do know what they're doing!
Roadside St.1: I'm not sure how long Dan Martin was eyeing the Giro d'Italia on home soil. Probably since he found out RCS Sport were talking about it. A unique opportunity. A dream come true. Winning was a realistic hope … tonight, recovery is the only goal.
Roadside: It rained a bit, the sun shone a bit but the weather didn't really matter. It was the crowd which did the emotional damage, and more or less brought Nicolas Roche to tears at the 2014 Giro d'Italia team presentation. Belfast offered the warmest of welcomes to the biggest sporting event of its kind in the country's history.
Race preview: For the first time, an elite-level women's stage race will be held in the UK when Marianne Vos and co. take to the roads of the East Midlands of England from Wednesday. Pez casts an eye over The Friends Life Women's Tour, an intriguing and long-overdue addition to the calendar.
Before the riders of the World Tour tackle the cobbles and bergs of Flanders on Sunday, we're going up close with two of the parcours' legendary climbs as seen through the eyes of our men on the ground. First up is Gordan who returned to the famous Kemmelberg in 2013 to face some past demons.
Race report: Wow. It was more or less a case of last sprinter still kicking as John Degenkolb gave Giant-Shimano another huge win in a crash-riddled edition of Gent-Wevelgem. It seemed like barely a kilometer went by without the cameras picking up scenes of tarmac-laden woe. Here's how it went down...
Race Report: Polish flyer Michal Kwiatkowski put Sagan to the sword with a fearsome burst of power inside the closing half-kilometer of pro cycling's gravel road classic - the 2014 Strade Bianche.
Race Report: The first weekend of northern cobbles have jarred the bones, shaken the senses and quickened the pulse. It's only a month until Flanders, and Roubaix! Today's 2014 Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne revealed some very interesting shows of strength from certain teams; for others, a lot of work to be done and a few hard truths to hear.
INTERVIEW: The Grande Partenza of the 2014 Giro d'Italia is less than four months away, but this spring comes with an Hibernian twist as cycle sport's coolest Grand Tour starts outside mainland Europe for the first time. PEZ snagged a precious slot in the crammed diary of the man behind the Giro's three-stage sojourn in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, Darach McQuaid.