The hills were alive with the sound of whirring gears, clanking cowbells, and sweating riders at today’s Championship of Zurich World Cup. PEZ-Man Chris Selden was there to witness Round 8 of the Bettini-Rebellin battle.
The Championship of Zurich, or the Zuri-Metzget, could be the crucial round of the World Cup this year. But really, how tough can a race beside the beautiful Swiss lake be? We rode a couple laps on Monday to see for ourselves…
The Championship of Zurich, or the Zuri-Metzgete, will be an entertaining race as always - with a number of heavy hitters coming to Switzerland on great form. But really, how tough can a race beside the beautiful Swiss lake be? We rode a couple laps to see for ourselves…
Dr. Stephen Cheung is our resident sports scientist and a man that we're all jealous of with his worldwide 'work' trips as he continues his scientific journey through life. Combining travel with transporting a bicycle made his choice of rig easy - a steel Ritchey Break-Away that's travelled with Steve on some amazing experiences. Here's their tale...
Readers' Rigs has been one of our most popular columns of the year but it begged the question - what do the PEZ crew ride? Well our Literary Editor in Germany Leslie has enough bikes for almost the whole PEZ crew in fact that range from a 1962 track bike to a modern day Specialized. Here's a look at Leslie's collection which has a strong emphasis on Classic builds.
A lady that loved the World Champ’s stripes so much she just had to have two candy striped jerseys this year took home the gold in the Women’s Road Race. Marianne Vos, this year’s World Cyclocross Champion and only 19 years old added another jersey to her wardrobe in a strong display in Austria today.
The first races of the World Championship races are done and dusted and it’s rainbow glory going to an American and a Belgian after impressive rides in the Women’s Elite and U23 Men's time trials in sunny Austria today.
Race Report: A high quality field led to some high quality racing but the Women's Road race wasn't without its surprises. Rain, crashes and some questionable tactics saw the race coming down to a select group sprint won in a photo finish by France's Pauline Ferrand-Prevot.
The first event of this year's Worlds was diving into the unknown as nobody really knew what to expect. It was the first ever Professional Trade Team Time Trial, the teams had just 6 riders to compete with and the circuit was an unusual distance of 53.2km and extremely challenging, finishing just after ascending the famous Cauberg climb. Who conquered the unknown?
Forty nine of the finest time trialling women in the world battled it out in Stuttgart this afternoon with three Americans breaking their way into the top 5. It was homegirl Hanke Kupfernagel who stole the show though with Germany’s first medal of the championships.
A long transition day at the end of a three week tour with a HUGE day on tap tomorrow meant that the racing was fairly calm for most of the day, but a frenetically raced last 20km lit the race up!
The fab four of Rodriguez, Valverde, Contador and Froome battled it out today in the Vuelta's only individual time trial but it was Astana's Kessiakoff who stole the show!
It’s the last rest day of the Vuelta06 giving the remaining 155 riders a chance to rest up, relax and have a siesta or two whilst preparing for the remaining 6 days. The rest day also gives us a chance to look back at the key moments of the Vuelta so far and to look ahead to the decisive stages still to come.
Transition time in the Vuelta with a 182km flat stage and it was Astana’s Vinokourov showing his form. After being caught in the last 500m yesterday Vino had a point to prove today.
Once disgraced doper David Millar scored a huge win for himself - and 'clean' riders alike- at today's 33km Vuelta ITT. After only 2 months back to racing - you gotta respect a man who let his legs do the talking when all of cycling is being watched with a skeptical eye from the public and media.
Another predicted mass sprint finish, another surprise victor and yet another breakaway for the most aggressive rider from this year’s Tour de France’s, David de la Fuente.
Race Report: A day that started on a battle ship ended with a battle of a different kind as the riders took on a difficult almost 200km long stage under scorching summer heat. With a short climb coming right near the end of the stage this would be a day that would keep you guessing right until the final meters.
Race Report: The last road stage of the Vuelta was billed as one of the hardest and with the GC on the line it was always going to be a tough day. Alberto Contador proved to be the toughest of all though as he conquered the brutal Puerto de Ancares climb taking the stage and with it seemingly wrapping up the 2014 Vuelta.
Race Report: Pre race crashes, GC battles, first pyschological blows, shows of form and the odd surprise. The 2014 Vuelta started today in Jerez and it was the Movistar team of Nairo Quintana and Alejandro Valverde who impressed straightaway.
Race Report: The third straight stage in the mountains at the Vuelta was billed as the most difficult and it lived up to its reputation with a hard fought race and GC battle. Riders were kicked out of the race for fighting, there were early attacks, a Froome fightback and a confident Contador - this stage had it all.