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ARTICLES BY matt Conn
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  • Wednesday March 28, 2012

    Roadside PEZ: Outside my window, it's wet, windy, and cold. For some reason, it makes me daydream of springtime in Flanders. Today, that brought a certain article to mind from a former resident and racer in the region. It was a homecoming tour for PEZ's Matt Conn in 2010 when he chased a Cancellara-dominated Ronde van Vlaanderen. Let's go back...

  • Tuesday February 21, 2012

    Late last year, PEZ visited the home of Fondriest bicycles in the Veneto region of Italy, to talk bike manufacturing, team sponsorship and most importantly find out all about the racing career, of 1988 World Road Champion, Maurizio Fondriest.

  • Friday January 6, 2012

    Best of PEZ: A controversial day at the Giro with the late change of route upsetting more than just the local organisers, who had worked hard to ensure the Crostis climb was ready. There was heat, there was hail and there was polemica. All in all it was another great day at the Giro d'Italia.

  • Wednesday November 16, 2011

    Roadside PEZ: Outside my window, it's wet, windy, and cold. For some reason, it makes me daydream of springtime in Flanders. Today, that brought a certain article to mind from a former resident and racer in the region. It was a homecoming tour for PEZ's Matt Conn in 2010 when he chased a Cancellara-dominated Ronde van Vlaanderen. Let's go back...

  • Monday May 23, 2011

    Roadside St. 15: Five climbs, 229kilometres, the third big day in a row, hot and humid at the start and snow over the highest passes. If you are a rider, there wasn't a lot to look forward to for the next 7 hours. For those of us watching, however, it had all the makings of the toughest and most exciting day of the 2011 race.

  • Saturday May 21, 2011

    Roadside St. 14: A controversial day at the Giro with the late change of route upsetting more than just the local organisers, who had worked hard to ensure the Crostis climb was ready. There was heat, there was hail and there was polemica. All in all it was another great day at the Giro d'Italia.

  • Friday May 20, 2011

    Roadside St. 13:No one who had to race them would argue that stages 7 and 9 weren't hard, but Lucky 13 today signaled the start or three ultra-tough days of back to back climbing starting with a foray across the border to climb Austria's tallest mountain, the Grossglockner.

  • Thursday December 30, 2010

    Best Of PEZ 2010: A local hero in front, a champion on top of the podium and a race that was truly worthy of the legend of the Ronde van Vlaanderen. It was Brugge to Brakel for the Pez Team at De Ronde on a day when we were glad to be roadside to witness the Swiss led spectacular...and a few weeks following the passing of a good friend, it's that much more special.

  • Thursday July 8, 2010

    Roadside Stage 5: The race continues its progression to the the south and a first appointment on Saturday with the mountains of the Alps. Before making the 187km journey to the Canals of Montargis, we took a look around Epernay to see and sample some it its local attractions.

  • Wednesday July 7, 2010

    Roadside Stage 4: Today we would be leaving behind the beer and frites of Belgium and swapping them for pain au chocolat and champagne. It's a tough assignment covering the Roadside reports under the sun at the Tour de France, but as the saying goes, someone has to do it.

  • Tuesday July 6, 2010

    Roadside Stage 3: We spent a lot of time in the start village of yesterday's stage discussing what might and might not happen in the 213km run from Wanze in Belgium to Arenberg Porte Du Hainaut in France today. Today was our chance to leave the riders to it and hit the road as we crossed from Belgium to France.

  • Monday July 5, 2010

    Roadside Stage 2:The First week of the Tour always has the potential to be a game changer and with the need to leave early on Tuesday to find a good spot on the course, we figured today was the day to grab some comments on what those in and around the race thought about the prospects for the next two days.

  • Monday July 5, 2010

    Roadside Stage 1: There are plenty of us who love to watch cycling and love to talk cycling as much as we love to get out the roads and go cycling. The prospect of sitting and doing both while millions of people scrutinise your work from the comfort of their lounge room, however takes a special kind of cycling enthusiast. Pez spent the day with three men who you might recognise better by their voices than by their pictures, for an insight into what it takes to bring Le Tour to the World.

  • Sunday July 4, 2010

    Roadside Prologue: It might be the home of the Feyenoord football team but Rotterdam on Saturday was all about the cycling as the Tour de France hit the road for a super-fast 8.9km loop around the beautiful port city.

  • Saturday July 3, 2010

    Roadside:After what seems like a 10month build up, we saw the riders out on the course for the first time today. After a quick look at what the course had to offer we then did a meet and greet with some of the faces that will surely dominate the next three weeks of racing. It was day “T Minus One” in the heart of Rotterdam and Pez was there for the inside scoop.

  • Thursday June 3, 2010

    Roadside PEZ: The team bus is the home away from home for the riders on Tour. Every night a new hotel room, every day a new start town and a different finish location, but with the bus along for the ride, they know that there will always be a warm shower, a hot coffee, some great music and the chance to relax in comfort on the short or (more often than not) long transfer to the umpteenth new hotel of the race.

  • Thursday May 27, 2010

    Roadside Stage 17: Today's 17th stage from Brunico to Peio Terme is one of three big climbing days remaining in this year's Giro d'Italia. After a few changes and some time gains in yesterday's TT, it was into the start village to see what those in the know, thought it all meant.

  • Wednesday May 26, 2010

    Roadside Stage 16: It took the whole day for the Giro d'Italia peloton to ride one at a time up the 12.9km climb to Plan de Corones. The good part for the fans was they had all day to bask in the sunshine and soak up the atmosphere of one of the best days of the Giro d'Italia of 2010.

  • Monday May 24, 2010

    Rest Day Roadside: Welcome to a different Italy where the people speak German, the chalets look Austrian and the roads are twisting, narrow and in some places, unpaved. Don't let any of that fool you however, as the people up here get ready to prove tomorrow that their national colours are still red, white, green and PINK!

  • Monday May 24, 2010

    For Androni Diquigiovanni's 26-year-old Australian, Cameron Wurf, the goal of representing his country at the Olympic games and at world championship level was something he had already ticked off his 'to do' list, well before he even swung his leg over a bike. In his third year as a professional, Wurf is riding his first ever Grand Tour so we though it would be good to hear exactly what it was that got the ex-rower out of the boat and into the Giro.

ARTICLES BY matt Conn
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