PEZ-clusive: On the startline at the Amstel Gold, following the race and then at the finish, new PEZ contributing photographer Wei Yuet was there in the heart of the action. Here's the story of Wei's day from behind the lense following the Netherland's only Classic.
Everyone remembers their first time - the foreign road signs, different shop hours, chasing about countryside like idiots - all to catch a glimpse of cycling's most feared one-day Classic. David Pearce did all that and more at Paris-Roubaix, and lucky for us - he recorded the day on his camera.
PEZ-Clusive: From the start in Compiègne to the cobbles of the Arenberg Forest and on to the mythical velodrome in Roubaix, photographer Patrick Verhoest was there alongside the riders. Here's a look you'll only see on PEZ at his day following the Queen of the Classics, Paris-Roubaix'14.
Even for long time roadside aficionados, finding your way through thousands of fans trying to see the tour of Flanders as many times as possible can be a challenge. My first time chasing de Ronde didn’t go exactly as planned, but that adventure made a great day, and some pretty cool photos too…
We caught up with one of America’s most accomplished cyclists, Frankie Andreu, the director of the 5-Hour ENERGY presented by Kenda pro cycling team. Having just returned from the Tour of Mexico, Frankie was happy to talk about how racing has changed in 20 years, and what it takes to guide a pro cycling team today.
The Revolution Track cycling series in the UK is proof the Brits are serious about growing cycle sport, mixing Elite Championship racing, the UCI-sanctioned events and encouraging future growth with races for talented young riders. Photog David Pearce was trackside for a view of the racing you might not expect.
An amateur team with a 5 year plan to step up to division 2 pro status recently headed out to the 28th Annual Tucson Bicycle Classic. Supported by an active community, team directors, and numerous sponsors, this working class group of racers enter the season, putting hard earned winter miles on the southern Arizona roads, in their first races towards the team's 5 year plan.
In our third and final article from inside the NAHBS we've lined up some very special machines; From the strikingly different Razik Vortex to a modern take on steel with Capitol's Performance C-1RR, a Japanese Maesawa masterpiece and an Italian disc equipped beauty from Palladio.
After already blowing a few people's minds with the three beautiful bikes from our first look at the NAHBS, today we're taking it one step further with 4 very different but equally spectacular machines. A Moots Il Vecchio Patata Titanium, a Casati 80th anniversary edition, Lundbeck XCR Race and for something different - a Shamrock Yngvar’s Cross Racer.
The North American Handmade Bicycle Show can make a fair claim as the “showcase of the world’s finest bicycles”, and this year's 10th edition held in Charlotte NC, drew more than 150 exhibitors and over 5,000 attendees. Our coverage starts with a close look at three magical machines, Calfee’s Manta Pro, English Road disc EPS & the Mosaic RS-1.
Work, commuting, life, family – the stresses of everyday life really add up. Cycling can serve as both a physical and mental relief valve from these pressures. But what happens when the pressures of competition and training turn play times into another source of stress? Learning to keep training in perspective is key for both long term motivation and peak performance.
One of the most popular and long running Womens Teams in the peloton is the Vanderkitten squad. The girls are currently in action at the Vuelta a El Salvador but before they flew out Pez caught up with them at their February training camp for an inside look at this international team.
Pro Diary: A 24 hour voyage, experiencing a new country, trying to learn a language, a crash, a KOM jersey and a huge announcement that his team is going to the Tour de France. The first 6 weeks of season 2014 have already been action packed for our man inside the peloton Clément Koretzky as he explains in his latest diary.
Travel: Warm weather cycling in the dead of winter is not nearly as far away as you might think. The Caribbean isle of Guadulpe offers up excellent roads, laid back hospitality, and sunny days. Chris Gutowsky of VéloSport Vacations knows it well...
The 2014 Tour de France visits the Bordeaux region with a stage finish and Time Trial start at the medieval town of Bergerac. France From Inside cycling tour's Allan Reeves knows the area well - his family owns a chateau there, and guests will enjoy fantastic riding, exquisite French cuisine, and some big time bike racing.
Mid-winter training can be monotonous. While it is easy to crank up the tunes and tune out as you log the miles, disengaging from your rides can have serious performance consequences come ‘go’ time. Maximize your miles by incorporating focus intervals to your cycling training plan.
Roadside Report: After a week of fun in the sun at the Tour Down Under 2014 the race wrapped up in Adelaide on Sunday and once again Steve was there roadside to take it all in. Fun times, tough times and certainly hot times the race has been a thrill a minute as the GC contenders slugged it out every day in a battle of mere seconds.
Roadside Report: The Old Willunga Hill marks the Queen stage of the 2014 Tour Down Under and with the GC battle between Cadel Evans & Simon Gerrans just 7 seconds apart, today's hilltop finish would be crucial. PEZ was in the thick of the roadside action.
Roadside: Stage 4 of the Santos Tour Down Under was expected to be a day for the sprinters and André Greipel proved it true taking his first 2014 TDU stage win and his 15th TDU win of his career. Stage 4 was also the occasion where amateur riders could ride the exact stage on the same day as the Pros. PEZ's man Down Under, Steve VeloRoo was there on the bike for the entire 148.5 kilometers and survived.
Roadside Report: The 2014 Santos Tour Down Under cranked up the excitement again today as an Aussie favourite exploded the race with an impressive attack on the infamous Corkscrew Road climb to take the stage win and the GC lead. PEZ-Man Steve was there roadside to take it all in.