Pro Analysis: It's time for some humble pie for our commentator Lee as a resurgent Philippe Gilbert bounced back to his best on the Cauberg yesterday to take his third Amstel Gold victory. Lee Rodgers analyzes all the action from the Netherland's only Classic.
Roadside Report: Amongst the thousands of crazies roadside in the dust at Paris-Roubaix on Sunday was our own Lee Rodgers who was chasing the race with Velo Classic Tours. Seeing the Hell of the North live is a once in a lifetime experience and just like Lee's ride across these hellish roads a couple days prior, this day was nothing short of ‘epic’.
On the Friday before the big race Lee Rodgers and the Velo Classic crew hit the cobbles for their own Paris Roubaix for 124 kilometers of torture over the famous Roubaix stones. 18 pavé sections in total and memories to last a lifetime.
One of the best parts of travel is eating, and drinking, the different and delicious tastes from another part of the world. Pez's Lee Rodgers just had the best meal of his life in a Belgium, but it should be no surprise as exquisite dining is also part of Velo Classic Tours' raison d'etre. Prepare to drool...
Roadside Report: Joking with a former Paris-Roubaix winner, chatting with current stars of the sport and mixing in the VIP area with podium girls and other lucky fans - Lee Rodgers certainly had a great day out at Wednesday's Scheldeprijs. For the race end Lee was at the finishline under sunny skies sipping a cool drink and munching on free food. Could life as a bike fan get any better than this?
Roadside Report: High speed race chasing, VIP access, Flanders Strongmen, crazy bike fans and some Belgian beer added up to a Tour of Flanders 2014 experience that Lee Rodgers will never forget. Ride along with Lee and the Velo Classic Tour group roadside at the mighty Ronde.
A show of hands amongst the PEZ-Crew says this is our favorite week of the cycling year: cobblestones, nasty bergs, cold winds and all kinds of kind of weather set the stage for the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix. PEZ is there, and Lee Rodgers filed this report after a day on the bike and night on the beers...
Pro Analysis: What can we learn as we approach the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix from the cobbled races run so far? After Gent-Wevelgem Lee Rodgers analyzes the big guns' form and ponders the question, could a domestique win in Flanders? And could you really call a two time winner of the Ronde a domestique?
Pro Analysis: The Milan - Sanremo is the first, longest and in many of PEZ journo's minds the most beautiful of the 'Monuments'. Lee Rodgers has a bit of a different take on the great Primavera though as he analyses all the action from yesterday's big race.
Pro Analysis: Amongst the great racing and spectacular scenery at the 2014 Tirreno Adriatco Lee Rodgers also managed to find some controversy as Alberto Contador burst back to his pre-suspension form with a dominating display in the hills. Here's Lee's take on what was a truly high class race this year.
Pro Analysis: The man with a difficult name to spell and an even more unusual nickname, Michael 'The Flowerman' Kwiatkowski dominated Saturday's 2014 Strade Bianche making pre-race favorites Peter Sagan and Fabian Cancellara mere also rans. Can he continue in even bigger races? Lee Rodgers analyzes the young man from Poland's performances and what could lay ahead for The Flowerman.
Race Analysis: After a solid weekend of Semi Classic racing in Belgium we turn to our resident expert Lee Rodgers to analyze the action and results of the opening races and to ask the eternal question, What's the difference between a good rider and a great rider?
Race Analysis: As a pro cyclist who raced in Qatar and Oman in 2013, Lee Rodgers knows first hand how tough these pre-season races really are. Lee takes the armchair look at who's on current form, hopes for the season, riders to watch, hairstyles and more in the Persian Gulf.
Race Analysis: Lee Rodgers takes a look at Purito's second straight win at Lombardia and the redemption earned following Worlds disappointment just one week ago.
Almost seven and a half hours of racing gives us a lot to analyze with good tactics, great tactics and even just plain terrible tactics all on display in Florence yesterday. Lee Rodgers takes a closer look at the crucial moments of the 2013 World Championships Men's Road Race.
Race Analysis: After a booming start to the cycling year with the Classics, Paris-Nice, Giro and more Lee Rodgers takes a look at what could be done to spice up the post-Tour cycling season......
Race Analysis: With the Tour done and dusted and the 169 souls that managed to finish the race slowly getting over their end of Tour hangovers it's time for Lee to look at the revelations from the race and what we can expect to see in future Tours.
Race Analysis St.18: Twice up the mythical Alpe d'huez, attacks from afar, changes in the GC, the first French win of the Tour and a hunger flat for the yellow jersey. There's a lot for Lee to analyze after today's historical Alpe d'Huez stage.
Race Analysis: The second rest day is the perfect time to review what we've seen so far at Le Tour. Lee Rodgers analyzes some of the performances we've seen, both good and bad and ponders the questions, can anyone beat Froome? And can Froome get any skinnier?
Race Analysis: Nothing hurts quite like an ITT. It’s a simple equation: man plus bike plus pain equals how fast you go. No hiding places. The race of truth. After the Tour's first ITT there was only one winner and his name wasn't Tony Martin.