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The PezCyclingNews Features section is where you'll find some of our best stories, the kind that make us want to ride our bikes, and remind us why we love cycling and cycle sport so much. With over 1000 original articles posted so far, there's plenty of great reading here to entertain, whether you've got 5 minutes or 5 hours. Or let us serve up a tasty dish of random stories - just click the Randomizer for a completely random selection of stories pulled from our entire database - just click the 'infinity' button in the header, and enjoy!


  • Thursday July 3, 2014

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    The Tour de France; the cycling battle ground for July. One man attacks another in the mountains, the fight to hold off a chasing group, the bunch kick, aggressive phrases are strewn all over the roads of France. 2014 will be no different, but let’s look back with the PEZ Crew on battles past.

  • Saturday June 28, 2014

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    Book review: A hundred years ago today on Sunday, June 28, 1914, 145 cyclists rolled out of Paris for the 12th edition of the Tour de France, while that same day across Europe in Sarajevo, the Archduke Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated - triggering the events that began the Great War. Graham Healy explores the impact of World War 1 on professional racing in his new book 'The Shattered Peloton'.

  • Thursday June 26, 2014

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    Pro Diary: It's been a while since our resident pro, Clément Koretzky has checked in but it's been busy times - crazy breakaways, pushing hard for Tour de France selection, leading the break into the Areneberg Forest at Paris-Roubaix, punctures, crashes and more...

  • Wednesday June 18, 2014

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    A quick look around the WorldTour peloton these days shows somewhat of a new trend of late - beards. With the likes of cycling royalty in Sir Bradley Wiggins sporting some growth or classics strongmen Luca Paolini and Simon Geschke sporting full grown beards we thought we'd take a closer look at our hairy friends plus some of the classic beards of days gone by.

  • Tuesday June 17, 2014

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    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 …

  • Tuesday May 6, 2014

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    I've been lucky to see nine Giros in the last decade, and even luckier to have photographed some of the most beautiful women in the world to share with PEZ-fans, all in the name of our own brand of cycling journalism. Here's 10 of my favorite Giro d'Italia Daily Distractions...

  • Friday May 2, 2014

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    PEZ's Nat King recently traveled to San Diego to ride the self-proclaimed “Most unique cycling event in the US”, the Belgian Waffle Ride. He went there aiming for victory but came home from this crazy 217km race over dirt singletrack, steep bergs and more with another experience entirely in what was simply an epic day.

  • Thursday April 17, 2014

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    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’.

  • Friday April 11, 2014

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    Top Ride:The culmination of my visit to Holy Week was the long anticipated, much feared, and never completed ride across the parcours of Paris-Roubaix. Finally I learned what it was like to battle the toughest roads in northern France and earn my own lap of honour at the Roubaix velodrome.

  • Thursday April 10, 2014

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    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?

  • Friday April 4, 2014

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    Very few climbs in modern bike racing can still bring a bike racer to his knees. With the evolution of intelligent gearings, the steepest climbs have been tamed, well, as much as they can be. The Koppenberg, however, defies all technological advances and takes us back to a time when plodding upward on foot was just as common as pedaling.

  • Friday April 4, 2014

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    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.

  • Tuesday April 1, 2014

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    Classics Preview: The Tour of Flanders defines this region, and for many fans it defines the Spring Classics themselves, but the race itself would be almost nothing without its steep nasty bergs, and of course… the cobbles. Riding the Tour of Flanders Cyclosportif lets you experience it all for yourself.

  • Thursday March 27, 2014

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    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.

  • Friday March 14, 2014

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    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.

  • Thursday March 6, 2014

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    Sectors of gravel road, dust and hills define the Strade Bianche, but it's so much more. The rolling green hills of Tuscany, the ancient towns of Gaiole and Siena, the passion of the tifosi ooze atmosphere and excitement. Ahead of Saturday's race let's take a look at some of our favorite images from years past.

  • Tuesday February 25, 2014

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    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.

  • Friday February 14, 2014

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    February 14th takes on a very different meaning for fans of pro cycling with this year marking ten years since Marco Pantani’s tragic death. But in 1998, Il Pirata was at the top – winning the rare Giro – Tour double. Ale Federico set out from Genoa on his new moto to see the race for himself, and recorded the odyssey in his personal diary…

  • Thursday February 13, 2014

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    Dukla Prague’s Martin Hacecky is our man in Eastern Europe; a cycling journalist, TV race commentator, professional roadman and winter boards rider. So there are few better people to ask the question of ‘What’s a day in the life of a six day rider really like?’

  • Saturday February 8, 2014

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    When the announcement for the depart of the 2014 Tour de France was given some were scratching their heads - Yorkshire? After beating out the likes of Venice in their bid to host the start of the World's Greatest Bicycle Race we had to ask, what can we expect from Yorkshire? Who better to explain it to us than a true Yorkshireman...

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