Not to blow our horn too much – but hey – we called it: tall, slim Asturian, Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) today won his first classic - The Championship of Zurich - in the grand style - 'en seule' the French say, or as we say in English, 'in solitary splendor'.
Like Billy Joel says: “there’s a new band in town but you can’t dig the sound from a story in a magazine.” So PEZ tucked-into the passenger seat of the Irish team Skoda and waited for Irish time trial and crit champion, David O’Loughlin to blast-off.
It almost seems commonplace now, the World Time Trial Championship, but it was only a little over a decade ago when the first Worlds TT took place with a certain Boardman coming out on top. PEZ's Ed Hood is in Salburg and takes a look at the brief history of the Worlds Chrono and previews what's coming tomorrow.
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.
Today we will find out what the road course is really like, the under 23 men’s race usually starts fast to split things up and then slows down, the Pros/Elite race starts slow then gets faster, but looking at the hills there will be a big group sprint tomorrow.
What better way to preview the Worlds than to ask a man who knows the region like the back of his hand? Peter Easton from Velo Classic Tours takes us through an in depth look at the region of Limburg in the Netherlands which hosts this year's race. It's Worlds time!
With today's big time trial just hours away, PEZ is on the ground at the World Time Trial Championships in search of the latest trends in cheating the wind – and annoying the UCI.
A great day of racing at the Worlds saw Tony Martin double up his golds and Taylor Phinney doing the same with silver. To capture this historic day Ed Hood moved PEZ Mobile HQ almost onto the race circuit to bring us all the action. He isn't just reporting from the roadside this year - he's living there!
Our roadside reporter, Ed Hood has certainly covered a lot of races in his time but even he has never seen a stand alone team time trial quite like tomorrow's big race. This year's new 6 man event has certainly captured his and the public's interest and Ed lets us in on his thoughts on the Worlds and 'that' race that everybody is talking about.
Down amongst the thousands of fans, family, team staff and just plain crazies in the Netherlands for the Worlds was our very own Ed Hood. It's time now to re-live the action, the sights, the smells & the music with him from the Elite Men's Road Race - Roadside!
With the last 3 winners of the U/23 time trial going on to be big names in the WorldTour it was important that we got down to the finishline to chat with the future stars of our sport. There's no better man for that job than our roadside reporter, Ed Hood and Ed managed to talk to the winners and all the up and comers as they reflected on what was a very tough time trial.
It might have been a day off from racing today at the World Titles but our man Ed Hood on the roadside had no such luxuries. With interviews to conduct and a region to discover, Ed hit the ground running today with camera in hand. It's time for another installment of Valkenburg - Roadside!
From the pits with the mechanics to the suffering of the riders on the Cauberg and even into the bars, our own Ed Hood was there getting amongst it at the Team Time Trial in Limburg - Roadside!
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.
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.
Roadside Vuelta'12: The roadside was absolutely packed full of crazies on the exciting Bola Del Mundo altitude finish yesterday - two of whom worked for Pez! Ed Hood runs us through all the action of the last mountain stage of the Vuelta'12 - Roadside!
Roadside St.21: Part 1 covered the start in Cercedilla and there was nothing to report on the 58 kilometre journey to the finish circuit in the centre of Madrid. But our (other) man in Spain did his best to get a good look at the race, the finish and the podium presentation. Here are the last moments of the 2012 Vuelta a Espaсa.
Roadside St.21: A 1,100 kilometre round trip to Madrid is not something I would consider doing in one day to see a bike race, but it is the Vuelta a Espaсa, it’s been the most exciting Grand Tour of the year and, most importantly I could meet up with PEZ mate Ed Hood. What more encouragement did I need?
Photo Report: On a day that was expected to be a simple sprint stage, Jens Voigt produced a masterful ride and the GC was turned on its head. Our photographer Darrell Parks was right there in the thick of the action to catch these spectacular images.