In the three years following its inception in 2010 the Quebec UCI World Tour weekend has quickly become a classic part of cycling’s late season schedule. Jordan Cheyne in Canada wraps up the action for us from what was a great 2 days of racing on two scenic but brutal circuits in Quebéc and Montréal.
The finale of the 7-day inaugural Intelligentsia Cup Prairie State Cycling Series was packed with great racing and changes in jersey ownership before an appreciative crowd at the Sammy’s Bike Shop/Dreyer St. Charles Criterium. Sammy’s Bike Shop, adjacent to the finish line and serving espresso and hand-rolled fresh sushi beneath their ceiling-mounted carbon wheels, was the perfect host for the fourth of four USA Cycling National Criterium (NCC) dates on the Series.
After a wild Friday night in Elmhurst when pigs flew and unicorns mated, the Intelligentsia Cup Prairie State Cycling Series continued on Saturday at the Northwestern Medicine Lake Bluff Criterium where more mania ensued for the third of four USA Cycling National Criterium (NCC) dates of the Series.
Day 4 of the Intelligentsia Cup Prairie State Cycling Series took the two-wheeled road show to the 11th Annual Beverly Hills Cycling Classic in South Chicago, where the Mercury boasted 95 degrees at the start of the Pro Women’s race, for the first of four consecutive USA Cycling National Criterium Calendar (NCC) dates during the Series.
Race Report: Mark Cavendish provided a sprinting lesson to the others today with another masterful display. He followed all the sprinting rules of don't let yourself get boxed in, anticipate, react quickly and most of all - don't get dropped on the hills to claim his 101st win.
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.
Photo Report: Our photographer Darrell Parks was on the moto today braving the odd near death experience to bring us some more fantastic images from California as Tyler Farrar refound that winning feeling.
Racing in France. These three words bring forward childhood dreams or perhaps adulthood ones to any cycling fan, including the PEZ team! Nothing screams a cycling adventure quite like racing through the French mountains and our very own man in France, Chris Selden lived a racing experience there recently. Here's his story.
When PEZ fan Tom Staniford contacted us about his friend competing in the Deaf European Cycling Championships we were intrigued. Firstly we didn't know it existed but then when we were impressed by his story and the high level of competition on offer. Here's the story of the UK's Tom Smith took on the big nations with bug funding at the recent Deaf European Cycling Championships!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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?
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!