This Saturday the 9th Strade Bianche heads off from San Gimignano to cross the 'White Roads' before finishing in the historic city of Siena. Our man in Italy, Alessandro Federico (and his bike), covered the last 20 kilometers to take in the final climbs and those dirt roads in his Tuscan homeland.
Race report: After yesterday's lemming-like ride into self-destruction, Etixx-QuickStep's riders would no doubt have taken to the road with Patrick Lefevre's team-talk thunder-clapping around their ears like a Pete Townsend power-chord from a 1970s Who concert. Today, they got it right in the end with a fine sprint win for Mark Cavendish.
Race Report: Up against three Etixx-Quickstep riders, and three of the best classics riders in the world, it was last year’s winner Ian Stannard of Team Sky who showed them all how to ride the Omloop. Boonen, Vandenbergh and Terpstra could do nothing to hold back a rampaging Englishman who wanted this win more than any other in his career.
The cobble season starts on Saturday with the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and then rattles its way into Kuurne-Bruxelles-Kuurne on Sunday. These races are for the hard men of the roads. Ed Hood looks back at the last five years of the 'cobbles week-end' and forward to this year.
A new season brings some new faces to the Pro peloton, so Gordan Cameron has had a look at the form of the 2015 neo-pros and puts together his list of 'Top Ten' men to watch. The first year for a professional can be a steep learning curve, but these guys could be on the podium sooner than most.
After an exciting World Cyclo-cross Championships battle and the start of the Ladies' Tour of Qatar yesterday (Tuesday), Gordan Cameron takes a look at the 'Top Ten' women for the 2015 season. Marianne Vos is not at the top of his list, so you might be surprised with the line-up.
David Pearce has come to the end of his Tour Down Under with the final stage 6 circuit race in Adelaide. As always he sends in a photo collage that takes in the full atmosphere of the Australian WorldTour race, Adelaide and the star of the show; the Santos Tour Down Under.
A desperate attack by pre-race favorite Richie Porte saw him steal the queen stage but he couldn't quite reach the leader's jersey falling two seconds short as Rohan Dennis hung on in fine style. The sentimental favorite Cadel Evans was also well in attendance as was a simply huge Aussie crowd with our photographer David Pearce right in amongst them all to capture these great images of all the action.
There are many things that make the Tour Down Under one of the best World Tour races of the calendar to visit - from the amazing scenery to the quality racing but the TDU wouldn't be the race it is without the fans. Our man Down Under David Pearce played the fan on Stage 4 and caught up with some of the crowd that make that atmosphere happen.
Stage three of the Santos Tour Down Under saw PEZ man in Australia, David Pearce, spend the day in the Drapac team car to get the full in race experience. From coffee to cycling heroes and the chance to see the day's race break up close. Did the break go all the way? Read on to find out.
Day three of David Pearce's Australian adventure takes in stage 2 of the Santos Tour Down Under. More big crowds were at the roadside to greet the riders as they battled towards the up-hill finish in Stirling. With all the Joey's around we are definitely in Australia, but it was a day for the Spanish.
After his lesurly start to the first WorldTour race of 2015, David Pearce is up and running and chasing the Santos Tour Down Under. David is hanging with the Drapac team and is using his backstage pass to bring you all the behind the scenes action. He's also loving the weather.
The 2015 Vuelta a España route was unveiled last week, so our most experienced Grand Tour watcher, Ed Hood took a close look at the route and some background on la Vuelta. From the deep south to Andorra in the north and then back to Madrid, Ed crosses the plains and mountains of España.
The 2015 US Cyclocross Nationals served up some of the muddiest racing in recent memory. But mud makes for epic days, and awesome photos - and PEZ photog Will Swetnam serves up his faves from the long weekend of soggy, dirty bike racing.
The cirque du Six Days was in Gent for the 74th running of this 'race to nowhere', and PEZ was right there in the middle of it... Ed Hood takes us inside the boards for a unique look at Cav's almost win, rising star Jasper de Buysts convincing win, and everything in between.
PEZ's Ed Hood spent the weekend in Belgium - taking in the best of winter cycling at the Gent Six Days & the Kokside Cross races. Click in for a trackside photo report of the boards, the bikes and the boys who pedal through anything - including axle deep sand.
From rider to journalist to organiser - Lee Rodgers has seen all sides of the majestically beautiful yet spectacularly cruel race that is the Taiwan KOM Challenge. Today he looks back at his experiences from this truly unique climbing race which is gaining every year in stature and prestige.
After his charges had some success in the first half of the race in Amsterdam Ed Hood was hoping for more of the same in the back half but instead most of the spoils went to Paris-Roubaix champion, Niki Terpstra. Here's Ed's inside look at the all the goings on from the six day in Amsterdam from the final nights.
Working as a runner for the stars at the Amsterdam Six Day race our journalist Ed Hood is once again embedded deep inside the race. Here's his story from the first half of the race at the velodrome in Amsterdam as we pick up the action on Day 3.
The organisers of the biggest bike race in the World have announced the route of the 2015 French Grand Tour. It's a tough parcours with a lot of climbing and very little time trialing, but the sprinters do get their opportunities. Our first thoughts; tough but fair.