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Thursday February 22, 2018
The cobble season starts on Saturday with the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and then rattles into Kuurne-Bruxelles-Kuurne on Sunday. Make no mistake, these races are for the hard men of the roads and if you win one you will never have to buy a beer in Flanders for the rest of your life. Ed Hood looks back at his visits to the 'cobbles weekend' from 2010 to 2014.
Wednesday February 21, 2018
Race Preview: This Saturday will be the 73rd edition (or 70th depending upon whether you count the three cancelled editions) of what most would agree is the start of the ‘real’ season, the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, a race steeped in tradition and one which most Belgian riders would sacrifice body parts in order to win.
Thursday February 15, 2018
The 2017/18 winter '6 Day' season is over and the velodromes turn to other sports and music for the summer... and in some cases even cycling! Our PEZman, Ed Hood, managed to spectate and work at a few less 6s than normal, but he's in the perfect position to give us the run-down on the year and look at the future of the 'zesdaagse'.
Wednesday February 14, 2018
Roadside PEZ: The final '6 Day' of the 2017/18 winter season was in Copenhagen and PEZ-man of the indoor boards, Ed Hood, was in the Danish capital for the action and the back-stage fun. Bikes, boards, hand-slings and sprints - 'Wonderful wonderful' has it all!
Friday February 2, 2018
Roadside PEZ: Just as we thought Ed Hood wouldn't be gracing the European indoor velodrome's this winter, he swooped into Berlin for the final night's action. It doesn't end there, the king of the track pits will be moving onto 'wonderful, wonderful' Copenhagen.
Friday January 19, 2018
Roadside PEZ: Ed Hood has had a shortened 2017/18 '6 Day' season with only Gent on the calendar, but last week he jetted off to catch the finalé in Rotterdam and the full action in Bremen. Ed takes us behind the scenes, round the boards and into the cabins of the Bremen ÖVB-Arena... and makes a new friend!
Wednesday January 17, 2018
Race Preview: Unipublic, the organizers of the third Grand Tour of the season, La Vuelta a España, have announced the route for the 2018 edition. Our man in Spain, Alastair Hamilton, has had a 'First Look' at the Spanish ruta for the low-down well ahead the August start.
Friday January 5, 2018
TDF '18 Preview: The Tour de France will venture into the unknown on stage 15 as the race will take on the all new Pic de Nore - a never before seen climb in all the last 104 editions of the great race. That Pic de Nore a 12.5km long, tough climb that is dubbed the 'mini Ventoux' by local cyclists. We sent our man in France, Chris Selden along to check out the climb and ride it himself.
Friday December 8, 2017
Jeff's UCI Track Adventure: The UCI took the second round of the 2017 Tissot track World Cup to the Milton Velodrome in Canada and PEZ was there for all the fun. Photographer Jeff Green was track-side in the National Cycling Centre with his lens ready to tell the story.
Saturday December 2, 2017
Stage 14 of the 2018 Giro d'Italia smacks riders square in the gob with a slobber-inspiring summit finish on the brutally steep Monte Zoncolan.  Many would say its first appearance in 2003 should have been its last, but it does make for some decent suffering to set up the final week of the race. Here's what it's like to ride it...
Friday December 1, 2017
Giro Preview: RCS, the organizers of the Italian three week Grand Tour announced the 2018 route in Milan on Wednesday: It's tough, it's different and it has been controversial. PEZ Grand Tour expert, Ed Hood, runs his eye over the percorso for our 'First Look' at the 2018 Giro.
Wednesday October 18, 2017
2018 Tour de France Preview: On Tuesday in Paris, Christian Prudhomme unveiled the 2018 Tour de France race route. With the cobbles of Roubaix, the return of the Alpe d’Huez and a mountain time trial in the Basque Country, it should be a 'belter'. Ed Hood takes a first look at the course to asses the possibilities of a Froome fifth win.
Tuesday October 10, 2017
Hundreds of elite male and female cyclists competed in the second Red Bull Last Stand in downtown San Antonio; Ingrid Drexel and Tristan Uhl win big.
Monday October 9, 2017
Il Lombardia'17: We wouldn't have covered the Giro di Lombardia properly without Ale 'our man in Italy' Federico's roadside race chase. As usual, things never go to plan, but there is always a tale to tell from Ale's day in Lombardia.
Sunday October 8, 2017
Giro di Lombardia 2017: The final 'Monument' of 2017 was a battle of the favorites and the top man on the day was Vincenzo Nibali, to take his second Lombardia win, repeating his win of 2015. We catch up with the action with the best photos from the Lombardy roadside.
Saturday October 7, 2017
Race Report: Vincenzo Nibali once again showed that the ability to go down hills rapidly is every bit as important as the ability to climb them well when it comes to Lombardia – taking his second Monument in the manner of a Campionissimo.
Friday October 6, 2017
Il Lombardia'17: Our PEZ-Man in Italy, Alessandro Federico, is getting himself ready for his annual 'Race Chase' in Lombardy on Saturday. The Giro di Lombardia is one of the 'Monuments' in cycle racing, but in Northern Italy the Classic is a ritual that has to be observed. Here is Ale's preview of his Saturday on the roads of Lombardia.
Wednesday October 4, 2017
Giro di Lombardia Race Preview: The 2017 season comes to its end on Saturday, there are still some other races, like Paris-Tours on Sunday, but Il Lombardia is the sting in the season's tail for the big men of the WorldTour peloton. Ed Hood takes a good look at the 'Race of the Falling Leaves' and who might win.
Sunday September 24, 2017
World Men's Road Race Report: Peter Sagan snatched victory from Alexander Kristoff in a wonderful finish. The TV pictures disappeared with around 5km left, but when they came back on, Sagan was sat in the top five and although he let Alexander Kristoff open up the sprint, the Slovakian timed his charge perfectly.
Saturday September 23, 2017
World Women's Road Race Report: The national champion becomes the world champion, as the Netherlands nail the elite title again … but it wasn’t Vos or Van Der Breggen or Van Vleuten. Former Gent-Wevelgem winner Chantal Blaak produced a gutsy, tactically brilliant ride to snatch the rainbow jersey.