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Sunday February 26, 2017
Race Report: Second in Het Nieuwsblad on Saturday, Peter Sagan wasn't going to be outdone in Kuurne on Sunday. The World champion was the strongest and smartest rider, he went with the important move and played cat and mouse at the finish for his first of probably many wins of 2017.
Saturday February 25, 2017
Race Report: Peter Sagan started 2017 as he spent much of 2016, animating races with seemingly unending stamina. He led an elite trio with Greg Van Avermaet and Sep Vanmarcke in tow but the Olympic champion was the freshest as he sped clear on the run in to the line and took the win for the second year in a row.
Thursday February 23, 2017
The 2017 Classics season starts on Saturday with the Het Nieuwsblad or Gent-Gent and here is the start list for the mens and ladies races.
Wednesday February 22, 2017
Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne Preview: It must be spring at last as the first weekend of Classics crash onto the cobbles of the 2017 season. Het Nieuwsblad on Saturday, followed by Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne on Sunday. Ed Hood clues us in with the course and running for the opening Flemish Classics.
Tuesday February 21, 2017
Alejandro Valverde reflects on feelings after making the select group of active riders with more than hundred pro victories: fourth within current generation, second-ever Spaniard to reach the milestone.
Monday February 13, 2017
Race Report: The 54th edition of Italy's Trofeo Laigueglia ended in triumph for the host nation, as Fabio Felline took his first success of the season. Wearing the white jersey of the Italian national team, Felline rode to victory after launching an astonishing attack in the hilly finale and resisting the return of his rivals.
Friday February 10, 2017
Trofeo Laigueglia Preview: As the season and the weather starts to warm up in Europe, the race calendar hits the Italian Mediterranean coast for the Trofeo Laigueglia. Daniel Thévenon takes a look at the History, course and favorites for Sunday's Italian Semi-Classic.
Thursday February 9, 2017
6 Day Special: Now the that the '6 Day' season is over and Ed Hood is looking forward to the Classics, he has time to consider the condition of the winter track scene. Ed has been working the boards, below stairs, for many a season and is in the perfect position to get the lay of the land and sum up the failures and successes of the Six Day circus.
Thursday February 2, 2017
The final three days of the Copenhagen '6 Day' saw a home win for the Danish, a happy crowd and a tired Ed Hood in the bowels of the Ballerup Super Arena. Tempers frayed to the point of hand guns being perused on the internet. Ed's Danish big finalé:
Monday January 30, 2017
Ed Hood has moved on from the 'lackluster' Berlin '6 Day' to Copenhagen and some hotter action, even if it's cold outside. The atmosphere, music and racing is all part of the '6 Day' fun and Ed captures the first three days in his idiosyncratic words and photos.
Monday January 30, 2017
After taking the overall UCI CX World Cup title and a win at Hoogerheide last weekend, Joris Nieuwenhuis (NED) became U23 World Champion in Bieles, Luxembourg.
Thursday January 26, 2017
Ed Hood is back in harness working under the '6 Day' track boards of Berlin. It's been a hard week of graft running after is riders, but Ed has found time to give us his thoughts on the German velodrome battle, with photos of course.
Tuesday January 24, 2017
TDU Photo Special: The Santos Tour Down Under, 2017's first WorldTour event of the year was won by BMC-TAG Heuer's Richie Porte, it wasn't a big surprise as the man from Launceston was race favorite before the start. Six stages, but only two winners; Porte took two stage wins and the little Orica-Scott rocket, Caleb Ewan won four. Yes, it was repetitive, but boring it was not.
Sunday January 22, 2017
Winter 2016/17 '6 Day' Round Up: Ed Hood is at this moment in Berlin working with 'The Squirrels' of the boards at the '6 Day'. Before he gives us the inside line on the German race he has managed to write up the 2016/17 winter season, between running after his riders. London, Gent, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Bremen and now Berlin - Ed's '6 Day' round up.
Wednesday January 18, 2017
Vuelta First Look: The Vuelta a España has the reputation for serving up a hard menu and this year is no different. Mountain stages, summit finishes, a long individual time trial and l'Angliru, could it be much worse? Yes, they could forego the five flat stages. Ed Hood ran his expert Grand Tour eye over the Vuelta '17 route to give us his 'first look' impressions.
Thursday November 3, 2016
November arrives as the halfway point for the USA Cycling Professional Cyclo-cross Calendar (Pro CX), the highest level of professional cyclo-cross racing in the United States. This year’s Pro CX calendar features 44 scoring events, with a total of 23 races completed since September.
Tuesday November 1, 2016
The fifth edition of the Taiwan KOM Challenge left the coastal town of Hualien, Taiwan on October 29th for the leg, and lung busting ride to the Wuling summit 3,275 meters above, and brought a big dose of action along for the ride.
Thursday October 27, 2016
2017 signals the 100th edition of what's generally the favorite race around PEZ-HQ, and the organizers hatched an ambitious plan to cover as much of the country as possible in the allotted 21 stages from May 5 - 28, 2017. Here's what the PEZ Crew think is cool about it, and maybe some things you didn't know...
Tuesday October 25, 2016
The numbers of the second edition of the Abu Dhabi Tour are impressive – and this year's event won by Astana’s Tanel Kangert saw a growth in many respects one year on from the inaugural edition.
Thursday October 20, 2016
The 2017 Tour de France route was revealed Tuesday in Paris, and PEZ was there! Here’s our PEZ-Clusive look inside. Starting in Germany for the first time since 1992, and taking in all 5 mountain regions of France, there are 10 new stage cities and the first ever finish atop the Col d'Izoard.