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  • Tuesday October 6, 2015

    Italie - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - Ivan Basso in training in het shirt van Discovery Channel - Ivan Basso start in 2007 bij de ploeg van Lance Armstrong. Foto Cor Vos ©2006

    The announcement of Ivan Basso's retirement from competition has thrown Lee Rodgers off his original subject of the Giro di Lombardia. As these things go, one thing led to another and he has broadened his horizons for a good rant at all things doping, team management, celebrity, the UCI and that man Armstrong.

  • Tuesday September 22, 2015

    Burgos - Spain - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -   Tom Dumoulin (Team Giant - Alpecin) pictured during La Vuelta 2015 Stage 17 from Burgos to Burgos - ITT - Induvidual Time Trial - photo Sabine Jacob/Cor Vos © 2015

    The World Championships are in full swing and the men's individual time trial on Wednesday is a real cliff-hanger and more open than it has been for many a year. Lee Rodgers casts an expert eye over the course and runners for the Rainbow battle against the clock.

  • Tuesday September 15, 2015


    Lee Rodgers has changed his mind on the excitement of the Vuelta, due to the efforts of the young riders who have been battling over the final red jersey. But all is not well in the wider World - Actor Ben Foster has admitted to taking PED's to emulate Lance Armstrong in the film 'The Program'. The old and the new face of cycling.

  • Saturday August 15, 2015


    Lee Rodgers has raced hard, trained hard and put his body through the mill for his cycling and then did it again for a comeback. In that time he couldn't understand how people could ride a bike and not want to race, or not ride a bike at all! Now he gets it and explains his 'road to Damascus' and seeing the light of cycling just for the fun of it.

  • Tuesday August 4, 2015

    The Larry H.Miller Tour of Utah 2014 (2.1) stage- 6

    Tom Danielson's out of competition positive drug test has to be the topic of the day for Lee Rodgers. The Lowdown examines the hypocrisy of the Anglo favouritism - we are the good guys and they are the bad guys. Is this the end of the Slipstream Sports road? The Lowdown asks the question.

  • Tuesday July 28, 2015


    The last pedal strokes took the Tour peloton across the Champs Élysées finish line on Sunday thus ending another French Grand Tour. Lee Rodgers has followed the ups and the downs of the battle for yellow and here is how he sums up the 2015 Tour de France in his unique style.

  • Thursday July 23, 2015


    While the tv commentators do their best to convince us this Tour is an exciting race, Lee Rodgers offers a more sizeable does of reality as we're left to pretend the battle things not colored yellow actually mean something.

  • Tuesday July 21, 2015

    Cor Vos Archives

    Tour'15 is in its final week and the Alps are on the horizon, all is not over for this French Grand Tour, or is it? Lee Rodgers casts his eye over the other side of the Tour: Sagan the new eternal second, Ex-dopers on TV should be careful what they say and what will happen in the Alps? All in Lee's Tour Lowdown.

  • Thursday July 16, 2015

    Tour de France 2015 - stage 12

    The second week and the Pyrenees are nearly behind us, so Lee Rodgers has taken his microscope to the last few day's of the Tour and the domination of Mr. Froome and his 'super team' of Sky men. Shocking, surprising and unbelievable are all words we have heard and used these last two days. Here is the lowdown.

  • Wednesday July 8, 2015

    Tour de France 2015 - stage 5

    The first five days of the 2015 Tour de France are behind us. Lee Rodgers has been keeping a keen eye on all the happenings so far: Why so many crashes, is there a boss of the peloton and who is looking good for the final overall prize? Those and many other questions answered. Here is the first Tour Lowdown of the year.

  • Tuesday June 30, 2015

    Tour de France - 13e etappe

    At last it's Tour time baby! So it is also time for Lee Rodgers to give us his lowdown on the up and coming French Grand Tour and look back at how the Tour inspired him to get out on a bike in his local mountains. The dream of a Tour win will have got most of us into bike riding. Lee's Tour Lowdown.

  • Tuesday June 23, 2015


    Ride Mount Everest? That sounds crazy, but think about it; find a local hill and ride up it so many times to equal the height of the Worlds highest peak. Lee Rodgers is about to tackle 'Everesting' and gives us the Lowdown on the daunting task of climbing 8,848 meters in one day.

  • Tuesday June 16, 2015

    stage 7 - Criterium du Dauphine Libere 2015

    Today's Lowdown starts with Chris Froome's ride in the Dauphiné, but in Lee's unique style he moves from Froome watts to the psychology of the power of the yellow jersey and 'maximal strength'. Lee thinks it's a good job Hillary and Tenzing were not wired for watts on Mount Everest.

  • Monday May 18, 2015

    Giro d'Italia 2015 stage - 8

    At last it's the Giro d'Italia rest day, there were many looking forward to it, not just the riders. This lull in the action gives Lee Rodgers his chance to impart his thoughts on the battle so far from Italy. As usual it's his special brew of opinions.

  • Tuesday April 21, 2015


    Sunday's Amstel Gold Race: good race or bad race, it had a deeper meaning for Lee Rodgers. The right man won, Lee hopes, but the main thing is that certain other riders didn't take the honors and add to the list of the greatest betrayal and debasement. A bit harsh? Decide for yourself.

  • Tuesday April 14, 2015

    Paris-Roubaix 2015

    There can only be one subject for today's Lowdown: The Hell that is Paris-Roubaix. Lee has a look at the winning philosophy of race winner John Degenkolb and his do-or-die approach to the cobbled Classic. Sagan and Wiggins also come under the microscope; good and bad, but the beauty of L'enfer du Nord is the winner.

  • Tuesday April 7, 2015


    This week Lee's has been getting excited by the action on the Belgian cobbles in the Tour of Flanders. His pulse has steadied enough for his Lowdown on all the happenings from Sunday, some good, some not so good, but all seen from Lee's unique insider perspective.

  • Wednesday February 25, 2015

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    This week Lee Rodgers casts his eye over the opening classics of the season and looks into just what makes these great old races so special. Lee also runs into a special old rider who has been up and maybe too close to the 'Campionissimo' Fausto Coppi himself. Life on the cobbles!

  • Wednesday December 31, 2014

    TDFR 2014 - restday - 1

    PEZ's resident pundit Lee Rodgers picks his 5 stand-out moments from the 2014 pro peloton. Vino, Spartacus, Nibali, the Stelvio and an unexpected World champion all get the nod. The highs, the lows, the ups and the downs, this is the 2014 Lee's Lowdown Look Back.

  • Monday October 6, 2014


    Race Analysis: With Dan Martin taking a well deserved victory in the Giro di Lombardia yesterday Lee Rodgers takes a look back at the action and studies that rare breed of rider - an attacker who took a chance and won!

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