With another Worlds under his belt and an afternoon off before flying home Ed Hood had time to be a tourist in the lovely town of Florence to experience all that the town has to offer - in a biking sort of way.
World's Roadside: The World Cycling Championships men's road race was always going to be an epic, but then the weather gods dialed that epicness up just one notch more with some monsoonal style rain. PEZ's own Ed Hood was there roadside, in the rain to capture the action in the wettest and longest World Championships for many a year.
Almost seven and a half hours of racing gives us a lot to analyze with good tactics, great tactics and even just plain terrible tactics all on display in Florence yesterday. Lee Rodgers takes a closer look at the crucial moments of the 2013 World Championships Men's Road Race.
Sept 30, 2013 - In EuroTrash Monday we have a full round-up of a top weekend of action at the World Championships. Every race had excitement and the finalé on Sunday was made of the stuff of legend. All the results plus race comments and loads of video to start your week, along with all the other news, of course. Cappuccino per tutti?
Our Italian photographer Alessandro wasn't scheduled for duty at this year's World Cycling Championships, but the lure of his home country race was too strong to keep him away from Toscana. What greeted him was some terrible weather but also a day of unforgettable memories roadside in Firenze.
Portugal won a nerve-shreddingly tense finishing straight poker game over Spain as the smaller Iberian nation gave its neighbour a kicking in the 2013 World Cycling Championships Elite men's road race. Rui Costa, a double stage winner at this summer’s Tour de France had just enough to take a desperate sprint over Joaquim Rodriguez to grab the rainbow jersey.
With the light fading fast on a perfect Tuscan Saturday afternoon, The Netherlands’ Marianne Vos confirmed that she’s the queen of women’s cycling – successfully defending her title and winning alone in the grand style. Emma Johansson was second for Sweden with Italian girl Rossella Ratto taking bronze. Here’s how it played out...
The 2013 World Cycling Championships Junior Men's Road race rolled today in Firenze, and our very own Ed Hood took to the streets - and bars - for all the roadside action..
Slovenia win with Matej Mohoric, the Republic of South Africa impress with Louis Meintjes and the big Norwegian contingent go home happy courtesy of Sondre Enger's bronze medal as the favourites flop in a fast race on a tough course. PEZ was there and walked a good chunk of the circuit to get you inside the action at Friday's Under 23 World Road Race Championship . . .
Race Report: A truly exciting Men’s Under 23 road race came down to who could descend the final climbs the fastest. In the end last year’s Junior World champion Matij Mohoric did it again and flew to his second Rainbow jersey in two years.
Our man for the Worlds Ed Hood has hit the ground in Italy to cover this weekend's big races and before we let him loose on the parcours we thought we'd ask him for the lowdown on his tips for Rainbow glory this year.
This Sunday's Worlds Road Race sees the men take on one of the toughest Championship circuits in recent memory with also one of the best fields. Last year's champ Philippe Gilbert is in form and keen to repeat but it will be a tough battle. Jordan Cheyne takes a look at the parcours, the field and even makes a few predictions.
Sept 26, 2013 - Today’s EuroTrash Thursday is a World’s time trial fest, all the news from Firenze with Results and video action, just in case you missed anything. It looks like the dream rescue of the Euskaltel-Euskadi team is over, that’s the TOP STORY, plus all the other news we could get our hands on.
Race Report: Before the start we had a pretty good idea which necks the medals would be going round at the end of the day, but in which order? Tony Martin rode smoothly and fast for his third World Time trial championships in a row and Fabian Cancellara just missed out on Silver to a fast finishing Bradley Wiggins.
Race Report: The top favourite and last rider off; Ellen Van Dijk of Holland stormed through the 22 kilometre course in Firenze to lead from start to finish. It wasn’t a done deal though as the riders starting before her were all giving 100% and the speed just got higher until we could take no more and Van Dijk shot into the Rainbow.
Race Report: As always the young guys kept the excitement going in the individual time trial and today was no exception. The riders just got faster as the race progressed and in the end we had to wait for the last two riders to find out who the Gold and Silver medals would go to.
Sept 23, 2013 - Omega Pharma –Quick-Step showed they are still the King’s of the Team Time Trial, but not by much (0.81 of a second). Lots of race news; World Championships, Tour of Britain finale and GP’s from all over the place, of course we have the video action and the results in a very full EuroTrash Monday. All set, get the coffee and a couple of biscuits and we’re off!