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The 2016 Tour de France is on PEZCycling now! Tune in daily for PEZ-Clusive news coverage, race reports, PeloPics photo gallery, our own Tour de PEZ roadside reports, and of course the DDs du Jour – the gorgeous ladies of le Tour in our Daily Distractions gallery.

And if that’s not enough – you can relive every great Tour de PEZ moment since 2005 with the links:



  • Thursday October 20, 2016

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    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.

  • Sunday July 31, 2016

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    TDF'16 Roadside: For every Batman there is a Robin and Callum MacGregor is the Robin to Ed Hood's Batman. Callum is the PEZ Tour de France chauffeur; yes, he sees the French Grand Tour close up, rub shoulders with the stars, photograph the distractions and drive on those closed roads, but he does have a lot to put up with. Driving Miss Eddy.

  • Thursday July 28, 2016

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    The Tour de France dust has settled and the PEZ team have had time to digest the three weeks of the French Grand Tour. Was it a good Tour? Who were the heroes of the road? The high points and the low points... Here is what we think:

  • Tuesday July 26, 2016

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    TDF'16 Roadside: Ed Hood and Callum MacGregor are back in Edinburgh after their week in the Alps and, as always, their Tour de France was not plain sailing, but then that's the romance of the French Grand Tour. Ed takes up his 'Roadside Round-Up' as he waits for the flight home:

  • Sunday July 24, 2016

    Paris - France  - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -  Andre Greipel (Germany / Team Lotto Soudal)  pictured during stage 21 of the 2016 Tour de France from Chantilly to Paris, 113.00 km - photo Dion Kerckhoffs//Davy Rietbergen/Cor Vos © 2016

    Race Report: André Greipel took his second win on the Champs Élysées in a row to close the book on the 2016 Tour de France on stage 21 in Paris. Chris Froome avoided any late drama and secured his third maillot jaune in four years.

  • Sunday July 24, 2016

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    TDF'16 Roadside: A day which many had hoped would give le Tour a Grand Finale as the non-canine contenders scrapped for the podium places behind top dog Froome became a grim slog as a fierce electrical storm turned the Joux Plane into a battle for survival rather than a battle for the podium. Callum and Ed were again there to savour every rain drop...

  • Saturday July 23, 2016

    Morzine - France  - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Ion  Izaguirre Insausti Jon (Spain / Team Movistar)  pictured during stage 20 of the 2016 Tour de France from Megeve to Morzine, 146.00 km - photo Dion Kerkhoffs/Davy Rietbergen/Cor Vos © 2016

    Race Report: It was a day that should have been about the climbs but in the end it came down to who could go down hill the quickest and Movistar’s Ion Izagirre proved to be the very best, giving the Spanish their first stage victory in this year’s tour.

  • Friday July 22, 2016

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    TDF'16 Roadside: Stage 19 saw some real action on the 2016 Tour de France and Ed Hood was there with Callum to 'see and tell' all the crazy happenings that unfolded before their eyes. Bardet was the toast of France as he crossed the line first on Mont Blanc, but don't forget the man at the back, Dan McLay.

  • Friday July 22, 2016

    Saint-Gervais - France  - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -  Romain Bardet (FRA-AG2R-La Mondiale)  pictured during stage 19 of the 2016 Tour de France from Albertville to Saint-Gervais, 146.00 km - photo Davy Rietbergen//Dion Kerkhoffs/Cor Vos © 2016 Low resolution later highres

    Race Report: Rain and crashes caused problems for many on stage 19 to Mont Blanc, not least Chris Froome and Bauke Mollema. In the end it was Romain Bardet who was the hero of the day and with the Tour stage 19 win he moved up into second place overall and made France a very happy place.

  • Friday July 22, 2016

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    Tour Stage Preview: The ASO certainly knows how to put on a spectacle. Each year, the Grand Depart is feted and celebrated, usually more for its cultural iconography than its significance for the actual race itself. So if setting the table at Mont St Michel, then it is only fitting to conclude the world’s most popular bike race in the shadow of Europe’s most iconic mountain, Mont Blanc.

  • Thursday July 21, 2016

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    TDF'16 Roadside: Sallanches is a mythical place for cyclists, especially French ones by the name of Bernard Hinault. This is where 'The Badger' won his rainbow jersey on one of the hardest Worlds parcour. Stage 18 was a time trial and our PEZman, Ed Hood was there to see Chris Froome dominate the day.

  • Thursday July 21, 2016

    Megeve - France  - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -  Chris Froome (GBR-Team Sky)  pictured during stage 18 of the 2016 Tour de France from Sallanches to Megeve ITT, 17.00 km - photo Dion Kerkhoffs/Davy Rietbergen/Cor Vos © 2016

    Race Report: Chris Froome as good as carved his name in the 2016 Tour de France trophy with a dominant ride on the uphill time trial to Megeve. As expected; TT specialist Tom Dumoulin rode into the lead and then had to wait for last-man off, Froome, to take the top step and yet more overall time.

  • Wednesday July 20, 2016

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    TDF'16 Roadside: Day two for Ed was a definite mountain day; riders off the front and riders off the back and PEZ friend Dan McLay was in the latter group. From the Tour Village Ed takes in the two main climbs of the day and all the excitement that comes with them.

  • Wednesday July 20, 2016

    Finhaut-Emosson - Suisse  - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Ilnur Zakarin (RUS-Katusha)   pictured during stage 17 of the 2016 Tour de France from   Bern to Finhaut-Emosson, 184.00 km - photo Davy Rietbergen/Cor Vos © 2016

    Race Report: Ilnur Zakarin emptied all his resources as he infiltrated the break of the day and then flew its confines on the final climb to take a fantastic, and very valuable, stage win for his team. Froome continued his yellow jersey dominance as most of the others fell by the overall way-side.

  • Wednesday July 20, 2016

    Angers - France  - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Jasper Stuyven (BEL-Trek Segafredo) pictured during stage 3 of the 2016 Tour de France from  Granville to Angers, 222.00 km - photo NV/PN/Cor Vos © 2016

    Tour Rider Interview: Ed Hood has been busy on the second Tour de France rest day in Switzerland, first catching up with Dan McLay and then Trek-Segafredo's Jasper Stuyven. Stuyven: Ex-junior World champion, Vuelta stage winner and tagged the 'new Boonen' but as he says, he's 'just Jasper'.

  • Tuesday July 19, 2016

    Montauban - France  - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -  Mark Cavendish (GBR-Dimension Data) - Daniel Mclay (GBR-Fortuneo-Vital Concept)  pictured during stage 6 of the 2016 Tour de France from  Arpajon-sur-Cère to Montauban, 187.00 km - photo LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2016

    Tour Rider Interview: The second rest day can't come quick enough for the Tour de France peloton, but it's another work day for the riders with interviews and press conferences. Ed Hood took himself to the Fortuneo-Vital Concept team hotel to 'have a word' with sprinter Dan McLay to hear how his Tour has been going.

  • Monday July 18, 2016

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    TDF'16: Roadside: Ed Hood has started his 2016 Tour de France roadside and hit the French ground running and run all the way to Bern in Switzerland for the finalé of stage 16. His first day had all the fun of a Grand Tour, plus a free lunch and a battle with the Swiss traffic. Tour back-stage PEZ:

  • Monday July 18, 2016

    Bern - Suisse  - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -  Sondre Holst (NOR-IAM Cycling) - Peter Sagan (SLK-Tinkoff) - John Degenkolb (GER-Giant-Alpecin)   pictured during stage 16 of the 2016 Tour de France from  Moirans-en-Montagne to Bern, Switserland - 206.00 km - photo Dion Kerkhoffs//Tim van Wichelen/Cor Vos © 2016

    Race Report: An elite Classics-specialists finishing group on a beautiful stage to the Swiss capital made you think you were basking on a sunny spring Sunday. Once again, perfect positioning and a perfect bike throw saw Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) take another stage win on this year’s Tour de France. He left Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) battering his handlebars in frustration, the Norwegian beaten by centimeters.

  • Monday July 18, 2016

    Montpellier - France - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Peter Sagan (SLK-Tinkoff)  pictured during stage 11 of the 2016 Tour de France from  Carcassonne to Montpellier, 164.00 km - photo NV/PN/Cor Vos © 2016

    TDF'16 Roadside: Our most experienced Grand Tour reporter, Ed Hood, has touched down in France to take us through the last week of the Tour de France over the Alps to Paris. As Ed drives across the border to Berne in Switzerland for the final of stage 16, he has sent in his thoughts of the race so far and what we have in store.

  • Sunday July 17, 2016

    Culoz - France  - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Jarlinson Pantano (COL-IAM Cycling) - Rafal Majka (POL-Tinkoff)   pictured during stage 15 of the 2016 Tour de France from  Bourg-en-Bresse to Culoz, 159.00 km - photo NV/PN/Cor Vos © 2016

    Race Report: Jarlinson Pantano was dropped multiple times on stage 15, but he fought back every time to take a wonderful stage win in Culoz. The Colombian's team, IAM Cycling, is folding at the end of the year and this should help him secure a new contract. No fireworks in the GC and Chris Froome holds onto his yellow jersey.