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Latest News is what's cool in road cycling: bringing you the best road cycling news, features, route guides and top rides, interviews, cycling training & fitness advice, travel guides, videos, awesome photos, and yes - even race reports - from pro cycling's biggest and best races and places.

Monday January 21, 2019
Jan 21, 2019 - The 2019 season is well under way and Porte took his sixth Willunga victory and Impey his second TDU overall, plus Van Aert wins a cyclo-cross-Results and video. Careful with your GPS-Top Story. Other cycling news: Tafi for Roubaix? Kit for Van Avermaet, Greipel for Roubaix, Aru tests, Cofidis WorldTour, Wanty performance, Sunweb contracts and ride with the Deceuninck team Down Under.
Sunday January 20, 2019
The first printed books were meant to emulate hand-written manuscripts and since the days of Gutenberg we continue to admire fine publications. The Rizzoli company is noted for its quality works and has not disappointed with “Japanese Steel”, a celebration of “bike boom” two-wheelers that features superb presentation along with exquisite photos of bicycles you probably have never thought much about.
Saturday January 19, 2019
It's time for another Retro Readers' Rigs, the column where PEZ-Fans send in photos and a story about their bikes. A Readers' Rig could be anything from a $15,000 carbon fibre super machine to a vintage racer or something that's completely out of the ordinary like this custom painted stainless steel bike with retro style downtube shifters and drilled out brake levers.
Friday January 18, 2019
Trackside Ed: The '6 Days' are not just some shiny clad fast-men spinning in continual circles for the entertainment of over fed and drunk spectators, there is a hive of activity 'below stairs'. PEZ has a man on the inside - Ed Hood is in Bremen and takes us behind the boards to see the soft underbelly of the event. Ed also has time for one of his famous rants on 'the good old days'.
Thursday January 17, 2019
Rider Interview: New Zealand time trial champion, 8th in the Worlds TT, top performer in Tirreno, Yorkshire, Dauphiné, Britain, California and the Basque Country; Patrick Bevin performed beyond and above the call of duty in 2018. And now leads the 2019 Tour Down Under. Alastair Hamilton had a word with Patrick at the CCC team presentation.
Thursday January 17, 2019
Jan 17, 2019 - The Tour Down Under has three stages under its belt-Results and video from Australia. Plus Van der Poel takes another cross win. Top Story is good news. Other cycling news: Oman route, Bardet to ride San Remo, Catalunya wildcards, suspension for Brajkovič and Sola, suspensions for Tramadol, new suppliers for Dimension Data and UAE, BORA-hansgrohe team video.
Wednesday January 16, 2019
Retro Interview: The life of a 'Sprint King' can be colourful and controversial; Australian Gordon Johnson certainly lived it to the full. Ed Hood spoke to Johnson to hear of his adventures on the boards of Europe, World championships and all the characters he came up against.
Wednesday January 16, 2019
Trackside Ed: The '6 Day' caravan has moved on from Rotterdam in the south of Holland to Bremen in the German northwest and Ed Hood was along for the ride. Another velodrome and another track with some different riders, but the routine is the same and... Those buckets to empty.
Tuesday January 15, 2019
Toolbox: Cycle sport is intricately mythologized with the heroism and agony of suffering. We watch and marvel not just at the speed and power of the pros, but for the thrill (for us) and suffering (for them) inherent in racing over cobbles, high mountains rain, extreme heat, and even snow. Does being fitter also make you tougher? Does improved fitness actually alter pain tolerance?
Monday January 14, 2019
Roll Massif​ launched today with a collection of eight road, gravel and mountain bike sportives across the state of Colorado. Roll Massif builds on the legacy of existing road cycling institutions like Copper Triangle, Elephant Rock and Tour of the Moon with brand new sportives like Wild Horse Gravel in De Beque and Crooked Gravel in Winter Park.
Monday January 14, 2019
Retro Interview: Back in the days before team's had trainers, doctors, psychologists, physiotherapists, nutritionists and masseurs, they had a very hard working soigneur who did all those jobs and more. One of the most famous of these men was Pierrot de Wit, Ed Hood had the chance to talk over old times with the Soigneur to the stars.
Monday January 14, 2019
Jan 14, 2019 - The season has started and Caleb Ewan takes the win. Reports from Australia and the National cross champs. Chris Horner to race in 2019-Top Story. Other cycling news: TDU previews, teams for Tour and Het Nieuwsblad, Asgreen extends, Lotto look ahead, Jakobsen talks, Richeze accident, UAE/Stages, Astana/Northwave, Contador/Gobik and Froome-Borat/Sagan.
Sunday January 13, 2019
You would think that bicycle racing would be the ideal cloth for movies. Oddly, ficionalized cycling cinema has never caught on except for perhaps “Breaking Away” and “American Flyers”. In 2014 Québec filmmakers came up with “La Petite Reine,” and it is a shame it did not get wider notice in the film and cycling worlds.
Saturday January 12, 2019
Today's Readers' Rig may come from England but it's certainly not a standard British machine and with its Bottecchia frame and custom painted parts by its owner Phil this is a bike that certainly stands out.
Friday January 11, 2019
The new visual identity of the EF Education First pro cycling team, designed to disrupt the appearance of the professional peloton, will launch at Tour Down Under and at sequenced events online and around the world on the 12th of January (in Australia).
Friday January 11, 2019
Trackside Ed: Part 2 of Ed Hood's Rotterdam '6 Day' adventure brings the curtain down on the Dutch track extravaganza. It's not only the riders who are feeling tired as the race comes to an end - More coffee is needed in the track centre to get through the final three days... And Bremen here we come.
Friday January 11, 2019
Photo Interview Special: Quick-Step Floors, the most 'winningest' team in 2018 had their media day and presented the new main sponsor, Deceuninck, this week in Spain. PEZ was there to take in the fun and talk to the riders as they build up to another successful season - From the young Evenepoel to the super-star Gilbert.
Thursday January 10, 2019
Rider Scout Interview: Becoming a professional cyclist is not easy, apart from the long training rides, hard racing and living the life of an athlete, you need that big break. Christophe Andre has been helping many riders from Britain and his home country of France with a step up to the pro ranks - Ed Hood has a word with the man who helped Adam Yates, amongst others.
Thursday January 10, 2019
Jan 10, 2019 - Israel Academy take over at Sky rumor-Top Story. Other news: Durbridge takes TT, TDU teams, Paris-Nice climbs Turini, Utah route, Skjelmose banned, Deceuninck presentation, Thomas Giro/Tour, Terpstra to Tour, Van Aert's schedule, Brabantse course, Bassons, Nippo training, Bigla kit, Novo Nordisk/Kinomap, cars for Bahrain and Wanty/BBB. Cyclocross GoPro.
Wednesday January 9, 2019
Trackside Ed: Ed Hood hasn't been working 'on the boards' much this winter season, but when a contract for the '6 Day' of Rotterdam came his way, he jumped on it. The first days are never easy, getting all your kit sorted for the battle ahead; Ed takes us though his opening days in Rotterdam.