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Friday January 19, 2018
Roadside PEZ: Ed Hood has had a shortened 2017/18 '6 Day' season with only Gent on the calendar, but last week he jetted off to catch the finalé in Rotterdam and the full action in Bremen. Ed takes us behind the scenes, round the boards and into the cabins of the Bremen ÖVB-Arena... and makes a new friend!
Wednesday January 17, 2018
Race Preview: Unipublic, the organizers of the third Grand Tour of the season, La Vuelta a España, have announced the route for the 2018 edition. Our man in Spain, Alastair Hamilton, has had a 'First Look' at the Spanish ruta for the low-down well ahead the August start.
Friday January 5, 2018
TDF '18 Preview: The Tour de France will venture into the unknown on stage 15 as the race will take on the all new Pic de Nore - a never before seen climb in all the last 104 editions of the great race. That Pic de Nore a 12.5km long, tough climb that is dubbed the 'mini Ventoux' by local cyclists. We sent our man in France, Chris Selden along to check out the climb and ride it himself.
Friday December 8, 2017
Jeff's UCI Track Adventure: The UCI took the second round of the 2017 Tissot track World Cup to the Milton Velodrome in Canada and PEZ was there for all the fun. Photographer Jeff Green was track-side in the National Cycling Centre with his lens ready to tell the story.
Saturday December 2, 2017
Stage 14 of the 2018 Giro d'Italia smacks riders square in the gob with a slobber-inspiring summit finish on the brutally steep Monte Zoncolan.  Many would say its first appearance in 2003 should have been its last, but it does make for some decent suffering to set up the final week of the race. Here's what it's like to ride it...
Friday December 1, 2017
Giro Preview: RCS, the organizers of the Italian three week Grand Tour announced the 2018 route in Milan on Wednesday: It's tough, it's different and it has been controversial. PEZ Grand Tour expert, Ed Hood, runs his eye over the percorso for our 'First Look' at the 2018 Giro.
Wednesday October 18, 2017
2018 Tour de France Preview: On Tuesday in Paris, Christian Prudhomme unveiled the 2018 Tour de France race route. With the cobbles of Roubaix, the return of the Alpe d’Huez and a mountain time trial in the Basque Country, it should be a 'belter'. Ed Hood takes a first look at the course to asses the possibilities of a Froome fifth win.
Tuesday October 10, 2017
Hundreds of elite male and female cyclists competed in the second Red Bull Last Stand in downtown San Antonio; Ingrid Drexel and Tristan Uhl win big.
Monday October 9, 2017
Il Lombardia'17: We wouldn't have covered the Giro di Lombardia properly without Ale 'our man in Italy' Federico's roadside race chase. As usual, things never go to plan, but there is always a tale to tell from Ale's day in Lombardia.
Sunday October 8, 2017
Giro di Lombardia 2017: The final 'Monument' of 2017 was a battle of the favorites and the top man on the day was Vincenzo Nibali, to take his second Lombardia win, repeating his win of 2015. We catch up with the action with the best photos from the Lombardy roadside.
Saturday October 7, 2017
Race Report: Vincenzo Nibali once again showed that the ability to go down hills rapidly is every bit as important as the ability to climb them well when it comes to Lombardia – taking his second Monument in the manner of a Campionissimo.
Friday October 6, 2017
Il Lombardia'17: Our PEZ-Man in Italy, Alessandro Federico, is getting himself ready for his annual 'Race Chase' in Lombardy on Saturday. The Giro di Lombardia is one of the 'Monuments' in cycle racing, but in Northern Italy the Classic is a ritual that has to be observed. Here is Ale's preview of his Saturday on the roads of Lombardia.
Wednesday October 4, 2017
Giro di Lombardia Race Preview: The 2017 season comes to its end on Saturday, there are still some other races, like Paris-Tours on Sunday, but Il Lombardia is the sting in the season's tail for the big men of the WorldTour peloton. Ed Hood takes a good look at the 'Race of the Falling Leaves' and who might win.
Sunday September 24, 2017
World Men's Road Race Report: Peter Sagan snatched victory from Alexander Kristoff in a wonderful finish. The TV pictures disappeared with around 5km left, but when they came back on, Sagan was sat in the top five and although he let Alexander Kristoff open up the sprint, the Slovakian timed his charge perfectly.
Saturday September 23, 2017
World Women's Road Race Report: The national champion becomes the world champion, as the Netherlands nail the elite title again … but it wasn’t Vos or Van Der Breggen or Van Vleuten. Former Gent-Wevelgem winner Chantal Blaak produced a gutsy, tactically brilliant ride to snatch the rainbow jersey.
Thursday September 21, 2017
Worlds'17 Preview: This Sunday sees the one race that everyone remembers the winner... for a year anyway. The World Professional (now Elite) Road Race is always tough and long and it's never won by a 'nobody'. Ed Hood takes a look at the course and lists his 'Top Bakers' Dozen' of possible winners.
Sunday September 17, 2017
Worlds Team Time Trial Report: On a fine Scandinavian autumn afternoon in Bergen it was Sunweb who bested a technical parcours of 42.5km. Reigning champions Quick-Step could do no better that fourth as Sunweb celebrated a double triumph, having won the ladies’ race in the morning.
Sunday September 10, 2017
The combined USA Cycling Pro Road Tour and USA Crits season finals lived up to their promise as both the women’s and men’s pro/am fields delivered passionate performances in front of massive crowds in Doylestown, PA.
Sunday September 10, 2017
Final Stage Report: Chris Froome has succeeded in the Tour de France/Vuelta a España double, but for many the 2017 Spanish Grand Tour will be remembered more for the curtain dropping on the career of Alberto Contador. The stage win by Matteo Trentin was just a mere side show.
Saturday September 9, 2017
Stage Report: Alberto Contador scored a fabulous victory at the summit of the mythical Alto de l’Angliru to end his career on a high note, while Sky’s Chris Froome preserved the red jersey in the fog. Ilnur Zakarin made it onto the podium after dropping his Dutch rival Wilco Kelderman in the final kilometers of the ascent.