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Wednesday March 21, 2018
Race Preview: Saturday sees the WorldTour peloton move from climbs of Milan-Sanremo in Northern Italy to the cobbles of Belgium and Gent-Wevelgem. Our Classics expert, Ed Hood, has run his keen eye over the course for the windy Classic and gives us his choice of eleven possible victors.
Saturday March 17, 2018
Sanremo - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Vincenzo NIBALI (Italy / Team Bahrain - Merida) - Caleb EWAN (Australia / Team Mitchelton - Scott) - Peter SAGAN (Slowakia / Team Bora - hansgrohe) - Arnaud DEMARE (France / Team FDJ) - Michael James MATTHEWS (Australia / Team Sunweb) - Alexander KRISTOFF (Norway / UAE Team Emirates) pictured during Milano-Sanremo (1.UWT) a one day race from Milano to Sanremo (291KM) - photo LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2018
Race Report: Grand Tour and Classic wins puts Vincenzo Nibali in the 'Top Rider' bracket and on Saturday afternoon in Sanremo the 'Shark from Messina' swooped across the finish line after a brave late attack. Ed Hood describes la Primavera action.
Wednesday March 14, 2018
Primavera Preview: Back in 2008 Ed Hood lived the dream and followed the whole of the Primavera in the Saunier Duval team car; he takes us from the chill of Milano, across the plains, over the Turchino, along the Ligurian Riviera, over the Capi, Cipressa and Poggio to the mellow climes of Sanremo before looking at who PEZ thinks will triumph on the Via Roma late on Saturday afternoon.
Monday March 12, 2018
Organizers of the Paris to Ancaster Bike Race are proud to announce that on April 29th, 2018 the P2A race will celebrate its 25th Anniversary.
Monday March 5, 2018
World Track Champs'18: Between Ed Hood's trips to Belgium for Het Nieuwsblad and watching Strade Bianche on TV, he has also had time to keep one eye on the UCI World track championships in Holland. Ed gives us the full run-down on who was hot and who was not and the equipment at the 'Rainbow' championships on the boards of the Apeldoorn velodrome.
Saturday March 3, 2018
PeloPics: Belgian rider Tiesj Benoot won the 12th edition of Strade Bianche - NamedSport. After 184 muddy kilometers from Siena to Siena-Piazza del Campo, Benoot came in 39 seconds ahead of Romain Bardet with World cyclocross champion, Wout Van Aert in 3rd place at 58 seconds.
Wednesday February 28, 2018
Roadside PEZ: It's the end of February and it's cold, so Ed Hood must be in Flanders for his yearly trip to the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne. As always 'The Hood Gang' had the full Belgian experience, cobbles, beer, bikes and those crazy Flemish fietsen fans.
Thursday February 22, 2018
The cobble season starts on Saturday with the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and then rattles into Kuurne-Bruxelles-Kuurne on Sunday. Make no mistake, these races are for the hard men of the roads and if you win one you will never have to buy a beer in Flanders for the rest of your life. Ed Hood looks back at his visits to the 'cobbles weekend' from 2010 to 2015.
Wednesday February 21, 2018
Race Preview: This Saturday will be the 73rd edition (or 70th depending upon whether you count the three cancelled editions) of what most would agree is the start of the ‘real’ season, the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, a race steeped in tradition and one which most Belgian riders would sacrifice body parts in order to win.
Thursday February 15, 2018
The 2017/18 winter '6 Day' season is over and the velodromes turn to other sports and music for the summer... and in some cases even cycling! Our PEZman, Ed Hood, managed to spectate and work at a few less 6s than normal, but he's in the perfect position to give us the run-down on the year and look at the future of the 'zesdaagse'.
Wednesday February 14, 2018
Roadside PEZ: The final '6 Day' of the 2017/18 winter season was in Copenhagen and PEZ-man of the indoor boards, Ed Hood, was in the Danish capital for the action and the back-stage fun. Bikes, boards, hand-slings and sprints - 'Wonderful wonderful' has it all!
Friday February 2, 2018
Roadside PEZ: Just as we thought Ed Hood wouldn't be gracing the European indoor velodrome's this winter, he swooped into Berlin for the final night's action. It doesn't end there, the king of the track pits will be moving onto 'wonderful, wonderful' Copenhagen.
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.