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Friday October 18, 2019
Race Preview: Tour de France race director, Christian Prudhomme, presented the 2020 French Grand Tour route in Paris on Tuesday. The 107th edition of the Grand Boucle includes 29 categorised climbs (Cat.2 and above), 6 summit finishes, gravel roads and one mountain time trial. Ed Hood takes a 'First Look' at the French parcours.
Wednesday October 16, 2019
Season Review: The 2019 road season is over and it was full of surprises from the 'new guard' of 'young guns' bring a breath of fresh air to the top events. Philippe Gilbert showed that it's not all over for the 'mature' riders, but there is a new broom in pro cycling. Ed Hood looks at the year's top events and the bright future of the sport we love.
Sunday October 13, 2019
Race Report: Jelle Wallays (Lotto Soudal) won Paris-Tours with a great solo ride. The Belgian attacked more than forty kilometres from the finish to take the lead from Søren Kragh Andersen (Sunweb), who punctured on an unpaved section. Niki Terpstra (Total Direct Energie) and Oliver Naesen (AG2R-La Mondiale) finished just behind Wallays.
Saturday October 12, 2019
Race Report: The 113th edition of the Tour of Lombardy was won by Bauke Mollema. The Trek-Segafredo rider attacked on the penultimate climb of the day, the Civiglio, taking a good gap and then rode solo to his first monument victory. After 38 years, the Netherlands finally has another successor to Hennie Kuiper. Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) was second and Egan Bernal (Ineos) third.
Saturday October 12, 2019
Roadside Retro 2014: Today on PEZ our superfan in Italy, Alessandro of AlbumCiclismo looks back at some of his best times chasing the Giro di Lombardia and also looks ahead to this Sunday's big race.
Wednesday October 9, 2019
'Goodbye from Bergamo' - seems a fitting title for the last race of the pro cycling season "proper". While riders and fans enjoy the last-day-of-school atmosphere, I was living out a wish that's been in the making for almost 10 years - to chase Il Lombardia myself.
Tuesday October 8, 2019
Race Preview: The last big Classic of the 2019 season (if you ignore Sunday's Paris-Tours), Il Giro di Lombardia, rolls out of Bergamo on Saturday morning for 243 beautiful kilometres of racing to finish in Como. Lombardy is an iconic monument, a race that all pro riders would want in their palmarès. Ed looks at the history, course and who is hot for the win on the shores of Lago di Como.
Wednesday October 2, 2019
Ed's World Champs Round Up: Ed Hood's raincoat is nearly dry from Sunday's men's road race and he has warmed up enough to take pen in hand and sum-up what the 2019 Yorkshire World championships meant to him. Stunning success, worthy winners and a stupid event Ed covers it all.
Sunday September 29, 2019
Worlds Race Report: The new World cycling champion is Mads Pedersen of Denmark. The young Dane out-sprinted Matteo Trentin (Italy) and Stefan Küng (Switzerland). Top favourite Mathieu van der Poel (Netherlands) was part of the decisive leading group, but cracked on the run in, as did Trentin's countryman, Gianni Moscon. Peter Sagan (Slovakia) jumped away from the peloton for 5th.
Saturday September 28, 2019
Worlds Race Report: Annemiek van Vleuten is the new women's World champion. The Dutch rider attacked 105 kilometres from the finish, from then on she never looked back and rode solo to the finish in Harrogate. Van Vleuten finished with a lead of over 2 minutes on her country-woman, Anna van der Breggen and Australian Amanda Spratt to win her first World title on the road.
Friday September 27, 2019
Worlds Race Report: Two more road races today in Yorkshire: The junior women and the Under 23 men fought it out in wet conditions again. Both races were tough battles with rainbow jerseys going to Megan Jastrab of the United States and Samuele Battistella of Italy.
Thursday September 26, 2019
Worlds Race Report: Quinn Simmons was the pre-race favourite for junior World championships, and the American talent soloed impressively to the title. The 18-year-old Simmons rode alone for 30 kilometres to finish ahead of Italian Alessio Martinelli and countryman Magnus Sheffield. Enzo Leijnse of the Netherlands was 4th.
Wednesday September 25, 2019
Worlds Race Report: Australian Rohan Dennis won the World time trial championship for the second year in a row. The Australian beat European champion, Belgium's Remco Evenepoel and World individual pursuit champion, Filippo Ganna of Italy to the lower podium places on dry Yorkshire roads.
Wednesday September 25, 2019
Worlds Road Race Preview: Sunday sees the biggest one-day race on the calendar hit the roads of Yorkshire and after 280 kilometres we will have a new World champion. A 'Nobody' never wins the Worlds road race, but there have been some surprises over the years. This year's race is wide open and Ed Hood takes a look at who's going to be battling for the rainbow jersey.
Tuesday September 24, 2019
Worlds Race Report: Day 2 of the World time trials saw the under 23 men and the women take on a very wet Yorkshire course. There were crashes due to the water on the road, but the top riders were not put off from riding their best. Mikkel Bjerg of Denmark and USA's Chloe Dygert took the rainbow jerseys.
Monday September 23, 2019
Worlds Race Report: After Sunday's mixed team time trial relay. The 2019 World road championships have moved on to the induvidual tests against the clock. Monday sees the junior men and women tackle the induvidual time trials. Wins for Russia and Italy.
Friday September 20, 2019
Worlds ITT Preview: The 2019 World cycling championships start this Saturday with the Para-Cycling International before moving onto the time trial events, all set in Yorkshire, North England. Ed Hood will be there 'Roadside' for all the time trial and road race action, but before he heads south, he has a good look at the course and main protagonists.
Monday September 16, 2019
Vuelta Final Week: Ed Hood is sat in his 'virtual' Madrid cafe with a café con leche and a Veterano in front of him, along with Marca and AS to review the final week of la Vuelta a España 2019. There were a lot of new faces... and Alejandro Valverde. Who was hot and who was not?
Sunday September 15, 2019
Vuelta Stage Report: The final stage of the Vuelta a España fell to Dutch National champion, Fabio Jakobsen (Deceuninck - Quick-Step) in a close sprint with Irish champion, Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe). Primož Roglič had no problems, and the Jumbo-Visma team leader won his first Grand Tour.
Saturday September 14, 2019
Vuelta Stage Report: Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) took his third stage victory after a long solo, this put the Slovenian on the third step of the overall podium. Primoz Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) guaranteed his win in the 2019 Vuelta a España. He had no problems on the last mountain stage, despite some attacks from Miguel Ángel López (Astana) and Alejandro Valverde (Movistar).