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Saturday October 19, 2019
From the woods of Hong Kong, Pez fan Ed sent us in this story of his custom Colossi XCR that has clocked up miles in a number of different countries and has even had a respray or two...it's Readers' Rigs time from South East Asia!
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.
Thursday October 17, 2019
Rider Interview: 28 year-old Carl Fredrik Hagen rode his first Grand Tour this year - The 2019 Vuelta a España. The man from Oppegård in Norway performed well above expectation to finish in 8th place overall. Ed Hood caught up with Carl after his top ride in Spain and before he rode the World championships in Yorkshire.
Thursday October 17, 2019
Oct 17, 2019 - Two 'Top Stories' in today's EUROTRASH: Merckx and De Vlaeminck in hospital and the 2020 Tour route. Reports from Sluitingsprijs Putte-Kapellen and the Superprestige in Gieten. Other news: Van Aert for the Tour, Cavendish-Keisse for Gent, Euro track champs, Tour of Guangxi, Phinney to retire, rider contracts, Specialized with Deceuninck and video of Dan Martin’s farewell.
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.
Tuesday October 15, 2019
The Tour de France visiting five different mountain ranges is something that only happens once in a blue moon. It will be the first time that the route features mountain stages from the second day of racing until the eve of the finish in Paris, over a period of no fewer than 20 days.
Tuesday October 15, 2019
DeFeet is announcing it’s long-standing partnership with Team Deceuninck-Quickstep will not continue into 2020. One of the longest relationships in the history of professional cycling, DeFeet has been involved with every iteration of the team since 1995. The 24 year span was an enormous success for DeFeet, allowing the brand to forever claim a historic number of victories in the sports biggest events.
Tuesday October 15, 2019
Toolbox: Base training has progressed significantly, and yet many cyclists (& triathletes), are stuck in the mindset of doing Long Slow Distance rides and maybe some random strength training “during base” or “the winter.” However, proper strength training throughout the year can greatly increase your aerobic power.
Monday October 14, 2019
Photo Gallery: The big race for last and Heather Morrison is 'Roadside' for the Giro di Lombardia and the sixth race of her Italian autumn week. Bergamo and Como for the best shots of the start and finish under the falling leaves of Lombardia.
Monday October 14, 2019
Oct 14, 2019 - The 2019 road season is grinding to an end with Lombardia, Paris-Tours, Memorial Van Steenbergen, Tacx Classic and the Gran Piemonte, we have all the news and views. Laurens ten Dam retires - Top Story. News from the Tour Down Under, Tour of the Alps and Utah 2020, plus Silvelle ’19 CX European Champs. Rider contracts and TDU introduces Paracycling.
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.
Sunday October 13, 2019
Book Review: Described as "Eurosport's legendary Tour de France commentator," Carlton Kirby has nearly three decades' experience in calling pro bike races and his new book, written with Robbie Broughton, not only provides often-hilarious insight into what it is like to be a broadcaster under extreme pressure, but also some worthwhile comments about the nature of pro racing.
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.
Friday October 11, 2019
Photo Gallery: Race No.5 and the last before the big one: Il Lombardia, the 'Race of the Falling Leaves' the last big race of the season. Heather's day at the Gran Piemonte was the usual mixture of rider stalking, photographer scuffles and some great shots. Another day on the northern Italian roads for Heather.
Friday October 11, 2019
The Giro di Lombardia was born in 1905, and Giovanni Gerbi – called the red devil – was the first winner. The story of his break – planned in a devilish way, and realized with so much strength – has become a well known legend, which has the taste of a fable both ingenious and malicious.
Thursday October 10, 2019
Photo Gallery: Italian autumn race No.4 for Heather Morrison is the 100th edition of Milano-Torino. An easier day for our intrepid PEZ photographer, but one of the best so far with shots of the start presentation and the hard fight for the victory going to Canada's Michael Woods.
Thursday October 10, 2019
Lombardia Retro: Utter confusion was the look on my face when Alessandro handed me the old newspaper and said it was a gift. Upon closer inspection, I realized I was holding the official program of the 1952 Giro di Lombardia – in mint condition! Once I got over the shock that such a treasure still existed – I couldn’t wait to share it with PEZ-Fans…
Thursday October 10, 2019
Oct 10, 2019 - The build up to the Giro di Lombardia starts here! Three races: Milan-Torino, Tre Valli Varesine and Binche point out who has the form for Saturday with reports and video. Legend Raymond Poulidor is unwell - Top Story. Lombardia, Gran Piemonte and Paris-Tours previews. Other cycling news: Hodeg goes home, rider contracts and Alaphilippe finishes his season early.
Wednesday October 9, 2019
Photo Gallery: Race three in Heather's Italian autumn one-day Classics week, and she has moved north to Varese for the 'Tre Valli Varesine'. A surprising and exciting finalé was taken by Vuelta a España winner, Primoz Roglic and Heather was there for the full Italian race experience.