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Saturday February 23, 2019
Roadside PEZ: The opening weekend of the Spring Classics would not be the same without the presence of Ed Hood, and 2019 will be no different as Ed will be in Belgium next Saturday. The last time Ed rounded up his posse was in 2017 to take to the kasseien, to witness the carnage and the beer. Het Nieuwsblad'17 Roadside.
Friday February 22, 2019
You just can't beat steel and Brain Tjaden in Sausalito, California is in love with his lugged, handmade Mondonico shod with Shimano Dura Ace. This is no 'Old Classic' but a modern bike made in the Classic style... and style it has by the bucketful.
Thursday February 21, 2019
PeloPics: February's Tour Colombia 2.1 was a great success, with riders competing from all over the World to make it a truly international event. But it was the Colombian riders who excited the home fans the most... and Colombians can get very excited.
Thursday February 21, 2019
There are certain riders who have already covered plenty of roads and made it up lots of climbs; yet they still have no intention of stopping. Then there are those riders who still have the road stretching out in front of them, who are confident that they have what it takes to achieve great things.
Thursday February 21, 2019
Feb 21, 2019 - The peloton is fighting over the Tour of Oman, Ruta del Sol and Volta ao Algarve. All the reports, results and video action. Hulst cyclo-cross. Vuelta in Holland and Tour in Denmark-Top Story. Setmana Valenciana and UAE Tour, three Dutch stages of the Vuelta, new course for Frankfurt and Suffolk start OVO Energy Women's Tour. A touching video tribute to Paul Sherwen.
Wednesday February 20, 2019
Interview: Canada has a long history of top road riders and the most successful could be Steve Bauer. From Olympic Silver to World's Bronze, close to winning Paris-Roubaix and that World's finish in Ronse, plus being a most dependable domestique, Steve was the complete package. Ed Hood managed to grab the now CCC Team directeur sportif for a word.
Tuesday February 19, 2019
The new Rapha range of women’s bib shorts features a completely reconstructed chamois, making them the most comfortable available, no matter how far or where you ride.
Tuesday February 19, 2019
Former World road champion Claude Criquielion lost his last battle and passed away on Wednesday morning, 18th February 2015, at only 58 years old. Ed Hood takes a look at the man from Lessines' life and career, and what his contemporaries in the peloton thought of him. There was so much more to Claudy than that crash in Ronse.
Tuesday February 19, 2019
It happens every Spring - the first few group rides of the year brutally reawaken the realities of the highly variable nature of racing. What are the neuromuscular differences affecting riding fatigue between hard constant efforts and group races?
Monday February 18, 2019
Rider Interview: Sam Brand started off as a triathlete, but after graduating from university in 2015, he made the move to 100% cycling. The man from Man made his Pro debut as a stagiaire in August '17 at the Tour of Utah and received a full professional contract with Team Novo Nordisk for 2018. Ed Hood caught up with Sam to hear about his season and he looks forward to 2019.
Monday February 18, 2019
Feb 18, 2019 - Colombia, Provence, Murcia, Oman, Laigueglia and Almeria - A full weekend of sport with results, reports and video in a packed EUROTRASH. Cycling's first bionic man, De Clercq - Top Story. Other cycling news: Volta ao Algarve and Ruta del Sol, teams for the Tour of the Alps, Giro'19 Veneto stages and Rosón sacked by Movistar.
Sunday February 17, 2019
PEZ Bookshelf: The highest drama in the Tour de France takes place in the mountains and the changing beauty of these alpine landscapes differentiates pro cycling from all other sports. “Tour de France Climbs from Above” is an excellent introduction to the legendary climbs, not only from the historical standpoint but for someone planning to experience the roads themselves.
Saturday February 16, 2019
Today's Readers' Rig is a look at one of the most innovative bike designs in the modern peloton, the LOOK 795. One man who has fallen completely for its unique style is PEZ fan, Peter from California and today he shows us his 795 decked out with Dura Ace Di2, ENVE wheels and more.
Friday February 15, 2019
The sight of Marco Pantani climbing – hands in the drops, out of the saddle, chin pointing to the summit – is one of the defining images of cycling for fans of a certain vintage. On the fifteenth anniversary of his tragic death, we’re reissuing the Pantani Jersey.
Thursday February 14, 2019
14 February 2004. Marco Pantani dies alone in Rimini. In a motel, after three days spent in a small room without seeing anybody. Pantani was still a Pro rider. During the previous year, during the Giro, he was able to show great moments and I remember, all over the winter, many people wondering about Il Pirata’s plans for the 2004. Then it all ended.
Thursday February 14, 2019
England’s Enigma Bicycles offered a nice Canvas in their Echelon Ti frame. Technical Editor Charles Manantan took that up a few notches sending Cyclo-Retro a full Campagnolo group for refinishing and engraving and then selecting custom paint to match the custom leather saddle re-wrap and Bar Tape.
Thursday February 14, 2019
How could you not love a guy who styled himself a modern-day Pirate? Bandanas, ear rings, bleached goatee, “aargh matey – ‘tis time to plunder us some mountain stages...!” He had the legs to back it all up, and lit up racing of the early-mid ‘90’s with his explosive style and ability. We recall our favorite Pantani Moments…
Thursday February 14, 2019
For many of us February 14th marks Valentine’s Day – the day to remember and be with someone special. For cycling fans; this year also marks the 15th anniversary of Marco Pantani’s death – a spectacular and controversial rider still loved by thousands of fans today. Ale Federico was one of these fans, and remembers that day his hero started to fall...
Thursday February 14, 2019
Team Novo Nordisk, the world’s first all-diabetes professional cycling team, and Wahoo Fitness, the global leader in indoor smart trainers and connected cycling computers, announced that Wahoo will be the team’s official technical partner for smart trainers, heart rate monitors, and bike computers through the 2020 season.
Thursday February 14, 2019
Mobile Bike Museum: We do like a bit of 'Retro' here at PEZ and the 70s, 80s and 90s were probably the best years for artisan bikes ridden by the professionals - Before the 'all the same' plastic bikes of today. Ed Hood heard about 'Racing Relics USA' and thought he had better find out more about the mobile bike museum from the curator; Bill Collier.