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Tour De France
The 2016 Tour de France is on PEZCycling now! Tune in daily for PEZ-Clusive news coverage, race reports, PeloPics photo gallery, our own Tour de PEZ roadside reports, and of course the DDs du Jour - the gorgeous ladies of le Tour in our Daily Distractions gallery. And if that's not enough - you can relive every great Tour de PEZ moment since 2005 with the links:


Friday July 5, 2019
Back in 2016, Mark Cavendish, who had claimed virtually every honour available to sprinters bar the yellow jersey, was finally rewarded for his patience.
Thursday July 4, 2019
Romain Feillu's stint in yellow, limited to about 40 minutes in the time trial stage around Cholet in the 2008 Tour de France, was as short as it was intense.
Tuesday July 2, 2019
Back in 1987, Jean-François Bernard was taking part in his second Tour, the first one as the leader of Toshiba-La Vie Claire, when he added the yellow jersey to his race number 1 after a colossal performance on the slopes of the Mont Ventoux. However, things were about to go pear-shaped…
Monday July 1, 2019
Back in 1986, Alex Stieda started his very first Tour with the very last race number in the peloton — 210 — pinned to his back. The Canadian surged to the top of the general classification in the first mass-start stage, beating LeMond to the punch to become the first North American rider to lead the Tour de France.
Friday June 28, 2019
Back in 1971, Dutchman Marinus Wagtmans took the yellow jersey from his leader Eddy Merckx without even realising… but only for a third of a stage!
Wednesday June 26, 2019
Jean-Pierre Genet, one of Raymond Poulidor's most loyal domestiques, went from finishing dead last in the 1967 Tour to taking the yellow jersey at the start of the 1968 edition.
Tuesday June 25, 2019
Years before he met a tragic end on the slopes of the Mont Ventoux during the 1967 Tour, Tom Simpson had become the first British rider ever to wear the yellow jersey in 1962.
Saturday June 22, 2019
In the 1952 Tour de France, Andrea Carrea, a domestique riding for Fausto Coppi and Gino Bartali in the Italian team, burst into tears as he pulled on the yellow jersey, saying that he was not worthy of an honour meant for his leaders.
Friday June 21, 2019
In the last Tour de France before the war, surprise guest Amédée Fournier brought his experience as a track cyclist to bear to claim the first yellow jersey.
Thursday June 20, 2019
In the 1931 Tour, Max Bulla snatched the overall lead at the end of stage 2, becoming the first — and only — touriste-routier to get his hands on the coveted yellow jersey. A monster performance.
Sunday January 1, 2017
TDF'16 Roadside: Day two for Ed was a definite mountain day; riders off the front and riders off the back and PEZ friend Dan McLay was in the latter group. From the Tour Village Ed takes in the two main climbs of the day and all the excitement that comes with them.
Thursday October 20, 2016
The 2017 Tour de France route was revealed Tuesday in Paris, and PEZ was there! Here’s our PEZ-Clusive look inside. Starting in Germany for the first time since 1992, and taking in all 5 mountain regions of France, there are 10 new stage cities and the first ever finish atop the Col d'Izoard.
Thursday July 28, 2016
The Tour de France dust has settled and the PEZ team have had time to digest the three weeks of the French Grand Tour. Was it a good Tour? Who were the heroes of the road? The high points and the low points... Here is what we think:
Tuesday July 26, 2016
TDF'16 Roadside: Ed Hood and Callum MacGregor are back in Edinburgh after their week in the Alps and, as always, their Tour de France was not plain sailing, but then that's the romance of the French Grand Tour. Ed takes up his 'Roadside Round-Up' as he waits for the flight home:
Sunday July 24, 2016
Race Report: André Greipel took his second win on the Champs Élysées in a row to close the book on the 2016 Tour de France on stage 21 in Paris. Chris Froome avoided any late drama and secured his third maillot jaune in four years.
Sunday July 24, 2016
TDF'16 Roadside: A day which many had hoped would give le Tour a Grand Finale as the non-canine contenders scrapped for the podium places behind top dog Froome became a grim slog as a fierce electrical storm turned the Joux Plane into a battle for survival rather than a battle for the podium. Callum and Ed were again there to savour every rain drop...
Saturday July 23, 2016
Race Report: It was a day that should have been about the climbs but in the end it came down to who could go down hill the quickest and Movistar’s Ion Izagirre proved to be the very best, giving the Spanish their first stage victory in this year’s tour.
Friday July 22, 2016
TDF'16 Roadside: Stage 19 saw some real action on the 2016 Tour de France and Ed Hood was there with Callum to 'see and tell' all the crazy happenings that unfolded before their eyes. Bardet was the toast of France as he crossed the line first on Mont Blanc, but don't forget the man at the back, Dan McLay.
Friday July 22, 2016
Race Report: Rain and crashes caused problems for many on stage 19 to Mont Blanc, not least Chris Froome and Bauke Mollema. In the end it was Romain Bardet who was the hero of the day and with the Tour stage 19 win he moved up into second place overall and made France a very happy place.
Friday July 22, 2016
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Tour Stage Preview: The ASO certainly knows how to put on a spectacle. Each year, the Grand Depart is feted and celebrated, usually more for its cultural iconography than its significance for the actual race itself. So if setting the table at Mont St Michel, then it is only fitting to conclude the world’s most popular bike race in the shadow of Europe’s most iconic mountain, Mont Blanc.