Massive crash mars finish sprint at Tour of Poland

Tour of Poland started with a tribute to a fallen rider and ended with a massive crash in the final meters of Stage 1. Thankfully, the result of the horrifying crash seems limited to serious injuries according to first reports. With just 50 metres left to race, Dylan Groenewegen and Fabio Jakobsen came together on […]

PEZ Preview 2020 MILAN-SANREMO: Ed’s Questions!

Sanremo Race Preview: Ed Hood has a dozen (well, thirteen) questions concerning the 2020 Milano-Sanremo; La Classicissima di Primavera… in August? Is one of them. The restructured UCI WorldTour season kicked off with a stunning Strade Bianche last Saturday, next up – Milano-Sanremo. Like PEZ? Why not subscribe to our weekly newsletter to receive updates […]

From the Giro to Guadalupe: Damien Monier Gets PEZ’d!

Rider Interview: National champion, Grand Tour winner, WorldTour rider – Damien Monier… Where is the Frenchman now? Well, from winning a Giro d’Italia stage, he’s now winning the Tour of Guadeloupe and doing very nicely in Japan. Ed Hood found out more. Like PEZ? Why not subscribe to our weekly newsletter to receive updates and […]

The Fast Group Training Ride: Hammer For Performance

Toolbox: Summer season is in full swing, and the local fast group training rides are moving into high speed. What’s the best way to approach these local hammer sessions, both for training and for performance? Like PEZ? Why not subscribe to our weekly newsletter to receive updates and reminders on what’s cool in road cycling? […]

The new face (mask) of pro road cycling

Saturday’s breathless return of WorldTour racing at Strade Bianche underscored the new reality of road competition in 2020. The events of the last five months added an odd taste to the relief and exuberance generated by the restart. Before the weekend even began there was the ominous sign of AG2R-La Mondiale’s Swiss rider Silvan Dillier […]

PEZ Bookshelf: Bicycles: Past, Present and Future

Italian book “Bicycles: Past, Present and Future” by Roberto Gurian, with graphic design by Maria Cucchi, has been translated by Robert Bethel into English, but marvelous bike photos speak in all languages. PEZ literary editor, Leslie Reissner, gives us his thoughts on this wonderful bike book, which is what it says on the cover, Bicycles: […]

Wout Van Aert triumphs in dusty Strade Bianche

The biggest road victory of Wout Van Aert’s career came Saturday at Strade Bianche, a compelling, high-summer race in Tuscany to restart a WorldTour that ceased in March. Van Aert had been third in the last two editions, most memorably in 2018 when he cramped on the final climb. He came back from a long […]

STRADE BIANCHE’20: Wonderful Wout!

Race Report: The first race back after the Covid-19 break didn’t disappoint with action all the way to the finish line of the Strade Bianche. Ex-World cross champion, Wout Van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) timed his attack to perfection on the final section of Tuscan grit and soloed to a magnificent victory. Davide Formolo (UAE Team Emirates) […]

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