Retro: Omloop Het Volk 1983 Photo Gallery

PeloPics: This Saturday the first big single-day race in the north of Europe kicks off in Belgium; The Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. What better reason to pull out some old retro photos from the Cor Vos archive. Back in 1983 the season opener was known as the Het Volk and started and finished in Gent, now […]

2021 Giro d’Italia: The PEZ First Look!

2021 Giro d’Italia Preview: The first Grand Tour of the season is the last to announce their route for 2021. As always the ‘percorso’ has everything, including a time trial finalé. Ed Hood has run an educated eye over the course for the ‘PEZ Giro d’Italia First Look’. Repeat final stage over-turn in 2021? Read […]

How To Do the Flemish Weekend Like A Pro

2019 Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne: Ed Hood is missing his Flemish weekend at the first of the Spring Classics in Belgium; we look back at his trip to Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne in 2019. No frites and cobbles for Ed in 2021. Ed and his gang visited the EF Education First team and the ‘Koers’ […]

The PEZ Preview: Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Who’s Hot?

Race preview: The 2021 road season ‘proper’ starts this Saturday with the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad in the heart of cycling mad Flanders. Ed Hood would normally be ‘Roadside’ in Belgium, but… Here is his preview of the season opener. Het Volk, Gent-Gent or Het Nieuwsblad The racing year is well underway already, with results from […]

Can Gilbert Complete the Monument Sweep?

Phillipe Gilbert is on the edge of making Monumental history. If he wins in San Remo on March 27th, he’ll be only the 4th rider in history to win all 5 races – he’s already won Flanders, Paris-Roubaix, Liege-Bastogne-Liege, and il Lombardia. But battling age, and a raft of younger challengers will make this the […]

PEZ Bookshelf: Higher Calling

Ah, mountains! Perhaps they share only with the sea something that universally arouses us to flights of poetry and fancy. Naturalist John Muir wrote in his journal: “We are now in the mountains and they are in us, kindling enthusiasm, making every nerve quiver, filling every pore and cell of us.” And mountains have a […]

Readers’ Rig: Hannes’ Very Special Ducati Bianchi

Readers’ Rig: Hannes Wessels in Cape Town, South Africa has a very unique Bianchi that was rescued from the dustbin, repaired and repainted as a tribute to the Ducati Panigale Speciale. A beautiful looking bike with a great story. Name: Hannes WesselsLocation: Cape Town, South AfricaFrame: Bianchi Oltre X2Group: Campagnolo Record/Super RecordHandlebar/Stem: ZippWheels: Campagnolo Bora […]

Nikolai (& Froome) Put The Brakes On Disks!

Thoughts from behind the Iron Curtain: Chris Froome is not sure about disk brakes, he never had them at Sky/Ineos Grenadiers, but with his new team and bike he has no choice. Ed Hood has been talking to our Soviet friend, Nikolai Razouvaev, who has his thoughts on the disk situation. Some of you won’t […]

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