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Giro di PEZ: Off Course To Pisticci!

Thursday's stage 6 of the 2020 Giro d'Italia passes through the town of Pisticci. Back in 2013, 'The Pez' was also in Pisticci, for a lot longer than he planned, due to the maze-like layout of old Italian towns. Here's the story: “Sempre Dritto” – ‘always forward’

The PEZ Alternative Giro d’Italia A To Z!

It's a sad time for Ed Hood, he should be in Italy for the Giro, but... So as the 2020 Giro d'Italia finishes its first week, Ed has his Giro photo album out to compile his personal 'Alternative A to Z' of the Italian Grand Tour. We love the Giro and Ed knows the race better than most, take note of his (near) complete guide to everything Giro.

A Case Against TT Bikes

Since last Saturday's Tour de France stunning stage 20 time trial, the race against the clock has been on everyones lips. So, we've been gathering the thoughts of Nikolai Razouvaev again, this time the Russian 'in the know' looks at the time trial bike. The pros and the cons - but mostly the cons.

Why Do Pro Riders Crash So Much? More Thoughts

Continuing Ed Hood's theme of why there seems to be more crashes in the professional peloton recently, Ed caught up with British star of the 60’s and 70’s, Norman Hill for his thoughts. There have been many changes over the years - Norman throws some light on the less than positive 'improvements'.

PEZ Bookshelf: Chasing the Rainbow

There is a very special jersey that, once you win it at a one day event, it is yours for a year wherever you race. This jersey, is of course, the glorious rainbow-striped confection first donned by Alfredo Binda in 1927. Its fascinating history is the subject of “Chasing the Rainbow: The Story of Road Cycling's World Championships” by Giles Belbin.

Derek Harrison – Tour de France Pioneer

Continuing with Ed Hood's series of 'English speaking' Tour de France pioneers, Ed moves onto Derek Harrison. Sadly Harrison died in May, 2018 in his adopted home of France, but his pro career spanned the 60s and 70s and include many top wins and two appearances in the French Grand Tour.