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Britain’s Only GENT-WEVELGEM Winner – Barry Hoban

It's Gent - Wevelgem 1974; you've made it over the savage Kemmel climb twice with the lead group and survived hanging on the back of an Eddy Merckx and Roger De Vlaeminck driven purge on the run-in; there are 17 guys left, so maybe you would settle for a top ten? Not if your name is Barry Hoban and you feel that the 'over-drive' is in your legs.

NA Racing Scene: The Race Organizers Talk

For the third part of of our series on the health of road racing in North America we talk to the people who make the races happen, the race organizers who have brave the headwinds to bring us high quality events season after season.

MILANO-SANREMO 1957: Brian Robinson An Englishman Podiums

Sadly Brian Robinson passed away in October 2022. Brian was a pioneer for the 'British Legion' of professional cyclist who followed him across the English Channel to try their hand in the continental peloton. Brian stood on the 3rd step of the 1957 Milan-Sanremo, Ed Hood spoke to Brian about 'la Classicissima'.

Seeking San Remo: The Duel To Via Roma

PEZ's Nick O’Brien was live and in-color at the 96th la Primavera - Milan-Sanremo 2005.  Now over 100 years old, the race has changed with modern times, but as Nick discovered while riding the final “capi”, dueling mano-a-mano for sprint-line glory with a roadside adversary never gets old.  

PEZ Bookshelf: The Buddha and the Bee

It is said that people travel to see the world, or to run away from something behind them, and in his entertaining book, “The Buddha and the Bee,” author Cory Mortensen discovers that perhaps his reason for wanting to ride his bicycle from Minnesota to California was not really what he first intended.

The Aero Evolution: Pushing the Limits to Cheat the Wind

Aerodynamics have been in the news again this week with Visma | Lease a Bike's new time trial helmet, the Giro Aerohead 2.0. It caused quite a stir on Monday when the rider's of the Dutch team used it in Tirreno-Adriatico's stage 1 time trial. This gives us the opportunity to look back at Ed Hood's take on the aerodynamic question a few years ago.

Have Time Trail Helmets Just Gone Too Far?

The Visma | Lease a Bike team riders had a new time trial helmet for Monday's stage 1, race against the clock, in the Italian stage race, the Tirreno-Adriatico. The Aerohead 2.0 made by Giro has a 'futuristic', some might say ugly, design. Maybe it is aerodynamic, but for sure it has caused a lot of comments, not all good.