Our PEZ photog, John Thomson, should be in Flanders today for the big race of the season: De Ronde van Vlaanderen. But not to worry, he has sent in his 'Top Ten' photos from the Flemish cobbled Classic. We've added the video highlights for your enjoyment.
Roadside PEZ: The best laid plans are bound to go wrong, especially if you are 'Race Chasing', as our man in Spain, Alastair Hamilton, found out on the mountainous stage 4 of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana last Saturday. He didn't make the ultra-steep summit finish, but there still a lot to take in 'Roadside'.
Roadside PEZ: Stage 2 of the 2020 Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana finished only an hour away from our man in Spain, Alastair Hamilton, so we had to send him to the coastal town of Cullera to take in the action. 181 kilometres from Torrent to the summit finish in Cullera, the final 3 kilometres rises 173 meters to the line.
Interview and Photo Gallery: After hearing all about Bill Kund's rapid rise from young novice cyclist to Olympic rider in the 1960s, we move on to the 1970s and being a professional in Holland. It wasn't all cycling, there was also a career in the music business and teaching, plus a World championships and rubbing shoulders with the best.
Interview and Photo Gallery: Bill Kund was an American cycling pioneer; from emigrating to the States in the 50s and taking up cycling and going all the way to the Tokyo Olympics in 1964 and a professional license in the 70s. Ed Hood got together with Bill to find out how it all started.
'Skol 6' Photo Gallery: We all know of Ed Hood's love of the '6 Day,' and everything else cycling, so you can imagine his excitement when he happened across a collection of photos from the 1980 London Skol 6 by Bill Kund. Bill has kindly given us permission to reproduce some of his brilliant track shots along with how it all came about.
Cyclo-cross Photo Special: Photographer, John Thomson was in Belgium for the Hotondcross in Ronse, Waaslandcross in Sint-Niklaas and the Namur cross on the Citadel. John has been kind enough to send us his favourite shots from the Belgian cold, mud and rain.
Photo Special and Interviews: It's that time of year again and the CCC and the CCC-Liv teams are in Denia for their December training camps and media day. This year the two Polish registered teams were staying in the same hotel, much easier for us journalists. The women were first up and our man in Spain, Alastair Hamilton was there.
Ed goes cyclo-cross: Due to being in Cyprus, Ed Hood missed the Gent '6 Days' this year, which also means he missed the regulation Sunday cyclo-cross, the 2019 Belgian trip cross race would have been the DVV Verzekeringen Trofee Flandriencross in Hamme. Not to be outdone, he went to see a local 'cross in Dunfermline, Scotland and was pleasantly surprised.