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Gent06: Big Bert’s Bid Bust

Strong man Thor Hushovd (Credit Agricole) became only the second Norwegian ever to win a classic (after Dag-Otto Lauritzen’s victory in Henninger Turm in 1987) with a last second surge, but it was PEZ-Fave Bert Roesem's solo bid that had the Belgians cheering...

Flanders Shotgun: Race Chase Belgian-Style!

PEZ’s Flanders weekend capper was easily our day chasing the race true Belgian-style – riding shotgun with Andy Deschuyffeleer and Inge Roesems – the father-in-law and wife of Davitamon-Lotto pro and Belgian TT champ Bert Roesems! You gotta drive fast to see the race 9 times – here’s how we did it…

Flanders ’06: Boonen Blasts in Belgium

Tom Boonen became the first man since compatriot Eric Leman in seasons 72/73 to win De Ronde back to back on a sunny but very windy Sunday afternoon in Meerbeke. In taking his twelfth victory of the season Boonen made a mockery of the ‘curse of the rainbow jersey’ and Patrick Lefevere demonstrated once again that he currently has no peer as a classics DS.

Flanders Pre-Game: Word On The Bergs

The day before the Tour of Flanders the PEZ Crew are on location in Brugge to sniff out the stories and hot tips before the race pulls out of the historic town centre Sunday morning… here's the latest from our chat's with Discovery, davitamon-Lotto, T-Mobile, and more...

Flanders06: The Way Of The Cross

Former Flanders winner Andrea Tafi once said "Only those who are in top condition can say that the Ronde is not hard. For everyone else, it's the Way of the Cross." Indeed, the Tour of Flanders has rightly established itself as arguably the toughest of the Classics - offering everything up to the hopeful winner: wind, cobbles, length, tough roads, oh, and 17 bergs.

In Flanders Fields: A Historical Perspective

The Ronde van Vlaanderen, Gent-Wevelegm, and Paris-Roubaix make up the opening week of the big Northern Classics. These ancient races have created as many heroes as they've destroyed, and can only truly be understood in person. We offer this humble attempt to explain why...

Hayman Scores Commonwealth Gold

Big Australian Matthew Hayman showed why he is an integral part of top Dutch Pro Tour squad Rabobank by taking the Commonwealth Games road race title after four hours under a hot Melbourne sun.

Commonwealth Games: Chrono Time

After the euphoria of the velodrome where Scotland took four bronzes, a silver and a gold medal, grim reality dawned on the smooth tarmac of the Port Phillip Bay time trial course where Scot Duncan Urquhart was a distant 5:48:19 off the pace in 19th position behind Australian favourite Nathan O’Neil...

SanRemo Roadside: The Day With PEZ

Today is 12 hours of daylight at PEZ HQ, and the plum blossoms in my backyard signal winter is done. Things were a bit colder Saturday in Milan, but as our Ale Federico reports, the fans along the route didn’t notice, and share the same enthusiasm for the new season as we do…