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ToC 2007: The Route Up Close

The 2007 Tour of California will start off the American calendar for a second year in a row, and this year's edition promises even better courses than last year. PEZ takes a closer look at what the riders can expect over a week of racing in California this February 18-25.

La Vuelta 2007: Pub(lic) Reactions

The 2007 La Vuelta route was announced yesterday, so I hot-tailed it down to the center of cycling chit-chat and hub of the PEZ Spanish Bureau, my local pub, the Bar Pol-Mar to get the first impressions of next year's race.

PEZ Preview: La Vuelta 2007 Revealed!

The status of the Grand Tours within the ProTour seems anything but certain at the moment, but that didn't stop the unveiling of the route of the 2007 Vuelta a Espana this afternoon in Madrid. PEZ takes a closer look at what the riders will face come next September.

Controversy In Paradise!

A race filled with crashes, fast racing and controversy was played out in Surfers Paradise alongside one of Australia’s most famous beaches over the weekend. Rising above the controversy was Davitamon-Lotto’s top domestique, Nick Gates who managed to take the win ahead of Unibet’s Matt Wilson and Baden Cooke.

Aussie Nats: Robbie Mac’s Back

Australia’s Robbie McEwen added yet another title to his credits when he secured the National Criterium Championship in Brisbane, Australia Sunday in a thrilling finish out sprinting rivals Allan Davis (Astana) and dual Olympic gold medallist Graeme Brown (Rabobank).

PEZ On The Scene: Darren Smith Memorial

What do you get when you cross some of the best Aussie pro riders racing in memorial of a lost mate, big prize money, a hot summer’s day and tight racing around an Oceanside beach resort? The Salt Resort Darren Smith Memorial of course and this year was one of the fastest and hardest races ever.

Grenoble Six: Nights Five And Six

The final two nights have come and gone and all that remains are the story and pictures from yet another Six Day tended to by the inimitable Edmond Hood. Mr. Hood takes us back track-side for the final third of the Grenoble Six, a thrilling race only decided in the final madison.

Grenoble Six: Nights Three And Four

Ed Hood is at it again as we roll through the middle third of the Grenoble Six. His sleeping hours are comparable to a toddler's age, but his stories are only picking up steam. In this dispatch the the tales are plentiful: from Track God Patrick Sercu, to police chases, to crashes, all the way to Alpe d'Huez.

Grenoble Six: Days 1 And 2

Ed Hood is once again doing the thankless job of Runner at the Grenoble Six, but though it's low paying and the hours endless, can you imagine a better way to get in on the action? Mr. Hood takes us directly into the fray for a recap of Days 1 and 2.