What's Cool In Road Cycling

Giro di PEZ: Desperately Seeking Sicilia

Attenzione Italian bar tenders with your Negronis and pretty ladies for Daily Distractions everywhere - The PEZ himself is on the ground in Italy and currently en route to Naples for today's Giro presentation. He's reported in that all has started well, luggage, bike and PEZ are all in the same place and he even has a driver all lined up. This Giro di PEZ is not going to be like last time......

VUELTA ’09: Presentation First Look!

We know the routes of Le Tour and il Giro for next year and today it was the turn of La Vuelta a Espaсa. Even if the announcement wasn’t star studded and flashy, the course is both innovative and exciting. Here's how the presentation went and what the riders thought of it.

PEZ In The Mix: Final Night In Ghent!

Five nights down, just one to go in Gent. The result was anything but a formality, and a thrilling final night led to a hometown victory via Gent's superstar Iljo Keisse. PEZ was on the scene (as always) - Stephen Penny takes us inside.

PEZ In The Mix: Friday At Ghent!

Fridays at the Ghent Six Day are traditionally the 'big' night on and off the track. On the track anyone with serious aspirations to win the event must be able to still dig deep and avoid losing laps in the Madison. Off the track many locals put on their jacket (coat) and tie, bring their wife or girlfriend and spot the local professional riders of past and present who flock to the VIP restaurant and expensive seats.

TDF ’09: What’s Cool About Le Tour

While most folks are settling in for the winter ahead – we’re already making plans for next July and how we’ll cover the Tour de France. The route is examined, flight schedules checked, hotels booked… It’s the biggest thing in cycling, but before we get all pontificant on predictions, let’s just step back and consider what makes next year’s race cool…

PEZ On The Scene: Pre-Game At Lombardia!

Before every big race, there's a show, not quite an intentional show that you buy tickets to go see and be entertained, but one of the more interesting spectacles you can stumble on in sport. Want to brush shoulders with the World Champ or chat with your favorite rider? Go to a starting area! PEZ-Man Jered Gruber was on the scene in Varese.

TDF’09: Reaction

You have a choice after the Tour presentation: you can bolt for the door and enjoy a beer in the autumn sunshine, or you can strap-on your body armour - to protect you from swinging laptop cases, thrusting big lenses and sweaty Spaniards elbowing through the scrum - and go in search of interviews. I'll get that beer later…

Le Tour ’09: The Route Presented

"Vive le Tour, vive le Tour de France!" So said Christian Prudhomme as he closed his presentation of the 2009 Tour de France race route, or should that be le Tour de France Sud Est? PEZ-Man Ed Hood joined the throng as the official 2009 Tour route was unveiled today in Paris. Here’s the appetizer to get us started…

Lombardia ’08: The Kid Takes Three!

Damiano "Kid" Cunego rode like a manly man to his third win of the year's closing Classic on the shores of Lago di Como. After two previous wins from sprints, Cunego dropped his breakaway companions on the descent of the Civiglio and soloed the final 10km to a stylish victory over Astana's Brajkovic and Uran of Caisse.