The route of the Tour de France 2014 has been presented today and the news is that the Vosges mountains will again feature in the race and in particular a summit finish at La Planche des Belle Filles - the site of Chris Froome's very first Tour stage win in 2012. Our very own Gordan Cameron was there roadside that day to catch the action and atmosphere that we will expect to see again in '14.
The Giro dell'Emilia is always one of our favorite races of the year here at Pez. The amazing finish past the famous arches, the relentless finishing climb and the sights, sounds and atmosphere of this race make it truly one of a kind. Today our man in Italy, Ale is on the road in Italy battling the traffic and crowds chasing this year's race so what better time than now to sit down and take a look at last year's action.
The 1986 World Championship in Colorado Springs brought giants of the road to the United States. To be seventeen years old and suddenly front row to names and faces that only existed on monthly printed pages (and maybe six hours of annual Tour de France television coverage) made it an event not to be missed.
Longtime suffering cycling fans in Scotland had their dreams fulfilled recently with the opening of the new International velodrome in Glasgow. With a recent round of the Track World Cup held on the new boards, PEZ fan and proud Scot, Mark McGhee was one of the first in line to buy tickets. Here's Mark's story from that first historic International meet.
The final nights of the Zurich Six saw magic happen both on and off the track with some great racing, big moments and tired legs as the stars of the track scene and one or two road stars battled it out. Here's Ed's take on the finale from inside the race as runner for BMC's Adam Blythe.
We left Ed yesterday after Day 1 scratching his head and marvelling at the Swiss engineering and timing at the temporary track in Zurich. This time Ed's right in the thick of the action working as a runner for the stars, photographer and writer for PEZ and still getting out there to watch the races as the big Six Day fan that he is. It's track time!
Despite not working as a runner for the stars at the Gent six day race, Ed Hood just couldn't stay away from the action in Belgium this week. The six day in Gent and the WorldCup CycloCross in Koksijde were all on his radar. It's another Belgian adventure!