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Happy Birthday, Ernesto!

On February 9, a milestone was reached by one of cycling's iconic figures as Ernesto Colnago celebrated his 90th birthday. No Tour de France winner nor Olympian, Signore Colnago is one of the sport's great entrepreneurs and innovators and continues even now to run the company he established in 1954.

Crash Victims Who Were Never The Same Again!

Egan Bernal's terrible and possibly career ending crash last week has brought back many memories of riders who were never the same after a similar 'misfortune'. Ed Hood takes a look at the riders whose cycling careers were cut short due to an accident.

The PEZ Top Heroes of All Time!

When we were younger we all had heroes, but as the years pass that changes to an admiration of a person's style, personality and in this case, cycling ability. Ed Hood has taken a poll of his chums and the PEZ crew to find the 'Top Cycling Heroes of All Time' (in our humble opinion).

PEZ Bookshelf: Peloton Legends

Sports fans love comparisons. Baseball is famous for its obsession with statistics (“The most successful left-handed pitcher throwing against a Chicago team on a Tuesday evening...”) and certainly all sports have record-holders. Pro cycling defies easy comparison of its stars. Can we figure out who was truly The Greatest of All Time?

The Comeback Men of the Pro Peloton!

Lance Armstrong cemented his comeback from cancer with his Tour de France wins, then lost them, partially due to his second comeback. Ed Hood takes a look at 'Big Tex' and thirteen other comeback men from the pro peloton, just to show it can be done.

The Machiavellian World of Cycling

After his recent interview with Roberto Visentini and the 'doings' of the 1987 Giro d'Italia with Stephen Roche, Ed Hood has turned his eye to some other cases of 'skulduggery' in the peloton, or was it just professional etiquette?

The Impossible Hour and Those Who Failed

The World Hour record is the true test of a champion. Riders have needed to be lifted off their machine at the finish, and the great Eddy Merckx said it shortened his career, but they will never stop trying. Ed Hood takes a look at the top men who failed in the hour race of truth.

Readers’ Rigs: Eddy Merckx AXM

Today's Readers' Rig is a bike that may be a few years old now but still gets many dreaming about it - a 2009 Eddy Merckx AXM. Decked out in full Campagnolo Record with Bora wheels to complement this classic European machine - but it comes to us from a reader in Hong Kong.

EUROTRASH News Round Up Thursday!

Oct 14, 2021: The sun is setting on the 2021 season, but we still have the Giro del Veneto and the Coppa Agostoni with video. l'Alpe d'Huez in the Tour'22. UCI team rankings and Merckx on Pogačar. Rider news: Evenepoel, Ganna and Roche. Contract news. Race news. Team news and behind the scenes at Paris-Roubaix with INEOS Grenadiers.