This submission is a very sharp looking Eddy Merckx EMX-3 that's a bike with Belgian origins but an Italian heart and is owned by an Asian from Mexico - it doesn't get much more international than that. A fine mix of traditional Campagnolo and modern design KCNC, topped off with a stunning paint job.
With Dan Bigham recently setting a new World Hour Record in Grenchen, Switzerland. The British rider beat Victor Campenaerts' record by 400 metres. This got Ed Hood thinking about the evolution of cycling's modern Hour Record and how it got to where it is now.
Ever since Eddy Merckx hung up his racing wheels there have been many pretenders to his throne, but all have come up short. Our regular contributor, Nikolai Razouvaev – ‘The Russian Crank’ has sent his thoughts on the subject of the 'next Merckx' to fellow 'ranter' Ed Hood. Can Tadej Pogačar measure up to 'Big Ted'?
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.
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.
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).
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?