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?
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.
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.
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.