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Readers’ Rigs: Eddy Merckx EMX-3

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.

The Evolution of the Impossible Hour | The Record Men

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.

Is Tadej Pogačar The Next Eddy Merckx?

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'?

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?