What's Cool In Road Cycling

PEZ in the Kitchen: Giro d’EATalia

The Giro d'Italia, currently running in its 107th edition, has been blessed with excellent weather, showcasing magnificent scenery. With involvement from ENIT, the Italian National Tourism Office, the Giro highlights just how distinctive are the many regions of the country. And in 2024 it even offers us a taste of each with cooking demonstrations on YouTube through its “Giro d'EATalia” videos.

PEZ Bookshelf: Balmamion

The Giro d'Italia has been won more than once by 22 riders, but only eight of those riders have managed to win consecutive races. In the postwar period, only Coppi, Merckx and Indurain have managed. Oh, and a somewhat lesser figure-Franco Balmamion, who is the subject of a beautiful book from Rapha Editions that is as much a loving ode to cycling fandom and Italian quirkiness as it is about Balmamion.

Giro d’Italia ’24 Preview Chat with Chris Horner

VIDEO: PEZ and Chris talk about the season's first Grand Tour in our Giro d'Italia preview. We cover the big topics like why Chris only rode half of the 2009 Giro, who can challenge Tadej Pogacar for this year's Maglia Rosa, is a Giro-Tour double even possible, how much luck you really need, the key stages and more.

The Alternative Giro d’Italia A To Z!

As the 2021 Giro d'Italia was about to start, Ed Hood had his Giro photo album out to compile his personal 'Alternative A to Z' of the Italian Grand Tour. We love the Giro and Ed knows the race better than most, take note of his (near) complete guide to everything Giro.

AMSTEL’95: Gianetti Remembers

The Amstel Gold Race signals the start of the Ardennes Classics and the climbers come out of the woodwork. Raced over the hills, dales, and forests of south eastern Holland, the course selects its own worthy winner. Twenty-nine years ago it was Mauro Gianetti who was making the news.

Roadside PEZ: Ed’s Paris-Roubaix 2007

As we count down to Sunday and the Hell of the North, we look back at Ed Hood's 2007 Paris Roubaix and how the underdog, Stuart O'Grady, left the top riders in his dust. As a regular to the Queen Classic, Ed and his pals inspect the cobbles of Arenberg, the mechanics at work, the Roubaix velodrome and, of course, a local bar.

PEZ Celebrates 22 Years of What’s Cool In Road Cycling

About this time in early 2002, I pressed the "go" button to launch the website you're reading now... Back then I could never have imagined that 22 years and almost 20,000 articles later PEZCycling would have grown into the source for road cycling news, info and entertainment that so many of you have enjoyed, and be one of the last remaining proper road cycling media sites left in North America.

Britain’s Only GENT-WEVELGEM Winner – Barry Hoban

It's Gent - Wevelgem 1974; you've made it over the savage Kemmel climb twice with the lead group and survived hanging on the back of an Eddy Merckx and Roger De Vlaeminck driven purge on the run-in; there are 17 guys left, so maybe you would settle for a top ten? Not if your name is Barry Hoban and you feel that the 'over-drive' is in your legs.

NA Racing Scene: The Race Organizers Talk

For the third part of of our series on the health of road racing in North America we talk to the people who make the races happen, the race organizers who have brave the headwinds to bring us high quality events season after season.