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RETRO WORLDS’06: Ed’s Salzburg Shenanigans!

It's hard to keep track of the events that Ed Hood has attended - easier to count those he has missed. His first Worlds for PEZ was in Salzburg back in 2006, no team time trial in those days, but Ed was there for all the other road action, here is his stroll down memory lane.

Rest In Peace Chris Anker Sørensen

It was ironic that Chris Anker Sørensen’s life should end doing what he had become known for after his career as a professional cyclist was over – preparing meticulously for his role as a TV race commentator, out riding the parcours of Sunday’s World Individual Time Trial Championship in Flanders.

PEZ Bookshelf: Eat Bike Cook

It is said that there are people who live to eat and others who eat to live and for some of us enough cycling means we can eat whatever we want. “Eat Bike Cook” is a wonderful little book that really is about the joys of riding and the pleasures of eating, with an original viewpoint.

Roxo Racing Checks In From Joe Martin Stage Race

Follow the women of Roxo Racing, a Texas based women’s cycling team, in their first full year chasing national level races. Roxo has raced USA Crits events, Pro Nationals, and Joe Martin, both UCI professional events.  The goal, shared by all, is to strive, learn and improve. 

PEZ Bookshelf: Mountains – Epic Cycling Climbs

In Michael Blann's spectacular book of mountain photographs, Susannah Osborne writes: “... mountains are... where the sport's heroes are born, and crushed.” The amazing images, and personal stories from some of cycling's biggest stars perfectly illustrate this huge spectrum.

The PEZ Tokyo Olympic Rant!

Ed Hood hasn't had a rant from cycling's Nostradamus for a while, but then according to Vik the season finished after the last spring Classic. Vik was not impressed by the Tokyo Olympic Games, why? Ed found out.

PEZ Bookshelf: The Big Climb

Bookshelf: As we all know, Europe is the Promised Land of Cycling and as a professional athlete if you want to make it big you need to make it there. 2019 saw a Colombian, Egan Bernal, victorious, and a fascinating book, “The Big Climb,” recounts the ups and downs of a South American country's love affair with pro racing.