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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?

Remembering ‘Le Professeur’: Laurent Fignon

As Julian Alaphilippe prepares to defend his maillot jaune in the first mountain stage of le Tour, it’s 10 years since we lost another man who not only wore that beautiful jersey but won it outright twice in 1983 and 1984. Monsieur Laurent Fignon.

Dawn of the Super Bike!

The evolution of the aero bike: Everyone is riding an aero bike these days, but it wasn't always so. Ed Hood looks back to the Los Angeles Olympics of 1984 and the bikes that ushered in the dawn of the super bike.

PEZ Bookshelf: L’Américain – The Comeback

I’m sure PEZ readers around the world are all familiar with Greg LeMond’s epic ride on the Champs-Élysées in Paris on July 23, 1989 to snatch victory from Laurent Fignon and win the Tour de France by a mere 8 seconds. I can still remember watching it on TV. And I still have on VHS (as well as functioning VHS tape recorder!) The 1989 Tour de France: Greg LeMond’s Incredible Comeback!

Laurent Fignon Remembered

Two times Tour de France winner Laurent Fignon lost his battle with cancer on Tuesday, and at only 50 years of age, his time came much too soon. PEZ offers this humble remembrance to the only racer who could carry off a nickname like “The Professor’ with dignity.