Best of PEZ Roadside: You know when the season proper has started when your inbox is full of photos of cobbles and cold bike riders from Belgium with the name Ed Hood on the email. First up was the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad on Saturday, but the Classic weekend started on Friday night in Gent for Ed and his gang.
2019 Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne: As Ed Hood is planning his Flemish weekend to the first of the Spring Classics in Belgium; we look back at last year's trip to Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne. Don't worry, Ed will prepare his 'PEZ Het Nieuwsblad/Kuurne Preview' for next Wednesday before he heads off to the land of frites and cobbles.
Ed's Opinion: Twelve stages down and nine to go in the 2019 Giro d'Italia before the finish in Verona, so time for Ed to have a 'Giro Rant'. But it's not just the Italian Grand Tour that receives our scribes wrath: Dopers, race juries and the printed press, both British and Flemish, are all in the firing line. Not to worry, the 2020 Flanders Classics dates are out.
Jan 28, 2019 - Elia Viviani won his 70th career victory in the Great Ocean Race-Result and video. Plus Hoogerheide cross, Towards Zero and San Juan. Tramadol tests-Top Story. Other cycling news: Atapuma looks forward, coach for Quintana, Bahrain wage problem, new climbs for Kuurne, Sunderland director, Giro di Sicilia, Yates for Tour, RCS WildCards and Astana rap!