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PEZ Goes to the Movies: Flandrien—Advance Screening in New York

In this charming declaration of love to Belgian cycling culture, it is noted that there are only three places where cyclesport is THE sport. Flanders has made the most out of its cycling reputation, with somewhere in the order of 200,000 foreign visitors coming to spectate at races or ride their own challenges. There are amateur events aplenty and two major museums devoted to cycling. And there is beer...ah, such beer.

Why Don’t We Have a Current Lion Of Flanders?

Nikolai Razouvaev wants to know who the next 'Lion of Flanders' will be, and more importantly, will we ever see one again. Our Russian friend looks at how you qualify for this illustrious 'title' and if there are any possible candidates in the peloton today who could achieve something the great Eddy Merckx never did.

PEZ Bookshelf: The Beast, the Emperor and the Milkman

Belgium: it's an odd place. A country put together from pieces other nations didn't really want, it seems resigned to an eternal identity crisis. But beyond this historic and political mess, there is a remarkable sporting story - cycling and the Flemish, described by author Harry Pearson as “a grand romance.”

Cobbled PEZ: Chasing de Ronde!

ROADSIDE Replay: I've been fortunate to see the Tour of Flanders in person and ride the famed Belgian cobbled bergs on more than one occasion - and as we plod into a 2nd year of locked down travel, a look back at happier times might serve as a look ahead to what's coming when travel opens up.

John’s BIG Behind the Scenes Photo Gallery

John Thomson has been in his 'photo loft' for a good rummage through his archive again and come up with his biggest photo gallery so far. A very mixed bag; from John's home races in Canada to the Classics and cyclocross.... Enjoy!

Flanders: PEZ Rides The Best Bergs

The pro peloton won't be hitting the famous bergs of Flanders on Sunday, but we can still pretend we are hammering across the cobbles and sharp climbs of De Ronde Van Vlaanderen. PEZ on the tough climbs of Flanders.

Catching Up with CCC’s Greg Van Avermaet

Rider Interview: Last, but certainly not least, in our series of interviews with riders from the CCC team is the top man himself; Olympic champion Greg Van Avermaet. Greg looks back at 2019 and looks forward to 2020, the Classics and the Olympics... We also talk babies!

Californian in Belgium – Eamon (Van) Lucas Gets PEZ’d!

Rider Interview: Eamon Lucas - a Californian boy who has swapped the sunshine and surf for the rain, mud and cobbles of Flanders in the next part of his varied career. From US junior national team to 'fixie' crits, stage race wins and on to the Flemish kermis circuit. Ed Hood has a word with Eamon.