It's a sad time for Ed Hood, he should be in Italy for the Giro, but... As the 2021 Giro d'Italia starts later today, Ed has 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.
Two years ago today, Chris Froome came alive on the iconic climb of Monte Zoncolan and threw down the gauntlet to the other GC hopefuls. Simon Yates held the Kenyan born rider at 6 seconds and overall second placed Tom Dumoulin crossed the line at 37 second. We look back with this Giro photo and video gallery.
PeloPics: The 2020 Giro d'Italia should have been starting its second week today after three hard days in Sicilia. Mount Etna would have been the jewel in the crown of the visit to Sicilia on Stage 6, we look back at stage 4 of the 2018 Giro d'Italia from Catania to Caltagirone taking the volcanic climb.
The 2020 Giro d'Italia should have started last Saturday, the 9th of May in Budapest with an 8.6km individual time trial, so to keep our spirits up we look back at the 2018 Giro d'Italia. At PEZ we like see behind the scenes, here is the 'Ultimate Giro'18 Photo Gallery' stage-by-stage collection.
June 25, 2018 - Elia Viviani has been on a win-fest in the Adriatica Ionica Race - Results and video. Salbutamol test on dogs, Froome Dog defense - Top Story. The first National championship results are in. Other cycling news: Albert Bourlon, Lotto Soudal Tour team, Hamilton to stay Sunweb, Nsek to Aevolo, Kolar retires, Giro green and La Vuelta song of 2018.
Ed's Opinion: The recently concluded Giro d'Italia has brought back some less than pleasant memories from Grand Tours past for Ed Hood, and with all the goings on in Italy an Ed rant was not far away. Suspicions, cynicism, doubt, mistrust and downright disgust have all crept into our Ed's cycling psyche. Rant Time!
Since the Italian Grand Tour ended last Sunday there has been a heated discussion (argument) amongst the guys in the virtual PEZ Towers on whether it was a good or a bad Giro d'Italia? This year's race was many faceted and very controversial, but there was never a dull moment. OK, take it away gang!
May 31, 2018 - We might be in the between Giro/Tour lull, but cycling never sleeps. Hinault does not approve of Froome - Top Story. We look back at Hammer Stavanger and forward to Hammer Limburg, Dauphiné, Beauce, Global Relay Road Champs, Ride to Höll at the Worlds, Bigla extends sponsorship and the Giro with the organizers, UAE and Elia Viviani.
Sidi looks good in pink, the Giro d’Italia pink. The 101st Giro gave us three weeks of incredible thrills, from the historic grand depart in Israel to the awesome final finish line in Rome, 21 stages covering more than 3500 km and featuring brave breakaways, exhilarating climbs and spectacular sprints.