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Meet Clayton Barrows: The Man from Laramie

In 1955 Columbia Pictures made the movie ‘The Man from Laramie’, starring James Stewart; Halliwell’s Film Guide tells us that; ‘A wandering cowman seeks revenge on those who killed his brother.’ In 2006 there’s another man from Laramie out there, his name is Clayton Barrows but he aint totin’ Navy Colts, his weapon of choice is a Dart carbon compact.

PEZ Hangs With Greg LeMond

As I’m regularly reminded of, and take great pleasure reminding loyal PEZ-Readers… this job has perks. Like the weekend I spent at Tour de Georgia with the guys from LeMond bikes to introduce their new Triomphe full carbon road racer – which included riding and hangin’ with Mr. Greg LeMond himself…

LBL Redux: Barry Hoban Remembers La Doyenne

‘La Doyenne’, a French term of respect meaning, ‘oldest member’ – it’s how we refer to Liege-Bastogne-Liege, the oldest of the five ‘monuments’ in cycling. First run in 1894 the roll of honour reads like a ‘who’s who’ of cycling – Ferdi Kubler, Rik van Looy, Jacques Anquetil, Bernard Hinault, Moreno Argentin, Michele Bartoli and of course Eddy Merckx.

TdG Pez: Marco Pinotti Talks

One of the quiet gentlemen of the peloton, Marco Pinotti has been a respected pro for a number of years, working in the background as a tireless worker and all-arounder. Back again for the Tour de Georgia, we caught up with him prior to the race.

PEZ Rides With Fast Freddie

PEZ caught up with Fast Freddie Rodriguez last Friday as he tuned up for Tour de Georgia at home in the Bay Area. The Davitamon-Lotto pro put our PEZ-man Todd Kohli through a 5 hour training “session” that barely left him with enough energy to ask a few questions…

The MAGNUS Diary: From the Bench

Big Maggy Backstedt missed the Classics due to his healing knee, but he didn’t miss the action – pulling tv duties for Swedish EuroSport. Maggy checks in post-Roubaix, and answers a bunch more Reader Questions…

PEZ Interviews: Paul Sherwen, Part 2

In Part Two of the PEZ interview with Paul Sherwen, Mr. Sherwen gives us his take on the Top Ride, Rider, and Team of the Year, thoughts on George Hincapie, and some fun stories from back in the day when Sherwen raced on the European pro circuit.

PEZ Interviews: Paul Sherwen, Part One

We all know Paul Sherwen is one of the two 'Voices of Cycling,' and if you've met him you'll also know he's a wealth of information and knowledge of the sport. As a racer for over 20 years, and PR man for Team Motorola - the man is a veritable treasure chest of stories and anecdotes. PEZ caught up with Paul and got his thoughts on just about everything.

PEZ Profiles: Maurice Burton

It’s Leicester’s Saffron Lane velodrome, August 1974. The newly crowned British 20 kilometre champion, Maurice Burton waves his bouquet. Sections of the crowd are booing. Is it because the champion rode a tactical race – or perhaps because his skin is a different color?