Everyone at PEZ are sorry to hear of the passing of Grant Thomas. British amateur road race champion, winner of amateur six days and one of the best road men in Europe, in the early 70's. Ed Hood interviewed Grant way back in 2010. Here is our tribute to a great champion.
There are many carbon gravel bikes out there on the trails, but we've not seen so many in titanium, and what a better example than a frame made by Litespeed. Mitch in Winston-Salem has an Litespeed Ultimate equipped with SRAM, Hunt, fizik and TRP.
On Tuesday we heard the sad news of the death of Edward ‘Eddie B’ Borysewicz. Ed Hood spoke to 'Eddie B' back in 2017. Borysewicz brought US cycling to the pinnacle of success at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics with a boat load of medals. Award winning coach, but with a dark cloud of blood doping over his head.
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Ed Hood is nursing the loss of the '6 Days' by throwing himself into the mud of cyclo-cross. 2020 has been the season of the 'Young Guns' and one of the riders on the way up is silver medalist at the Euro cyclo-cross championships - Thomas Mein. Ed gets his story.
Nov 16, 2020: The bulls of Spain are a memory, but still cyclocross. Video from Leuven and Euro track champs. Lefevere's safety plan. Groenewegen case, Pogačar after Tour, Evenepoel in Spain, Viviani disappointed, Carapaz dreams, Nibali, Androni sponsor. Contract news. Dowsett Hour Record. Ciccone and Zoetemelk recover and present for Tao.
PEZ-Man Chuck Pena takes us through an enviable passion project as he rebuilds a new stock Colnago V3 carbon disc road bike with some major parts upgrades including wheels, rotors, tires, chainrings, saddle, bars & stem, bar tape, cages, power meter, and more.
Giuseppe Marinoni, a seminal figure in Canadian cyclesports, is still out on his bicycle but disappointed that he has to ride alone, due to Covid-19. Most people 82 years of age would be happy to ride at all but Marinoni, the subject of a charming 2014 documentary, put in 8,000 kms in 2019 and still has big plans.
No '6 Days' action this year, but there is still some cyclo-cross. Ed Hood has gone back to Britain in the 60s and 70s to talk to multi-champion John Atkins. Life was different in those days and the cyclo-cross racing was hard, there was no carbon and electric gears back then!