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Tour Redux: The 1968 Tour Of Good Health

As the ASO looks forward to a fresh start at this year's Tour, PEZ' Guy Wilson-Roberts looks back forty years to 1968 when the Tour de France hoped to prevent doping in the peloton and ensure a tour of good health following Tom Simpson's death the year before.

MailBag: Summer Stinkfest!

It’s been a busy Spring here at PEZ HQ – and our extra hours of head down turns on the front have payed off with readership going over 300,000 of you for each of the last two months – and that means the ol’ Mailbag is ready to read…

TDF08 Preview: Liggett & Sherwen Talk

VERSUS television hosted their annual pre-Tour press conference with Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen, and although attendance seemed sparse compared to previous years, PEZ was there the voices of cycling for the English-speaking world did not hold back in looking ahead to this year's race.

Giant 2009 Launch: Summer Camp in Spain

Giant Bicycle's global media camp hosted journos from around the world to meet their 2009 bikes - including the new and improved TCR Advanced SL, the lightest & stiffest road bike ever created by Giant. These rides are sweet, and the riding sweeter in Mallorca Spain - here's how it looked...

PEZ Interview: A Scot In Asia

Scottish rider Alex Coutts, who is a regular interviewee on Pez, has been riding in Asia this season for the Giant Asia Race Team; it’s now been five months since his season started in the Tour of Langkawi. As “The Burntisland Buzzard” is training again in Spain for a hard six week period of racing in China, Japan and Korea, I thought it was about time we got an up-date on life competing in the UCI Asia Tour circuit.

PEZ SOCKS: The Best You Ever Looked!

From the ankles down… When you look good, you feel good – and when you feel good – you must be wearing PEZ Socks! The newest additions to our stylin’ line have just arrived – and we’ve got 3 cool new designs to suit every occasion.

The PEZ Negroni Report

Anyone who tagged along on my Giro adventures will know of my deep affinity for the Negroni – the apertivo ‘classissimo’ that is best sipped on a hot evening in Roma, although any Italian piazza will do almost as well, and in fact a warm day or eve just a slight thirst in any part of the world will still deliver a desired dose of ‘la vida Italiana’.

Travel: Coast to Coast in Costa Rica

Just because we talk so much about riding in Europe doesn’t mean we should ignore the rest of the planet, especially where the cycling is world class. CycleVentures offers guided cycling trips around the world – including their new "Two Oceans" crossing of Costa Rica from the Pacific to the Carribean.

Roadside PEZ: Dauphine Wrap

Alejandro Valverde sealed his Dauphinй win on the weekend, adding more speculation to his prospects for the Tour. PEZ was on hand at the finish in Grenoble to witness just how quickly the proceedings were wrapped up after a week of exciting racing.