This year marks our biggest ever assault on Le Tour – for the first time we have 2 men on the ground for the full 23 day Tour. But even with our collective many years of Tour-going experience, things in France just never start the way you want…
It's been a long time since Levi Leipheimer took third place in the Vuelta - 2001 to be exact, but the promise he showed then is finally beginning to show for real - on Sunday he took a fine overall victory in the Criterium Du Dauphine Libere. Is this a portent of greatness for Le Tour like it was for Lance in 2002 & 2003 or does it mean nothing, like it did for Mayo in 2004?
The Giro's visit to the balmy environs of southern Belgium was a definite success: huge fan turn-out, quality racing, and even the weather tried to cooperate for one of the days. PEZ takes a look at the first four Belgo-stages, and looks at the menu of the fun still to come.
Alessandro Petacchi has proclaimed long and loud that there just aren’t enough chances for the sprinters in this year’s mountain-fest of a Giro d’ Italia. That meant the pressure was on the Milram man to make this one stick, but with 197 kilometres between Mons and Charleoi, there was plenty that could go wrong for Ale-Jet.
It's Gent - Wevelgem 1974, you've made it over the savage Kemmel climb twice with the lead group and survived hanging on the back of an Eddy Merckx and Roger De Vlaeminck driven purge on the run-in; there are 17 guys left, so maybe you would settle for a top ten?
The ITT at the GIANT TOUR was unbelievable. As part of the Giant Bicycles international media team, we were treated to the full “pretend you’re a pro” experience: riding Giant’s pro race bikes in a mountain stage, a fast flat stage, and yes – a full-blown TT stage on T-Mobile’s time machines.
Over the past 3 years, and lot of readers have asked how PezCycling got started, and manage to publish fresh content day in day out. A lot of you probably don’t care, and just enjoy our own brand of cycling entertainment, but in case you’re interested- here’s a little history as we’re about to turn 3!
Once again those familiar sounds of disbelief and “NO WAY!” were the first things I heard upon informing Robert Markt that he’d just won a CompuTrainer from the fitness-gurus at RacerMate. For those of you not glued to the Weather Channel, it’s been raining in New York, so the timing of this win could not be better!
It's Thursday and the end of the week is oh so near. Olaf Pollack loses anything and everything cycling related, Nick Nuyens raging, T-Mobile must have broken a few mirrors over the past month, Heras floats like a buttaflah, stings lahk a bee, and will Ullrich ride the #@$#@ World Championships or not?