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Tour de PEZ: Meet Geraint Thomas

It’s only three years since Geraint Thomas (Barloworld and Wales) won the world junior track scratch race championships, now at 21, he’s swapped smooth boards for the gnarly tar of the Pyrenees. Geraint, from Cardiff, capital of Wales is the youngest rider in the race at just 21, we caught-up with him after stage 17, Pau to Castelsarrasin with the Alps and Pyrenees behind him.

Tour De PEZ: Picking Up The Pieces

Indeed, this is our final Tour de PEZ of 2007. Ed Hood's voyage across the latter part of the 2007 Tour de France came to a close on Monday, but his final impressions of another conflicted Tour are poignant, heart-felt, and something that needed to be said, read on...

Tour de PEZ: Roadside Wrap-Up 1

If your post-Tour hangover hasn’t kicked in yet – it will any day now. So to ease the pain of grand tour withdrawal, PEZ-man Bob Cullinan looks back on his remarkable ride across England, Belgium and France.

Tour de PEZ: We Ride The Champs!

Champs Elysees that is… - It’s 6:00 AM Sunday on the Champs Elysees, Paris the last stage of the Tour de France is just hours away and PEZ joined the bright young things coming home from parties, the technical crews and the cops, to sneak in a quick lap of the most famous finishing circuit in cycling.

Carmichael Sez: The 2200-Mile Training Ride

Race Analysis Final - A cyclist’s body responds to stress by adapting and growing stronger, and riding the Tour de France is just about the most stress any rider can apply to his body in a three-week period. It’s such an immense stimulus that not only affects a rider’s fitness for the rest of the season, but it also plays a role in his performance next year as well.

Tour De PEZ: Roadside Chrono-Men!

PEZ Roadside St. 19 - It took three hours to get to the start from Sarlat, along winding rural roads, dodging the 'crazies,' but when we got there, we settled down for a high-quality picnic amid the vineyards, crowds, open road, and the riders as they howl ever closer to Paris.

Carmichael Sez: The Closest Tour Podium Ever

Race Analysis St. 19 - After the most exciting time trial in recent memory, I can't actually say which rider had the most impressive performance, so I'll take a look at the rides from the incredible three, as they all stepped up for one final day of outstanding racing in what has been one of the best Tours in years.

Tour De PEZ: The Bikes Of The Biggies

Our man on the scene, Ed Hood, gets up close and comfortable with the bikes of the men that are defining this Tour de France. Without them, there's no Tour, let's take a look at the hardware that's doing the business, en France.

Carmichael Sez: TT Countdown Begins

TDF Analysis After Stage 18 - The moment the finish clock stopped on today’s race, another clock started running. This one counts down the start of tomorrow’s 55.5-kilometer individual time trial. With the top three riders separated by only 2:49, the yellow jersey is still very much up for grabs, and everything that happens between the end of Stage 18 and the start of Stage 19 will have an impact on the final standings in Paris.