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CCC’s Alessandro De Marchi Gets PEZ’d

Rider Interview: Alessandro De Marchi is one of those guys who has been quietly building up a fine palmarès and the admiration of the other professionals as a strong rider to have along-side you in a break. Our PEZman in Spain, Alastair Hamilton, managed to have a word with Alessandro at the CCC team early season training camp.

PEZ Bookshelf: Pantani Was A God

January 13th would have been Marco Pantani's 50th birthday: Don't be misled by the title of this excellent book. “Pantana Was A God” is not a panegyric, a worshipful recounting of the life of the last pro cyclist to win the Giro d'Italia and the Tour de France in the same year. It is two books in one - a masterful look at when Pantani triumphed, and brief remembrances by those who knew him.

That Was 2019… The Best of PEZ

The Best of 2019: You have already seen which were the 'Most Read' PEZ articles of 2019, but if we look at each month we get a different picture. 'Toolbox' and 'Tech n Spec' still come out on top, but with more variation to the result. Here are your favourite PEZ articles on a monthly basis from 2019... and what a mixed bag!

Retro Rider: José María Jiménez – Erratic and Tragic

PEZ Retro: Our man in Spain, Alastair Hamilton, has cast his eye on a Spanish icon; José María Jiménez. The Spanish climber was in the Pantani mould, and like the Italian he came to a bad end. Jiménez was a hero to many, but also his erratic riding and life style alienated others. 'El Chava' was one of the last pure climbers; exciting to watch, but ultimately tragic.

PEZ Bookshelf: Pantani Was A God

Don't be misled by the title of this excellent book. “Pantana Was A God” is not a panegyric, a worshipful recounting of the life of the last pro cyclist to win the Giro d'Italia and the Tour de France in the same year. It is two books in one - a masterful look at the great stages where Pantani triumphed, and brief remembrances by those who knew him.

Rapha Marks 15th Anniversary of Pantani’s Death

The sight of Marco Pantani climbing – hands in the drops, out of the saddle, chin pointing to the summit – is one of the defining images of cycling for fans of a certain vintage. On the fifteenth anniversary of his tragic death, we’re reissuing the Pantani Jersey.

Fifteen Years After: Marco Pantani Remembered

14 February 2004. Marco Pantani dies alone in Rimini. In a motel, after three days spent in a small room without seeing anybody. Pantani was still a Pro rider. During the previous year, during the Giro, he was able to show great moments and I remember, all over the winter, many people wondering about Il Pirata’s plans for the 2004. Then it all ended.

EUROTRASH News Round Up Thursday!

Feb 14, 2019 - St. Valentine's Day and we remember the passing of Marco Pantani 15 years ago - Top Story. Tour Colombia; video with reports and results, plus previews of Oman and Provence. Other cycling news: Pauwels retires, Schelderprijs, Roubaix route - no U19 race, Limburg date, Tour of the Alps, Jakobsen extends, Lotto up-date and video of the Paul Sherwen Memorial Service.