John Herety was one of the 'British Foreign Legion' when he was a Continental pro. He led the way for many Brit riders through the famous ACBB. After Euro success John returned to race on home roads before moving into team management and more success. Ed Hood caught up with John for a chat over old times.
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!
As the 2019 Tour de France congregates in Brussels for the Grand Départ, there is one man missing from the biggest bike race in the World - Paul Sherwen. Paul, along with Phil Liggett made up the 'voice of cycling' and the Tour will not be the same without him. Most years we managed to have a chat with Paul during the build-up to the start of the Tour - Here is a selection of Paul's best memories.
Feb 21, 2019 - The peloton is fighting over the Tour of Oman, Ruta del Sol and Volta ao Algarve. All the reports, results and video action. Hulst cyclo-cross. Vuelta in Holland and Tour in Denmark-Top Story. Setmana Valenciana and UAE Tour, three Dutch stages of the Vuelta, new course for Frankfurt and Suffolk start OVO Energy Women's Tour. A touching video tribute to Paul Sherwen.
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.
Memories of a Legend: On Wednesday the 6th of February, over a thousand people, made up of family and friends, will pack Manchester Cathedral to say goodbye to a great man - Paul Sherwen. PEZ editor, Alastair Hamilton, worked for Paul in the 80s and now has, eventually, managed to give us his memories.
Interview: In January 2016 Paul Sherwen had just returned from Australia and the 18th Tour Down Under, so Alastair Hamilton got hold of him at home in Uganda to hear his impressions of the latest edition of the season opener. Obviously the chat didn't end there; predictions were made for the coming year and the ASO/UCI battle got a good airing.
When we first talked in 2003, my Paul Sherwen interview was temporarily interrupted on Tuesday when he had to put his son to bed. I called back a few minutes later and we picked up the conversation on Team Directeurs, biking buddies, his life on tv and more…
Obituary: Paul Sherwen died on Sunday at home in Africa. Paul was known in every corner of the cycling World, from rider, team manager and TV commentator he was half of the 'Voice of Cycling' with Phil Liggett. Ed Hood pays his respects to a legend in the sport we love.