The classics circus has moved from the cobbles of Belgium to the gravel roads of Italy and the dust (or possibly mud) of Siena. Ed Hood gives us his run-down on the 'Paris-Roubaix' of the South; the history, course and favorites and Ed's bet for Saturday. The Strade Bianche PEZ preview.
Race Preview: The BIG day of the year is here. Yes, the World road race championship, the only race that allows the winner to wear a nice multicoloured jersey for a year. Ed Hood takes a look at the history, the course and who is going to win on Sunday. A nobody ever wins the Worlds!
The third Grand Tour of the year starts on Saturday in Puerto Banús. From then on the Vuelta a España gets tougher as it works its way towards the climbs of Andorra and Asturias. Our most experienced GT follower, Ed Hood, runs his eye over the course and riders as the PEZ coverage starts to build.
Saturday is the big day in Italy for cycling fans, the Giro d'Italia launches its self down the start ramp in Sanremo for the first Grand Tour of the 2015 season. Ed Hood takes a close look at the most important stages and riders and talks to Giro virgin Calvin Watson. Giro time baby!
This Sunday brings us the last Monument of this year's spring campaign: Liège-Bastogne-Liège. Ed Hood runs a keen eye over the long, star studded history of La Doyene, examines the course and picks the winner for the 2015 Walloon Classic. The PEZ Liège preview.
The cobbles are behind us as we move onto the hilly Classics and first up is the Amstel Gold Race. Yes, Holland is mostly flat, but try riding up the Cauberg and say that's not a hill. Our Classics expert, Ed Hood, gives us the benefit of his Amstel experience - the race and the golden liquid.
The early season Belgian cobbled Classics have been building up to this Sunday and the battle of the Tour of Flanders, or De Ronde van Vlaanderen. Ed Hood looks at the history and examines the parcours for this Monument of the road. Who will be the winner? Not an easy answer, but he will be a Lion of Flanders.
The cobble season is upon us, this is the time of year to be in Belgium or better; Flanders. On Sunday Gent-Wevelgem heads out of Deinze for a ride to the coast and back via France, followed by a succession of gruesome cobbled climbs before the finish. Bad weather and hard riders make for a real Classic, here is the PEZ Preview.
Spring must be here in Europe, at last, as the first big Classic of the season leaves Milan on Sunday morning to make the near 300 kilometre journey to Sanremo. Our 'Primavera' expert, Ed Hood, takes a look back at his Sanremo experiences and forward to this years protagonists in the battle to the Ligurian coast.