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GIRO’21 The PEZ Preview: Chi ha la Forza?

The first Grand Tour of the year - the Giro d'Italia starts on Saturday. The 'Tifosi' know what a real race is all about and so does PEZman Ed Hood, it wouldn't be a Grand Tour without his route insight, race stats and 'who's HOT for the pink race'.

LIÈGE’21 Preview: Who is Hot For La Doyenne?

The oldest Monument on the race calendar - Liège-Bastogne-Liège will be run this Sunday and, as always, it brings out a mix of Grand Tour riders and the hilly Classics specialist fro a royal Walloon battle. Ed Hood has a look at the route, history and who is hot for the ‘the longest serving, most experienced lady’.

AMSTEL’21: Who Will Take the Beer?

Holland's only one-day Classic was cancelled in 2020 and nearly didn't happen this year, but with a closed circuit and no fans, the Amstel Gold Race will go ahead this Sunday. Ed Hood gives us his 'lowdown' on the race and the likely 'Top Men' for the Dutch Golden Race.

GENT-WEVELGEM’21: The Cobbles, Plugstreets & The Men to Watch

The sophistication of Milano-Sanremo gives way to the gritty reality of the Flemish cobbles, with the chance of freezing, horizontal rain and gale force winds. Gent-Wevelgem is said to be for the sprinters, but it's always a hard-man who wins. Ed Hood looks at the race and the top riders for Sunday.

MILAN SANREMO: Why We Love This Race And You Should Too

Milano-Sanremo is the first big one-day meeting of the stars. We've had the amuse-bouche of the 'Opening Flemish Weekend' but the main course starts here. Ed Hood runs through the history, the course and who the possible first rider will be across the finish line on the Via Roma.

The PEZ Preview: STRADE BIANCHE

It's not Paris-Roubaix, but the Strade Bianche has its own uniqueness, the Tuscan race may not be a Monument (yet), but it is a Classic of nail-biting proportions. Ed Hood takes his look at the Italian 'White Roads' race.