The 2020(1) men's Olympic road race is this Saturday, before the women's race on Sunday. The timing is not great, unless you live in that time zone, but for a big race you sometimes have to stay 'sleepless'. Ed Hood runs his eye over the course and riders and who the bookies fancy for the win.
PEZ Grand Tour specialist, Ed Hood, will have to miss another French trip thanks to covid-19, but here is his '2021 Grand Boucle Preview'. Winners, history, course and what to look out for in the 'BIG ONE' starting Saturday.
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'.
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’.
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.
The biggest race on the calendar - If you ask a bike fan in Flanders. 'De Ronde' is a phenomenal race, every year is an epic battle, not just between the riders, but the elements and the route. Ed Hood builds the excitement for Sunday with our Flanders PEZ Race Preview.
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.
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.