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2021 Vuelta a España: The PEZ First Look!

The Vuelta of the Cathedrals, yes the cathedrals of mountain climbing pain! The organisers of the Spanish tour have searched out more stunning climbs for this year's edition, Ed Hood has run an eye over the 'recorrido' to give us his Vuelta first look.

Tour de France 2021: The PEZ First Look!

After probably the best Tour de France for years, we already have the 2021 la Grande Boucle route to look forward to. Ed Hood takes a 'first look' at the course and stages of the cycling Behemoth that is the Tour de France.

GENT-WEVELGEM’20 Preview: On Flanders Cobbles!

Do you remember Kuurne and the Het Nieuwsblad back before Covid-19 stopped the 2020 season? Normally they would be the foreplay to the main act of Wevelgem, Flanders and Roubaix, but... Ed Hood takes us from Gent (Iepre/Ypres) over the cobbles and the bergs to Wevelgem before Sunday's race.

LIÈGE’20 PREVIEW: The Ardennes Classic

The oldest and possibly the hilliest Monument on the WorldTour calendar will roll out of Liège this Sunday and, via Bastogne, will return to the Walloon city 256 tough kilometres later. Ed Hood previews the 2020 Liège-Bastogne-Liège.

GIRO’20 PREVIEW: Il Corso & Corridori

The Giro d'Italia starting in October! That's nearly as crazy as the Vuelta a España in finishing in November, but here we are back to racing.  We take a good look at the new course and who's hot to trot in Italy for the next three weeks.

WORLDS’20 Imola: The PEZ Preview

Many things have changed since Denmark's Mads Pedersen won the World Championships in Yorkshire, The scheduled race in Switzerland had to be changed to Imola in Italy, but at least we will have a race and a new champion. Ed Hood, gives us his thoughts on the Imola World Championships.

2020 TOUR DE FRANCE: The PEZ Preview

Many said it would never happen, but they were wrong and the 2020 Tour de France will start this Saturday in Nice. The biggest bike race in the World will go ahead despite the Covid-19 pandemic. Ed Hood takes a good look at the route and all the team's top men for stage wins and the overall victory.