The 2021 Vuelta a España has been hard so far, but the final week is murderous. Stage 17 on Wednesday has a massive kick in the gut on the climb to Lagos de Covadonga. PEZ got up close and personal with the sleeping giant on a quiet day ahead of the race in 2010. Here's a preview of what's to come.
La Vuelta España starts in Burgos this Saturday with a time trial and finishes three weeks later in Santiago de Compostela with another contrarreloj - From one Cathedral to another. Ed Hood has had a good look at the course, history and the top riders in the Spanish Grand Tour.
Tour de France, Olympic Games... Next up - The Clásica San Sebastián this Saturday. The Spanish, okay the Basque Donostiako Klasikoa, race leads us nicely into next month's final Grand Tour, la Vualta a España. But it is no prologue and is a hard fought WorldTour Classic with a strong history. Ed Hood gives us his PEZ preview.
With the Women’s Olympic Road Race just around the corner, I wanted to take a moment to preview the basic details of the course, go over the favorites and tactics. Hopefully, these details can make everyone a slightly more informed viewer and increase your enjoyment of the race.
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.