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Covadonga Preview: A Closer Look at a Killer Climb

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.

VUELTA’21 The PEZ Preview: Who Has the Spanish Heat?

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.

Clásica San Sebastián: The PEZ Preview

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.

OLYMPIC BREAKDOWN: The Women’s Road Race 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.

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.