Ed Hood looks back at the final stage of the 2012 Vuelta in Madrid. ‘Ultimo kilometro!’ the 'speaker' bellows into his mic as up on the big screen, De Kort tries to make his legs forget about the Bola del Mundo. His ‘body weight over the pedals’ style is similar to his Capo, John Degenkolb who sits in his slipstream awaiting the mindful moment. . .
Ed's first day on the Angliru: The Vuelta has started one of its hardest editions in recent memory. On stage 17, the 2023 edition takes on a whole new level of crazy, as the race hits the Angliru. Back in 2008, Ed Hood was on the roadside on the Angliru, and his day on the legendary climb is well worth taking another look at.
TDF'16 Roadside: Day two for Ed was a definite mountain day; riders off the front and riders off the back and PEZ friend Dan McLay was in the latter group. From the Tour Village Ed takes in the two main climbs of the day and all the excitement that comes with them.
The Giro d'Italia is more than just a race, it's a way of life, maybe for just one day, but it will be a day to remember. In 2016 the Giro came to Emilia, crossing the Apennines “Tosco-emiliani” one of the most deserted regions in Italy; full of forests and lonely mountains. PEZ-Man Alessandro was roadside for the sausages, panini, and borlengo...
As we count down to Sunday and the Hell of the North, Ed Hood looks back at the 2007 Paris Roubaix and how the underdog, Stuart O'Grady, left the top riders in his dust. As a regular to the Queen Classic, Ed and his pals inspect the cobbles of Arenberg, the mechanics at work, the Roubaix velodrome and, of course, a local bar.
ROADSIDE: Our PEZ-Man in Italy, Alessandro Federico, wasn't going to miss the 2021 Strade Bianche, but no race accreditation and the worry of being stopped by the police added new challenges. But 'Race Chasing' is Ale's speciality, if anyone could do it... Ale - Il campione race chaser.
Ed on the 'kinderkopje': The Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, the first Classic of the season is always looked forward to by riders and fans alike. Ed Hood usually takes his gang to Flanders to worship at the alter of cycling, this year the trip is off, so we look back to 2019.
Last week Ed Hood made his return to the boards of the Ahoy Stadium in Rotterdam for his first 'working holiday' at a '6 Days' since covid put everything on hold. Live through the final days of the Rotterdam six and the career of Niki Terpstra trackside with Ed.
A couple of weeks ago Ed Hood was spectating at the 'Six Days' of Gent, now he is on the other side of the boards working in the track centre in Rotterdam. Here Ed tells us all about his first three nights at the Dutch '6 Days'.