Worlds Retro Roadside: The last World road championships that Ed Hood attended were in Ponferrada, Northern Spain where he filled his camera’s memory. On his journey home he picked out his favourite photos from behind the scenes and on the Spanish roadside for this unique selection of shots.
Roadside Report: It's not a proper Giro without a little roadside coverage - á la PEZ - and there's been no better stage than this #19, which saw the man best known for dominating recent Tours de France tip the Italian tour upside down with an epic attack for the history books. PEZ-Man Daniel Thevenon takes us into the action right at Bardonecchia...
The week-long Tirreno-Adriatico used to be just Italy's answer to Paris-Nice's "race to the race to the sun". But Tirreno's "race between two seas" became the better lead up to Milan san Remo, and in recent years has gained even more as a goal for the Grand Tour riders. PEZ went roadside for stages 4 & 6 across the Italian boot.
One of my best days race chasing happened at the 2013 Giro d'Italia as my driver Mino and I crossed the ankle of southern Italy's boot. The tiny road we chose eventually disappeared, leaving us to find our way across uncharted farm tracks to a distant hill top town. We didn't accomplish much, but it's days like these that make the journey worth every wrong turn.
As part of his continued Spring Classics trip with Velo Classic Tours our man Mark McGhee has been out riding the Belgian cobbles that included the Gent-Wevelgem parcours and its famous bergs whilst being followed around by pro photographers on motorbikes, been up close to the pros at the Scheldepris race and hung out in VIP comfort in between. Life's tough as Paris Roubaix approaches!
After the craziness of chasing De Ronde, Mark McGhee goes for a ride to find a different craziness... the craziness of Belgium. On his 100 kilometre ride, Mark takes in some of the iconic climbs and cobbles of Flanders, all in preparation for an evening of Belgian food and drink for our voyeur pleasure of course.