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TOUR History: Ireland’s Best Tour Riders

After Ed Hood's look at his home Scottish Tour riders, he has tuned his eye on to the Irish pros who tackled the race around France. The men from the Emerald Isle have been very successful with stage, overall and points wins.

PEZ Bookshelf: Peloton Legends

Sports fans love comparisons. Baseball is famous for its obsession with statistics (“The most successful left-handed pitcher throwing against a Chicago team on a Tuesday evening...”) and certainly all sports have record-holders. Pro cycling defies easy comparison of its stars. Can we figure out who was truly The Greatest of All Time?

Sean Kelly Talks Liège-Bastogne-Liège

Sean Kelly was the 'King of the Classics' for many years, but the man from Carrick-on-Suir also won the Vuelta a España and many shorter stage races. His record at Liège-Bastogne-Liège is incomparable and so Ed Hood caught up with Irishman for his thoughts on the 'Old Lady' of the road.

Alan McCormack: An Irishman in the US Part 1

In this two part interview, Ed Hood has a long talk with Alan McCormack about his long and varied life/cycling career. From Irish champion to British and Belgian pro, to racing and living in the US. Three phases of a full life.

John’s 1991 GP of the Americas Photo Gallery

PeloPics: PEZ photographer, John Thomson, has been going through his old photo files again, this time to put together his GP of the Americas gallery. The Grand Prix des Amériques was a one-day race in Montreal and was part of the UCI Road World Cup with a fine list of winners.

Ed’s Rant – The PEZ Style Guide

Ed's Style Council: Ed Hood has been ruminating over the falling standards of the style seen on the roads the last few years. There are some rules that must be followed, even the normally trend setting Belgians have started to pull their socks over their leg-warmers/tights, just NO! Ed tackles the style faux pas, the right and the absolutely wrong.

First Ever Non-European Maillot Jaune – Phil Anderson

Tour Rider Interview: There was quite a few successful Australian professionals in the peloton in the 70’s; Michael Wilson, Gary Clively and Don Allan to name three - but the man who really set the ball rolling was Melbourne’s Phil Anderson. The first ever non-European maillot jaune talks to Ed Hood about the Tour de France, the Classics and his career.

Retro Collection: Quay Cycles in Drogheda

It was the Giro that made Austin Walsh do it - Invest so much time and money into his collection of cycling memorabilia which now threatens to overwhelm his bike shop. The Italian race started on the Emerald Isle in 2014 and Austin was so smitten by ‘The Pink Race’ that he decided to turn the bike shop, which he’s run since 1995, into a bike racing shrine.