The PEZ virtual office is made up of diverse personalities, but there is one thing we all agree on; the Strade Bianche is a wonderful race and should be part of the UCI WorldTour and be a full blown Classic. Now that the dust has settled on the Tuscan roads, Lee Rodgers gives us his view of the race and the Cancellara knock-out blow for his historic third victory.
A new road season is under way and our PEZman in Italy, Alessandro Federico, was race chasing in Tuscany on the gravel roads of the Strade Bianche. We experience the race through Ale's poetic prose and he shows us the Italian countryside through his camera lens. A beautiful but dusty Saturday in the Tuscan hills.
Mar 07, 2016 - Fabian Cancellara is the man of the moment with his win of the Strade Bianche in his last year of racing. All the action from the Strade Bianche, plus Paris-Nice and the Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen. Race news from Tirreno-Adriatico, Tour of California, more Cancellara and happy birthday to VoxWoman.
Photo Special: The Strade Bianche is not a Classic (yet), and is also not part of the men's WorldTour, although it is in the women's WorldTour. Anyway, the Italian version of Paris-Roubaix must be close to crossing over to Classic status, take a look at these Cor Vos photos and you decide if the race of the dirt roads is of Classic proportions.
On a day when World Champions and former winners came to the fore it was the two-time victor Fabian Cancellara who proved the strongest, and won himself a named sector of this race through the beautiful Tuscan countryside. Challenge came from Etixx-Quickstep pairing of Zdenek Stybar and Gianluca Brambilla while Peter Sagan payed for his efforts on the final run-in.
Alessandro Federico will be roadside for PEZ on the gravel roads of the Strade Bianche on Saturday. But first he's been out to preview the new and possibly decisive 10km section of 'White Road' in San Martino in Grania, here is what he found in the wasteland of Crete Senesi.
The classics circus has moved from the cobbles of Belgium to the gravel roads of Italy and the dust (or possibly mud) of Siena. Ed Hood gives us his run-down on the 'Paris-Roubaix' of the South; the history, course and favorites and Ed's bet for Saturday. The Strade Bianche PEZ preview.
Mar 03, 2016 - Will we see the return of Luca Paolini? Should he be treated leniently or have the book thrown at him; our TOP STORY. Reports and video from Le Samyn and the Hour record. Previews of the Strade Bianche and Paris-Nice. In other cycling news: The Tour de France teams for 2016 and a bit of Spring Classics motivation.