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The Cure For The Post-Tour Blues: A Kermesse!

There are two ways to do it the day after le Tour; sip over priced coffee at Montmarte and arrive in plenty of time for your flight at Beauvais Airport - or punish the hire car north to West Flanders and find a barrier to hang over.

Tour de PEZ: Ed Looks Back

I don’t really like when folks ask me about my trips to continental races; ‘I bet you got plenty drinking done over there,’ or 'all those boys are on drugs, aren’t they?’ I usually just force a smile, nod and change the subject. The Tour 2011 was different; ‘got your Cavendish tattoo done yet?’ or ‘can you explain how that green jersey works?’ and ‘I was really moved when the Australian boy who won dedicated it to his coach (Aldo Sassi) who died.’

Tour de PEZ: One Final, Glorious Day!

Roadside St.21: First up you have to get there; 350 odd miles from Grenoble to Creteil. We went to the start at Creteil because driving into Paris on Tour day isn't recommended if you want to get there the same day - but the magic creds take you along the parcours, straight to the Place de la Concorde.

Tour de PEZ: Chasing Levi Around Grenoble

Roadside St.20: 'Gimme a bike!' says Levi - we're five kilometres into the final time trial of the 2011 Tour de France and at the worst possible place - on a tough climb - Radio Shack's Tour jinx continues... Ed Hood got the chance to follow former Tour podium finisher, Levi Leipheimer in today's time trial around Grenoble. Read on!

PEZ Talks: Team Mechs Talk Motorex

You’ve seen the Motorex reviews on PEZ, but a lot of readers may not know the brand so well. So we talked to BMC’s head mech Ian Sherburne at le Tour, about the line and keeping Cadel’s bike running smoothly.

Tour de PEZ: Trainspotting

Roadside St.16: We're train spotters today, those sad people who collect train numbers - or who endlessly gaze at the minutiae of bicycles. Let's take a stroll through the start area and have a closer look at what some of the pros are riding...

Tour Talk: The One And Only Johnny Hoogerland

Up at the Saxo press conference it was all very 'correct' and professional - just as you would expect from a perfectionist like Bjarne Riis. The team's tactics are the same; calculated, efficient - albeit Contador has an opportunistic streak in him. Half-an-hour down the road from the Saxo press conference is the Vacansoleil 'do.' Vacansoleil is a team which punches above it's weight and whose riders could never be accused of over analysing; 'let's go!' is the Hoogerland and De Gendt philosophy.