For the very first time, the 2013 Tour de France took on the mythical Alpe d'Huez twice in one day by descending and then ascending the little known Col de Sarenne. In June of that year, just before the Dauphiné tested out the roads and much needed roadworks were completed, PEZ's man in France, Chris Selden cycled the route on a simply epic 150km and 4800m elevation day.
Roadside Report: For Ed's first day roadside at last year's Tour he went straight to where it all happens - the finishline to get all the latest. Tired cyclists, happy cyclists, angry directors and hungry for news journos, the finishline is always an interesting mix of riders, teamstaff, family, girlfriends and hangers on.
With this year's Tour de France less than 2 weeks away, today we take a look back at our 2013 Tour de Pez as seen through the eyes of PEZ photog Dave Lipnowsky. A professional photographer by trade this was Dave's first Tour de France and was an eye opening and memorable experience in every way.
A big part of the Tour de France's energy and atmosphere comes from the guys and girls that work in the massive publicity caravan. Earlier this year PEZ went backstage to check out what their job entails and we even managed to catch up with 5 time tour winner, Bernard Hinault.
The Tour de France 2014 Route was announced today in Paris and Pez was there. The “yellow” carpet was unrolled to welcome everyone who’s anyone in the world of cycling, complete with paparazzi, fanfare, and interviews like only true cyclists can, according to the colors yellow, white or green–white for VIPS, yellow for riders, and green for media/press.
Roadside Wrapup: On the day when the French Senate confirmed what we already knew – namely that an awful lot of riders took an awful lot of kit back in the 90’s - Martin and I sat down in our fave Edinburgh hostelry, the City Cafe, to relive our best – and just a few not so cool – moments of Le Tour 2013.
Roadside Report St.21: The Champs Elysees came alive yesterday evening with the arrival of the 100th Tour de France on its famous cobbles and our own Ed Hood was right there amongst the fans, riders and the teams soaking up the atmosphere on this special night.
July 22, 2013 - Chris Froome has his Tour de France win at last, maybe a year late, but he has it, better still he won an aggressive and exciting Tour. We have all the video, results and race quotes from the final days, throw in some funny stuff, the Tour de Wallonie and the Thüringen Rundfahrt to give us a full EuroTrash Monday. Don’t worry it’s La Vuelta a España soon, café con leche?