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Tour de PEZ: Paris Calling!

Roadside St.21: Ed Hood’s 2014 Tour de France adventure comes to an end and as he makes his way into the centre of Paris, Ed gives us his thoughts on the riders and everything Tour. As always on the last stage there is time to take in all the sights and reflect on another Tour down.

Tour de PEZ: Mussels & Muscles!

Roadside Rest Day: A superb setting with top class food, wine, beer and more it was easy to see why our experienced Tour reporter Ed Hood headed to the OmegaPharma-Quickstep media gig in Carcassonne on the Tour's rest day. Mussels to eat and some tired muscled cyclists to interview were the menu of the day.

Tour de PEZ: Disappointment & Discovery!

Roadside St 15: Ed Hood, the PEZ man with the most Grand Tour experience, has hit the French ground running. He flew out of Scotland this morning and has been exploring Carcassonne this afternoon and crying into his beer over Jack Bauer being caught only metres from a Stage win in Nîmes. Ed’s 2014 Tour adventure starts here.

Tour de Pez: Le Départ!

TDF Roadside St.6: After 2 long days chasing the race to the end, today's plan was all about finding a story early, and there's no better place than the stage depart from Aix-en-Provence.

Tour de Pez: Skoda Podium Girl Laura Antoine!

Those of you who watch the live coverage of the Tour long enough to see the podium presentations will have noticed (if you’ve been looking closely enough) that a rider gets onto the podium, too, when the Skoda girls are on the stage. Pez got to chat to one of the beautiful ladies handing over the best young rider’s white jersey...

Hours Ahead of the Maillot Jaune

Pez-Man Nick O’Brien joined an exclusive group allowed to ride the full Tour de France stage 5 distance from Beauvais to Caen – 219 mostly flat kms across northern France – just hours ahead of the actual race. Closed roads, cheering fans, a fast closing caravan… this was not your average Tuesday ride…

Tour de PEZ: Testing Times In Toussuire

On his mission to bring you all the Tour and a press pass have to offer as well as a review of the French law enforcement community, Pez contributor and espresso impresario James Hewitt reports live from the summit finish in La Toussuire...

Tour de PEZ: Hot Times In Carcassonne

Le Tour bakes in three more days of southern French heat as we make our way from the Pyrenees to the Alps. For stage 12, PEZ-Man James Hewitt swung by his old home-town near Carcassonne, testing the Look 595's ability to withstand his blistering sprint, and then taking in the finish line frenzy...