Month: February 2022

Ale Rides Strade Bianche Gran Fondo: After many years race-chasing the Strade Bianche, our PEZ-man in Italy, Alessandro Federico, rode his own Strade Bianche – the Gran Fondo at the end of last year. This is his day of dust and suffering on the ‘white roads’ of Tuscany. The day before the race, out to
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Book Review: Belgium: it’s an odd place. A country put together from pieces other nations didn’t really want, it seems resigned to an eternal identity crisis. But beyond this historic and political mess, there is a remarkable sporting story – cycling and the Flemish, described by author Harry Pearson as “a grand romance.” “The Beast,
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Race Report: At the end of a tough battle over the Flemish climbs and cobbles of the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, top favourite Wout van Aert soloed to victory from an attack on the Bosberg from a split peloton. Sonny Colbrelli out-sprinted Greg Van Avermaet for second place. [embedded content] Wout van Aert added the Omloop
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British bike builder Islabikes developed its newest cycles with a notably underserved population in mind: riders with disproportionate dwarfism. The Joni arrives with dimensions geared toward riders with shorter limbs or disproportionate ratios between their limbs and torsos. Best known for making kids’ bikes, the brand picked up the idea to build a bike specifically
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PeloPics: Saturday’s Omloop Het Nieuwsblad is followed by the semi-Classic, Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne. The second race of the season opening weekend is just as much a Classic as any other Flemish race, but has always been the poor cousin, although the racing can equal or surpass many of the bigger races on the calendar. In 2007 Tom
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Belgian PeloPics: This is the big first weekend of racing in Belgium for 2022 – Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne kick off the Classics season. Photographer John Thomson has sent us a special Belgian gallery to start the action. # You can see more ‘John Thomson Photo Galleries’ HERE. # John says: “A somewhat Belgian
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Ed’s Second Choice of DS: The PEZ virtual postbag was full of suggestions of team managers/DS’s that Ed Hood missed in his recent ‘Top Ten’ of equipe bosses, so a ‘deuxième partie’ had to be compiled. Has he got them all now? Julich and Legay Okay, ‘mea culpa’ – ‘my mistake,’ there were a few
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