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Lee’s Lowdown on Strade Bianche: Valverde and Van Avermaet stain the white roads

Yeah, who to cheer for when one guy is an unrepentant doper, one is under investigation for connections to a dodgy doctor, when one rode on whilst under threat of suspension and the other is copying him?

If you love the sport, recognise the UCI (under current rules) is unable to temporarily stop you racing, know that race organisers are cowards and your team management are without ethics and any understanding why this has to stop, please stop taking advantage of all this weakness and stop crapping on the fans.

Take a stand and sit it out til all is resolved.

We’ve suffered Contador, Valverde and others, now Van Avermaet, who’s even missing a hearing date with the Belgian authorities to ride Tirreno-Adriatico.

Van Avermaet's Facebook profile pic

Van Avermaet’s Facebook profile pic

Click on the image below to head to PEZ – and kudos for them for publishing this, I know many other mainstream sites that definitely would not.

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Lee’s Lowdown on PEZ: How to lose a Classic by EQS

I covered the Etixx-Quick Step fiasco very briefly here earlier in the week on CP, but here Stannard’s win and Lefevre’s failure get a proper outing.

Spot The Clash reference if you can, there was also one in last week’s article too.

Click the image below to head to PEZ, cheers!

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Lee’s Lowdown on PEZ: The cobbles, the classics and being urinated on by Fausto Coppi

I know, I have the best headlines huh! That’s one you won’t find on CyclingSnooze…

This week’s Lee’s Lowdown on PezCycling News looks at the opening classics of the season, this weekend’s Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne.

It also features a former pro’s tale of getting pissed on by Il Campionissimo!

Click the image below to head to PEZ to read the article, thanks!

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Lee’s Lowdown on PEZ: Cycling through the smog in China

The third installment of my weekly Lowdown column on PezCycling News is a brief (kinda) history of the bicycle in China, from its first appearance to the smog-filled present.

Click on the image below to head over to the article.


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Lee’s Lowdown on PEZ: the bicycle in war

Third installment of my weekly column over on PezCycling News, this one is about the use of the trusty old bicycle during wartime, from pre-1900 to just last year, when a bike was loaded with explosives and lots of sharp nasty things and used to kill 45 people at a market in Kandahar.

Yeah. Nice huh.

There is hope though, as the bike has been used for very good things during war too. Read on to find out how and when.

Click on the image below to access the article, thanks!

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Lee’s Lowdown on PEZ: The Early Days of Bicycle Advertising

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Gaining inspiration from that bunch of cool old bike posters I found last month and posted about, this week’s Lee’s Lowdown (the second of my weekly columns) on PezCycling News takes a de eper and more focused look specifically at the early days of bicycles and the advertising that promoted it.

Check out some great Art Noveau posters, learn about Victor Bicycles and Columbia and their spoons, about how the bike was central to the liberation of women at the turn of the last century and send a message to the owner at PEZ to tell him how much you loved the article!

Ha! Click the image below to access the article, many thanks.

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‘Lee’s Lowdown’ column on PezCycling News goes weekly!

After writing for the esteemed PezCycling News for a good four years now, on and off, covering the Classics and the Grand Tours as part of my column, ‘Lee’s Lowdown’, I’ve now landed a weekly column which will run every Wednesday.

The first edition of the Lowdown, entitled A Glamorous Life looks at the reality of life as a pro, and is currently online. You can head over to PEZ by clicking on the image below.

Read about contractual wranglings, riders not getting paid, the mad cycling groupies we have to fight off and me autographing a baby.

Yes you read that correctly.

Also read about the rather fantastic and heartening clause in John Ebsen’s new contract, great stuff!

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