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20 Years of PEZ: Writer and Rider Matt Conn

20 Years of PEZ: Writer and Rider Matt Conn

Rider/Writer Feature: Matt Conn; PEZ writer, top bloke and a very good racing cyclist. As part of the ‘Twenty Years of PEZ’ celebrations, Ed Hood…

Wednesday, Jun 15

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Rider/Writer Feature: Matt Conn; PEZ writer, top bloke and a very good racing cyclist. As part of the ‘Twenty Years of PEZ’ celebrations, Ed Hood reminds us of PEZ-friend Matt and what he achieved on a bike, instead of writing about others. PezCyclingNews.com has been in existence for 20 years this year; I’ve had the pleasure of contributing since 2005. When The Pez Meister himself, Richard Pestes asked us to look back over our time with the site and recall events and people who touched us, I was lucky, I was going to write about my former PEZ co-contributor, ‘Tassie Man,’ Matt Conn but that great champion of Tasmanian cycling, Allan Knight had already done the job for me and below we post the nice tribute he wrote about Matt at the start of this year. Most of my interaction with Matt was ‘digital,’ I used to love our exchanges over the ‘net – Matt always used to make me chuckle with his irreverent sense of humour. The one assignment where we did hook up with him, ‘in the flesh’ was for the 2009 Milano-Sanremo, won in brilliant style by Mark Cavendish. Martin Williamson and I picked up Matt in the labyrinth that is inner city Milano early on the Saturday morning of the race, he was living in Udine at that time and had hopped a train over for the Primavera partenza. Matt having a chat with fellow Tassie, Wesley Sulzberger, before the start of the 2009 edition […]

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