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EUROTRASH News Round Up Thursday!
August 17, 2017 - Loads of contract news as half the peloton changes teams, but the TOP STORY has to be the Vuelta a España. Saturday sees the start of the Spanish Tour in France and we have more team line-ups. Kittel, Landa, Viviani and Meintjes are all on the move and Terpstra and Uran stay put. Café con Leche EUROTRASH time.
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Vuelta a España'17: The PEZ Preview!
Vuelta 2017 Preview: The third Grand Tour of 2017 kicks off in Nîmes with a team time trial on Saturday the 19th of August. The Spanish Tour has its unique short, fast stages with many a climb thrown in for added excitement. Ed Hood runs his expert eye over the course, history and the possible winner in 'The PEZ Vuelta'17 Preview'.
Toolbox: Stage Racing Nutrition
With the 2017 Vuelta a España starting on Saturday for the pros and that now is the season for big summer rides for the rest of us. How does one fuel these big efforts, and how good are we at maintaining energy balance throughout multiple days of hard riding?
What's On PEZ - Week of August 14, 2017
What's On PEZ Aug 14, 2017: I'm just back in from summer holiday with family, and already looking forward to our La Vuelta PREVIEW coming Wednesday, but still enjoying Darrell Parks stunning photos from the Colorado Cycling Classic, and excited about mounting up the Selle SMP's Blaster saddle on my next project bike (stay tuned for more teasers). Lots more on PEZ this week.
Colorado'17 St.4: The Denver Storm!
Colorado Classic'17: The final stage of the 2017 Colorado Classic was racing the elements to finish before an imminent storm that was brewing on the horizon. PEZ photographer, Darrell Parks was there for the race fun and managed to stay dry to send the best photos from stage 4 of the Classic.
EUROTRASH News Round Up Monday!
August 14, 2017 - Tom Dumoulin is showing some end of season form in the BinckBank Tour. All the results and video from Holland/Belgium and from Norway's Arctic Race. Lars Boom makes gesture - Top Story. Other cycling news: Canada Games, Vuelta riders, contract news and a new professional track team. Monday EUROTRASH coffee time!
Olympic Hopeful Mia Manganello Gets PEZ'd!
Rider Interview: Mia Manganello has been a speed skater since she was 8 years old and was heading towards Olympic stardom, but she had to walk away from her dream. Then cycle racing came into Mia's life. Ed Hood caught up with Mia to hear of her speed skating, cycling and now her return to the ice and new hopes for the future.
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2017 Catlike Mixino: High Flow Head Gear
Catlike takes it's name from Pepe del Ramo’s inheritance of his fathers racing passion and his nickname “El Gato”. Their top line Mixino road helmet hits the review bench.
Video: Arundel Rubber Gecko Bar Tape Vs. The Playground Test
I took some Arundel Bicycle Company Rubber Gecko bar tape to the local playground and taped up the most popular swing-thing there. One year later, after countless neighbourhood kids have left their mark dangling, screaming, and having fun - the tape remains in place, intact, and still going strong.
2017 Bont Vaypor+ Shoe Review: Roo and Moo For You
Bont’s Vaypor+ shoes use the tricks of the custom shoe making trade learned over the past 40 years.  Inze Bont started the biz in 1974 for cycling and skate. Moldable composites provides the low weight, stiffness and formed fit required for today’s customizable performance.
Bell STRATUS Helmet Review
The Bell Stratus MIPS equipped helmet is a lotta value for $150 - featuring big vents and deep air channels, their latest advances in fitting comfort, and 50 years of Bell's leading & respected helmet tech. Here's the PEZ review...
PZero Velo – Pirelli Are Back
Pirelli go back to their roots as performance Cycling tire makers and introduce the PZero Velo, PZero Velo 4s and PZero Velo TT clincher series tires. Current sole suppliers for Formula 1 (Auto) and World Superbike (Motorcycle), Pirelli have returned to their roots as they see the bicycle as the future for racing, transport and the environment.
Castelli Perfetto Light Jersey Review
With each piece of gear I test or review, there's usually a eureka moment where I "get it".  For Castelli's Perfetto Light jersey, mine came at the Cyclosportif Megeve in France - on an overcast day in the French Alps where rain came and went.
Vuelta a España'17: The PEZ Preview!
Vuelta 2017 Preview: The third Grand Tour of 2017 kicks off in Nîmes with a team time trial on Saturday the 19th of August. The Spanish Tour has its unique short, fast stages with many a climb thrown in for added excitement. Ed Hood runs his expert eye over the course, history and the possible winner in 'The PEZ Vuelta'17 Preview'.
Colorado'17 St.4: The Denver Storm!
Colorado Classic'17: The final stage of the 2017 Colorado Classic was racing the elements to finish before an imminent storm that was brewing on the horizon. PEZ photographer, Darrell Parks was there for the race fun and managed to stay dry to send the best photos from stage 4 of the Classic.
Colorado'17 St.3: Tvetcov Stage - Senni Overall!
Colorado Classic'17: Stage 3 of the Colorado Classic was tough day for the riders, with a big attack from BMC's Manuel Senni splitting the race to pieces. Serghei Tvetcov managed to go with the Italian and win the stage, but the overall jersey went to Senni. Darrell Parks was there to capture the action for PEZ.
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Toolbox: Stage Racing Nutrition
With the 2017 Vuelta a España starting on Saturday for the pros and that now is the season for big summer rides for the rest of us. How does one fuel these big efforts, and how good are we at maintaining energy balance throughout multiple days of hard riding?
Toolbox: Why Suffer?
Most of us ride our bikes for fun, not a pay cheque, so why do we do it? Why is the fascination with pain and suffering so deeply ingrained into our enjoyment of cycling?
Toolbox: Training for Cyclocross
Don’t start in a hole! Cyclocross is great fun and makes for some excellent fall training, but be careful and smartly manage your fatigue if you just completed a full season of road or MTB racing.
Toolbox: Over Training Syndrome
Le Tour: Twenty one days and two thousand miles, by any measure it is a massive amount of work. While you may not undertake anything approaching Tour de France proportions, you may well face the risk of overtraining. How can you identify, and more importantly prevent this season derailing occurrence?
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Velopedia: The Infographic Book Of Cycling
PEZ Bookshelf: It said, in that hackneyed phrase, that a picture is worth a thousand words and this is perhaps true in our favourite sport of cycling, which has not produced a great deal of immortal literature but an endless stream of memorable images. Velopedia provides a highly original and striking new approach to looking at cycling.
Vuelta'08: l'Angliru Look Back!
l'Angliru Look Back: Ed Hood made his first pilgrimage to the mythical climb of the Alto de l'Angliru back in 2008. As the 2017 edition of the Vuelta a España revisits the monster of Asturias we take a look back at Ed's expedition to the heights of Northern Spain.
PEZ Rides The Media World Cup!
Media World Cup Poland'17: Imagine a cycling event where the people who usually are talking about bike racing swap their pen for lycra and participate themselves? This was the case a few weeks ago in Poland at the inaugural Media World Cup event and Luke Maguire was there representing PEZ.
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What's On PEZ - Week of August 14, 2017
What's On PEZ Aug 14, 2017: I'm just back in from summer holiday with family, and already looking forward to our La Vuelta PREVIEW coming Wednesday, but still enjoying Darrell Parks stunning photos from the Colorado Cycling Classic, and excited about mounting up the Selle SMP's Blaster saddle on my next project bike (stay tuned for more teasers). Lots more on PEZ this week.
Dalís Coastline - The Col Collective
One of the most prominent polymaths of his generation, Salvador Dalí was most famous for his often bizarre surreal art. Intrigued by what may have inspired Dalí, we head to his birth place in Figueres, Catalonia for a 52km ride.
What's On PEZ: Week of July 31 - 2017
What's On Pez - Week of July 31 - Aug 6, 2017 - What's better than my own on-bike preview of this week's best features on PEZ? How about me, on bike, on a hot summer afternoon ride? Plugs to the Sportful Italia jersey and Bell's Zephyr helmet, plus looking ahead to my Tom Ritchey interview, EuroTrash Monday & Thursday, ToolBox Tuesday and much more - on PEZ!
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OTTO Expands OTTOLOCK® Distribution Reach
Following completion of its successful crowdfunding campaign, OTTO DesignWorks announces new channels of distribution for its revolutionary OTTOLOCK.
Gazprom – RusVelo is to compete in Tour du Limousin
On the 15-18 of August Russian cycling team Gazprom – RusVelo will compete in Tour du Limousin. The French race has a 2.1 category and is part of UCI Europe Tour.
Lepistö Wins Crescent Vargada Road Race
Lotta Lepistö went one better than last year, winning Crescent Vargada on Sunday. The victory is her sixth of the season, her third in the Women’s WorldTour.
Moots Announces New President
Moots Cycles owner Brent Whittington announced today that Drew Medlock will join the company as President. Medlock, an avid cyclist and long time industry leader will join the Moots team as of August 21st. Drew was a key leader at Competitive Cyclist and then backcountry.com from 2006 to 2015.
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Olympic Hopeful Mia Manganello Gets PEZ'd!
Rider Interview: Mia Manganello has been a speed skater since she was 8 years old and was heading towards Olympic stardom, but she had to walk away from her dream. Then cycle racing came into Mia's life. Ed Hood caught up with Mia to hear of her speed skating, cycling and now her return to the ice and new hopes for the future.
Adam Lewis Gets PEZ'd!
Rider Interview: Belgium has always been the opening a rider needs to success, maybe not the easiest way, but it is the Heartland of cycle sport. Adam Lewis is the next possible 'Big Thing' to hit the roads of Flanders and so Ed Hood caught up with him on a rest day.
Tom Ritchey Talks Steel Logic
In this age of fancy tube shapes, top secret carbon layups and resin recipes, it's easy to forget the best material to build a bike frame that's durable, comfortable, customizable & inexpensive... is steel. One man who was key to the modernization of building steel bike frames is legendary Tom Ritchey... who took time to talk about how steel evolved as the best bike material around.
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Readers' Rigs: Litespeed Team Issue 2000
We've had a few nice Litespeed bikes featured here in Readers' Rigs over the years but today's reader John takes the prize as the oldest Litespeed rig featured being a 'Team Issue' bike from back in 2000 that he's lovingly cared for and ridden for the last 17 years.
Readers' Rigs: Serrotta CSI
Today's Readers' Rigs is no latest generation show pony carbon wonderbike, instead it's a Real Steel semi-custom from the folks at Serrotta that has proven a worthy Rig for its owner Brock who has owned his bike for 17 years now...
Readers' Rigs: Falco Custom Ti
Many of us ride Chinese made bikes but not many of us actually bought them in China like today's Reader, Phillip from Australia did. Whilst working and living in Shanghai Phillip decided to get himself a custom titanium 'Falco' that he now is enjoying back home on the country roads of Victoria, Australia.
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PEZ Rides The Galibier: Video & Photo Report
The high point of the 2017 Le Tour de France was the mighty Col du Galibier at 2645m altitude. I "rode" it last year with Velo Classic Tours - maybe better to say I hauled my carcass up it. Here's a glimpse of the climb as I get inside 3km to the summit. It really is epic & awe inspiring - a must do.
Top Grand Tour Sausages!
This time next week - Saturday the 1st of July - the 2017 Tour de France will set off from Düsseldorf in Germany for the three week wheeled battle. As the 'Vaterland' is the home of some of the best sausages in the World, we look back at the Pez Grand Tour appreciation of the sausage.
PEZ Rides the Col Du Glandon
TOP RIDE: Inside the last 3km to the summit of the 21.5km Col du Glandon, the air gets thin as we approach 1924m elevation, the road tilts to 11% grades, and each meter seems longer than the last one. There's a reason they call this one 'Hors Category'.
Ride London With Sports Tours International
Prudential RideLondon is the world’s greatest festival of cycling, taking place on the 28-30 July 2017.  Created as a legacy of the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games to inspire more people to take up cycling and showcase London and Surrey, if offers seven different cycling events to participate in or watch over the three day festival.
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Anglirú - Spanje - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Vuelta 2011 - Tour of Spain - Ronde van Spanje - etappe-15 Avilés > Anglirú - Christopher Froome - Bradley Wiggins (Team Sky) - foto Sabine Jacob/Cor Vos ©2011
EUROTRASH News Round Up Thursday!
August 17, 2017 - Loads of contract news as half the peloton changes teams, but the TOP STORY has to be the Vuelta a España. Saturday sees the start of the Spanish Tour in France and we have more team line-ups. Kittel, Landa, Viviani and Meintjes are all on the move and Terpstra and Uran stay put. Café con Leche EUROTRASH time.
EUROTRASH News Round Up Monday!
August 14, 2017 - Tom Dumoulin is showing some end of season form in the BinckBank Tour. All the results and video from Holland/Belgium and from Norway's Arctic Race. Lars Boom makes gesture - Top Story. Other cycling news: Canada Games, Vuelta riders, contract news and a new professional track team. Monday EUROTRASH coffee time!
EUROTRASH News Round Up Thursday!
August 10, 2017 - The 2017 Vuelta a España will be Alberto Contador's last professional race-Top Story. Race news from the BinckBank Tour with reports and video. Other cycling news: Bora-Hansgrohe Vuelta, PRO Ötztaler 5500, contract news, Rafa Valls breaks hip, road titles at Canada Games and a Tour of Britain up-date.