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TDF’17 St.17 ROADSIDE: Dan Hits The Majestic Alps!
Tour'17 Roadside: As the Tour de France works its way towards Paris (via Marseille), the French race is deep in the Alps. PEZman, Daniel Thévenon, took in the fun of the départ and then stationed himself on the monster climb of the Col du Galibier to see the day's action.
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EUROTRASH News Round Up Thursday!
July 20, 2017 - The 2017 Tour is coming to its summit, but there hasn't been many high points-Top Story. Results, quotes and video from the last stages. Other cycling news: Valverde on the mend, Cookson in Pologne, Špilak and Ten Dam re-sign, Zubeldia retires, Sunweb/Mini, Utah news and Tour videos from Lotto and Sunweb.
PEZ Rides The Galibier
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.
Le Tour'17 St17: Roglic Rocks The Galibier!
Race Report: Primoz Roglic underlined his obvious talent with a spectacular stage win on the Queen Stage of the Tour de France. He infiltrated the break of the day and then flew away from Alberto Contador on the final ascent of the Col du Galibier before tearing down the fast descent and into the ski resort of Serre-Chevalier.
TDF'17 St.16 ROADSIDE: The Massif Before The Alps!
Tour'17 Roadside: Ed Hood has made his way back to Scotland and Daniel Thévenon has taken over 'Roadside' for the last run-in to Paris. Daniel starts his adventure in the Massif Central before heading to the Alps and south to Marseilles. Tour stage 16 'Roadside'.
Le Tour'17 St16: Matthews At The Double!
Race Report: On a stage that looked safe for the GC men, a tricky little cross wind in the finalé split the head of the race changing the overall. Losers were Dan Martin, Louis Meintjes and Alberto Contador. In the sprint Michael Matthews took his second win in three stages.
Toolbox Bookshelf: The Brave Athlete
Dig down deep (or often not very deep) into an endurance athlete and it becomes very obvious that the main thing limiting their success or even enjoyment of the sport is usually not physical ability, but what goes on “upstairs.” The Brave Athlete offers a refreshingly candid and practical approach to sports psychology.
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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.
American Classic ARGENT DISC Wheels Review
The popularity of mixed terrain riding coincides nicely with a slew of new disc brake equipped wheel options designed to offer you a one-stop solution to any mix of road and trail you might care to ride. The American Classic Argent series may be among the most versatile, so let’s put them to the test…
Primal QX5 Inertia Jersey & Bibs Review
For 25 years now, you might know Denver-based Primal better as the kit supplier to large-scale charity rides across the US, you've likely seen their top level race kit at all of the top US races too. Their Inertia QX5 kit sets the bar as part of the top-line Helix Race Collection - here's a closer look.
TDF’17 St.17 ROADSIDE: Dan Hits The Majestic Alps!
Tour'17 Roadside: As the Tour de France works its way towards Paris (via Marseille), the French race is deep in the Alps. PEZman, Daniel Thévenon, took in the fun of the départ and then stationed himself on the monster climb of the Col du Galibier to see the day's action.
Le Tour'17 St17: Roglic Rocks The Galibier!
Race Report: Primoz Roglic underlined his obvious talent with a spectacular stage win on the Queen Stage of the Tour de France. He infiltrated the break of the day and then flew away from Alberto Contador on the final ascent of the Col du Galibier before tearing down the fast descent and into the ski resort of Serre-Chevalier.
TDF'17 St.16 ROADSIDE: The Massif Before The Alps!
Tour'17 Roadside: Ed Hood has made his way back to Scotland and Daniel Thévenon has taken over 'Roadside' for the last run-in to Paris. Daniel starts his adventure in the Massif Central before heading to the Alps and south to Marseilles. Tour stage 16 'Roadside'.
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Toolbox Bookshelf: The Brave Athlete
Dig down deep (or often not very deep) into an endurance athlete and it becomes very obvious that the main thing limiting their success or even enjoyment of the sport is usually not physical ability, but what goes on “upstairs.” The Brave Athlete offers a refreshingly candid and practical approach to sports psychology.
Toolbox: Concussions in Cycling
Sport-related concussions (SRC) can occur in almost all sport activities. However, the risk and severity of SRCs can be greater in cycling since crashes often occur at high speeds with only the protection of a helmet.
TOOLBOX: Ten Power Training Lessons
Get out your party hats, it’s my tenth anniversary! Ten years of coaching and training with power, that is. In celebration, what are the top ten things I’ve learned about power in that time?
Toolbox: Beat the Heat - With Your Brain
We have just passed the summer solstice and most of us in the northern hemisphere are facing long and hot days on the bike. There are lots of ways to improve our physical capacity in hot conditions, but can we improve our riding through improving our psychological response to heat stress?
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WHAT'S ON PEZ - July 17-23, 2017
It's the final days to enter to win American Classic wheels - the 420 Aero 3 wheels to be exact, plus join Ed & Martin for their Rest Day Roadside Round-up from Le Tour de France as the race heads in the Alps for its final week, check EuroTrash for all the latest updates from France, and lots more on site.
Tour'17 Roadside: Racing Along the Rainy Rhine!
Tour Roadside Stage 1: After the fun of the teams' presentation, Leslie Reissner had his Tour de France time trial baptism in the rain of Düsseldorf on Saturday. Leslie braved the deluge to catch a full day of action from the warm-up right through to the race climax. The rain in Germany falls mainly on the Rhine!
Tour'17 Roadside: All Dressed Up And Ready To Roll!
Tour Roadside: Dusseldorf on the Edge of the Tour de France. The 2017 Tour de France is very nearly on the move, and our PEZman, Leslie Reissner, is in Düsseldorf for the Tour off. He's been rubbing shoulders with the riders in the press conferences and taking in the teams' presentation in a whirlwind first day.
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What's On: PEZ Predicts Porte's Crash!
July 10-17, 2017: Week #2 of Le Tour is about to start, so be sure to enter for a chance to WIN American Classic 420 Aero 3 wheels, Edmond Hood heads to The Team Quickstep Mussels & Frites Rest Day party
Pros Ride - Girona with Dan Craven
Home to many of the best riders and teams, come to Girona and you're bound to bump into a pro or ten, which is exactly what happened during our latest visit!
USA Cycling Pro Road Championships - Live Stream
The USA Cycling Pro Road & Time Trial National Championships will be held for the first time in Knoxville on June 24-25. You can watch the road races live here on PEZ on Sunday the 25th of June. Also see the rider start list here.
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Strava Introduces Perks for Premium Members
Today Strava introduces new perks for Strava Premium members including exclusive industry savings and free cover for cyclists and runners worth $200.
BMC Racing Team Returns to Belgium for GP Pino Cerami
Away from the action in France, eight BMC Racing Team riders will be looking for success in Belgium on Wednesday (19 July) when they head to the start line at GP Pino Cerami.
Quick-Step Floors Team to Grand Prix Cerami
Sidelined in the past three months with a knee injury that kept him out of the Ardennes Classics and the Tour de France, Julian Alaphilippe will make his return to racing at Grand Prix Cerami.
SIDI is a Shooting Star on the Roads of the Tour de France
Froome in yellow, Kittel in green. Aru, Bardet and Uran are all still jostling for final victory. Stage after stage the Tour de France continues to deliver plenty of excitement.
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British Multi-Champion Dan Bigham Gets PEZ'd
Rider Interview: Becoming a National champion is a big thing and repeating that feat is even bigger, but taking six titles in one season is taking it a bit far! Ed Hood caught up with multi-champion Dan Bigham to hear about his sextet (and counting) of titles.
PEZ Talk: US Champ Aqua Blue's Larry Warbasse!
Rider Interview: The Aqua Blue team might not be as big as BMC and the defunct IAM Cycling teams, but Larry Warbasse has kept the Irish ProConti team in the spotlight with wins in the Tour de Suisse and the US National championships. Ed Hood caught up with man from Michigan just after his 'Stars and Stripes' win.
Irish Champ Cannondale-Drapac's Ryan Mullen Gets PEZ'd!
Rider Interview: Steve Cummings doubled up taking the British road and time trial titles. Just over the sea in Ireland, Ryan Mullen did exactly the same; doing the 'Champs Double'. Luke Maguire took the opportunity of a visit home to the Emerald Isle for a bike ride and a word with the Cannondale-Drapac rider.
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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.
Readers' Rigs: Calfee MantaFly 101
Today's Readers' Rig is a totally custom rear suspension Calfee MantaFly 101 owned by PEZ fan Andrew. Individual colors, Durace Di2, a selection of nice wheels to choose from and plenty of custom touches means Andrew and his Calfee get plenty of attention on his home roads of Colorado.
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PEZ Rides The Galibier
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.
Eurotrash
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EUROTRASH News Round Up Thursday!
July 20, 2017 - The 2017 Tour is coming to its summit, but there hasn't been many high points-Top Story. Results, quotes and video from the last stages. Other cycling news: Valverde on the mend, Cookson in Pologne, Špilak and Ten Dam re-sign, Zubeldia retires, Sunweb/Mini, Utah news and Tour videos from Lotto and Sunweb.
EUROTRASH News Round Up Monday!
July 17, 2017 - The Tour de France hits the second rest day and we have a good idea who has the form. All the action from the weekend with reports and video. Disk brakes, why?-Top Story. Other cycling news: Sagan for Pologne, Madrid Challenge, contract news, Nippo-Vini Fantini and Tour videos from Lotto Soudal and Sunweb.
EUROTRASH News Round Up Thursday!
July 13, 2017 - Marcel Kittel is the fastest finisher in the 2017 Tour de France, catch-up with the latest stages in EUROTRASH Thursday. Was stage 9 dangerous? - Top Story. In other cycling news: Zakarin extends contract, stagiaires for Wanty and Caja Rural, Malori retires and Tour video from Lotto Soudal and Sunweb teams.