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Behind The Glamour Of De Ronde Van Vlaanderen!
Flanders '17: The glamour of De Ronde van Vlaanderen isn't all mud, rain and cobbles, there is much more to the biggest race on the Belgian calendar. Peter Easton knows his way round the 'hellingen' and the 'kasseien' and so here is his look behind the scenes of Vlaanderens Mooiste.
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EUROTRASH News Round Up Thursday!
Mar 30, 2017 - Philippe Gilbert and Alexander Kristoff have thrown their hat in the ring for Sunday's Tour of Flanders. All the news and video from Belgium. Ban for Savio-Top Story. Other cycling news: Bouhanni, teams for Flanders, Aru for the Alps, Vuelta teams, Belvedere website, Hinault Giro Fame and Gilbert has a battle.
Castelli POTENZA JERSEY FZ Review
The Castelli Cycling Potenza Jersey FZ actually IS different from the other long sleeve jerseys at PEZ HQ (and I've got a drawer full). The Polartec Power Stretch fabric blocks wind and light rain like a shield, but offers lots of warmth and excellent breathability.
PEZ Preview: Flanders '17
Tour of Flanders Race Preview: The biggest day of the Flemish cycling year is on Sunday - De Ronde van Vlaanderen or the Tour of Flanders, if you prefer. Ed Hood looks at the possible winner, the course and the past of (probably) the best race of the season.
NAHBS’17 Part 9: Co-Motion
NAHBS 2017, Salt Lake City: In his final look at the North American Handmade Bike Show, Nic Sims peruses two offerings from Co-Motion bikes. The Divide and the Klatch are two very different steeds.
Toolbox: Caffeine for Recovery?
Caffeine and cycling goes together like few other things in life, and the coffee stop at the end of the ride is often the whole reason for many of us to clip into the pedals to begin with. Can we further justify the caffeine as a recovery tool after a hard ride?
WHAT'S ON PEZ This Week!
Here's my personal run down of what's on, and what's coming on PEZ this week - Gent-Wevelgem Photo & race reports, EuroTrash Monday news round up, Toolbox Tuesday, Tour of Flanders preview Wednesday and reportage this weekend, Castelli Potenza jersey review, PEZ Giro Trip eating and more.
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Castelli POTENZA JERSEY FZ Review
The Castelli Cycling Potenza Jersey FZ actually IS different from the other long sleeve jerseys at PEZ HQ (and I've got a drawer full). The Polartec Power Stretch fabric blocks wind and light rain like a shield, but offers lots of warmth and excellent breathability.
NAHBS’17 Part 9: Co-Motion
NAHBS 2017, Salt Lake City: In his final look at the North American Handmade Bike Show, Nic Sims peruses two offerings from Co-Motion bikes. The Divide and the Klatch are two very different steeds.
NAHBS'17 Part 8: ENIGMA Perfection!
NAHBS 2017, Salt Lake City: Nic Sims admits he has a bias towards the offering of ENIGMA bikes, but he does have a valid point, they are special. Three models from the British artisan: Exemplar, Ecroix and Elite… all worth a long look.
NAHBS'17 Part 7: Breadwinner And Calfee Bikes
NAHBS 2017, Salt Lake City: In Part 7 of our look at the North American Handmade Bike Show, Nic Sims investigates a well know brand; Calfee. But first Breadwinner from Portland, Oregon who will be a well known brand very soon.
NAHBS’17 Part 6: Kirk - Cio - Renovo - Metier - Shamrock
NAHBS 2017, Salt Lake City: By now you’ve seen a lot of amazing bikes come out of the North American Homemade Bike Show, and the collection continues with Part 6 of the things that caught the eye of Nic Sims.
NAHBS'17 Part 5: Mosaic Cycles
NAHBS 2017, Salt Lake City: In part 5 of our look at the North American Handmade Bike Show, Nic Sims takes a close look at the bikes of Boulder master builder - Mosaic Cycles.
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Toolbox: Caffeine for Recovery?
Caffeine and cycling goes together like few other things in life, and the coffee stop at the end of the ride is often the whole reason for many of us to clip into the pedals to begin with. Can we further justify the caffeine as a recovery tool after a hard ride?
Toolbox: The Lowdown on Sleep
Tiredness and fatigue are common complaints amongst athletes. The pursuit of optimal performance requires a careful balancing of training with recovery. While there are many aspects of recovery that are important, a critical, but often neglected component of recovery, is sleep.
Toolbox: First Endurance Multi-V Pro Supplement
Supplement companies come and go, but one that has stood the test of time and scientific analysis has been First Endurance. Multi-V, their multi-vitamin entry, has now been tweaked with a Multi-V Pro version, which I used in conjunction with my recent hard block of front-loading periodization.
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Behind The Glamour Of De Ronde Van Vlaanderen!
Flanders '17: The glamour of De Ronde van Vlaanderen isn't all mud, rain and cobbles, there is much more to the biggest race on the Belgian calendar. Peter Easton knows his way round the 'hellingen' and the 'kasseien' and so here is his look behind the scenes of Vlaanderens Mooiste.
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Basque Butler: Life In Pamplona!
Rider Blog: Chris Butler has had a broad pro career so far, riding for BMC, Team SmartStop, Israeli Cycling Academy and now in 2017 the Spanish ProConti Caja Rural-Seguro RGA team. We catch up with Chris in his new home in Pamplona, nursing a broken elbow, for his first PEZ rider blog.
Roadside PEZ: Ale's Sanremo '17 Chase!
Roadside PEZ Milano-Sanremo: Every year Ale Federico 'chases' Milano-Sanremo and apart from the Giro d'Italia, it's the high point of his year. As we know World champion Peter Sagan was the man of the day and Ale was 'Roadside' to see the rainbow make its passage.
Goodbye Roger Pingeon
Obituary: The sad news of the death of 1967 Tour de France champion Roger Pingeon was released on Sunday morning by French media. The 76 year-old Frenchman suffered a heart attack at his home in Ain. Ed Hood looks at his life and career.
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Readers' Rigs: Alumni Returns
Since the Readers' Rigs column first came to life in 2012 we've published more than 60 bikes from PEZ fans all around the world. But it was PEZ-Fan Todd from California who first applied with his then favorite Parlee bike. Since then, his collection has grown by almost 20 more bikes - here's an update on this impressive stable.
Readers' Rigs: Cannondale Supersix Evo Hi-Mod Disc
Not even two months old yet, today's rig is a Cannondale Supersix Evo Hi-Mod Disc that has already had a number of upgrades performed and has also well and truly convinced its Californian owner, Nick of the advantages of owning a disc braked road machine.
Readers' Rigs: Hans Schneider Custom
We've seen a lot of custom bikes here at Readers' Rigs but not too many that have such a history behind them as David from Oklahoma City's Hans Schneider custom. Through 18 years of ownership this bike has been through a couple of different looks in that time as it's accompanied David to France, Italy, Belgium and more in the early 2000's and is still going strong today.
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PEZ Giro Trip: We Ride To Eat!
The PezCycling Giro Trip 2017 indulges the culinary senses in some of north west Italy's best restaurants. Peter Easton has hand picked these favorites - as our daily reward for riding some of Italian cycle sport's best stages.
PEZ Giro Trip: Stage 1 Preview
The first day of the PEZ & Velo Classic "Giro della Gazzetta" cycling trip this May opens with a day in Milano - watching the Giro d'Italia final TT stage in one of the world's most fashionable cities. The entertainment never stops here, and viewing the race will be just part of an awesome opening day.
Chateau de Pitray: Living & Cycling at Le Tour 2017
The 2017 Tour de France visits southwest France with a stage finish in the medieval town of Bergerac, and a stage start in nearby Eymet. Allan Reeves of FranceFromInside.com cycling tours is looking to combine his family's nearby Chateau de Pitray and Le Tour for a week of cycling, wine and French living.
Pez Goes Winter Biking in Minneapolis
How's this for something completely different - a mid-winter trip to Minneapolis to ride stud-tired commuter bikes around the city's vast network of bike paths? It was part of the new bikes for guests program by Le Meridien Chambers Hotel featuring Priority Bicycles.
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Team Novo Nordisk's Umberto Poli Gets PEZ'd!
Rider Interview: To line-up at the start of Milano-Sanremo is the dream of all Italian bike riders and to get in the break of the day is a dream come true. Team Novo Nordisk's Umberto Poli received a last minute call to Milan and the youngest rider in the race made it into the escape.
Astana's Pello Bilbao Gets PEZ'd!
Rider Interview: Pello Bilbao raced in the WorldTour at an early age in the iconic orange of Euskaltel-Euskadi, from there he moved to the Green of Caja Rural-Seguros RGA. For 2017 the man from the Basque Country is back in the WorldTour with Astana. Luke Maguire had a training ride with Pello to hear all about it.
Retro PEZ Talk: Thurlow Rogers!
Retro Interview: Thurlow Rogers is one of those names that is still mention when people talk about the days before Lemond and Armstrong. 300 wins to his name, a long pro career and he's still hitting the podium as a masters champion. Ed Hood caught up with Thurlow to hear all about it from a real 'legend'.
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Gazprom – RusVelo is heading to Volta Limburg Classic on the first of April
This Saturday 1st of April Gazprom – RusVelo will compete on Volta Limburg Classic in the Netherlands. The Dutch race has the 1.1 category and is part of UCI Europe Tour.
Axeon Hagens Berman Sends Top Talent To Triptyque des Monts et Châteaux
Axeon Hagens Berman's roster for its next European race includes three national champions, last year's winner of Liège Espoirs and a pair of stage winners from the Tour de l'Avenir.
Rally Cycling Heads South For Joe Martin Stage Race
The men and women of Rally Cycling head south this week for the first USA Cycling Pro Road Tour event of the year, the Joe Martin Stage Race, March 30 to April 2.
Axeon Hagens Berman Eyes Opportunities At Joe Martin
Neilson Powless will not be back to defend the overall title at the Joe Martin Stage Race later this week.
PEZ Preview: Flanders '17
Tour of Flanders Race Preview: The biggest day of the Flemish cycling year is on Sunday - De Ronde van Vlaanderen or the Tour of Flanders, if you prefer. Ed Hood looks at the possible winner, the course and the past of (probably) the best race of the season.
Photo Special: Wevelgem '17
Gent-Wevelgem Photo Special: The 2017 Gent-Wevelgem WorldTour Classic came down to an exciting finalé with a cat and mouse chase between the usual protagonists - Greg Van Avermaet and Peter Sagan. Cor Vos had his band of photographers on the Flemish roadside for the best shots.
Wevelgem'17: Van Avermaet - King Of The Kemmel!
Race Report: Greg Van Avermaet capped off a marvelous long weekend for him and the team by taking another win on the Belgian cobbles. Meanwhile, QuickStep once again had a tactical meltdown.
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WHAT'S ON PEZ This Week!
Here's my personal run down of what's on, and what's coming on PEZ this week - Gent-Wevelgem Photo & race reports, EuroTrash Monday news round up, Toolbox Tuesday, Tour of Flanders preview Wednesday and reportage this weekend, Castelli Potenza jersey review, PEZ Giro Trip eating and more.
The Col Collective - Cycling Tours
It’s been a hugely satisfying journey over the last couple of years, we’ve had such a heartfelt response to our videos from all over the world that I wanted to try and create an experience that helps bring riders even closer to the mountains.
Muc-Off Bike Lubes & Cleaners Product Fly-by
Pez gets a close-up look at the new Muc-Off line of bike lubes, cleaners and protectors.
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EUROTRASH News Round Up Thursday!
Mar 30, 2017 - Philippe Gilbert and Alexander Kristoff have thrown their hat in the ring for Sunday's Tour of Flanders. All the news and video from Belgium. Ban for Savio-Top Story. Other cycling news: Bouhanni, teams for Flanders, Aru for the Alps, Vuelta teams, Belvedere website, Hinault Giro Fame and Gilbert has a battle.
EUROTRASH News Round Up Monday!
Mar 27, 2017 - Greg Van Avermaet is on a roll with wins in the 3E and Wevelgem. In EUROTRASH Monday we have all the news from Belgium and Catalunya with reports and video. Wiggins talks - Top Story. Other cycling news: Bos for Worlds, Haussler not ready, China Criterium and Tour of the Alps.
EUROTRASH News Round Up Thursday!
Mar 23, 2017 - BMC are in the driving seat in the Catalunya after Movistar were penalized for pushing. Top Story and results, reports and video from Catalunya and the Dwars door Vlaanderen. Other cycling news: E3 and Wevelgem, A.S.O. partnership with Volta a Catalunya, #GIRO100 jerseys and teams for Yorkshire.