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Can Science Rescue Chris Froome?
The science of anti-doping takes center stage in Dr. Bill Apollo's analysis of Chris Froome's adverse finding for an asthma medication. Dr. Apollo, a cardiologist and avid cyclist, thoroughly dissects the science behind Salbutamol, its therapeutic use, Froome's drug test, and his possible defense strategy.
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Suisse'18 Final Stage 9: Richie Rules - Küng Is TT King!
PeloPics: BMC's Stefan Küng topped off a great Tour de Suisse by winning the final time trial stage. The Suisse time trial champion beat Søren Kragh Andersen (Sunweb) by 19 seconds. BMC team leader, Richie Porte, rode a solid race to take the final overall victory - Result and photos.
First Look: BONT HELIX Road Shoe at Sea Otter 2018
VIDEO: I talked with Stephen from BONT Shoes about their all new HELIX road shoe, with carbon sole and fully integrated BOA laces that actually wrap completely around the foot. The fit is enhanced with an anatomically shaped toe box, and they're offered in a few cool color options. You can buy 'em online for US$399, or at a select dealer.
Merckx, Hinault And Froome - How Do They Measure Up?
Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault and Chris Froome are all champions, they are the only three riders to have won consecutive Grand Tours, but is it fair to compare different generations? Ed Hood takes on the thankless task and looks at all the facets of these 'Kings of the Road' to find how they measure up as men, icons as well as bike riders.
The Countdown Is Over, 2018 Maratona Jersey Unveil Has Begun
This is the Maratona dles Dolomites, the queen of all granfondos. It’s grueling, breathtaking, beautiful, fun, overwhelming and unforgettable. The Maratona is a celebration of cycling, the landscape of the Dolomites and the area’s unique culture.
Differdange-Losch's Josh Teasdale Gets PEZ'd!
Rider Interview: Next up in Ed Hood's 'Young Men of the Future' is Josh Teasdale who has worked his way through the Belgian system and is now with the top Luxembourg Continental team; Differdange-Losch. Living in Belgium, Teasdale is in the centre of the cycling hot-bed and looking for that big Pro contract.
EUROTRASH News Round Up Thursday!
June 14, 2018 - Richie Porte throws his hat in the Tour de France ring as he takes the lead in the Tour de Suisse. Indurain puts his money on Froome for his 5th Tour win - Top Story. Results and video from Suisse and the OVO Energy Woman's Tour. Plus: Devenyns returns, Emile Engel, Japanese to ride ToAD'18, Worlds'18 news and 2018 Étape du Tour information.
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Suisse'18 Final Stage 9: Richie Rules - Küng Is TT King!
PeloPics: BMC's Stefan Küng topped off a great Tour de Suisse by winning the final time trial stage. The Suisse time trial champion beat Søren Kragh Andersen (Sunweb) by 19 seconds. BMC team leader, Richie Porte, rode a solid race to take the final overall victory - Result and photos.
Suisse'18 Stage 8: Démare Does The Damage!
PeloPics: Arnaud Démare (Groupama-FDJ) won the flat Stage 8, out-sprinting Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors), Alexander Kristoff (UAE-Team Emirates) and World champ Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe). Richie Porte (BMC) held his overall lead going into the final time trial - Report and photo gallery.
Suisse'18 Stage 7: Conquering Quintana - Porte Holds On!
PeloPics: Nairo Quintana (Movistar) launched a bold attack on the long final Arosa climb of Tour de Suisse stage 7. Richie Porte and his BMC team fought hard to pull the Colombian back, but in the end he won by 22 seconds to move into 2nd place overall - Report, video, result and photo gallery.
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First Look: BONT HELIX Road Shoe at Sea Otter 2018
VIDEO: I talked with Stephen from BONT Shoes about their all new HELIX road shoe, with carbon sole and fully integrated BOA laces that actually wrap completely around the foot. The fit is enhanced with an anatomically shaped toe box, and they're offered in a few cool color options. You can buy 'em online for US$399, or at a select dealer.
Gravel Bike Review: Niner RLT 9 RDO
With the growing trend for Gravel road cycling, it’s a section of our sport that we can’t ignore nor do we want to, since it's an awesome way to simply enjoy more riding.  Here's a closer look at the Niner RLT RDO, a gravel / adventure bike from some guys with deep roots on off-road cycling.
Lake CX402 Shoe Review: Custom Comes At A Price!
One of the biggest boosts for your Mojo is new shoes, and Chuck Peña has gone to the top shelf for a pair of Lake CX402s. Not cheap, but a work of shoe art in 'carbon and kangaroo leather… dead sexy!' is Chuck's description of Lake’s flagship model. But are custom fit, colors, and kanga-leather worth the price?
Foot Feathers: Time Xpresso 15 Pedal Review
Time’s Xpresso 15 Pedals push the boundaries of solid function at ultralight weight. Top spec bearings and raw materials choices meet very good design to yield an incredibly light pedal with easy but solid engagement, very good stability and ultra-smooth spin.
Ritchey Outback Gravel Bike: A First Look
Here's our first look at the latest gravel ride from Tom - the Ritchey Outback. Offered as a frame set and available for purchase directly from Ritchey, it shows off the simplistic beauty of steel, in a typically well thought out Ritchey package designed specifically for gravel and adventure riding - that's affordable at US$1359.00
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First Look: IRWIN AON GX35 Carbon Tubeless Gravel Wheels
Our first look at IRWIN Wheels' AON GX35 carbon tubeless-ready wheels for gravel riding... Priced at US $1550, these promise some big value.
PRT Team Standings Change after Six Days of Racing at Three Criterium Events in Three States
Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling Rises to Top for Men; ISCorp powered by Progress Software and Feed Hungry Kids Project Big Movers for Women.
Dauphiné'18 Roadside: PEZ Goes Prologue!
The Critérium du Dauphiné, a warm-up race before the Tour de France, begins this year with a 6.6 kilometer prologue through the streets of Valence and our PEZman in France, Daniel Thévenon, was there to soak up the 'ambience'. Dauphiné Roadside Baby!
PEZ Look Back: On The Startline At The Dauphiné 2013!
Roadside: On the eve of the 2018 Criterium du Dauphiné start on Sunday, we take a look back at stage 6 of the 2013 Dauphiné with Chris Selden. Under the sunny Alpine skies PEZ was roadside in La Léchère where we caught up with Chris Froome, Richie Porte and all the stars of the Dauphiné at the start of stage 6. How things have changed!
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Travel: Southern France Stay & Ride
Cycling in France, it's a dream for many and has been a dream come true for our Australian PEZ man in France, Chris Selden who has been living in various parts of France since 2008. Now Chris is sharing his dream with others after he has bought and renovated a beautiful old house in the South of France that he is renting out for visiting cyclists.
It's Negroni Week: Back to Barolino!
Negroni Week on PEZ wouldn't be complete without homage to a true maestro of mixology. I speak only of Marco - proprietor of the legendary Barolino in Levanto Italy.  I vowed after first discovering his bar at the 2009 Giro to return one day with Mrs. Pez - and order two of his finest Negronis.
My Favorite Climb: Col de la Rouquette
With more than 25 years of racing experience around the world under his belt it's fair to say that our man in France, Chris Selden has ridden up a lot of climbs in his life. His choice of a favorite climb amongst the thousands that he's done though is a bit of a surprise, the Col de la Roquette in the Hérault Valley in France.
Top Ride Revisited: Gran Fondo Damiano Cunego!
As part of our stay with Garda Bike Hotel for the Pez 10th Anniversary, we signed up to ride the GF Damiano Cunego in nearby Verona. Our hosts Nicola & Alberto know the region, the people, and handled all the details for our stay in Lake Garda, which left nothing for us to do except enjoy the ride.
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Can Science Rescue Chris Froome?
The science of anti-doping takes center stage in Dr. Bill Apollo's analysis of Chris Froome's adverse finding for an asthma medication. Dr. Apollo, a cardiologist and avid cyclist, thoroughly dissects the science behind Salbutamol, its therapeutic use, Froome's drug test, and his possible defense strategy.
Merckx, Hinault And Froome - How Do They Measure Up?
Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault and Chris Froome are all champions, they are the only three riders to have won consecutive Grand Tours, but is it fair to compare different generations? Ed Hood takes on the thankless task and looks at all the facets of these 'Kings of the Road' to find how they measure up as men, icons as well as bike riders.
PEZ Bookshelf: American Pro
“Show me the money!” was a line from a noted film but in “American Pro,” an insider's look at professional bike racing in America, nobody is asking that question because they all know there isn't any. As author Jamie Smith notes: “In the supermarket of sports, cycling is located so far up the niche sport aisle, it's invisible to the naked eye. It sits atop a high shelf out of reach of children...”
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The Final 3 Climbs of Stage 19 of the Tour de France
Stage 19 of the 2018 Tour is a 5 climb monster, featuring the Aspin, Tourmalet, Bordères, Soulor and Aubisque, today we’re taking a closer look at the final three climbs of the stage, starting from Argelès-Gazost.
Rally Cycling: North America's Team
VIDEO: This video from Bell Helmets carries on from last year's Bell All Stars series about some of cycling's modern pioneers, and shifts focus from retired riders to the future stars of road racing in 2018. This is 4:27 minutes of you life you'll be glad you spent watching...
Taking On The Feared Zoncolan Climb With Ryder Hesjedal
VIDEO: With the 101st Giro d'Italia aimed straight at the feared Monte Zoncolan climb for the Stage 14 finish at the summit, it's a great time to enjoy the climb from the comfort of your own mobile device, and watch someone else do the suffering while climbing this beast.
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Toolbox: Polarized Training In Speedskating
“Train easy in order to train hard” along with “Ride your easy rides easy and your hard rides hard” epitomizes the idea of polarized training. Let’s look at the evolution of speedskating over the past four decades to see how changes in a sport led to changes in how training occurred.
Toolbox: Polarized Training Simplified
There are numerous debates over different cycling training philosophies, mainly the “big three” of sweet spot, HIIT (high-intensity interval training), and polarized (80/20). While proponents of each method tend to choose the “side” they like and defend it, my experience has been that each one plays a valuable role in training over time and in specific situations. We can use them all.
The Haywire Heart by Lennard Zinn, Dr. John Mandrola, and Chris Case
Toolbox Bookshelf: The Haywire Heart
Being avid cyclists, few things get our heart racing like pushing our bodies to its limit on the bike. However, can too much exercise damage our heart and risk our health? “The Haywire Heart” explores the potential link between too much exercise and potential heart damage.
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The Countdown Is Over, 2018 Maratona Jersey Unveil Has Begun
This is the Maratona dles Dolomites, the queen of all granfondos. It’s grueling, breathtaking, beautiful, fun, overwhelming and unforgettable. The Maratona is a celebration of cycling, the landscape of the Dolomites and the area’s unique culture.
Krakow to be the “Capital” of the Tour de Pologne
The city of Krakow is already known throughout the world as the historic and cultural capital of Poland, and now it has become one of the showcase cities in the Tour de Pologne.
Limited Edition Shimano XC5 Camo Shoes
For 2018, Shimano’s Lifestyle Gear division engineers were excited to release their first gravel-specific product: the XC5 shoe that was announced at Eurobike/Interbike 2017.
Team Novo Nordisk Announces Partnership with Maxxis
Team Novo Nordisk, the world’s first all-diabetes professional cycling team, and Maxxis announced a partnership naming Maxxis as the official tire for Team Novo Nordisk.
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Readers' Rigs: Favaloro Puma XLight
As a lover of high end bikes, our reader Andy from Connecticut was always going to get a special bike when he went bike shopping but instead of just another off the shelf option he instead went all out with a sweet custom Favaloro Puma XLIGHT from Italy decked out with full Campag Super Record of course. Bellissimo!
Readers' Rigs: Trek Discovery Roubaix Special
This Trek is a special bike for many reasons: it has suspension, it has ridden Paris-Roubaix, it's an ex-team bike and it holds great memories of a wonderful man who is no longer with us. Martin Clark put the bike together in memory of his friend and took it back to Roubaix.
Readers' Rigs: Specialized Allez Sprint LTD
Today's reader is Aaron from Australia who has recently added to his ever growing stable of Specialized bikes with a new Allez Sprint LTD in bright pink which certainly doesn't go unnoticed on the roads down under.
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Differdange-Losch's Josh Teasdale Gets PEZ'd!
Rider Interview: Next up in Ed Hood's 'Young Men of the Future' is Josh Teasdale who has worked his way through the Belgian system and is now with the top Luxembourg Continental team; Differdange-Losch. Living in Belgium, Teasdale is in the centre of the cycling hot-bed and looking for that big Pro contract.
Paul Abrahams Talks Team Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling
Interview: With the news that the Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling Team swept to into the lead of the USA Cycling’s Pro Road Tour (PRT) team standings, taking 193 points in June, we managed to ask team director and owner Paul Abrahams some questions about his Texas-based UCI Continental team, and the USA Cycling's Pro Road Tour.
Education First-Drapac's James Whelan Gets PEZ'd!
Rider Interview: Ed Hood has been talking to hopeful young riders who want to step up to the pro class. James Whelan know's he will be in the World Tour at the end of this season and for the next three years with the Education First-Drapac team. Ed finds out how you go from runner to professional cyclist in a couple of years.
Rahsaan Bahati Talks TOAD with PEZ!
I talked with multi-year ToAD racer Rahsaan Bahati about hard racing, cow jerseys, huge crowds and what it was like to win the Downer Avenue crowd prime - everything that makes this race in the Heartland of America a cool, down to earth and top notch event.
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EUROTRASH News Round Up Thursday!
June 14, 2018 - Richie Porte throws his hat in the Tour de France ring as he takes the lead in the Tour de Suisse. Indurain puts his money on Froome for his 5th Tour win - Top Story. Results and video from Suisse and the OVO Energy Woman's Tour. Plus: Devenyns returns, Emile Engel, Japanese to ride ToAD'18, Worlds'18 news and 2018 Étape du Tour information.
Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc - France - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - THOMAS Geraint (GBR) of Team SKY pictured during 70th Critérium du Dauphiné (2.UWT) - stage-7 - from Moûtiers to Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc 129 KM - photo VK/PN/Cor Vos © 2018
EUROTRASH News Round Up Monday!
June 11, 2018 - Geraint Thomas took the Dauphiné, but it wasn't all plain sailing for the Welshman - Top Story. All the race reports and video from the Dauphiné, Suisse, Köln and Gippingen. News from Bigla, Tuft, Britain, 'New' Lotto, Kopecky, Cunego, Fondo Casartelli, Worlds'18, Asturias PRO-AM, Fuglsang’s new bike and Malori's Video.
EUROTRASH News Round Up Thursday!
June 07, 2018 - Team Sky dominated the Dauphiné team time trial and moved into the top four places overall. All the news and video from France. Bad news for Rémy Di Grégorio - Top Story. Other cycling news: Quick-Step Hammer, Tour de Suisse, Thomas De Gendt, Tour de France news, Alps success, Tours of Britain and Utah routes and Phil Southerland's speech at the UN Headquarters.