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EUROTRASH News Round Up Monday!
Jan 22, 2018 - Daryl Impey took the Tour Down Under ahead of Richie Porte - Results and video from Australia and cyclocross. UCI president not happy with the Froome situation-Top Story. Other cycling news: Race news from San Juan, Alps and Oman. RCS Wild Cards, Team Novo Nordisk, SEG Racing, Lotto Soudal and Rudy Project, Dimension Data and Vinokurov tricks his riders video.
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Gaviria Sprints To San Juan Stage 1 Victory
PeloPic: Stage 1 of the Vuelta a San Juan was a hot day in Argentina - Video and photos.
PEZ Bookshelf: Spitting In The Soup
The recent book, “Spitting in the Soup: Inside the Dirty Game of Doping in Sports,” by Mark Johnson, is a useful review of how in the last four decades we have been confronted with an ambiguous and often hypocritical view of drug use in sports and in society in general. Well-researched, it is a good source to park one's misconceptions and consider the greater problems.
Top Rides: Col de la Madone
Great scenery, a spectacular climb and a twice as long descent, the Col de la Madone climb along France’s cote d’Azur is must do for any fan of great rides. The capper was meeting up with a PEZ-Fan who lives nearby for a great day on the bike.
fortuneo-samsic training camp spain 2018
VIDEO: Fortuneo-Samsic Early Season Training
Here's a cool look at Team Fortuneo-Samsic as they prepare for the 2018 season at their final training camp in the sun of Calpe, Spain. You wish you were there...
Trackside Ed: Rotterdam And Bremen '6 Days' Revealed!
Roadside PEZ: Ed Hood has had a shortened 2017/18 '6 Day' season with only Gent on the calendar, but last week he jetted off to catch the finalé in Rotterdam and the full action in Bremen. Ed takes us behind the scenes, round the boards and into the cabins of the Bremen ÖVB-Arena... and makes a new friend!
Alex Braybrooke Gets PEZ'd
Rider Interview: Ed Hood has been catching up with some of the 'Young Guns' of British cycling, all helped to live their dreams by the Dave Rayner Fund. Next up is Alex Braybrooke who will be returning to Aix-en-Provence in France to build on his successes of 2017.
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Gaviria Sprints To San Juan Stage 1 Victory
PeloPic: Stage 1 of the Vuelta a San Juan was a hot day in Argentina - Video and photos.
Next Up - Vuelta A San Juan
PeloPic: The Santos Tour Down Under is finished and all eyes now move to Argentina and the Vuelta a San Juan.
TDU'18: And the Winner Is....
PeloPic: Daryl Impey has given his Mitchelton-Scott team a home win at the Santos Tour Down Under. Photo gallery and video from the final stage 6.
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SCICON Hipo 550 Camo Saddle Bag Review
VIDEO: The Scicon Hipo 550 Camo saddle bag adds a dash of color to carry on board essentials for most rides, is easy to mount and snaps off to take with you at the coffee stop.
Best Of PEZ'17: Campagnolo Launch Disc Brakes (and they're good…)
Campagnolo have launched their anticipated Disc group tech in multiple group levels and with the feature set that the industry seemed to have settled on as the best way forward.
Best Of PEZ'17: Sarto Veneto SL Review - Custom Italian Detail for Stock$
Sarto are arguably more famous for the bikes they’ve been crafting for other Italian brands for the past 67 years. But the brand is growing quickly around the globe as they’ve stamped the family name on the down tube and started to take their due credit.
Elite Direto Trainer Review: $mart and Accurate.
Elite’s Direto direct drive trainer was meant to be the affordable step down from their top line “Drivo”. While they got the affordable part right with a 30% price drop, they don’t seem to have cut 30% of the feature/value set.
PEZ Reviews 5 Indoor Trainers
Pez looks at 5 indoor cycle trainers in a not so scientific review - the Tacx Neo, Elite Direto, Elite Drivo, Tacx Genius Smart, the Wahoo Kickr 2.
PEZ Holiday Gift Guide'17 #7
Gift Guide #7: We're down to last minute present purchases - One weekend to go! In our final collection of cycling minded presents we have clothing from Alé, Rapha and Nalini, saddlebag from Scicon, mini pump by Sapo, the KASK aero helmet, saddles by Selle Royal, 10% off ROAD iD E-Gift Card and SIS gels and energy bars.
Trackside Ed: Rotterdam And Bremen '6 Days' Revealed!
Roadside PEZ: Ed Hood has had a shortened 2017/18 '6 Day' season with only Gent on the calendar, but last week he jetted off to catch the finalé in Rotterdam and the full action in Bremen. Ed takes us behind the scenes, round the boards and into the cabins of the Bremen ÖVB-Arena... and makes a new friend!
Vuelta a España'18: PEZ First Look
Race Preview: Unipublic, the organizers of the third Grand Tour of the season, La Vuelta a España, have announced the route for the 2018 edition. Our man in Spain, Alastair Hamilton, has had a 'First Look' at the Spanish ruta for the low-down well ahead the August start.
Pic de Nore: The Unknown Tour'18 Climb
TDF '18 Preview: The Tour de France will venture into the unknown on stage 15 as the race will take on the all new Pic de Nore - a never before seen climb in all the last 104 editions of the great race. That Pic de Nore a 12.5km long, tough climb that is dubbed the 'mini Ventoux' by local cyclists. We sent our man in France, Chris Selden along to check out the climb and ride it himself.
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Top Rides: Col de la Madone
Great scenery, a spectacular climb and a twice as long descent, the Col de la Madone climb along France’s cote d’Azur is must do for any fan of great rides. The capper was meeting up with a PEZ-Fan who lives nearby for a great day on the bike.
Top Ride: Cycling in Valpolicella Wine Country
One of the best reasons for choosing a good bike hotel is their skill to show me the best their region has to offer - like routes, rides, food & drink that I simply could not find on my own. This ride (and subsequent wine tasting) never would have have happened without my guide from Garda Bike Hotel leading me on a relaxed ride through the hills of valpolicella and an even more relaxed stop at the Santa Maria Valverde winery.
Best Of PEZ’17: 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.
VENTURA: Pez Goes Beyond the Fires
It was planned to be 3 days of riding and exploring the best rides around Ventura, followed by a couple of days in Los Angeles to see if I could find something real in the City of Angels. But the SoCal wildfires changed it all overnight, but what I got was a week's worth of experiences I could never have imagined. Sometimes you gotta roll with those punches
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PEZ Bookshelf: Spitting In The Soup
The recent book, “Spitting in the Soup: Inside the Dirty Game of Doping in Sports,” by Mark Johnson, is a useful review of how in the last four decades we have been confronted with an ambiguous and often hypocritical view of drug use in sports and in society in general. Well-researched, it is a good source to park one's misconceptions and consider the greater problems.
PEZ Bookshelf: The Hardmen
For those of us who love cycling it is pretty clear that the ability to suffer is a really important thing. From those early days of heavy boneshakers to riding unpaved passes in the Alps to endurance races that cross continents and even circle the world, great cyclists are noted for their toughness and “The Hardmen” is a book that applauds the toughest of the tough in the peloton.
On The Road With Quick-Step Floors 2018
Roadside PEZ: Team media days are a mixture of fun and hard work for the press, but one thing they are not is boring. A day with the Quick-Step Floors team is always interesting, different and usually with a bit of excitement thrown in. Al Hamilton was in Calpe for the ride... and lunch of course.
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VIDEO: Fortuneo-Samsic Early Season Training
Here's a cool look at Team Fortuneo-Samsic as they prepare for the 2018 season at their final training camp in the sun of Calpe, Spain. You wish you were there...
SIDI & Vincenzo Nibali - THE INTERVIEW
One on one with “the Shark”: my future, my goals, my shoes… Watch video of the interview with Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain Merida) during his last visit to Sidi.
SCICON Hipo 550 Camo Saddle Bag Review
VIDEO: The Scicon Hipo 550 Camo saddle bag adds a dash of color to carry on board essentials for most rides, is easy to mount and snaps off to take with you at the coffee stop.
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The Biomechanics of Climbing: Stand and Deliver
TOOLBOX: Cycling is built on the lore of climbing big mountains, that epic battle of humans versus the environment. But surprisingly, not that much research has explored the biomechanics of climbing, notably the differences in biomechanics and physiology of seated versus standing climbing.
Toolbox: Preventing Cycling Injuries
As with all competitive sports, there is also a risk for injury in competitive bicycling. It is important to understand the pattern and epidemiology of injuries suffered by competitive bicyclists in order to implement appropriate injury prevention and treatment strategies.
Toolbox: Keeping New Year's Resolutions
The New Year is upon us again and for many that means New Year Resolutions and then a week later breaking them. Today best selling author and keen cyclist Bob Selden gives us his tips on how to make resolutions and more importantly - how to keep them!
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Professional Race Car Driver Scott Lagasse Jr. and Zwift Host Screen Your Machine™ Ride Against Cancer
Accomplished auto racer and enthusiastic cyclist turns to Zwift to raise awareness about cancer prevention and screening with participants joining in from their own homes around the world.
Lilian Calmejane Joins SIDI for a Great 2018
Lilian Calmejane, who rides with team Direct Energie, is a new name joining the team of Sidi champions. The French rider was born in 1992 and he just turned 25 in December.
Popular Fitness App Kinomap Launches in US
Popular fitness app Kinomap has announced its US launch, with its first-ever video-sharing platform that offers cyclists, runners, and rowers the opportunity to train and compete on simulated outdoor venues.
Zwift London Expansion: Leith Hill
Tour the English hillside and experience one of our most scenic climbs yet with Leith Hill. Our latest route in London, Leith Hill features nice stretches with steep grades leading up to the summit of Surrey.
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Readers' Rigs: Field Disc Road
To celebrate his fiftieth birthday, Richard from Sheffield in the U.K treated himself to a beautiful custom bike from the guys at Field Cycles that he tried to build up with as many local components as possible all the while keeping the bike modern, classy and sporty. Objective achieved I'd say.
Readers' Rigs: Firefly Ti/Carbon Road
Today's reader Peter from California has owned a massive 40+ bikes since the cycling bug bit him but he thinks his custom Firefly Ti/Carbon Road could well be his last...
Readers' Rigs: Reilly Diamond
‘Strugnell’ and ‘Reilly’ those names will look familiar to you if you’re a Readers’ Rigs regular. Last year we featured Karl Strugnell’s 2017 titanium gem by Mark Reilly but for 2018 he’s succumbed to the ‘black stuff’ – yes, shiny ‘Ti’ has been shelved for matt ‘C’.
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Alex Braybrooke Gets PEZ'd
Rider Interview: Ed Hood has been catching up with some of the 'Young Guns' of British cycling, all helped to live their dreams by the Dave Rayner Fund. Next up is Alex Braybrooke who will be returning to Aix-en-Provence in France to build on his successes of 2017.
Eiser Hirumet's George Jary Gets PEZ'd!
Rider Interview: The Dave Rayner Fund recently announced their supported riders for 2018 and young Londoner, George Jary, is one of the lucky recipients. With the Rayner funding, Jary can pack his suitcase and head back to Spain for another season. Ed Hood caught up with him on a rest day for a word or two.
Canyon-Eisberg's Harry Tanfield Gets PEZ'd!
Rider Interview: Ed Hood keeps his eye open for any young talent coming on the British scene and the most recent 'up and coming' rider is Harry Tanfield from the North East of England. With good results in the velodrome and on the road at home and abroad, Harry is a man to watch.
PEZ Retro Talk: Pursuit World Champion Steele Bishop
Retro Interview: The pursuit race is the ultimate battle of man against the clock and, in the end, man against man. Once upon the time the pursuit champion was the king of the boards and everyone would know his name. Australian Steele Bishop was one of those men of the '80s. Ed Hood caught up with the 'Man of Steele'.
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EUROTRASH News Round Up Monday!
Jan 22, 2018 - Daryl Impey took the Tour Down Under ahead of Richie Porte - Results and video from Australia and cyclocross. UCI president not happy with the Froome situation-Top Story. Other cycling news: Race news from San Juan, Alps and Oman. RCS Wild Cards, Team Novo Nordisk, SEG Racing, Lotto Soudal and Rudy Project, Dimension Data and Vinokurov tricks his riders video.
EUROTRASH News Round Up Thursday!
Jan 18, 2018 - The Santos Tour Down Under is well under way, results and video. Chris Froome has a new ailment - Top Story. Lots of other cycling news in EUROTRASH: Brussels 2019 Grand Départ, race news from the Vuelta a San Juan and Dubai Tour, Rally Cycling to Europe, BMC with Swisse Wellness and new jerseys for the Giro d'Italia.
EUROTRASH News Round Up Monday!
Jan 15, 2018 - First race of 2018, first win for Peter Sagan. 106 year-old retires from competition - Top Story. Results and video from People's Choice and the Belgian and Dutch championships. Other cycling news: TDU up-dates, no Lambrecht. Sepúlveda in San Juan, 2018 Vuelta and Tirreno routes, Oman teams, Caja Rural-Seguros RGA rosters and more video from Willie Smit.