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GIRO'17 St.19: Landa’s Day, Quintana’s Pink Jersey!
Giro Stage Report: If you want polemica, this stage has it in bucket-loads! Kiss-and-make up, confusion, mayhem, arguments, claim and counter-claim, climbing, cracking, struggle and guts.
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Giro'17 Hits Milan: One Final Day!
The Final Push to Milan: Like all good parties they nave to come to an end and the 2017 Giro d'Italia fun comes to its climax with a 29.3 kilometer time trial from Monza to Milano. Peter Easton of VeloClassic Tours looks at the 'Italian Grand Tour Big Bang' finalé weekend and its Milan backdrop.
GIRO’17 St.18: Victory Van Garderen - Defending Dumoulin!
Giro Stage Report: Stage 18 could have been the end of Tom Dumoulin's dream of a Giro win, but the tall Dutchman covered every move and dominated the GC men. At the front of the race Mikel Landa lost again as Tejay van Garderen swooped past him for his first Grand Tour stage win.
EUROTRASH News Round Up Thursday!
May 25, 2017 - Tom Dumoulin has had a few ups and downs this week in the Giro d'Italia, we discuss his stage 16 'problem' - Top Story. All the results and video form Italy and the Belgium Tour. Plus daily videos from the Sunweb team, Basso bikes has their Diamante stolen and the 'Giro Film of the Day'.
GIRO'17 St.17: Rolland Rocks Canazei!
Giro Stage Report: It has taken over two years and countless breakaways, but Pierre Rolland’s quest for his 10th victory finally came on the climb into Canazei where he soloed home to a popular win on Stage 17. Tom Dumoulin came in with all the other GC men - No change in the overall.
Feedback Sports SPRINT Workstand Review
You know a piece of gear is good when it's the choice of top level pro teams like Trek-Segafredo & Lotto-Soudal.  And FeedbackSports.com Sprint workstand is one item that works at the pro level and can work at your level too - since you can buy the very same work stand for your own workshop.
GIRO'17 St.16: Shark Success But Bad Day In The Saddle For Dumoulin!
Giro Stage Report: Vincenzo Nibali strode back into contention with a stunning ride on the Giro's Queen stage as a natural break heavily penalized the pink jersey. Tom Dumoulin saved his overall lead, but a stomach upset may have upset his chances of the final win.
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Feedback Sports SPRINT Workstand Review
You know a piece of gear is good when it's the choice of top level pro teams like Trek-Segafredo & Lotto-Soudal.  And FeedbackSports.com Sprint workstand is one item that works at the pro level and can work at your level too - since you can buy the very same work stand for your own workshop.
Tech Tidbits: New Gear at Sea Otter '17
Hands on with FSA’s WE Group, Velo’s new Angels, Topeak’s Ninjas and Swing-Up stand, Vittoria’s Terreno Dry Gravel tire, Hiplok’s Z Lok and AirLok, Elite’s Fly bottle and Vico Cage.
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.
TIME And Tide Wait For No Man
Before Nic Sims goes for a spin on the SCYLON AKTIV frameset by TIME, he doesn't just take a close look at the bike, but dissects every element of its carbon manufacture. Once he is astride this carbon beauty then he discovers that it not only looks visually appealing, it handled like a dream. TIME to ride!
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.
Scicon Race Rain Bag Review
Compact, and sturdy, but built to stow a whole lotta riding kit - the Scicon Race rain bag makes for easy to access storage of all your race day riding clothing. Click in to watch my video review.
GIRO'17 St.19: Landa’s Day, Quintana’s Pink Jersey!
Giro Stage Report: If you want polemica, this stage has it in bucket-loads! Kiss-and-make up, confusion, mayhem, arguments, claim and counter-claim, climbing, cracking, struggle and guts.
GIRO’17 St.18: Victory Van Garderen - Defending Dumoulin!
Giro Stage Report: Stage 18 could have been the end of Tom Dumoulin's dream of a Giro win, but the tall Dutchman covered every move and dominated the GC men. At the front of the race Mikel Landa lost again as Tejay van Garderen swooped past him for his first Grand Tour stage win.
GIRO'17 St.17: Rolland Rocks Canazei!
Giro Stage Report: It has taken over two years and countless breakaways, but Pierre Rolland’s quest for his 10th victory finally came on the climb into Canazei where he soloed home to a popular win on Stage 17. Tom Dumoulin came in with all the other GC men - No change in the overall.
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Toolbox: Fitness Signature Analysis with Xert
Xert is a new software system that models fitness based on multiple parameters beyond the traditional single parameter of functional threshold power. Its potential for a higher level of individuality in training analysis, tracking and workout planning is well suited to cyclists.
Toolbox: Counting Calories During Race Season
Your race season is ramping up and your focus is on performance, which requires proper nourishment and carbohydrate intake. A key part of macronutrinet planning is doing the math to count calories you need to keep building, to recover and get stronger, during race season.
Toolbox: Optimized Interval Design
In WKO4, iLevels are individualized training intensities and durations at levels above Functional Threshold Power. These are based on a rider’s own prior performance and capacity. How might we turn them into optimized intervals?
Toolbox: First Endurance EFS-PRO Hydration
Proper and appropriate hydration on the bike is a critical component of sports nutrition. First Endurance has long been a leader with its EFS hydration product, and it has introduced a limited availability EFS-Pro version.
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Giro'17 Hits Milan: One Final Day!
The Final Push to Milan: Like all good parties they nave to come to an end and the 2017 Giro d'Italia fun comes to its climax with a 29.3 kilometer time trial from Monza to Milano. Peter Easton of VeloClassic Tours looks at the 'Italian Grand Tour Big Bang' finalé weekend and its Milan backdrop.
From the Eyes of an Architect: The Dolomites
The Giro Heads North: The Italian islands and most of the Italian peninsula is behind the Giro d'Italia and now the peloton is facing the northern climbs. Peter Easton gives us his low-down on the 2017 Giro finalé and those iconic mountain passes.
Life Insurance: Why All Cyclists Should Get Coverage
When you have a great day on the bike, you feel invincible. You feel strong, you feel fast, you feel like you can handle anything that comes your way. And although the endorphin high is partly responsible for this feeling of invincibility, cyclists do generally live healthier lives than the average Joe.
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Bell All-Star Mike McCarthy: The Modest Champion
Mike McCarthy was a world champion, two-time Olympian and multiple national champ. But he was never into self-promotion: “I look back, see all these magazine covers with Americans on them and I think, where was I?” McCarthy was exactly where he wanted to be—enjoying the sport.
WHAT'S ON PEZ: May 22-28, 2017
I'm getting in my last training rides before heading to Italy later this week to catch the Giro d'Italia on Monte Grappa, and toasting the whole thing with a negroni at Harry's Bar in Venice.
WHAT'S ON PEZ - May 15-21, 2017
VIDEO: We go inside the Amgen Tour of California with Rally Cycling - America's top team taking on the World Tour big boys, Giro d'Italia Roadside reports, photos, all the latest news in EUROTRASH, the Feedback Sports Sprint Workstand review - and lots more.
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Kéo Blade Carbon André Greipel Signature Pedals
In time to celebrate le Tour de France this July, we bring you André Greipel Signature Kéo Blade Carbon Pedals.
Saez claims best career result at Tour des Fjords
Second-year professional Hector Saiz earned the best result of his young career today with 3rd place from the winning breakaway at the Tour des Fjords (2.1).
Tour des Fjords
After Edvald Boasson Hagen triumphed at the Tour of Norway last week, racing continues in Norway this week for Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka as we take on the UCI 2.1 Tour des Fjords.
Little competition in the legs, but great motivation for home stage race
After a refreshing Bike Day Wanty-Groupe Gobert heads to a home race this week: Baloise Belgium Tour (2.HC, 24-28/05).
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GIRO Stage Winner Silvan Dillier Gets PEZ'd!
Giro Rider Interview: Rest day number three on the Giro d'Italia and Ed Hood caught up with stage 6 winner Silvan Dillier. Well known as a winter trackman, the BMC rider has turned his hand successfully to the road and now has a Grand Tour stage in his pocket.
Caja Rural's Jaime Rosón Gets PEZ'd
Rider Interview: The battle for the first Grand Tour of the season is well under way on the roads of Italy, but as Ed Hood points out 'there is life outside the three week races'. Jaime Rosón was recently second to Vincenzo Nibali in Croatia and hopes to be competing in la Vuelta. Ed caught up with the Zamorano.
Retro PEZ Talk: Quick-Step's Bob Jungels
Retro PEZ Talk: Bob Jungels has been leading the 2017 Giro d'Italia and the 24 year old has impressed many with his riding. PEZ-man Ed Hood spotted a 17 year old Jungels when he won the World Junior time trial championships, here is what the young Luxemburger had to say back in 2010.
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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.
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.
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Giro '17 Preview: The Sicilian Job
The 100th edition of the Giro d'Italia opens with three stages on the island of Sardegna - and then quickly logs a rest day to transfer to Sicily at the tip of the boot. I was there in 2008 for the Big Start, and discovered a city and island unlike any other place in Italy, and after my initial shock, my fondness for the place grew 'con molto veloce'.
Beyond the Mainstream with DuVine: Epic Unknown Cols to Put on Your Bucket List
For thousands of years, intrepid spirits have crossed the Pyrenees, Alps, and Dolomites—from Hannibal with his mighty elephant herd to the campaigns of Charlemagne and the humble treks undertaken by medieval pilgrims. Today, you’ll see spandex in place of chainmail all over these ranges as cyclists challenge themselves to conquer the bucket-list giants.
Top Rides: PEZ Vs The Mur de Huy
What surprised me most about the Fleche Wallonne parcours was just how hard this 200km ‘semi-Classic’ is. There’s nothing ‘semi’ about it… It deserves the prime time and throws up 11 rated climbs, including 3 passes over a 1300 meter brute called the Mur de Huy. Here’s how it happened to me…
RBX Roadside: Pez Rides Roubaix!
Top Ride: The culmination of my visit to Holy Week was the long anticipated, much feared, and never completed ride across the parcours of Paris-Roubaix. Finally I learned what it was like to battle the toughest roads in northern France and earn my own lap of honour at the Roubaix velodrome.
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EUROTRASH News Round Up Thursday!
May 25, 2017 - Tom Dumoulin has had a few ups and downs this week in the Giro d'Italia, we discuss his stage 16 'problem' - Top Story. All the results and video form Italy and the Belgium Tour. Plus daily videos from the Sunweb team, Basso bikes has their Diamante stolen and the 'Giro Film of the Day'.
EUROTRASH News Round Up Monday!
May 22, 2017 - Tom Dumoulin leads the Giro d'Italia in more way's than one - Top Story. Giro, California and Norway - All the results and video. Other cycling news: Thomas explains his Giro abandonment, Van den Broeck to retire, Betouigt-Suire leaves Sunweb, Bahrain-Merida App and Giro the Movie.
EUROTRASH News Round Up Thursday!
May 18, 2017 - Has Tom Dumoulin given himself enough of a buffer zone to win the Giro d'Italia? We have all the news and video from Italy and California. Toms Skujins should have been stopped - Top Story. Other cycling news: Nizzolo abandons Giro, Felline at Trek-Segafredo, Van Hooydonck for BMC, ASO with AEG and Sunweb video.