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Interbike 2017: Round 1 Gear!
Landyachtz Reform Saddle, Silca’s Tattico Bluetooth pump, Oakley’s ARO Helmets and Yamaha’s latest E-Bikes… It’s Interbike 2017!
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EUROTRASH News Round Up Monday!
Sept, 25, 2017 - World championship No.3 for Peter Sagan - Top Story. All the World road race result and videos in a very full EUROTRASH Monday. Plus the Omloop van het Houtland. Other cycling news: Milano-Torino, 4 days for Yorkshire, contract news, John Degekolb in hospital, Bahrain-Merida in 2018 and video of secret training!
WORLDS'17 Men's Road Race: Peter The Great Great Great!
World Men's Road Race Report: Peter Sagan snatched victory from Alexander Kristoff in a wonderful finish. The TV pictures disappeared with around 5km left, but when they came back on, Sagan was sat in the top five and although he let Alexander Kristoff open up the sprint, the Slovakian timed his charge perfectly.
Worlds'17 Women's Road Race: Blaak Magic!
World Women's Road Race Report: The national champion becomes the world champion, as the Netherlands nail the elite title again … but it wasn’t Vos or Van Der Breggen or Van Vleuten. Former Gent-Wevelgem winner Chantal Blaak produced a gutsy, tactically brilliant ride to snatch the rainbow jersey.
Travel: What Makes a Bike Hotel Great?
We're long time fans of the Garda Bike Hotel - family run hospitality as only the Italians can offer, top notch riding for all levels, excellent location in the wine country near Verona. But I thought maybe you'd like in a second opinion - so I talked with Calla Barras - serious cyclist and serious traveller - about what makes the Garda Bike Hotel one of Italy's best bike hotels.
WORLDS'17 Elite Road Race: The PEZ Preview!
Worlds'17 Preview: This Sunday sees the one race that everyone remembers the winner... for a year anyway. The World Professional (now Elite) Road Race is always tough and long and it's never won by a 'nobody'. Ed Hood takes a look at the course and lists his 'Top Bakers' Dozen' of possible winners.
EUROTRASH News Round Up Thursday!
Sept 21, 2017 - All the action from the time trials and looking forward to the road events. Reports and video from Bergen, plus Vichte and Eurode. Other cycling news: Giro'18 start, contract news from Lotto Soudal, UAE Team Emirates, Polartec, Sunweb and LottoNL-jumbo. Sponsor news from Sunweb, medical update on Fabio Felline and an end of season report card from Bahrain-Merida.
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Interbike 2017: Round 1 Gear!
Landyachtz Reform Saddle, Silca’s Tattico Bluetooth pump, Oakley’s ARO Helmets and Yamaha’s latest E-Bikes… It’s Interbike 2017!
Castelli Climbers 2.0 Jersey & Inferno Bibshorts Reviewed
Designed for going uphill but also excellent for hot rides, the Castelli Climber's 2.0 jersey and Inferno bibshorts have proven worthy accomplices to my summer exploits. Here's my full review, with a long-term look at the bibshorts.
Video: Pez Looks at The OttoLock Bike Lock
Pez reviews the lightweight, strong & portable OttoLock bicycle lock from OttoDesignworks.com in Portland.
Lizard Skins Aramus Classic Gloves: Good Sheep
Gear Review: Classic looks, fully perforated and lightly padded, Lizard Skins makes the logical jump from grips to gloves with the Aramus Classic.
Ritchey LOGIC Steel Road Bike Fly-By
It's no secret Tom Ritchey loves steel. We spoke at length about why he feels steel is the optimal material for a bike frame, and how after 40 years building frames, this age-old wunder-material has come back into vogue. Here's a fly-by video of his Logic Road steel bike...
2017 Catlike Mixino: High Flow Head Gear
Catlike takes it's name from Pepe del Ramo’s inheritance of his fathers racing passion and his nickname “El Gato”. Their top line Mixino road helmet hits the review bench.
WORLDS'17 Men's Road Race: Peter The Great Great Great!
World Men's Road Race Report: Peter Sagan snatched victory from Alexander Kristoff in a wonderful finish. The TV pictures disappeared with around 5km left, but when they came back on, Sagan was sat in the top five and although he let Alexander Kristoff open up the sprint, the Slovakian timed his charge perfectly.
Worlds'17 Women's Road Race: Blaak Magic!
World Women's Road Race Report: The national champion becomes the world champion, as the Netherlands nail the elite title again … but it wasn’t Vos or Van Der Breggen or Van Vleuten. Former Gent-Wevelgem winner Chantal Blaak produced a gutsy, tactically brilliant ride to snatch the rainbow jersey.
WORLDS'17 Elite Road Race: The PEZ Preview!
Worlds'17 Preview: This Sunday sees the one race that everyone remembers the winner... for a year anyway. The World Professional (now Elite) Road Race is always tough and long and it's never won by a 'nobody'. Ed Hood takes a look at the course and lists his 'Top Bakers' Dozen' of possible winners.
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Toolbox: Froome's Lab Testing
It is rare that we get to see the true physiological data of elite athletes at the very physical peaks of their careers. After his second Tour victory in 2015, scientists got to independently put Chris Froome through a battery of physiological testing, and the results have now been officially published.
Toolbox: CYCLING ADDICTION Prevalence & Risks
We know that exercise and an active lifestyle provides huge benefits to our overall health. But even something as positive as exercise can become addictive and take over our lives for the worse. What are the risk and risk factors for exercise addiction in recreational cyclists?
Toolbox: Ability and TT Pacing
We are two weeks into the 2017 Vuelta a España and the 40,2 km time trial later today (Tuesday), September the 5th. While the non-contenders will generally be treating it as a semi-rest day and take it as easily as it is ever possible in pro cycling, the GC battle will be massive here. But are there fundamental differences in pacing strategy between elite riders and lower category riders?
Toolbox: Carbohydrate - Liquids, Gels, or Bars?
We know very well that it is important to fuel properly during a long or hard ride, especially with carbohydrate. Does it matter whether that carbohydrate comes in solid, gel, or liquid form?
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Worlds'17 Diary: Rui Costa Looks Forward To Sunday In Bergen!
World's Diary: UAE Team Emirates' Rui Costa will be fighting it out with the top riders of the Pro peloton in today's Elite Men's World Road Race Championships in Bergen, we managed to get a few quick words from the 2013 champion as he readied himself for battle.
Adios Alberto - The PEZ CREW Look Back!
Alberto Contador - PEZ Crew Tribute: Alberto Contador was probably one of the most exciting riders to battle in the recent Grand Tours, he would attack when others would watch and wait and his retirement will be a loss to the cycling World. The PEZ (virtual) office has been a-buzz of 'Berty' talk and so here are the thoughts of the 'gang' on El Pistolero.
The UCI Election: Time To Cast The Votes
In about a week, the national federations comprising the UCI will vote in Bergen, Norway to elect their next President. Incumbent Brian Cookson, now completing his first term as President, faces off against David Lappartient – the former President of the French Cycling Federation (FFC).
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Designed For Danny - New Danny MacAskill Video
Danny MacAskill laughs when he recalls briefing Endura on his kit requirements for a trip to Mount Kilimanjaro last year.
Saronni Celebrates his 60th Birthday
On September 22, Giuseppe Saronni will turn 60. The Italian cycling hero wants to share the excitement of this moment with the friends and the cycling fans.
Video: Rapha City Glasses Review
The Rapha City Glasses are the stylish brand's 3rd line of eyewear - geared to casual use and looking good, but built to a higher level of quality with Carl Zeiss lenses, the best acetate frames from Mazzucchelli, and looks you can judge for yourself.
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Giro Della Toscana and Coppa Sabatini the Next Italian Races
Double Italian competition for NIPPO Vini Fantini team, engaged in Giro della Toscana, scheduled for 26 and 27 of September, and Coppa Sabatini the 28 of September. 8 the #OrangeBlue riders ready to compete, with Damiano Cunego and Marco Canola the leaders designed.
Nibali will return to racing at Giro di Toscana
After the Bergen’s World Champs, Team Bahrain Merida will be next Tuesday at the start of Giro di Toscana. Two stages and after on Thursday the boys will face the 65th edition of the Coppa Sabatini.
UAE Team Emirates Return to Racing After World Championships
UAE Team Emirates will head to Tuscany (Italy) to take part in two UCI Europe races - the Giro della Toscana-Memorial Martini and the Coppa Sabatini - Gran Premio città di Peccioli following the World Championships.
Gazprom – RusVelo is to compete in Giro della Toscana
Giro della Toscana on the 26-27 of September is the next race for Gazprom – RusVelo. The Italian race has a 2.1 category and is part of UCI Europe Tour.
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UAE Team Emirates Diego Ulissi Gets PEZ'd!
Rider Interview: UAE Team Emirates' Diego Ulissi has a long and glorious career and is still only 28 years old, but then he was World junior champion - twice. On Sunday Diego won the second Canadian WorldTour race in Montréal and so Ed Hood caught up with him to hear all about it and much more.
Vuelta'17 Diary: Rui Costa's Gruelling Final Week
Tour Diary: UAE Team Emirates’ Rui Costa reflects on a gruelling three weeks at La Vuelta. Speaking in his weekly column for PezCyclingNews, former World Champion and UAE Team Emirates’ rider Rui Costa reflects on the culmination of three gruelling weeks at the Vuelta.
Tour de France 2017 - 104th Edition - 17th stage Le Murre - Serre Chavalier 183 km - 19/07/2017 - Ben Swift (GBR - UAE Team Emirates) - photo TDW/BettiniPhoto©2017
PEZ Talk: UAE Team Emirates Ben Swift
Rider Interview: On the eve of the Canadian WorldTour races - Québec and Montréal - Ed Hood caught up with UAE Team Emirates rider; Ben Swift direct from Canada as he prepares for the weekend's battles. The pair catch up and discuss his busy end of 2017 season.
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Readers' Rigs: Seven Axiom SL
We love it when Readers' Rigs alumni come back to the column years after their first appearance on Pez so when David from New York got in contact it was easy to say 'yes' to another Readers' Rigs feature with him - especially when he sent us in some pics of his new ride, a sweet, custom made titanium Seven Axiom SL fitted out with Sram etap.
Readers' Rigs: Litespeed Team Issue 2000
We've had a few nice Litespeed bikes featured here in Readers' Rigs over the years but today's reader John takes the prize as the oldest Litespeed rig featured being a 'Team Issue' bike from back in 2000 that he's lovingly cared for and ridden for the last 17 years.
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...
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Travel: What Makes a Bike Hotel Great?
We're long time fans of the Garda Bike Hotel - family run hospitality as only the Italians can offer, top notch riding for all levels, excellent location in the wine country near Verona. But I thought maybe you'd like in a second opinion - so I talked with Calla Barras - serious cyclist and serious traveller - about what makes the Garda Bike Hotel one of Italy's best bike hotels.
Travel: Riding The French Alps With ErgVideo
The ErgVideo team not only builds great software, but they travel to famous cycling destinations with a whole team to create their unique content. Their trip to some of cycling’s monumental climbs in the French Alps resulted in some of their best-ever ErgVideo editions.
PEZ Rides The Galibier: Video & Photo Report
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.
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EUROTRASH News Round Up Monday!
Sept, 25, 2017 - World championship No.3 for Peter Sagan - Top Story. All the World road race result and videos in a very full EUROTRASH Monday. Plus the Omloop van het Houtland. Other cycling news: Milano-Torino, 4 days for Yorkshire, contract news, John Degekolb in hospital, Bahrain-Merida in 2018 and video of secret training!
EUROTRASH News Round Up Thursday!
Sept 21, 2017 - All the action from the time trials and looking forward to the road events. Reports and video from Bergen, plus Vichte and Eurode. Other cycling news: Giro'18 start, contract news from Lotto Soudal, UAE Team Emirates, Polartec, Sunweb and LottoNL-jumbo. Sponsor news from Sunweb, medical update on Fabio Felline and an end of season report card from Bahrain-Merida.
EUROTRASH News Round Up Monday!
Sept 18, 2017 - The 2017 World championships have kicked off with the team time trial, next up the individual TT - Top Story. Reports and video from Bergen, d'Isbergues, Memorial Marco Pantani, Impanis, Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen and Bernocchi. Other cycling news: Lotto Soudal up-date, contract news and Jérôme Baugnies up-date.