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Vuelta'17 St.2: Last K Lampaert!
Stage Report: With a cheeky attack in the final kilometer of stage 2 of the 2017 Vuelta a España, Quick-Step Floors' Yves Lampaert won the stage and pulled on the overall leaders jersey. Hot on the Belgian's heels was his teammate Matteo Trentin and Aqua Blue Sport's Adam Blythe bringing in a fractured peloton.
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VUELTA'17 ROADSIDE St.1: Geants De La Route!
Vuelta'17 Roadside: The 2017 Vuelta a España kicked off in Nîmes on Saturday and PEZman Daniel Thévenon was there to take in the fun. The Spanish Grand Tour started with a 13.7 kilometer team time trial which passed through the Roman amphitheater, but Nîmes was a hubbub of cycling activity.
Vuelta'17 St.1: BMC Tops in Nîmes!
Photo Report: Team BMC played their strong card winning the opening stage team time trial in Nimes as the 2017 Vuelta a Espana rolls out in France. Rohan Denis will wear the first leader's red jersey.
Vuelta'17 Diary: Rui Costa Looks Ahead
Speaking in his weekly column for PEZ, former World Champion and UAE Team Emirates’ rider Rui Costa breaks down what he and his teammates will tackle in the opening week of the final Grand Tour of the season, the Vuelta a Espana.
VUELTA'17: The PEZ PREVIEW!
Vuelta 2017 Preview: The third Grand Tour of 2017 kicks off in Nîmes with a team time trial on Saturday the 19th of August. The Spanish Tour has its unique short, fast stages with many a climb thrown in for added excitement. Ed Hood runs his expert eye over the course, history and the possible winner in 'The PEZ Vuelta'17 Preview'.
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...
VUELTA'17 ROADSIDE: One Day To Go!
Vuelta'17 Roadside: Contrary to appearances, this year's Tour of Spain is not setting off from Bahrain, though by this race's parochial standards the French City of Nîmes is exotic enough. Daniel Thévenon is at the start of the 2017 Vuelta a España in France. Here is how his first day at the Spanish Grand Tour went down.
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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.
Video: Arundel Rubber Gecko Bar Tape Vs. The Playground Test
I took some Arundel Bicycle Company Rubber Gecko bar tape to the local playground and taped up the most popular swing-thing there. One year later, after countless neighbourhood kids have left their mark dangling, screaming, and having fun - the tape remains in place, intact, and still going strong.
2017 Bont Vaypor+ Shoe Review: Roo and Moo For You
Bont’s Vaypor+ shoes use the tricks of the custom shoe making trade learned over the past 40 years.  Inze Bont started the biz in 1974 for cycling and skate. Moldable composites provides the low weight, stiffness and formed fit required for today’s customizable performance.
Bell STRATUS Helmet Review
The Bell Stratus MIPS equipped helmet is a lotta value for $150 - featuring big vents and deep air channels, their latest advances in fitting comfort, and 50 years of Bell's leading & respected helmet tech. Here's the PEZ review...
PZero Velo – Pirelli Are Back
Pirelli go back to their roots as performance Cycling tire makers and introduce the PZero Velo, PZero Velo 4s and PZero Velo TT clincher series tires. Current sole suppliers for Formula 1 (Auto) and World Superbike (Motorcycle), Pirelli have returned to their roots as they see the bicycle as the future for racing, transport and the environment.
Vuelta'17 St.2: Last K Lampaert!
Stage Report: With a cheeky attack in the final kilometer of stage 2 of the 2017 Vuelta a España, Quick-Step Floors' Yves Lampaert won the stage and pulled on the overall leaders jersey. Hot on the Belgian's heels was his teammate Matteo Trentin and Aqua Blue Sport's Adam Blythe bringing in a fractured peloton.
VUELTA'17 ROADSIDE St.1: Geants De La Route!
Vuelta'17 Roadside: The 2017 Vuelta a España kicked off in Nîmes on Saturday and PEZman Daniel Thévenon was there to take in the fun. The Spanish Grand Tour started with a 13.7 kilometer team time trial which passed through the Roman amphitheater, but Nîmes was a hubbub of cycling activity.
Vuelta'17 St.1: BMC Tops in Nîmes!
Photo Report: Team BMC played their strong card winning the opening stage team time trial in Nimes as the 2017 Vuelta a Espana rolls out in France. Rohan Denis will wear the first leader's red jersey.
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Toolbox: Stage Racing Nutrition
With the 2017 Vuelta a España starting on Saturday for the pros and that now is the season for big summer rides for the rest of us. How does one fuel these big efforts, and how good are we at maintaining energy balance throughout multiple days of hard riding?
Toolbox: Why Suffer?
Most of us ride our bikes for fun, not a pay cheque, so why do we do it? Why is the fascination with pain and suffering so deeply ingrained into our enjoyment of cycling?
Toolbox: Training for Cyclocross
Don’t start in a hole! Cyclocross is great fun and makes for some excellent fall training, but be careful and smartly manage your fatigue if you just completed a full season of road or MTB racing.
Toolbox: Over Training Syndrome
Le Tour: Twenty one days and two thousand miles, by any measure it is a massive amount of work. While you may not undertake anything approaching Tour de France proportions, you may well face the risk of overtraining. How can you identify, and more importantly prevent this season derailing occurrence?
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Inside The Scott Junior Tour Of Ireland'17
While the Tour de France easily dominates the month of July, and for good reason, it is fair to say that it may not be the most exciting event on the calendar if you are a fan of full gas, all out competition. For wire to wire race action it is hard to beat a great little event held annually for almost 40 years in County Clare, Ireland.
Velopedia: The Infographic Book Of Cycling
PEZ Bookshelf: It said, in that hackneyed phrase, that a picture is worth a thousand words and this is perhaps true in our favourite sport of cycling, which has not produced a great deal of immortal literature but an endless stream of memorable images. Velopedia provides a highly original and striking new approach to looking at cycling.
Vuelta'08: l'Angliru Look Back!
l'Angliru Look Back: Ed Hood made his first pilgrimage to the mythical climb of the Alto de l'Angliru back in 2008. As the 2017 edition of the Vuelta a España revisits the monster of Asturias we take a look back at Ed's expedition to the heights of Northern Spain.
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Col du Sanetsch, Switzerland's best kept secret!
Our first trip to Switzerland so we thought we'd explore one of the country's best kept secrets, the 2,253m high Col du Sanetsch in Valais.
UAE Team Emirares ready for the Vuelta a España 2017
Vuelta a Espana is starting: watch the emotional video from UAE Team Emirates and breathe the Spanish atmosphere.
Best Images - Arctic Race of Norway 2017
The Arctic Race of Norway starts for the 1st time from Engenes. From Thursday 10th to Sunday 13th of August, the 5th Arctic Race of Norway included 4 stages for a total length of 687 kilometers. And here are the 'Best Images' from the Norwegian race.
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BMC Racing Team Taking Competitive Line-Up to Tour Poitou-Charentes
BMC Racing Team will return to racing in France next week with a strong group of riders heading to the start line at Tour Poitou-Charentes on Tuesday (22 August).
Quick-Step Floors Team to EuroEyes Cyclassics Hamburg
A bunch sprint? A reduced one? Or a solo attacker making it all the way to the line? All these scenarios are likely in the EuroEyes Cyclassics, which this year runs its 22nd edition.
Gazprom – RusVelo is to compete in EuroEyes Cyclassics Hamburg
The 20th of August will be a cycling celebration in one of the largest German cities Hamburg. Apart from the central event of the day the World Tour race Hamburg Cyclassics, thousands of cyclists are to test themselves in amateur races with 60,120 and 180 kilometres distance.
Bahrain-Merida Team For Hamburg Cyclassics
The Hamburg Cyclassics debuted in 1996 - with a pro race already consisting of 100 professional cyclists. Since 2005, the pro race has been a part of the sport’s peak competition, the UCI WorldTour and is considered to be one of the sport’s major one-day cycling races world-wide.
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Vuelta'17 Diary: Rui Costa Looks Ahead
Speaking in his weekly column for PEZ, former World Champion and UAE Team Emirates’ rider Rui Costa breaks down what he and his teammates will tackle in the opening week of the final Grand Tour of the season, the Vuelta a Espana.
ONEProCycling's James Oram Gets PEZ'd!
Rider Interview: James Oram's career has always been on the way up with big wins as a junior and national titles at Under 23. Since turning professional with British pro continental team, ONEPro, he's still slotting in the victories. Ed hood caught up with the young New Zealander to hear how his career is progressing.
Olympic Hopeful Mia Manganello Gets PEZ'd!
Rider Interview: Mia Manganello has been a speed skater since she was 8 years old and was heading towards Olympic stardom, but she had to walk away from her dream. Then cycle racing came into Mia's life. Ed Hood caught up with Mia to hear of her speed skating, cycling and now her return to the ice and new hopes for the future.
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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...
Readers' Rigs: Falco Custom Ti
Many of us ride Chinese made bikes but not many of us actually bought them in China like today's Reader, Phillip from Australia did. Whilst working and living in Shanghai Phillip decided to get himself a custom titanium 'Falco' that he now is enjoying back home on the country roads of Victoria, Australia.
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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.
PEZ Rides the Col Du Glandon
TOP RIDE: Inside the last 3km to the summit of the 21.5km Col du Glandon, the air gets thin as we approach 1924m elevation, the road tilts to 11% grades, and each meter seems longer than the last one. There's a reason they call this one 'Hors Category'.
Ride London With Sports Tours International
Prudential RideLondon is the world’s greatest festival of cycling, taking place on the 28-30 July 2017.  Created as a legacy of the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games to inspire more people to take up cycling and showcase London and Surrey, if offers seven different cycling events to participate in or watch over the three day festival.
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EUROTRASH News Round Up Thursday!
August 17, 2017 - Loads of contract news as half the peloton changes teams, but the TOP STORY has to be the Vuelta a España. Saturday sees the start of the Spanish Tour in France and we have more team line-ups. Kittel, Landa, Viviani and Meintjes are all on the move and Terpstra and Uran stay put. Café con Leche EUROTRASH time.
EUROTRASH News Round Up Monday!
August 14, 2017 - Tom Dumoulin is showing some end of season form in the BinckBank Tour. All the results and video from Holland/Belgium and from Norway's Arctic Race. Lars Boom makes gesture - Top Story. Other cycling news: Canada Games, Vuelta riders, contract news and a new professional track team. Monday EUROTRASH coffee time!
EUROTRASH News Round Up Thursday!
August 10, 2017 - The 2017 Vuelta a España will be Alberto Contador's last professional race-Top Story. Race news from the BinckBank Tour with reports and video. Other cycling news: Bora-Hansgrohe Vuelta, PRO Ötztaler 5500, contract news, Rafa Valls breaks hip, road titles at Canada Games and a Tour of Britain up-date.