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The 2016 Giro d'Italia comes to its grand finalé in the northern City of Turin on Sunday, but there is much more to the Piedmont region than big mountain climbs. Peter Easton of VeloClassic Tours takes us on a culinary and cultural journey through Torino as the peloton readies its self for the last battles.
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GIRO'16 Roadside: The Crazy Cobbl...
PEZ Roadside: After pizza, grappa and good night sleep, Ed Hood has moved a stage closer to the final of the Giro d'Italia in Turin. Today he takes in the sights at the start and on the those crazy cobbles of Pinerollo all su...
Pinerolo - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Matteo Trentin (Etixx - Quick Step) - Moreno Moser (Cannondale) - Gianluca Brambilla (Etixx - Quick Step) pictured during stage 18 of the 99th Giro d’Italia 2016 from Muggio to Pinerolo 244 km - foto LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2016
GIRO'16 St.18: Trentin Torpedos B...
Race Report: Stage 18 of the Giro d'Italia was a day for the breakaway and it looked like a two-way battle for the win as they came to the line. One rider had read a different script though and Matteo Trentin ambushed the lea...
Andalo - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNL - Jumbo) - Valverde Belmonte Alejandro (Spain / Team Movistar) - Ilnur Zakarin (Russia / Team Katusha)  pictured during  stage 16 of the 99th Giro d’Italia 2016 from Bressanone - Andalo 132 km  - foto LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2016
EUROTRASH Kruijswijk Thursday!
May 26, 2016 - The Giro d'Italia is on the cusp of the most important stages as the final days hit the highest climbs. We look at the possible winner - Steven Kruijswijk. Results, report, quotes and video from the recent Giro...
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Giro'16: The Pra'Martino Preview
Stage Preview: Stage 18 from Muggio to Pinerolo features two very tough little climbs right at the end - the Par'Martino, and the San Maurizio. I rode these when the Giro finished here in 2009. The difference this time is t...
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GIRO'16 Roadside: The Flat Before...
PEZ Roadside: Stage 17 and Ed Hood moves on from one set of mountains to bit of flat-land before the next section of climbing cruelty... for the riders. On a transition stage like this you need to take in as much as you can a...
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LAZER Z1+LifeBEAM: Heart Sensing...
We review the Lazer Z1 +LifeBEAM helmet, a cooperative effort from Lazer and LifeBEAM, two companies that make things for people that go much-much faster than a bicycle… Lazer are at home at 200+ MPH on moto helmets and Li...
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GIRO’16: Good Morning Pinerolo!
Good morning from Stage 19 of the Giro d'Italia, Pinerolo to Risoul (162km), featuring the long-awaited Colle dell'Agnello, this year's highest pass at 2744m, and the uphill finish at Risoul in France.
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Master of Taste: The Magic of Torino
The 2016 Giro d'Italia comes to its grand finalé in the northern City of Turin on Sunday, but there is much more to the Piedmont region than big mountain climbs. Peter Easton of VeloClassic Tours takes us on a culinary and c...
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GIRO'16 Roadside: The Crazy Cobbl...
PEZ Roadside: After pizza, grappa and good night sleep, Ed Hood has moved a stage closer to the final of the Giro d'Italia in Turin. Today he takes in the sights at the start and on the those crazy cobbles of Pinerollo all su...
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Results & Comments: Stage 18 Giro...
The Italian rider Matteo Trentin (Etixx – Quick-Step) has won Stage 18 of the 99th Giro d'Italia, 240km from Muggiò to Pinerolo. Moreno Moser (Cannondale Pro Cycling Team) finished second, with Gianluca Brambilla (Etixx - ...
Pinerolo - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Matteo Trentin (Etixx - Quick Step) - Moreno Moser (Cannondale) - Gianluca Brambilla (Etixx - Quick Step) pictured during stage 18 of the 99th Giro d’Italia 2016 from Muggio to Pinerolo 244 km - foto LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2016
GIRO'16 St.18: Trentin Torpedos B...
Race Report: Stage 18 of the Giro d'Italia was a day for the breakaway and it looked like a two-way battle for the win as they came to the line. One rider had read a different script though and Matteo Trentin ambushed the lea...
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GIRO’16: Good Morning Muggiò!
Good morning from Stage 18 of the Giro d'Italia, Muggiò to Pinerolo, at 240km the longest stage of this year's Giro with a demanding finale.
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PEZ Roadside: After pizza, grappa and good night sleep, Ed Hood has moved a stage closer to the final of the Giro d'Italia in Turin. Today he takes in the sights at the start and on the those crazy cobbles of Pinerollo all su...
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PEZ Roadside: The final week of the Giro d'Italia is here and Ed Hood hit the ground running on his first day on the road Giro chasing. Stage 16 may have been short, but it wasn't short on excitement as the GC men turned the ...
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PEZ Roadside: Everyone knows that the real Giro doesn't start until Ed Hood lands on Italian soil - and business item #1 was join team Orica-Greenedge on their final rest day.
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Ahead of the final hard week of the Giro d'Italia the peloton take their third rest day in north Italy and Lee Rodgers gives us his thoughts on the acton so far. Who's hot and who's not: Steven Kruijswijk looks like a Grand T...
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LAZER Z1+LifeBEAM: Heart Sensing...
We review the Lazer Z1 +LifeBEAM helmet, a cooperative effort from Lazer and LifeBEAM, two companies that make things for people that go much-much faster than a bicycle… Lazer are at home at 200+ MPH on moto helmets and Li...
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SHANGHAI Bike Show Lowdown
Lee Rodgers took the weekend off from his usual Lowdowning on bike races and riders to have a look at the new bike offerings at the Shanghai Bike Show. When Lee visits one of these 'happenings' you can't expect a technical bl...
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Sea Otter 2016: More Gear!
With the Giro making their way from Holland to the southern tip of Italy, it's perfect timing to start the week with more of the coolest gear from the 2016 Sea Otter Classic and bits from Masi Bicycles, Ortlieb Packs, Topeak,...
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Corvara - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - illustration - sfeer - illustratie pictured during  stage 14 of the 99th Giro d’Italia 2016 from Alpago to Corvara 210 km  - foto LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2016Toolbox: Epic Climbing Training
The Taiwan KOM Challenge offers up 11,000 feet of elevation gain in a 62 mile jaunt up the increasingly legendary Wuling Climb. Our Matt McNamara conquered it last October, and Toolbox Editor Dr. Stephen Cheung is tackling it...
Greve - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Gianluca Brambilla (Etixx - Quick Step) pictured during stage 9 of the 99th Giro d'Italia 2016 from Radda to Greve ITT - Time Trial individual - foto LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2016Toolbox: Lower Back and Neck Pain
The Giro’s decisive Chianti TT this past Sunday placed a heavy emphasis on both massive power AND aerodynamics. The key to both is a healthy and strong lower back and neck. What are some symptoms and management of pain in t...
Roma - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Fausto Coppi stockphoto BC - photo Cor Vos © 2013Toolbox: Comparing Cycling Genera...
How do you go about making a scientific comparison of cycling training over time? Every parent, at some time or another, probably has given the “when I was your age” speech to their kids. And within any sport, an ageless...
Pra Loup - France - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Contador Velasco Alberto (Team Tinkoff Saxo) pictured during le Tour de France 2015 - stage 17 - from Digne-les-Bains to Pra Loup on wednesday 22-07-2015 - 161 KM - photo Dion Kerckhoffs/Sabine Jacob/Marketa Navratilova/Cor Vos © 2015Toolbox: One Watt of Motivation
Life sometimes gives us moments to reflect on who we are and why we do some things. What is your motivation for cycling? When it’s crunch time, what do you hold onto as the reason you are gutting it out rather than dropping off?
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Readers' Rigs: Giant TCR Advanced...
Sometimes a Readers' Rig doesn't have to be a much loved heirloom or a custom bling machine, it could also be an off the rack new bike like today's reader Jonathon from Oakland with his Giant TCR Advanced SL1. There's nothing...
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Readers' Rigs: Bull Horned Steely!
We've had everything from custom carbon, aero wonder superbikes and even museum stunners featured in Readers' Rigs but we've never had a bull horned, custom steel bike until today. Kevin from Lancanshire's unique steel ride c...
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Readers' Rigs: Specialized E5 Sma...
Just over two years since his last appearance in Readers' Rigs, Pez fan Joey from San Fransisco is back with a new rig - a very smartly presented black Specialized E5 Smartweld. Quite a difference from his loud and proud pink...
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Master of Taste: The Magic of Torino
The 2016 Giro d'Italia comes to its grand finalé in the northern City of Turin on Sunday, but there is much more to the Piedmont region than big mountain climbs. Peter Easton of VeloClassic Tours takes us on a culinary and c...
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Stone Cathedrals Of The Dolomites
The 2016 Giro d'Italia will start properly at the weekend as it launches into the final week of continuous mountain climbing. First on the menu are the Dolomites and who better to give us some background on cycling the 'Stone...
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GIRO'16: Tuscan Tradition & History
The Giro d'Italia will visit Tuscany this weekend with a time trial in the heart of one of the world's most famous wine regions - Chianti. Sunday's race against the clock is important, but it's only a small part of the histor...
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Giro d'Italia 2016Sidi Sport a Big Star in the Giro...
These are days of glory for Sidi Sport on the roads of the Giro. The third and final week of the Corsa Rosa saw champions from the Sidi team figure as major players.
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Looking for the most authentic cycling experience possible? Experience cycling in its homeland by participating in the Campagnolo Experience!
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Cannondale Pro Cycling Team’s Ruben Zepuntke will make his return to racing this season at the Tour of Belgium. Zepuntke has been sidelined since a crash in the final stage of the Tour of Provence in late February after mov...
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In the past two weeks, five riders from the IAM Cycling team have been using the area around the Säntis Mountain in northeastern Switzerland for their individualized training camp.
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Hamburg - Germany - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Rick Zabel (BMC Racing Team) pictured during the Vattenfall-Cyclassics 2015 - photo Cor Vos © 2015
GIRO Rider Rick Zabel Gets PEZ'd
Giro Rider Interview: The second rest day of the 2016 Giro d'Italia didn't have such a long transfer as the trek from Holland to the south of Italy on the first rest day. Ed Hood got hold of BMC's Rick Zabel just north of Flo...
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Axeon's Adrien Costa Gets PEZ'd!
Rider Interview: Axeon Hagens Berman's Adrien Costa is a man to watch, especially after his recent overall win in the French Under 23 Tour de Bretagne. Ed Hood caught up with Adrien after his second World silver medal last ye...
Kuala Kangsar - Malaysia  - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -  Songezo Jim (Dimension Data)  pictured during Tour de Langkawi 2016 - stage 3 from Kulim to Kuala Kangsar 107.8 km  - photo LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2016
GIRO Rider Songezo Jim Gets PEZ'd
Giro Rider Interview: During a hectic first rest day on the Giro d'Italia, Ed Hood tracked down Dimension Data's Songezo Jim to get his impression of the 2016 Giro so far. We get the inside line from the South African on the ...
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Bala - Final Rest Day
valverde's feelings during the last weekend, the stages ahead, rivals, team-mates, the 'tifosi' and his enormous will to improve the current 4th place he holds in the overall classification of the 'Corsa Rosa.'
BiKASE Launches Superband on Kick...
I get a lot more requests from people peddling the 'next big thing' on Kickstarter than I ever consider adding as 'content' worthy of our readers' attention, but I do like the new Superband from BiKASE.
I Am Specialized: Axel Merckx
Axel Merckx & the Axeon Hagens Berman team in preparation for the Tour of California. In a past life, Axel Merckx was a Giro stage winner, Belgian National Champion, and Olympic medalist.
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Andalo - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNL - Jumbo) - Valverde Belmonte Alejandro (Spain / Team Movistar) - Ilnur Zakarin (Russia / Team Katusha)  pictured during  stage 16 of the 99th Giro d’Italia 2016 from Bressanone - Andalo 132 km  - foto LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2016
EUROTRASH Kruijswijk Thursday!
May 26, 2016 - The Giro d'Italia is on the cusp of the most important stages as the final days hit the highest climbs. We look at the possible winner - Steven Kruijswijk. Results, report, quotes and video from the recent Giro...
EUROTRASH Foliforov Monday!
May 23, 2016 - Giro d'Italia rest day number three and we catch up with all the weekend's action from Italy and ask the questions that are on everyone's minds. The Amgen Tour of California finished on Sunday and we have all t...
EUROTRASH Jungels Thursday!
May 19, 2016 - Young Bob Jungels is the star of the moment in the Giro d'Italia, the pink jersey made a bold move off the front - attack is the best form of defense. All the action from the Giro and California with race repor...
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On all orders of $98 or more!  How's about we start Spring right with some awesome savings on PEZ Kit?  Mrs. Pez is asking when I'm going to clear out those boxes in my workshop... which usually means it's time for a sale.
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The all new PEZ socks by DeFeet have arrived in store – just in time for... looking awesome any time of the year. These DeFeet Aireator ‘Tall Boys’ will keep your ankles warm and your overall look cool…
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The all new PezCycling Kit for 2015 by Castelli is in stock and ready to ship right now - in all its stripey, Pez blue and fluo green coolness. The look is classic 1980's but the technology and fit are thoroughly modern, de...
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The all new 'Tallboys' are here - DeFeet's classic, durable, and very functional Air•e•ators are the platform for your next attack - whether it's on the road, or in the bar.
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ATOC'16 St.8: Stage For Cav!
After 782 miles and eight days of racing, 23 year-old Julian Alaphilippe (Etixx – Quick-Step) clinched the 2016 Amgen Tour of California. Megan Guarnier (Boels-Dolmans) also celebrated victory in Sacramento as the four-day ...
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ATOC'16 St.7: Win For Kristoff!
With thousands of fans lining the streets of Santa Rosa, Team KATUSHA’s star sprinter Alexander Kristoff catapulted to a stage win, his eighth of the season, by a rim over all-time Amgen Tour of California stage win record ...
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ATOC'16 St.6 Folsom TT!
The name of the game was “fast” in Folsom today as the 140 men competing in the 2016 Amgen Tour of California raced the clock in their individual time trial event, with Australian Rohan Dennis (BMC Racing Team) recording ...