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Nothing shouts success like winning a Monument, Matt Hayman's 2016 Paris-Roubaix victory on Scott's newly designed FOIL Team Issue was an unexpected score for both the Team Orica-GreenEdge journeyman and the Swiss bike brand. Combining better aerodynamics and enough vibration damping to handle even the pavé of Roubaix, the completely redesigned Scott flagship racer was more up to the challenge - here's a closer look.
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Monte Zoncolan - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - illustration - illustratie spectators - fans supporters pictured during Giro-D'Itaia 2014 stage 20 from Maniago - Monte Zoncolan 167km - photo LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2014
Giro'16: The PEZ Preview
Race Preview: The first Grand Tour of the 2016 season, the Giro d'Italia, starts on Friday with a 9.8 kilometer time trial and two sprinter stages in Apeldoorn. The race then flies down to the toe of Italy to begin the battle...
London - England - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Nicole Cooke - Elizabeth Armistedt - Lucy Martin and Emma Pooley (GBR) pictured during road race elite women Olympic Games 2012 - foto Cor Vos ©2012 *** local caption *** 00906546
Lee's Lowdown: The Sutton Saga!
The Shane Sutton controversy rumbles on. Since last week, the out-spoken Australian has resigned from British Cycling under the cloud of accusations. But there has been some riders speaking up for the results gained and Sutto...
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 © 2015
Toolbox: 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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Rutland-Melton: In Search Of Brit...
Up until 2013 the only UCI one day race in the UK was the Rutland-Melton Classic. The race is inspired by Paris-Roubaix and is run around the small farm roads of Leicestershire and Rutland in the East Midlands of the UK. PEZ ...
Huy - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Nibali Vincenzo (Team Astana) -Yates Simon (Team Orica Greenedge)- Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Team Movistar) - Valverde Alejandro (Team Movistar) pictured during le Tour de France 2015 - stage 3 - from Antwerpen to Huy -159.5 KM - on monday 06-07-2015 - photo Dion Kerckhoffs//Davy Rietbergen/Cor Vos © 2015
EUROTRASH Simon Yates Monday!
May 02, 2016 - Has Simon Yates become a scapegoat? All the race reports from past days: Romandie, Turkey and Yorkshire all with quotes and video. In other cycling news: Giro team previews and new app, plus medical up-dates fr...
Nokere - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Timothy Dupont (Veranda's - Wllems) wins Nokere Koerse - Kristoffer Halvorsen (Team Joker) second pictured during the 71st Nokere Koerse cycling race with start in Deinze and finish in Nokere in Nokere, Belgium - photo PdV/PN/Cor Vos © 2016
Future Stars: Youth In Revolt!
Sam Larner has had his crystal ball out and had a look at the future stars of the peloton. There is a big list of the 'coming' riders, but Sam has picked the stand-out riders for his 'six of the best' for the podium in the ne...
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Monte Zoncolan - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - illustration - illustratie spectators - fans supporters pictured during Giro-D'Itaia 2014 stage 20 from Maniago - Monte Zoncolan 167km - photo LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2014
Giro'16: The PEZ Preview
Race Preview: The first Grand Tour of the 2016 season, the Giro d'Italia, starts on Friday with a 9.8 kilometer time trial and two sprinter stages in Apeldoorn. The race then flies down to the toe of Italy to begin the battle...
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Rutland-Melton: In Search Of Brit...
Up until 2013 the only UCI one day race in the UK was the Rutland-Melton Classic. The race is inspired by Paris-Roubaix and is run around the small farm roads of Leicestershire and Rutland in the East Midlands of the UK. PEZ ...
Luik - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Albasini Michael (Suisse / Team Orica Greenedge) - Wout Poels (Netherlands / Team Sky) - Sanchez Gonzalez Samuel (Spain / BMC Racing Team) - Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Portugal  / Team Lampre - Merida) pictured during Liege - Bastogne - Liege 2016 - photo PDV/PN/Cor Vos © 2016
Liège'16: Photo Special
Photo Special: The final Classic of the spring is now behind us and the weather didn't quite play the game and gave us a different perspective of a bike race. There were many sights of Liège-Bastogne-Liège and so we have pu...
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London - England - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Nicole Cooke - Elizabeth Armistedt - Lucy Martin and Emma Pooley (GBR) pictured during road race elite women Olympic Games 2012 - foto Cor Vos ©2012 *** local caption *** 00906546Lee's Lowdown: The Sutton Saga!
The Shane Sutton controversy rumbles on. Since last week, the out-spoken Australian has resigned from British Cycling under the cloud of accusations. But there has been some riders speaking up for the results gained and Sutto...
Nokere - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Timothy Dupont (Veranda's - Wllems) wins Nokere Koerse - Kristoffer Halvorsen (Team Joker) second pictured during the 71st Nokere Koerse cycling race with start in Deinze and finish in Nokere in Nokere, Belgium - photo PdV/PN/Cor Vos © 2016Future Stars: Youth In Revolt!
Sam Larner has had his crystal ball out and had a look at the future stars of the peloton. There is a big list of the 'coming' riders, but Sam has picked the stand-out riders for his 'six of the best' for the podium in the ne...
Selcuk - Turkey  - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Mustafa Sayar (Torku) pictured during the Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey stage  from  Bodrum to Selcuk - photo IBRB/Cor Vos © 2013Lee's Lowdown: Doping And Sexism,...
Doping and sexism don't usually appear together in a cycling article, but you can rely on Lee Rodgers to combine both subjects in his Lowdown. Welcome back Mustafa Sayar to the Tour of Turkey, we have missed his EPO fueled vi...
redlands16-940NeoPro: Racing At Redlands
The US national calendar gets into full swing at the always sold out Redlands Bicycling Classic - and for neo pro Jordan Cheyne of the Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis team, it was his first time racing for a team win - until it all ch...
Tech N Spec
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Scott FOIL Team Issue Review
Nothing shouts success like winning a Monument, Matt Hayman's 2016 Paris-Roubaix victory on Scott's newly designed FOIL Team Issue was an unexpected score for both the Team Orica-GreenEdge journeyman and the Swiss bike brand....
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PowerTap Review: C1 Chainring & ...
PowerTap was one of the first players in the world of power meters, setting an early standard for innovation with their hub-based design in the late 1990s. Their new C1 and P1 meters expand that same level of performance to t...
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Sea Otter 2016: Cool Gear
The 2016 Sea Otter Classic at Monterey’s Laguna Seca Raceway threatened rain early and was a little cooler than past years, but both the sun and many of the industry’s top manufacturers made it out in support of big crowd...
Toolbox
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?
tdf15gc00-boramechanic-940Toolbox: Pre-race Bike Prep
You feel ready. You have done the training, the hours of riding and zone specific work to fully prepare your body for the onslaught to come. But is your bike as ready as you are? Go beyond just cleaning your bike to see how t...
Roubaix - France - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Mathew Hayman (Australia / Team Orica Greenedge)  pictured during Paris - Roubaix 2016 World Tour Cycling race  - photo PN/Cor Vos © 2016Toolbox: Kilojoules and Calorie C...
Delving into Matt Hayman’s Paris-Roubaix winning power file, we can see that pushing on the pedals over 6 hours, 9 minutes and 22 seconds required 6696 kilojoules of energy. What are the implications of kilojoules for cycli...
Oudenaarde - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Peter Sagan (Slowakia / Team Tinkoff - Tinkov) escape on Paterberg climb  - Sep Vanmarcke (Belgium / Team LottoNL - Jumbo) in the background pictured during 100th Ronde van Vlaanderen - Tour de Flanders - from Brugge to Oudenaarde - photo NV/PN/Cor Vos © 2016Toolbox: Xert and Real-time Fatig...
How deep can you go and how much do you have left in the tank? Part of it is how much you are willing to suffer, but the bigger picture is how much energy you still have to spare during the ride. What if there was a way to mo...
Readers' Rigs
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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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Readers' Rigs: Ridley Helium SL
Today's Readers' Rig is a large Ridley Helium SL decked out in retro Lotto colors that is a new addition to reader Steve's stable of bikes but one that he is already well and truly in love with.
Travel
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Portland Brevet: Pack Light, Trav...
Going further and bringing less stuff is the goal of this inaugural Portland Brevet - not an easy task for most cyclists. But riding self-supported can be an adventure unto itself, that frees the mind and body to fully immer...
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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 nort...
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Conquer The Pyrenees: Stage 2 Up ...
TRAVEL: France From Inside Tours' "Conquer the Pyrenees" trip cycles 1000 miles and climbs over 100,000 feet from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean - and back. Stage 2 tackles the Col d'Aubisque as a warm up to a 110 mile day...
NewsWire
giro16-press-conf-landa-62099th Giro d’Italia: Contenders'...
Two days before the opening stage of the 99th Giro d'italia, the first pre-race press conferences took place at Race Headquarters in Apeldoorn's Omnisport.
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This Friday the first Grand Tour of the season kicks off in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands, only a few steps away from the team's Service Course.
eneco15st2-greipel-win-650André Greipel aims for a new sta...
On Friday 6 May 2016 the Giro d’Italia will start in Apeldoorn. For our sprinter André Greipel it will be his fourth participation. The Gorilla already obtained one stage win. Also this year André will be the leader in th...
giro16-iamcycling-training-650IAM Cycling Motivated and United
“Clearly our main goal is to win a stage,” explained IAM Cycling directeur sportif Kjell Carlström, who will be joined by Mario Chiesa as another team directeur sportif at the Giro d'Italia.
Interviews
Kuurne - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -  Mclay Daniel (Great Britain / Fortuneo - Vital Concept)  pictured during Kuurne - Brussel - Kuurne 2016 - photo PdV/PNCor Vos © 2016
PEZ Talk: GP Denain Winner Dan McLay
We have been following the career of Dan McLay since he first moved to Belgium in 2011, then in 2014 when riding for the Lotto Belisol Development team and last year after turning Pro for Bretagne-Séché Environnement team. ...
Roubaix - France - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Mathew Hayman (Australia / Team Orica Greenedge)   pictured during Paris - Roubaix 2016 World Tour Cycling race  - photo PN/Cor Vos © 2015
Mathew Hayman: Roubaix Winner PEZ...
Rider Interview: After Sunday's fantastic Paris-Roubaix there was only one rider that had to be PEZ'd: Race winner Mathew Hayman. Out top interviewer, Ed Hood, was on the job to locate the Australian to hear from the horses m...
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Rally's Tom Zirbel Gets PEZ'd
Rider Interview: The Rally Cycling team will lose one of it's most beloved riders when Tom Zirbel retires at the end of the 2016 season. The Iowa native now living in Boulder will be hanging up his cleats after ten years as a...
Pez Videos
Valverde Goes to the Giro
This is how the Movistar Team leader feels about cycling, and how he tackles his first-ever 'Corsa Rosa' (exclusive video interview).
Bretagne Win on American Classic ...
Boris Vallée won Le Tour de Bretagne on his American Classic C38 tubular wheels on Wednesday and here is the race video of his sprint victory.
BMC Liège-Bastogne-Liège Recon ...
The team put a GoPro on Loic Vliegen's #‎bmcteammachine during their Liège-Bastogne-Liège recon ride. Here's a glimpse of what the riders will experience this Sunday. Enjoy! #‎BMCRacingTeam2016.
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EUROTRASH Simon Yates Monday!
May 02, 2016 - Has Simon Yates become a scapegoat? All the race reports from past days: Romandie, Turkey and Yorkshire all with quotes and video. In other cycling news: Giro team previews and new app, plus medical up-dates fr...
EUROTRASH Podium Thursday!
April 28, 2016 - The good and bad of cycling: Sondre Hols Enger celebrates winning the final stage in Croatia and the accusations of sexism in British Cycling. Other cycling news: Race reports with video from Romandie and Tur...
Luik - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Poels Wout (Netherlands / Team Sky) - Lars Petter Nordhaug (Norway / Team Sky) - Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Portugal  / Team Lampre - Merida)   pictured during Liege - Bastogne - Liege 2016 - photo Dion Kerckhoffs/Davy Rietbergen/Cor Vos © 2016
EUROTRASH Wout Monday!
April 26, 2016 - Wouter Poels won a cold and wet Liège-Bastone-Liège, the snow was on the road, but the race went on. We look at the Extreme Weather Protocol and the race with report, result, quotes and video. More race act...
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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.