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After the climbing festival that was the Giro, many of you may be considering your own epic climbing ride this season or next. After covering some training ideas last week, what are nutrition and equipment considerations that might be important in making it a fun rather than a survival ride?
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Italy Cycling Holiday: The WINNER...
Congratulations to Bill Buckner of Elgin Lake ON - winner of the one week cycling holiday for two with Bici Amore Mio at Italy's best bike hotels. As a loyal PEZ-Fan, Bill is duly excited to start planning one of the best ri...
Risoul - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -  Vincenzo Nibali (Italie / Team Astana) - Chaves Rubio Jhoan Esteban (Columbia / Team Orica Greenedge) pictured during  stage 19 of the 99th Giro d’Italia 2016 from Pinerolo  to  Risoul   (162km) - foto LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2016
Lee's GIRO Lowdown Finalé!
The curtain has closed on the 2016 Giro d'Italia with an ‘unbelievable’ performance in the last stages by Vincenzo Nibali. They way the Italian champion went from sick to champion was 'incredible' and yes I think you know...
Torino - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -  Vincenzo Nibali (Italie / Team Astana) - Alexandr Vinokurov - (Kasachstan / Teammanager Team Astana)   pictured during  stage 21 of the 99th Giro d’Italia 2016 from Cuneo to Torino 163 km - fotoIB/LB/RB//Cor Vos © 2016
EUROTRASH Nibali Monday!
May 30, 2016 - Vincenzo Nibali has won his second Giro, but either in a very cleaver or stealthy manner. We have a catch-up of the final stages, plus results and video from the Belgium Tour. In other cycling news we have the ...
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GIRO'16 Roadside: Turmoil In Turin!
Giro'16 Final Stage Roadside: The last stage of a Grand Tour can be a tad 'flat' - not this one; huge crowds, the stage winner disqualified and two of the top ten on the deck, including Esteban Chaves - right at PEZ's feet.
Torino - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek - Segafredo) - Sacha Modolo (Lampre - Merida) - Nikias Arndt (Giant - Alpecin) pictured during stage 21 of the 99th Giro d’Italia 2016 from Cuneo to Torino 163 km - foto DB/RB/Cor Vos © 2016
GIRO'16 St.21: Fairytale Finish f...
Race Report: It was a damp start to the final stage of the 99th Giro but, despite several crashes, it was a red-hot sprint that saw the man already in Red finally get the win to go with the jersey - Nizzolo. And then, after t...
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PEZ Roadside In The High Alps
GIRO'16 Roadside St.20: PEZ was on the roads over the Col de la Bonette and the colle dell'Lomarda as Vincenzo Nibali turned this Giro around on the storming final day in the Alps. It's time to go roadside at the Giro!
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Risoul - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -  Vincenzo Nibali (Italie / Team Astana) - Chaves Rubio Jhoan Esteban (Columbia / Team Orica Greenedge) pictured during  stage 19 of the 99th Giro d’Italia 2016 from Pinerolo  to  Risoul   (162km) - foto LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2016
Lee's GIRO Lowdown Finalé!
The curtain has closed on the 2016 Giro d'Italia with an ‘unbelievable’ performance in the last stages by Vincenzo Nibali. They way the Italian champion went from sick to champion was 'incredible' and yes I think you know...
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GIRO'16 Roadside: Turmoil In Turin!
Giro'16 Final Stage Roadside: The last stage of a Grand Tour can be a tad 'flat' - not this one; huge crowds, the stage winner disqualified and two of the top ten on the deck, including Esteban Chaves - right at PEZ's feet.
Torino - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek - Segafredo) - Sacha Modolo (Lampre - Merida) - Nikias Arndt (Giant - Alpecin) pictured during stage 21 of the 99th Giro d’Italia 2016 from Cuneo to Torino 163 km - foto DB/RB/Cor Vos © 2016
GIRO'16 St.21: Fairytale Finish f...
Race Report: It was a damp start to the final stage of the 99th Giro but, despite several crashes, it was a red-hot sprint that saw the man already in Red finally get the win to go with the jersey - Nizzolo. And then, after t...
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GIRO’16: Good Morning Cuneo!
Good morning from Stage 21, the final stage of the 99th Giro d'Italia, Cuneo to Torino (163km). Today's possible sprinters' stage will decide the last jersey to be assigned: the Maglia Rossa of the points classification.
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PEZ Roadside In The High Alps
GIRO'16 Roadside St.20: PEZ was on the roads over the Col de la Bonette and the colle dell'Lomarda as Vincenzo Nibali turned this Giro around on the storming final day in the Alps. It's time to go roadside at the Giro!
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Results & Quotes: Stage 20 Giro'16
Sant'Anna di Vinadio, 28 May 2016 – Avenging his team-mate Ilnur Zakarin who crashed spectacularly in yesterday's stage, Katusha’s Rein Taaramäe took Estonia’s first ever stage victory at the Giro d’Italia. Behind hi...
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Risoul - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -  Vincenzo Nibali (Italie / Team Astana) - Chaves Rubio Jhoan Esteban (Columbia / Team Orica Greenedge) pictured during  stage 19 of the 99th Giro d’Italia 2016 from Pinerolo  to  Risoul   (162km) - foto LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2016Lee's GIRO Lowdown Finalé!
The curtain has closed on the 2016 Giro d'Italia with an ‘unbelievable’ performance in the last stages by Vincenzo Nibali. They way the Italian champion went from sick to champion was 'incredible' and yes I think you know...
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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 Pinerolo all sur...
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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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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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After the climbing festival that was the Giro, many of you may be considering your own epic climbing ride this season or next. After covering some training ideas last week, what are nutrition and equipment considerations that...
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...
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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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Italy Cycling Holiday: The WINNER...
Congratulations to Bill Buckner of Elgin Lake ON - winner of the one week cycling holiday for two with Bici Amore Mio at Italy's best bike hotels. As a loyal PEZ-Fan, Bill is duly excited to start planning one of the best ri...
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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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StampaEtixx – Quick-Step to Gullegem ...
After what has been a very successful Giro d’Italia, Etixx – Quick-Step is ready to conclude this very busy period of the year with Gullegem Koerse, a one-day race created back in 1946.
Greve - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Tom Dumoulin (Giant - Alpecin) pictured during stage 9 of the 99th Giro d'Italia 2016 from Radda to Greve ITT - Time Trial individual - foto LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2016Giant-Alpecin Prepares for Middle...
As the Giro d’Italia reached Turin, Italy, the first Grand Tour of the season came to a close. For Team Giant-Alpecin it is a moment of reflection and a chance to offer insight into the team’s performance plans as it prep...
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Philippe Gilbert will make his return to racing with BMC Racing Team when the SkodaTour de Luxembourg gets underway on Wednesday.
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This Giro will rightly be remembered for the impressive feat by the Shark Vincenzo Nibali, but Sidi Sport also left its mark on the 2016 edition of the Corsa Rosa. In fact, all the major mountain stages in the Giro d’Italia...
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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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EUROTRASH Nibali Monday!
May 30, 2016 - Vincenzo Nibali has won his second Giro, but either in a very cleaver or stealthy manner. We have a catch-up of the final stages, plus results and video from the Belgium Tour. In other cycling news we have the ...
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...
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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 ...