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Race Report: The battle of the Lagos de Covadonga between Nairo Quintana and Chris Froome carried on where it left off on Monday with the two riders going head-to-head on the climb of the Peña Cabarga. On this occasion the Sky rider came out on top with a punchy exhibition of climbing superiority. Quintana still leads, but it's getting closer.
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Heber Valley - Utah - USA - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -  Joey Rosskopf Joseph (BMC Racing Team)  pictured during  stage 4 of The Larry H.Miller Tour of Utah 2015 (2.HC) - photo Brian Hodes/Cor Vos © 2015 ***USA OUT***
PEZ Talk: BMC's Joey Rosskopf
Rider Interview: It feels like Joey Rosskopf has been around for ever, the man from Georgia, USA has been a pro since 2010 in four different teams, not bad for a 26 year-old. In his second year with the BMC team, 2016 has bee...
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Toolbox: Hold the Fat on the Bike
As the trend towards eating more real foods on the bike grows, I hear more and more questions about eating raw nuts, bars made with bacon and cheese or nut butters while racing or training. Let’s look to clarify why the ave...
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Vuelta'16: Roadside to Camperona ...
The steep climbs to La Camperona and Lago di Covadonga proved a worthy setting for Nairo Quintana's step to the top of the Vuelta leader board, and a worthy stepping off point for our PEZ roadside reportage.
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VUELTA'16 St.10: Quintana King Of...
Race Report: Nairo Quintana laid down the most impressive marker so far in this Vuelta with a clinical stage win at the iconic Lagos de Covadonga. The diminutive Colombian climber used his Movistar team perfectly throughout t...
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Alberto Contador on stage 9 of the 2016 Vuelta a España
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Bilbao - Spain - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -  Christopher - Chris Froome (GBR / Team Sky) wins before Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Columbia / Team Movistar)  pictured during stage 12 from Los Corrales de Buelna to Bilbao - Vuelta Espana 2016 - photo Sabine Jacob/Cor Vos © 2016VUELTA’16 St.11: Formidable Fro...
Race Report: The battle of the Lagos de Covadonga between Nairo Quintana and Chris Froome carried on where it left off on Monday with the two riders going head-to-head on the climb of the Peña Cabarga. On this occasion the S...
vuelta16st10sl-quintana940Vuelta'16: Roadside to Camperona ...
The steep climbs to La Camperona and Lago di Covadonga proved a worthy setting for Nairo Quintana's step to the top of the Vuelta leader board, and a worthy stepping off point for our PEZ roadside reportage.
vuelta16st10-nairocow940VUELTA'16 St.10: Quintana King Of...
Race Report: Nairo Quintana laid down the most impressive marker so far in this Vuelta with a clinical stage win at the iconic Lagos de Covadonga. The diminutive Colombian climber used his Movistar team perfectly throughout t...
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Race Report: David De La Cruz (Etixx - Quick-Step) rode a superbly tactical race and attacked with 700 meters to the line to take both the stage win above Oviedo and the race lead before the fearsome Covodonga tomorrow.
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2016-northwave-extreme-LNorthwave Extreme Shoes - Piedi F...
Montebelluna Italy is arguably the world capitol of outdoor shoe making. Northwave have been here for 23 years but the region has a centuries-old history of outdoor footwear design and manufacturing spanning skiing, hiking, ...
cipollini16-nk1k-940Cipollini NK1K: The PEZ First Ride
The newest thoroughbred in the Cipollini stable, the NK1K, arrived in understated shades of grey and silver. Without the splash of fluorescent color that helped define the brand out of the gate, does this signal a more matur...
amclassic-tdf16cm-bill-ellen-940WHEELS: A To Z With American Classic
On the second rest day of the 2016 Tour de France Ed Hood caught up with Bill and Ellen of American Classic. Ed got the full alphabet of wheels from A to Z, plus the low-down on the wheels of top ten Tour stage finisher; Dan ...
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The Ritchey Streem II carbon handlebar offers innovative shape, design features, and light weight. One of my favorite advantages of the carbon revolution in cycling has been the development of carbon handlebars - which has ...
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Valkenburg - Netherlands - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -  illustration - sfeer - illustratie  pictured during UCI World Tour race the Amstel Gold Race 2016 from Maastricht to Valkenburg, the Netherlands - photo Dion Kerckhoffs/Cor Vos © 2016
Toolbox: Hold the Fat on the Bike
As the trend towards eating more real foods on the bike grows, I hear more and more questions about eating raw nuts, bars made with bacon and cheese or nut butters while racing or training. Let’s look to clarify why the ave...
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Toolbox: Handling Mental Fatigue
Ask a coach about “winning” and he might cite threshold power, great tactical acumen, or the importance of a strong team; each an important element without question, but what else goes into the equation? In the end it oft...
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Toolbox: Stage Racing Nutrition
Summer is the season of big rides for both pros and amateur cyclists alike. How does one fuel these big efforts, and how good are we at maintaining energy balance throughout multiple days of hard riding?
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Our reader today Benjamin from France has made his passion for cycling his work by producing his own carbon wheels for an ever growing clientele in France. Recently he's increased his business to carbon frames as our man in F...
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Reader Chris from California or 'Big Chris' as he's known has got one big bike to go with his 6ft6in body - A 63cm Cannondale SuperSIX Evo Carbon kitted out with Ultegra Di2 and DuraAce wheels and there's nothing more he love...
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Cannondale's SuperSix Evo has been a popular bike all over the world and today we have one reader who is certainly in love with the model - and the brand having a couple of Cannondales in his collection in South Africa. The S...
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You just can't beat steel and Brain Tjaden in Sausalito, California is in love with his lugged, handmade Mondonico shod with Shimano Dura Ace. This is no 'Old Classic' but a modern bike made in the Classic style... and style ...
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Rio de Janeiro - Brasil - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -  Men’s Omnium Scratch Race - 14/08/2016 - Mark Cavendish (GBR) pictured during track day-4 - Olympic Games 2016 in Rio - photo LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2016
Lee's Lowdown: Cav The Olympic As...
Lowdown: Britain's Mark Cavendish has won the Olympic medal he so wanted, although it is not the color of metal he so desired it is still a medal, but at what cost? Lee Rodgers takes a look at the Olympic omnium and the gener...
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NeoPro: Jelly Belly p/b MAXXIS Wi...
Jelly Belly p/b MAXXIS NeoPro Jordan Cheyne had the best week of his career so far in Utah as part of the team that put Lachlan Morton in the final leaders yellow jersey. His Tour didn't start too well, but he soon got into t...
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Lee's Lowdown: Olympics - ShambOl...
The Olympic Games are well and truly underway, how can we tell? There is a cart load of controversy, accusations and sniping... Lee Rodgers, not a man to walk away from that kind of thing, has his two-penneth worth on the bac...
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The Axeon Hagens Berman Cycling Team's seven-man roster for its season-ending race, the Tour of Alberta presented by ATB Financial, is built to maximize opportunities, said General Manager Axel Merckx.
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The Cannondale-Drapac Pro Cycling Team sends an opportunistic roster to this week’s Tour of Alberta, headlined by Canadian Mike Woods and Americans Alex Howes and Lawson Craddock.
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Rally Cycling heads north with a strong, balanced team to tackle the UCI 2.1 ranked Tour of Alberta, September 1-5. Coming off a successful Tour of Utah, the team looks to win stages and ride high in the general classificatio...
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Top Ride: Gran Fondo Sestriere
“Eighteen and a half kilometers to enter the myth,” reported RCS Sport, describing this year’s return of the Gran Fondo La Marmotte–Sestriere–Colle delle Finistre cyclo sportive ride on July 24th, the second edition...
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Tour Stage Preview: The ASO certainly knows how to put on a spectacle. Each year, the Grand Depart is feted and celebrated, usually more for its cultural iconography than its significance for the actual race itself. So if set...
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Top Ride: Cycling in Valpolicella...
One of the best reasons for choosing a good bike hotel is their skill to show me the best their region has to offer - like routes, rides, food & drink that I simply could not find on my own. This ride (and subsequent wine ta...
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Heber Valley - Utah - USA - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -  Joey Rosskopf Joseph (BMC Racing Team)  pictured during  stage 4 of The Larry H.Miller Tour of Utah 2015 (2.HC) - photo Brian Hodes/Cor Vos © 2015 ***USA OUT***PEZ Talk: BMC's Joey Rosskopf
Rider Interview: It feels like Joey Rosskopf has been around for ever, the man from Georgia, USA has been a pro since 2010 in four different teams, not bad for a 26 year-old. In his second year with the BMC team, 2016 has bee...
utah16st6-costa-axeon-940PEZ Talk: Adrien Costa - The Next...
Rider Interview: We've been following the stellar career of Axeon Hagens Berman's Adrien Costa and catching up with him for a chat between his top results. The problem this time 'round is that the victories are coming faster ...
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Interview: As the Vuelta roared into life up in Galicia there were three US teams on the ramp, BMC, Cannondale and Trek – no big deal in this ‘Mondialised’ world of pro cycling. And of course the first US professional t...
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Interview: On Sunday Paul Watson told us all about his ICF World championship win in Belgium recently and touched on his problems being a professional back in the '80s. In part 2 of his interview with Ed Hood, Paul looks back...
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British bike security brand, Hiplok, is today launching a Kickstarter Campaign to bring the world’s first high security bicycle storage hanger, AIRLOK, to market. Combining Gold Rated security, effortless practicality and d...
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Alberto Contador on stage 9 of the 2016 Vuelta a España
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