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Lars van der Haar is one of the strong 'new guard' of cyclo-cross riders, the days of Pauwels, Peeters and to a lesser degree, Sven Nys are behind us. But with so many young guys on the way up, cross has never looked so good. Ed Hood managed to have a few words with the new European cyclo-cross champion.
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On all orders of $98 or more! Hey - I'm the first to jump on a good bandwagon, so how could I let the annual US Thanksgiving spend-a-thon pass without offering something to thank loyal PEZ-Fans with?
PEZ Talk: Track Showman Nate Koch
When Ed hood was working at the new London Six Day last month, he met up with one of the flash guys of the wooden boards; Nate Koch. He's fast and he's a showman, what more could you ask for on the indoor track circuit? Ed spoke to the big sprinter to find out the background story.
INTERBIKE 2015 Round #6
We're gettin' down to the bottom of our Interbike 2015 coverage but there's still plenty drool over, like Alé Bikewear, Cinelli bikes, Cadence Collection clothing, Devinci cycles, and Scott's Addict Gravel bike and Premium Road Shoe.
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interbike15-round6-940INTERBIKE 2015 Round #6
We're gettin' down to the bottom of our Interbike 2015 coverage but there's still plenty drool over, like Alé Bikewear, Cinelli bikes, Cadence Collection clothing, Devinci cycles, and Scott's Addict Gravel bike and Premium Road Shoe.
kask-feature940Top Lids: Kask Mojito Helmet Review
The Kask Mojito scores some high marks for fit, cooling, and comfort, but gets and extra nod in the colors of this Maratona dles Dolomites special edition colors.
15ib5-largeINTERBIKE 2015 Gear Reviews #5
Interbike 2015 Round 5 features Sarto’s custom frames and saddles, Wahoo’s new GPS/Data ELEMNT, Sugoi’s light weight RSE jersey and bibs and Limar’s new 555 and 007 Helmets.
pezsock-2015-full940PEZ SOCKS: In Shop Now!
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…
Donoratico - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - peloton in the snow - illustration  pictured during GP Costa degli Etruschi 2012   - foto Cor Vos ©2012
Toolbox: Staying Warm During Winter ...
The best ways to regulate your body temperature, ride in more comfort, minimize the risk of injuries, and improve cycling performance during your outdoor riding this winter.
Toolbox: Recovering from Overtraining
One of the hallmarks of cycling overtraining and non-functional overreaching is that our performance suffers. Here's a case study of how to diagnose overtraining, and figure out the best recovery strategy when it happens.
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Toolbox: Annual Periodized Planning ...
It has been said, “If you fail to plan, you may as well plan to fail.” If you want to get the most out of your training program, you need a plan. Jumping on your bike and riding at random will help for a short time, but without a plan, you’ll eventually plateau out and fail...
lowdown-russian-olympic-team-940Lee's Lowdown: Those Russians!
With the 'discovery' that Russian athletics has been embroiled in underhand doping practices, showing that the problem isn't confined to cycling, Lee Rodgers asks the question 'how deep does it go?' That throws up the next question of 'conflict of interest'.
Utsunomiya - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Japan Cup 2009 - sfeer illustratie - foto Makoto Ayano/Cor Vos ©2009Lee's Lowdown: Change In The US & Giro To Japan!
US Cycling is under new management and the Giro is planning to start in Japan, just the sort of fodder for Lee Rodgers to get his teeth into. In Lee's eyes the US change can only be a good thing, but could the Giro money not be spent in a better way, the Giro Rosa?
tdf14st07rp-08spires940Remembrance At Le Tour De France
The roads, fields and forests of France that are today the perfect picnic spot to set up camp and awaiting passage of the world's greatest cycling race, were once fields of fire where killing the enemy was the only thing that mattered.
Geraardsbergen- Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -   Lars Boom (Rabobank) and doctor Jos Benders of Service Medical pictured during the 7e stage - etappe of the Eneco Tour 2012 Time Trial  from Maldegem to Geraardsbergen over 214,5 km -  foto Wessel van Keuk/Cor Vos ©2012Lee's Lowdown: Tramadol - The Biggest Non-Secret In Pro Cycling
They say you shouldn’t mix Tramadol and beer but what the heck, let’s see what happens. I should state that whilst I am drinking an actual beer, I’m not actually taking Tramadol but rather writing about it.
Top Ride: Cycling in Valpolicella Wi...
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 tasting) never would have have happened without my guide ...
TRAVEL: Off Course To Pisticci!
One of my best days race chasing happened at the 2013 Giro d'Italia as my driver Mino and I crossed the ankle of southern Italy's boot. The tiny road we chose eventually disappeared, leaving us to find our way across uncharted farm tracks to a distant hill top town. We didn't a...
Negroni: Aussie Style!
For once our man Ed Hood's holidays didn't involve bicycles - but they did involve bars. When the Pezmeister first heard Ed was off to parts foreign he thought it would be a good opportunity for our intrepid journo to sample Negronis across the globe - but. . .
Readers' Rigs
specialized11_940Readers' Rigs: Specialized Allez E5
Today's Readers' Rigs is something different - Adam from California is in love with his rig - that's nothing new, but he hasn't just sent us pics and a story about his pimped out racing bike. No, instead he's sent us a story about his vanity styled training bike, an all black stealth Specialized Allez E5.
disco-trek-full-940Readers Rigs: Trek Discovery Roubaix Special
This Trek is a special bike for many reasons: it has suspension, it has ridden Paris-Roubaix, it's an ex-team bike and it holds great memories of a wonderful man who is no longer with us. Martin Clark put the bike together in memory of his friend and took it back to Roubaix.
sarto-rr-bike3-940Writers' Rigs: Corey's Sarto Asola
Corey Fox is famous for his penny-pinching 'CheapOh' articles, but dug deep in his pockets to beautifully finish this carbon frame from Sarto. Top end wheels, bars, stem and saddle are topped off with the lower-end group from SRAM.
pinarello940Readers' Rigs: Pinarello Prince
Today's Readers' Rig is an undeniably flashy ride with its bold Spanish Champion's paint scheme and Corima Carbon wheels this Pinarello Prince stands out on the roads of Ireland as its owner races it hard in the local Master's races.
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