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If we have been diligent in our offseason training, we have likely done some nice foundational work to build up our base fitness and functional threshold. But now it’s February and those gains might be stagnating. How do we build on this base fitness and also meet the needs of our riding goals?
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Copenhagen 6 Days: Slings & Bongos!
Ed Hood has moved on from Berlin to Copenhagen for the next and last '6 Day' of the 2015/16 season. By the sound of things the hard work was the drive from one velodrome to the other, but the 'circus' is all set up and the bo...
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EUROTRASH Still Doping Monday!
08 Feb, 2016 - The sad news is that doping has not gone from the sport of cycling with four cases in the news. On a brighter note we have all the results, reports, rider quotes and video from the Dubai, Valencia, Qatar, Bess...
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Pez Bookshelf: A Passion for Anci...
Book Review: This kind of bicycle collection is different from other transportation museums and its personal quirkiness is deeply attractive because the history of the bicycle itself is nothing if not quirky. And the machines...
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Interviews
Cycling: Team Katusha 2016 
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Equipe Ploeg /(c)Tim De WaeleKatusha's Alexander Kristoff Gets PEZ'd!
Rider Interview: Alexander Kristoff was one of the biggest winners of the 2015 season with over twenty wins to his name. His Tour of Flanders win has to be the high point and the man from Oslo wants more of the same this year.
Adelaide - Australia - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Lieuwe Westra (Netherlands / Team Astana) and moderator and former cyclist Paul Sherwen pictured during  the Teampresentation of  the Santos Tour Down Under 2014 - photo Wessel van Keuk/Cor Vos © 2014Paul Sherwen Down Under!
Interview: Paul Sherwen has just returned from Australia and the 18th Tour Down Under, so Alastair Hamilton got hold of him at home in Uganda to hear his impressions of the latest edition of the season opener. Obviously the chat didn't end there; predictions were made for the coming year and the ASO/UCI battle got a good airing.
Cycling: Team Katusha 2016 
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Equipe Ploeg /(c)Tim De WaeleKatusha's Sergey Lagutin Gets PEZ'd!
Rider Interview: Sergey Lagutin is in his thirteenth year as a professional cyclist and in that time he has ridden for more than a handful of top teams, been Uzbekistan National champion six times and took World U23 championships in 2003.
clara-koppenburg-training15-940Cervelo-Bigla's Clara Koppenburg Gets PEZ'd!
Rider Interview: Clara Koppenburg's 2015 season got better and better, and aged just 20 years, her future looks bright indeed. Ed Hood had to talk to this burgeoning star in the making.
The Contador Case: What Now?
It took 566 days to suspend Alberto Contador for his positive test for clenbuteral at the 2010 Tour. The suspension of another champion is indeed bad for cycling, but even worse is the murky mess created by such a drawn out ...
PEZ History: Norwegian Profession...
Last fall, in a town just outside of Melbourne, Australia, a man most had written off for the road race title amazed many and sprinted home to take the gold medal and rainbow jersey of World Champion. That man was Norwegian r...
Meet Mike Zagorski: Dream Chasing...
There are no NRC races in the state of Hawaii. There are very few US racers that even know there is racing in Hawaii. Hawaii doesn’t make a regular appearance on race results in the Continental US, but when it does, ...
Santos Tour Down Under 2016 stage 5Toolbox: Building on the Base
If we have been diligent in our offseason training, we have likely done some nice foundational work to build up our base fitness and functional threshold. But now it’s February and those gains might be stagnating. How do we build on this base fitness and also meet the needs of our riding goals?
Wielrennen-cycling-Archief-Archive-foto-picture- Bernard Hinault en Joop Zoetemelk- foto Cor Vos ©2004Toolbox: Sharp and in Focus
Mid-winter training can be monotonous. While it is easy to crank up the tunes and tune out as you log the miles, disengaging from your rides can have serious performance consequences come ‘go’ time. Maximize your miles by incorporating focus intervals to your cycling training plan.
toolbox-etixx-trainingcamp-940Toolbox: DIY Training Camp
The pages of PEZ have been populated with grand tales of pro-team training camps of late. Lucky are the few who get to venture south to bask in the sun, ride the fresh new kits and explore the unexplored roads on offer at camp. Why don’t you plan a camp for you and your team? Here are some suggestions.
Cumbre del Sol Benitachell  - Spain - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Tom Dumoulin (Team Giant - Alpecin) - Christopher Froome (Team Sky)  pictured during La Vuelta 2015 Stage 9 from  Torrevieja to Cumbre del Sol Benitachell - photo Sabine Jacob/Cor Vos © 2015Toolbox: Smashing the Fitness Plateau
The New Year often brings new resolutions. For most cyclists, at least one of those resolutions involves reaching higher levels of performance than we’ve ever achieved before. This is easier said than done, but it is possible to push through the cycling fitness plateau to achieve this lofty resolution.
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Lynskey Factory: Ti’s First Family
Name a frame builder with employees that have been with them for 40+ years… That list is even smaller when you add that the company is in the USA and is not producing frames in Asia. Lynskey Performance is uncommon.
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Sugoi Zap Shoe Covers Review
Shoe covers, aka booties, are essential kit for cold or wet weather riding. Pretty much every cycling clothing manufacturer makes them and they all pretty much do the same thing (to varying degree): keep out wind and water an...
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Oru Airport Ninja Travel Case Review
The Oru Airport Ninja travel case is light, sturdy, and small enough to avoid those hefty fees the airlines love to charge to anyone travelling with a bike. Matt McNamara flew his to Asia, and returned with this review.
Readers' Rigs
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Today's Readers' Rig comes from our youngest ever submitter with a very sweet custom carbon Evo Devo bike with SRAM Red. Not bad for an aspiring eleven year old racer!
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Todays Readers' Rig is a first, our first track bike and not just any track bike, but a quadruple US National champion winning bike. Maddie Godby has only been riding her Fuji Elite track bike since August this year and so far the pairing has been a match made in heaven.
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For today's Readers' Rigs we head north to Canada where we find one of France's favorite machines, a LOOK 695 Light decked out in Dura-Ace Di2 and with Easton Carbon Clinchers on board.
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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.
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The Spring Classics: A Survival G...
Seeing, riding, and experiencing the Spring Classics is something every true fan counts on his bucket list. Peter Thomson, owner of Thomson Bike Tours, knows how it's done, and shares some insider tips on how to make the mos...
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ErgVideo In The French-Alps: A Ph...
The ErgVideo team not only builds great software, but they travel to famous cycling destinations with a whole team to create their unique content. Here they share the story of their trip to some of cycling’s monumental clim...
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Hot Winter Training: The Canary I...
The Canary Islands, more specifically Gran Canaria and Tenerife, are the hottest winter training destination for cycling's pro peloton. Peter Thomson, owner of Thomson Bike Tours, reveals how to emulate the pros with a spring...
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Cannondale, SUGOI and 360fly Partner to Create New North American Cross-Country Mountain Bike Team. Cannondale 360fly, Powered by SUGOI Targets North American and World Cup Events, as well 2016 Olympics.
sidi-froome-trophy-650Chris Froome: First Race & First Victory!
The King of the Tour got off to a great start with the Herald Sun Tour, bringing Sidi a fantastic win.
logo-cervelo-bigla-16gebioMized adds optimal bike fitting to the team
The Cervélo Bigla Pro Cycling Team is proud to announce a partnership with gebioMized. The biomechanic company with a focus on dynamic bike fit technology sent a team from Germany made up of sports scientists out to the team’s training camp in Mallorca.
logo-trentino-650Giessegi expands partnership with Giro del Trentino Melinda
The Italian 2.HC stage race extended the agreement with Veneto’s sportswear brand led by former pro’ rider Simone Fraccaro. Some international guest stars joining the event from 19th to 22nd of April.
Race News

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Copenhagen 6 Days: Slings & Bongos!
Ed Hood has moved on from Berlin to Copenhagen for the next and last '6 Day' of the 2015/16 season. By the sound of things the hard work was the drive from one velodrome to the other, but the 'circus' is all set up and the bo...
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Berlin Six Days: Joy And Pain?
Ed Hood brings the Berlin '6 Day' to its climax with the big chase finale, but there were more tales to tell before the camper-van could be packed for the drive and ferry trip to Copenhagen for the next and last '6 Day' of th...
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Berlin Six Days: PEZ On The Boards!
Part two of Ed Hood's 'night job' in Berlin at the velodrome and the action was full on for days' two and three of the German '6 Day'. The big motors were out as were the sprinters, the beer, the flowers for the winners, plus...
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Cycling: Team Katusha 2016 
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