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Belgium, or more precisely Flanders, in the third weekend in November is the place to be, a mecca for winter cycling fans. With the Gent '6 Day' and two top cyclo-cross races it's the centre of the universe. Ed Hood is usually working in the bowels of the velodrome, but this year he was there just for the fun.
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Toolbox: Soup's On!
The leaves are falling and the air is crisp. Nothing beats sneaking in a wintertime ride and coming back home to something warm. What’s on the menu? SOUP. Hearty, wholesome, nourishing, warm soup.
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EUROTRASH Sven Nys Monday!
Nov 23, 2015 - Sven Nys might be old, but he showed the young guys the class that has made him the cross hero he is. The 39 year old Belgian won both races at the week-end, plus the Gent '6 Day' wound-up on Sunday and we have results and video. Other cycling news: Team, race and ...
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.
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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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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...
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Toolbox: Body Composition Testing
The societal pressure to be thin & beautiful can be an obsession to minimize body fat at all costs. Just how important is it for cyclists to be so lean, and what tests we can use to measure body fatness?
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Toolbox: Cycling Injury Prevalence
As with all competitive sports, there is also a risk for injury in competitive bicycling. The patterns of injury in bicycling are unique since exposures include high speed, obstacles like cyclists, pedestrians and motor vehicles, and unpredictable road, environmental and weather ...
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On the one year anniversary of Steve Hed's passing, John Howard remembers a man who inspired, invented, and gave cycling many things to be thankful for.
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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'.
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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?
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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.
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. . .
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The French Alpine village of Gap has often been the scene of many famous Tour stages, but on Tuesday it hosts the second rest day. With an amazing network of roads and climbs all around Gap it's a perfect place for some serious climbing and to discover the superb scenery as Chris...
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With some much great riding here on the Ligurian Coast, I grabbed the bike again today for a closer look at the Giro d'Italia stage 4 from Chiavari to La Spezia, heading out from Levanto to climb the Passo del Termine and check out the roads above the famous Cinque Terre.
Readers' Rigs
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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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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.
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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.
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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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