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Book Review: Due to the winter weather Chuck Peña has been catching up with his reading list and top of that list (so far) is "Ride the Revolution: The Inside Stories from Women in Cycling" edited by Suze Clemitson. A book not just for women, but a part of cycling history.
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Lee's Lowdown: Having A Good Ol' ...
Ever heard of ‘moining’? It’s a word from my part of the world that combines the verbs ‘to moither’ and ‘to oin’. Moithering means to babble on in a confused manner whereas moining is when someone is complaining...
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PEZ Talk: Daniel Holloway
Daniel Holloway is hard at it on the boards of Copenhagen at the moment. Our man at the velodromes of Europe, Ed Hood, caught up with 'Hollywood' in Berlin during the German '6 Day' last week. Life isn't all track though as E...
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Toolbox: 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...
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rally16bh-camp18pate940Danny Pate Gets Pez'd!
As an incredible domestique for high profile teams like Sky and HTC-High Road, it’s easy to forget that Danny Pate used to win bike races. But he's back on US soil with Rally Cycling for 2016, and looking to make a mark as team leader, and mentor.
berlin6-16d5-050-daniel-940PEZ Talk: Daniel Holloway
Daniel Holloway is hard at it on the boards of Copenhagen at the moment. Our man at the velodromes of Europe, Ed Hood, caught up with 'Hollywood' in Berlin during the German '6 Day' last week. Life isn't all track though as Ed gets the lowdown on Daniel's road season for 2016.
Cycling: Team Katusha 2016 
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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.
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Lee's Lowdown: Motormouth!
The victorious ride of Wout Van Aert, and all the other medal winners, at the World cyclocross championships in Zolder at the weekend were overshadowed by the finding of a motor in one of the bikes, and so there can only be o...
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Lee's Lowdown: Crash, Bang, Wallop!
Lee has been keeping his eye on the happenings in Australia and Spain and we are sorry to say carnage and injury are involved. The outcome for the Giant-Alpecin team was not good, but could have been much worse. Simon Gerrans...
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ASO's Game Of Monopoly
The ASO's recent 'withdrawal' of its races from the World Tour calendar could very clearly set pro cycling on a path to an even worse economic state than already exists. This analysis from TheOuterLine.com explains the dange...
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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PEZ Holiday Gift Guide'15 #5
Only one week left to get that special gift bought - like these great ideas in the PEZ Holiday Gift Guide'15 #5 from Xpedo, Effetto Mariposa, Bellwether, Cinelli, CycleOps, Giro, Saris, Wolf Tooth Components, Endura, Wend Wax...
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PEZ Holiday Gift Guide'15 #4
Two weeks to go, but there is still time to buy that special gift and here are some more top suggestions. The Gift Guide #4 line-up: Cipollini, OTTO, Nalini, Clement, Smith, RPM, Ultragen, Silca, Limar and Primal.
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PEZ Holiday Gift Guide’15 #3
There's not much time left for that special gift and here is our guide #3 with some more great suggestions from: BIKASE, Ale Bikewear, ErgVideo, SRAM, Wheelbuilder.com, Tacx, LOOK, Endura, Capo and Stowaway.
Readers' Rigs
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Today's Readers' Rig is a custom steel effort with a difference being designed after a Shimano promotional poster from the '80's. With the frame copied perfectly from the poster the owner himself then hit the spraybooth to paint his creation with the result being such a cool bike that Shimano themselves bought it and now have it displayed in their bike museum in Japan!
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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!
mad-bike1-940_edited-1Readers' Rig: Maddie's Track Fuji
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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Cycling The Pyrenees Coast To Coast
France From Inside Tours' signature trip is the epic Conquer the Pyrenees: 12 days riding 1000 miles and climbing over 100,000 feet from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean and back. The company owner and lead ...
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Top Ride: The Carpegna!
The Carpegna climb is best known as Marco Pantani's favorite training ground - and at 11%+ grades for 7km - it was a perfect place for the late climbing sensation to hone his legendary skills. I'd long wanted to ride it for ...
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Travel: Gran Fondo China
Grand Fondos aren't just sweeping the nation, they're sweeping the world, as Dan Carruthers saw first-hand riding the recent 5-stage Grand Fondo China. It's a whole new world riding in the Middle Kingdom.
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The World Cycling League is set to premiere its high-speed bicycle racing on steeply-banked velodromes in a highly entertaining format, March 18-19 at Carson’s VELO Sports Center indoor velodrome.
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A menu of four cyclosportives in France and seven held in other countries will give participants the opportunity to test their legs on the same courses and in the same conditions as the pros: #RideLikeAPro!
logo-cervel-bigla16-400Conclusions from Mallorca training camp
The Cervélo Bigla Pro Cycling team is nearing the end of its first training camp of the year. The team has spent three weeks in Mallorca going through a schedule that has included partner presentations, the unveiling of the 2016 Endura team kit and a mixture of tough and recovery training.
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Premium carbon wheel manufacturer, Edco Engineering BV, announces sponsorship of the Lupus Racing Team.
Race News

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Vuelta'16 Preview: Top 5 Key Stages
Race Preview: As the Vuelta a España 2016 route was announced on Saturday, you could hear the collective groan of the sprinters as they counted their chances of a victory. On the other hand; the Spanish Grand Tour looks good...
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TOUR de FRANCE 2016 Route: The PE...
The 2016 Tour de France route presentation last week was greeted with (mostly) pleasure from the riders, a good mix of flat, time trial and climbing, with the emphasis on the climbing. Our PEZ Grand Tour expert, Ed Hood, was ...
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GIRO'16: The PEZ First Look
Race Preview: The 2016 Giro d'Italia route has been announced and so Ed Hood has ran an educated eye over the percorso to give us his first look at the Italian Grand Tour. Three individual time trials, seven sprint stages, se...
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