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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.
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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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Team Rally: 'We Are Going To Race'
PEZ joined Team Rally for an informal media day and ride, and found the UCI America's Tour #1 team's blend of World Tour guidance and young rider enthusiasm is riding to win at Americas top races in 2016.
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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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    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.
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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.
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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.
    Campbelltown - Australia - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Simon Gerrans (Australia / Team Orica Greenedge) pictured during Santos Tour Down Under 2016 stage 3 139 KM from Glenelg to Campbelltown - Australia - photo Dion Kerckhoffs/Cor Vos © 2016
    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...
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    Pez Bookshelf: Everything Old is ...
    Book Review: All new inventions are a product of evolution, with many missteps and dead-ends before reaching acceptable levels of practicality, affordability and aesthetics. Nowhere is this more obvious that in “Bicycle De...
    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 #6
    It's last chance saloon for holiday presents and here is Gift Guide #6 to help you with the last minute purchase. Another collection contributed by: BBB, Bianchi, Health Warrior, Danny Shane, Northwave, Zipp, Gore Bike Wear, ...
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    INTERBIKE 2015 Gear Round 7
    Interbike winds down as Louis Garneau steps up their game with new skins, helmets and shoes, Sapo Pumps are here, Northwave have revamped the footwear line and Edco’s new hoops and cogs are ready.
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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...
    Readers' Rigs
    keren_wholebike940Readers' Rigs: Evo Devo
    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.
    look695-940Readers' Rigs: LOOK 695 Light
    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.
    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.
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    Best of PEZ'15: SanRemo Giro Big ...
    The mid-winter break is a good time to check the archives and remember some of our best days of the season past. For me it was the opening week of the Giro d'Italia along the shimmering Ligurian coast. The opening stage Tea...
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    Chasing The TTT
    Sifting through the PEZ archives I stumbled upon my day at the stage 4 Team Time Trial at the 2010 d'Italia from Savigliano to Cuneo - a gorgeous event in the foothills of the Alps that was worth an upgrade to our big wide format.
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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 ...
    logo-dimension-data-650South African National Championships
    The South African National Championships will take place from 10th - 14th February in the KwaZulu-Natal Province. The elite time trial happens on Thursday 11th and the elite/u23 road race will be the final event on Sunday the 14th.
    logo-resistance-920La Resistance, A Unique Cycling Event in the French Alps
    The organisers of La Resistance are excited to announce that the inaugural running of this unique high mountain cycling event will take place this September in the picturesque village of Talloires, on the shores of Lake Annecy.
    logo-360fly-650Cannondale 360fly, powered by SUGOI
    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.
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    Berlin Six Days: Trackside PEZ!
    It's Six Days season in northern Europe, with racing 'round the boards keeping riders fit & fans entertained for days on end. Ed Hood's pulling his annual shift working for two teams in Berlin, and filing the action for PEZ...
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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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