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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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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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EUROTRASH Kittel Thursday!
Feb 04, 2016 - Marcel Kittel is back with a win in the Dubai Tour out-sprinting Mark Cavendish. All the results and video from Dubai, Valencia, Qatar and Bessèges. The Van den Driessche family are our Top Story and we have n...
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Interviews
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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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.
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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...
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Castelli TEMPESTA Winner IS...
Congratulations to long time PEZ-Reader Ron Leong of San Fransisco CA, who remarked :"This is the best thing that's happened to me today!" upon hearing the news he'd won Castelli's Tempesta Rain Gear package.
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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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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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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...
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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.
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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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 ...
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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 ...
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.
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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