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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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Neeltje Jans  - Zeeland - Netherlands - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - peloton pictured during  le Tour de France 2015 - stage 2 - from Utrecht to Neeltje Jans (Zeeland) -166 KM - on sunday 05-07-2015 - photo Dion Kerckhoffs//Davy Rietbergen/Cor Vos © 2015
EUROTRASH Thanksgiving Thursday!
Nov 26, 2015 - Happy Thanksgiving everyone! But the wheels keep turning and we have a mixed bag of EuroTrash cycling news: The UCI have announce the eighteen WorldTour teams for 2016 and also most of the ProConti squads. Dimension Data make the top step of cycling, another year f...
Remembering Steve Hed: The Man Who N...
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.
On all orders of $98 or more! Hey - I'm the first to jump on a good bandwagon, so how could I let the annual US Thanksgiving spend-a-thon pass without offering something to thank loyal PEZ-Fans with?
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Tech N Spec
interbike15-round6-940INTERBIKE 2015 Round #6
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.
kask-feature940Top Lids: Kask Mojito Helmet Review
The Kask Mojito scores some high marks for fit, cooling, and comfort, but gets and extra nod in the colors of this Maratona dles Dolomites special edition colors.
15ib5-largeINTERBIKE 2015 Gear Reviews #5
Interbike 2015 Round 5 features Sarto’s custom frames and saddles, Wahoo’s new GPS/Data ELEMNT, Sugoi’s light weight RSE jersey and bibs and Limar’s new 555 and 007 Helmets.
pezsock-2015-full940PEZ SOCKS: In Shop Now!
The all new PEZ socks by DeFeet have arrived in store – just in time for... looking awesome any time of the year. These DeFeet Aireator ‘Tall Boys’ will keep your ankles warm and your overall look cool…
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.
Cortals d¥Encamp  - Spain - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -   Sergio Paulinho (Tinkoff - Saxo visits the doctor  pictured during La Vuelta 2015 Stage 11 from  Andorra la Vella to Cortals d¥Encamp - photo IB/LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2015
Toolbox: Preventing Cycling Injuries
As with all competitive sports, there is also a risk for injury in competitive bicycling. It is important to understand the pattern and epidemiology of injuries suffered by competitive bicyclists in order to implement appropriate injury prevention and treatment strategies.
Calpe - Spain  - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -  Koos Moerenhout sports director of Rabobank Liv Women Cycling Team - Pauline Ferrand Prevot of Rabobank Liv Women Cycling Team pictured during  trainingscamp womens team  Rabobank Liv  Cycling Team - photo Davy Rietbergen/Cor Vos © 2015
Implementing the Annual Training Plan
ToolBox: “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 to make ...
stevehed-940Remembering Steve Hed: The Man Who Never Stopped Evolving
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.
lowdown-russian-olympic-team-940Lee's Lowdown: Those Russians!
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'.
Utsunomiya - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Japan Cup 2009 - sfeer illustratie - foto Makoto Ayano/Cor Vos ©2009Lee's Lowdown: Change In The US & Giro To Japan!
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?
tdf14st07rp-08spires940Remembrance At Le Tour De France
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.
Top Rides: Italia's Gran Sasso
Pez-Fan Bret Dunbar turns a 'work' trip in Europe into an ultimate 2 day escape as he catches the Giro one day and then goes and climbs the 'Rodney Dangerfield' of Italian climbs, the Gran Sasso the next. I get no respect, I tell ya!
Riding The Strade Bianche Roads
COURSE PREVIEW: The 2014 Strade Bianche race on the famous gravel roads of Tuscany features some new sectors of Chianti's answer to the Belgian cobbles. PEZ joined ex-pro Diego Caccia to ride the new gravel sections, take in the Tuscan countryside, and log a perfect day away fro...
Top Rides: Hi Ho Heidelberg!
When it comes to places to ride in Europe, central Germany usually isn't the first to come to mind. For various reasons, I've had many an opportunity to enjoy the roads near Heidelberg, Germany, and the more I see of the rest of the world, the more I can't help but be convinced t...
Readers' Rigs
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.
disco-trek-full-940Readers Rigs: Trek Discovery Roubaix Special
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.
sarto-rr-bike3-940Writers' Rigs: Corey's Sarto Asola
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.
pinarello940Readers' Rigs: Pinarello Prince
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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