Pro Diary: A 24 hour voyage, experiencing a new country, trying to learn a language, a crash, a KOM jersey and a huge announcement that his team is going to the Tour de France. The first 6 weeks of season 2014 have already been action packed for our man inside the peloton Clément Koretzky as he explains in his latest diary.
Travel: Warm weather cycling in the dead of winter is not nearly as far away as you might think. The Caribbean isle of Guadulpe offers up excellent roads, laid back hospitality, and sunny days. Chris Gutowsky of VéloSport Vacations knows it well...
The 2014 Tour de France visits the Bordeaux region with a stage finish and Time Trial start at the medieval town of Bergerac. France From Inside cycling tour's Allan Reeves knows the area well - his family owns a chateau there, and guests will enjoy fantastic riding, exquisite French cuisine, and some big time bike racing.
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.
Roadside Report: After a week of fun in the sun at the Tour Down Under 2014 the race wrapped up in Adelaide on Sunday and once again Steve was there roadside to take it all in. Fun times, tough times and certainly hot times the race has been a thrill a minute as the GC contenders slugged it out every day in a battle of mere seconds.
Roadside Report: The Old Willunga Hill marks the Queen stage of the 2014 Tour Down Under and with the GC battle between Cadel Evans & Simon Gerrans just 7 seconds apart, today's hilltop finish would be crucial. PEZ was in the thick of the roadside action.
Roadside: Stage 4 of the Santos Tour Down Under was expected to be a day for the sprinters and André Greipel proved it true taking his first 2014 TDU stage win and his 15th TDU win of his career. Stage 4 was also the occasion where amateur riders could ride the exact stage on the same day as the Pros. PEZ's man Down Under, Steve VeloRoo was there on the bike for the entire 148.5 kilometers and survived.
Roadside Report: The 2014 Santos Tour Down Under cranked up the excitement again today as an Aussie favourite exploded the race with an impressive attack on the infamous Corkscrew Road climb to take the stage win and the GC lead. PEZ-Man Steve was there roadside to take it all in.
Roadside Report St.2: Today was the first overcast day of the Tour Down Under but the sun was shining bright for Lampre-Merida's star Diego Ulissi. PEZ was amongst it all again roadside at the startline and again at the finish in the Euro-Style township of Stirling to catch all the action.
Roadside Report: Sunshine, spectacular scenery, thousands of enthusiastic spectators and the crowd favorite taking the win. Yep, It was a good day to be an Aussie roadside at Stage 1 of the 2014 Tour Down Under. Our man on the scene, Steve takes us on another roadside adventure.
ROADSIDE Down Under: Between catching up with the stars of the 2014 Santos Tour Down Under Team's Presentation and watching people run around in their underwear (true story), Steve also managed to ride with a legend, go front row at the People's Choice Classic and more. It's been a hot and hectic first few days in Adelaide this year.
PEZ's Tour Of Down Under to the Tour Down Under. Getting to Adelaide was no simple plan, as Steve chose to drive 2000km across the outback through 100+ degree heat, crossing bushfires, desert plains and native wildlife to make it to his cycling nirvana, the 2014 Santos Tour Down Under. Here's his trip.
Pro Diary: Clément Koretzky of Bretagne-Séché Environnement professional cycling team joins the PEZ-Crew to give us a unique look at his life as a pro cyclist. Clément starts with his off season preparations and his aspirations for 2014 as he heads off to Argentina to begin his season at the Tour de San Luis.
Performance cycling jackets have come a long way in recent years, and Capo's HiVis super reflective jacket, Sugoi's RSE NeoShell rain jacket, and Sportful's Hot Pack Ultralight Jacket offer three distinct options for riding when the sun ain't shining.
There’s a great camaraderie here at PEZ, and although we’re scattered across the globe, the warmth of the season makes the distance a little smaller. So today the PEZ CREW has gathered to thank readers for your support, and share a few thoughts as we close the year with family and friends.
So many gifts, so little time - but this year's PEZCycling Gift Guides runneth over, so we added another - chock-full o' the best gear any cyclist could want. Today we've got items from Scott, CompuTrainer, DeFeet, ZEROZ, Syncros, De Marchi, Capo, Ceepo, Quarq, Liitle T Baker, SRAM, Vision, Darrell Parks & Hincapie.
This is it – the biggest, baddest sale ever run at the PEZShop. Almost every piece of collectible PEZ Kit is ON SALE NOW – jerseys, bibs, socks, jackets & vests, arms & knees & more - ! Check out the awesome deals on almost everything in stock.
Just in time for a bit of weekend shopping is Pez's Holiday Gift Guide #4. This time we have some hot new gear from Sony, Velopress, Conquest CycleWear, Bellwether, Verge Sport, Mt Borah, Barfly, Lake, Olympia, Craft, a great deal from Sports Tours International and more.
Christmas is approaching but there's still time to grab the latest gear for you or your loved ones. In edition #3 of the PEZCycling Holiday Gift Guide we take a look at some great products from Sportful, Elite, ErgVideo, Cinelli, LOOK, V-Gear, Power2max, Polar, Grupetto Bikes & ProViz.
Now's the time to treat yourself or your loved ones to some great new gear. The PEZCycling Holiday Gift Guide #2 has great gift ideas from Castelli, mugs from Handmade Cyclist, the new Velovie 500, Continental tires, Primal Wear, Wahoo's KickR trainer, My Alibi Bloomers for your better half, D2 Shoes, and BMC bikes.