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  • Friday August 5, 2005

    Every year the Tour inspires many up and coming young cyclists. It sparks emotion and intrigue as to what it must be like to race in Europe. I’ve been doing it for the better part of the last three years and even though this hasn’t been a season to remember for me, I’ve learned a few things on how to get over here and race...

  • Thursday June 16, 2005

    Retirement is a strong word. It’s a term that some people use lightly; such as Cipollini in the past. Others truly think they will retire but then find they can’t stay away and come back, like Michael Jordan. Lately it’s a term I’ve been considering quite thoroughly.

  • Monday April 11, 2005

    At the Saunier Duval-Prodir team training camp in January, I had a chance to ride their new Scott USA CR-1 team bikes. We tested last year’s model here on PEZ, so I was keen to see what changes had been made for ’05. And did I mention I was riding the official team bike…?!!!

  • Tuesday March 29, 2005

    One of the most impressive guys in pro cycling is Joxean Fernбndez Matxin, better known as “Matxin”. At only 34 he is the ds of Suanier Duval-Prodir – a ProTour team he helped create with friend and ex-pro Mauro Gianetti. We wanted to know how someone so young steps into the big leagues…

  • Friday March 4, 2005

    Our man Nathan Deibert checks in from the only sunny place in Europe it seems – Spain – where he’s at last secured a new team, a new home, and a new pal in Classic’s king Andrea Tafi…

  • Monday February 21, 2005

    At the recent Saunier Duval – Prodir training camp, I had a chance to speak with team manager Mauro Gianetti. Mauro has gone from being a pro rider to ProTour team manager in just three short years and at 39 years old, he has to be one of the youngest ProTour team managers in the biz. Among other things, we talked about his transition from rider to manager, why he likes the ProTour, and the benefits of riding your bike…

  • Monday February 7, 2005

    Another rider we met at the Saunier Duval – Prodir training camp was Constantino Zaballo. Going into his fifth year as a pro, and having won a stage of the ’04 Vuelta, Tino Zaballa has fine-tuned his goals for 2005. He’s ready to go for the big time – but unlike a lot of other Spanish riders what he considers the “big time” isn’t a stage race, but the Northern Classics.

  • Friday January 28, 2005

    While PEZ was on location at the Team Saunier Duval-Prodir training camp in Spain – thanks to the guys at Scott USA – we got up close and cobbled with Classics ace Andrea Tafi. In 15 years as a pro he’s won Lombardy, Roubaix, and Flanders – and it turns out he’s got some unfinished business with the Queen of the Classics.

  • Sunday January 2, 2005

    So, it’s finally over. 2004 is in the books, so I thought it a good time to take a look back at the year and see where I stand. It’s been interesting, with a lot of ups and downs although I feel like it’s been a fairly successful year.

  • Wednesday December 8, 2004

    Our Homeboy Espaсa battles the cold northeastern winter – and kicks butt at the PA State Cyclocross Championships and then questions it all - ! Fear not – as his Spanish Sweetie is due to arrive and his plans to return to Spain become clearer- he bounces back…!

  • Friday October 22, 2004

    Checking in from his winter base in PA, our Homeboy Espaсa finally wrapped his season ‘o road, and barely blinked before starting his season ‘o cross. Time off? Fuhgeddahboudit until at least Christmas…

  • Wednesday September 22, 2004

    Today’s Vuelta stage was a cracker. And it’s even better since like Liberty Seguros has allowed PEZ great access to their riders during this race. We got one-one with race leader Roberto Heras after today’s tough mountain stage. So how is the two-time winner coping with having everyone gunning for him once again?

  • Thursday September 16, 2004

    Well, if you didn’t know the name Santiago Perez yesterday, assuming you’ve seen today’s Vuelta results it’s a safe bet you know it today. Santiago Perez finished 2nd today on the climb to Calar Alto and muscled his way into the top ten on G.C. Yesterday during the Vuelta’s rest day I had a chance to chat with Santi on the phone.

  • Monday September 13, 2004

    After about a week of trying, I was finally able to catch up with Isidro Nozal. It wasn’t easy, as it seemed he was never his hotel room or he was on the phone. I called a few times today and when I did get him, he was just finishing up a conversation on his mobile phone.

  • Thursday September 9, 2004

    Well here it is, your first look inside the Vuelta a Espaсa. I was hoping to get this out yesterday but due to the Liberty Seguros team arriving late to their hotel there was no time for an interview before bedtime...

  • Wednesday August 18, 2004

    Our Spanish Homie checks in this week from… Hummelstown? His reign in Spain is on temporary hiatus - but it looks like love really does conquer all – could it be his ticket back to the land of very windy, hot races…?

  • Wednesday July 28, 2004

    The latest dispatch from Spain has our Homeboy Nathan chillin’ in the summer heat, then racin’ in the summer heat – and you can almost see the heatwaves in the photos…

  • Thursday June 24, 2004

    I took a break from my usual race routine to do a special event called the “Infierno del Sur”, (the “Hell of the South”), held not far from my home in Sevilla Spain. The Infierno is actually a “cicloturista” (like the “grand fondo” rides in Italy), but I think the best way to describe it is a tough century ride on steroids – it couldn’t be better named...

  • Wednesday June 23, 2004

    When the new Six13 started to make the buzz we were as curious as the next PEZ-Reader, so thanks to Javi of Cannondale Spain, we got hooked up for a preview and ride of the only Six13 in that country.

  • Wednesday May 26, 2004

    The last time Nathan checked in, he’d just been whipped at the Vuelta a Cordoba. But what doesn’t kill you – makes you stronger! Since then he’s had three races in three weeks, with three decent results! Read on...