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Race Report: With an attack in the ascent to the col de la Croix-de-Fer, 59km before the finish at La Toussuire, defending champion Vincenzo Nibali made it up for his disillusion of the first week of the Tour de France as he bounced back to brilliantly win the Alpine queen stage. Chris Froome retained the yellow jersey ahead of the grand finale at l'Alpe d'Huez.
Practice? Remember when you were young(er) and you went to practice? In team sports like basketball or football, you go to practices and spend upward of 70-80% of your time focused on improving your skills. Now you train, right? What’s the difference?
Roadside Stage 15: Sunday was a fast, fast stage, so Photog Beardy McBeard jumped ahead of the race to catch the action on the category 4 climb of the Col de la Croix de Bauzon. A fast dash of 100 kilometers to the finish for a wrong turn to throw the Beard off schedule. More unique pics from the Tour:
Congratulations to Dave Schwabe of Andover KS as the winner of the Rialto Jersey and Phantom Short from Club Ride Apparel. Comfort, quality and style make 'em a must have for any self-respecting Pez-fan.
Roadside St. 14: The steep slopes of the climb to Mende made for great racing and even better pictures today. Photog Beardy McBeard joined the French fan fray just minutes before the race , and captured today's best look at the Tour roadside.
Roadside St. 13: Photog Beardy McBeard's daily plan takes a turn for the better when his drowned camera comes back to life, and the melting tar doesn't melt his spirit to capture the roadside sights of this Tour de France. And he even gets his first sunflower shot - things are looking up...
Roadside St. 11: It's day 2 in the Pyrenees and a visit to the iconic Col du Tourmalet under sunny skies delivers some of the best images of Le Tour we've seen so far. Photog Marcus Enno filed this report as the Tour de France crossed its half-way point.
Roadside St. 10: This Tour's first real mountain stage saw Chris Froome take control with an astounding display of superiority over... well, everyone. The high Pyrenean clicmb of La Pierre Saint-Martin was a fitting place for the Sky rider to rise to the top. Here are today's roadside photo report from photog Marcus Enno.
Roadside Stage 9: The stage 9 Team Time Trial from Vannes to Plumelac offered a welcome change to the hectic days of race chasing, instead allowing time to stake out some primo locations for more primo photos of how the Tour looks through the camera lens of photog Marcus Enno.
Roadside Stage 8: Learning the press ropes at the Tour is no easy task, and often takes years to achieve a passable level of fluency of "Tour Journo". Photog Beardy McBeard remains undaunted by the daily challenges of shooting fantastic photos, and may even meet a friendly gendarme before this Tour is over.
Roadside St. 7: It's been three days of "rest" for the peloton but not our photog Beardy - with long days at the Tour taking a toll and still 2 weeks to go, Marcus revised his shooting plans for the stage but still captured some amazing images on the road from Livarot to Fougères.
Roadside St. 6: PEZ welcomes a new face to our patented roadside coverage - Australian photog Marcus Enno (aka Beardy McBeard) is on an ambitious plan to cover every stage from start to finish, and capture as much of le Tour as his lens and the gendarmes will allow. Here's a big look at his day from Abbeville to Le Havre.
Readers' Rigs is a great look at what PEZ fans are riding but what about the man who created the column, Chris Selden - what's he riding? Well recently Chris bought a new rig, a De Rosa SuperKing 888 so he thought he better update PEZ fans with details on his new love...
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Without doubt the fastest growing facet of cycling has to be the Grand Fondo. They cater for all categories, age groups and levels of fitness, just look at how many people they have been brought into cycling. Joshua Liberles and Greg Lee recently savored the Oregon Triple Crown based in Cottage Grove.
The Winston-Salem race week-end is becoming one of the most important events in the US, so we sent photographer David Gill down to snap the best shots in the top races. David gets behind the scenes and amongst the action for his unique view of all things Winston-Salem.
One of my favorite yet most frustrating things about racing is how hard it is to win. There are so few sports that rank with cycling as far as all the things that must align to capture that elusive victory. It is crucial that when cyclists start to race, they learn how to win races.
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PEZ's Nate King has raced professionally around the world but he'd never ridden on classic steel, strapped on some toeclips and got those downtube shifters moving on a machine from the past. Eroica California was the perfect place to do it and it's where Nate rediscovered just how beautiful riding can be.