The curtain has come down on 2016 and so the 'PEZ Crew' review the past season, the high points of yet another fun packed year. But this is a running Chris Froome free area (mostly). Peter Sagan gets the vote of rider of the year, Matt Hayman does the ride of the year, Steven Kruijswijk the big loser and Esteban Chaves the man to watch. Season '16 in a nut shell.
Christmas morning, the kids have laid waste to their presents and now it's time for the food to be devoured and the feeling of regret as we dose in a chair in front of the TV. Well, thank goodness it's only once a year. Tomorrow; back on the bike for many of us, including the Pro teams, but first some Christmas greetings from around the World of cycling. Roll on 2017!
As many of you will be finishing work on Friday for the holidays, we thought it would be the best idea to pass on our best regards for the 2016 season today, before the party begins! Everyone here at the PEZ Global HQ wish you and your families all the best for 2017 and thanks for reading and making it, yet again, a cycling season to remember.
PEZ Holiday Gift Guide #6 is a diverse bag of suggestions. From Primal casual wear to complete bikes by Detroit and Canyon. In between we have Shoes from Bont and Sidi, glasses from Smith, Clement tires, custom cycling jerseys from Champion System, titanium key clip by Spurcycle, Capo wind jacket, wheels by Boyd, plus a torque wrench and valve silencers from Effetto Mariposa. Something for everybody.
If you are still struggling to find that perfect present for the cyclist in your life; today's PEZ Holiday Gift Guide might hold the answer. Creams and oils to pamper from OA Performance Products, clothing and shoes by Capo, RPM and Sidi, Kreitler Rollers, glasses from Tifosi, a bike build by Velofix DIRECT or security by OTTOLOCK. Not to forget some good reading matter - Greg LeMond: Yellow Jersey Racer. Less than ten days to go!
Riding across the Pyrenees from cost to coast and back is one of the all time epic rides - eat, sleep, ride, repeat. It's a road cyclist's dream that PEZ-Fan Richard Watson lived for two weeks 2016, and now takes us along for the ride.
A truly mixed bag of ideas in the fourth PEZ Holiday Gift Guide. Visit Belgium for Liege-Bastogne-Liege, jersey from Alé, Firstendurance EFS Pro drink, Polar M450 with GPS, the Bell Stratus helmet, Vision integrated handlebar, ANOUK frame by Scapin, Bkool smart trainer and Cycle Star Nanotech. Not long till Christmas!
The Cycliste Professionnels Associés (CPA) was formed in 1999, to better coordinate professional cycling’s pre-existing national rider associations, to “act as a reference point” in the case of issues which went beyond national borders, and more generally to protect the rights and interests of riders. The Outer Line takes a close look at the CPA.
Gift Guide’16 #3 is not just packed full of present ideas for the holiday season, but also has discounts on American Classic wheels, Verge Sport clothing, Zevlin Products and Scapin frames. Plus gift suggestions from FSA, State Bicycle Co. Sports Optical and Brooks x Vault by Vans.
Holiday Gift Guide #2 is full of just the stuff to please the in cyclist your life, specially if it is yourself! Clothing from Assos, Race Face and Genova Retro, saddle by Astute, training at home with the Sufferfest Training Centre App or abroad at the Garda Bike Hotel. Plus glasses from XX2i Optics and a beautiful retro steel frame from the Battaglin Collezione Speciale. All great gift ideas.
Thanksgiving is behind us and that only means one thing… Yes, the Christmas holidays are only round the corner. They say ‘it is better to give than to receive,’ but it doesn’t stop you making some strong hints. Here are some great gift ideas from Campagnolo, Bell Helmets, Pioneer, Bikase, Giro, Science in Sport, Rudy Project, CompuTrainer and photographer Darrell Parks’ 2017 calendar.
ANT is an ultra-low power (ULP) wireless protocol for sending information wirelessly from one device to another, so that your phone, bike computer, heart rate monitor, power meter and other training devices can talk to each other and allow technology to make your cycling (and life) better than ever. But how does it work?
Monday in Gent, the morning after the night before - The Six is over. But the adventure for Callum and Dave goes on: No, not a cyclocross or another pub, but a church! A church in praise of the sport of cycling. The Wielermuseum in Roeslare is no shinny display, like the Centrum Ronde van Vlaanderen, Roeslare is more for the hardened Flandrien of the cobbled road.
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Gent '6 Day' and Hasselt Cross: Callum and Dave have had a full Belgian weekend, first they hit the Gent track on Friday night to soak up the atmosphere, then it was the mud of Hasselt on Saturday before the big finale on the velodrome on Sunday night. It was a fan-pleaser as Cav and Wiggo came out on top for the big farewell to Bradley... Or is it?
Race News: The Brits are coming! Ed Hood, our main man for the 6 Days, can't make it to the big event of the winter track season in Gent this year. If he's not there working in the pits, he would be sampling a beer with the cycling intelligentsia track side... but not this year. Not to worry, his usual traveling companions; Callum and Dave are there for the fun. Callum takes up the story on day 4.
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Verge Sport - makers of custom technical cycling apparel since 1999 are a brand who's profile might be a lot higher if they sponsored a Pro Tour team, but making and delivering pro tour level kit for local teams and riders suits them just fine.
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The world of anti doping in sport sometimes feels like a battle between opposing forces on the same side. The debate has become polarised between those advocating zero tolerance and those who want to accept performance enhancement as a reality to be managed.