Nov. 27, 2014 - A special guest editor today for this Thanksgiving Edition of EuroTrash - the PEZ himself has been charged with a condensed version of ET, noting the sad passing of Steve Hed, the birth of the Velon Project, and the return of the Tour to German TV and San Remo's finish on Via Roma.
The cirque du Six Days was in Gent for the 74th running of this 'race to nowhere', and PEZ was right there in the middle of it... Ed Hood takes us inside the boards for a unique look at Cav's almost win, rising star Jasper de Buysts convincing win, and everything in between.
The market for indoor cycling training systems is constantly increasing and evolving, and while most non-trackies are opting for fixed-mount trainers, TruTrainer has reconverted me to the fun of rollers with their top-end quality and ride feel. Pez reviews TruTrainer's Premium cycling rollers.
PEZ's Ed Hood spent the weekend in Belgium - taking in the best of winter cycling at the Gent Six Days & the Kokside Cross races. Click in for a trackside photo report of the boards, the bikes and the boys who pedal through anything - including axle deep sand.
The Interbike 2014 love just keeps on coming, here's a look at the new cycling gear from Ritchey, BH, Scapin, Giro, Rauler, and Infocrank.
Cycling is a demanding sport on both the mind and body. There are so many elements to keep in balance including training, rest, social and family life, work, relationships and nutrition to name a few. I connected with Canadian Professional Road Cyclist Lex Albrecht on how she keeps the balance as well as her thoughts on nutrition as a professional cyclist.
Photo Special: It’s not ‘Good-Bye Cannondale’ but more of a ‘See you next year in the US’ for the famous frame maker. After nearly 20 years of sponsoring and supplying bikes to Italian based Pro teams, Cannondale will become a US WorldTour team with Garmin in 2015. We take a look at 'Cannondale: The Italian Years.'
Cyclocross news, six day action from Gent, video, results and more plus Australia chooses its 'Tour Team of The Century' that leads to the question - what riders would make an American Tour Team of The Century? It's EuroTrash Monday time.
The Fly6 is an innovative HD camera and rear light that has become an internet sensation since its inception thanks to some amazing footage of crashes, crazy car drivers, animal attacks and more. For the last 3 months PEZ editor Chris Selden has been extensively testing the new model Fly6 across the roads of France and today he brings you his complete review of the upgraded unit released this week.
CONGRATULATIONS: To long time PEZ-Fan Hannu Heikkilä of Finland - the winner of our cycling week holiday in Lake Garda. This could be the best week of his life - superb riding in Italy's famous lakes district, local guides who know the best roads, amazing Italian food & drink, and a luxurious stay at a newly renovated family-run boutique hotel with the guys at Garda Bike Hotels.
PEZ's Literary Editor Leslie Reissner is continuing his look at books that aren't your everyday, run of the mill standard cycling publications this week with a review of 'Rebour - The Bicycle Illustrations of Daniel Rebour'. From 1945 until the early 1980s Daniel Rebour made hundreds of meticulous drawings of any and all interesting developments in the realm of bicycles and they're detailed in this unique book.
At 36 years-of-age Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies’ Tom Zirbel isn’t getting any younger but it took Worlds TT medallist Taylor Phinney to wrest the 2013 stars and stripes TT jersey off the big man’s back. He was well in the picture in every TT he rode in 2014 as well as being runner-up in the NRC calendar. Ed Hood caught up with the Optum strongman at the end of the season.
From rider to journalist to organiser - Lee Rodgers has seen all sides of the majestically beautiful yet spectacularly cruel race that is the Taiwan KOM Challenge. Today he looks back at his experiences from this truly unique climbing race which is gaining every year in stature and prestige.
Nov 20, 2014 - Another doping case from Astana and Tony Martin going for the Hour Record are our top stories in EuroTrash Thursday. In other cycling news: Movistar received two WorldTour trophies, team news from BMC, MTN, BORA, La Pomme and Bigla, plus rider and race news and a cat! Coffee time.
The days are getting shorter and the temperatures are starting to plummet. It must be time to release my yearly cycling calendar. Every year the selection process gets a little more difficult as I seem to be able to fill up my 32GB memory cards quite quickly these days. Join me as I share my thoughts on how I narrowed thousands of images down to a 12 month calendar of my favorites.
It’s a razor-thin line that we as athletes walk between being extremely lean and fit on the one edge, and the precipice of overtraining and increased risk of infections and illness on the other. With flu season upon us, what should we be considering about maintaining our off-season health?
Today on PEZ we travel over to Europe where our ex racer Chris in France has been checking out some cool new products from BBB accessories and Scicon Bags and our ex-Pro mechanic Alastair in Spain has been spinning his legs with the latest in accessories from Wahoo. 3 products that won't break the bank but proved to be very practical indeed.
Nov 17, 2014 - All the latest news from around the World of cycle sport. Good news from Madrid as they get their race back, Vantornout dominates in Gavere; video, reports and results. Plus lots of team, race and rider news from Cannondale, Movistar, Bora, Bianchi, Lampre, Vuelta, San Luis and much more. Monday coffee time.
After freezing his way through Milan-Sanremo earlier in the year our roadside expert Alessandro thought he'd seen the last of snowy bike races for 2013 - was he ever wrong! We sent him out again into the snow and rain on stage 14 of that years Giro d'Itala. It's a springtime snowy roadside special!
The latest book from Velopress/Rouleur - Bike Mechanic: Tales from the Road and the Workshop is an all-access pass to cycling’s back stage: the team truck, the service course, and the workshop. Through gritty photographs and striking interviews, Bike Mechanic explores the daily lives of the bicycle technicians who keep the pro peloton rolling, no matter the weather, no matter the hour.