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The PezCyclingNews Features section is where you’ll find some of our best stories, the kind that make us want to ride our bikes, and remind us why we love cycling and cycle sport so much. With over 1000 original articles posted so far, there’s plenty of great reading here to entertain, whether you’ve got 5 minutes or 5 hours. Or let us serve up a tasty dish of random stories – just click the Randomizer for a completely random selection of stories pulled from our entire database – just click the ‘infinity’ button in the header, and enjoy!



  • Wednesday December 7, 2016

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    The best gifts are often great books, and with over 50 cycling books reviewed in the PEZ archives, it's a small step to humbly suggest some of my personal favorites. Here's 10 of the best cycling books to make your holiday reading and shopping a little easier.

  • Sunday December 4, 2016

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    The euphemism “to kick the bucket” for dying dates back to around 1785 but the “Bucket List” is a term of more recent derivation, seeming to have been coined with the release of the 2006 movie of the same name. The Cyclist's Bucket List by Ian Dille is a book that shows us just how deep that bucket might be and how varied its contents when it comes to the passionate pastime of cycling.

  • Friday December 2, 2016

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    The Peter Sagan VIP Charity ride raised over $54,000, took in some great riding around Malibu CA, and gave us a chance to get to know a bit more about the World Champ and most popular ride in the pro peloton.

  • Wednesday November 30, 2016

    Mont Ventoux - Chalet Reynard - France  - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - the crash in the last kilometer of the Mont Ventoux climb  -  Chris Froome (GBR-Team Sky) - Bauke Mollema (NED-Trek Segafredo) - Richie Porte (AUS-BMC Racing Team)  pictured during stage 12 of the 2016 Tour de France from  Montpellier to Mont Ventoux Chalet Reynard , 179.00 km - photo Pool Bernard Papon/Cor Vos © 2016

    Lowdown: Our resident cycling philosopher, Lee Rogers, has gone deep today. 'Why do we do this?' A good question we ask ourselves when we are cold, wet through and on our knees, but we know we wouldn't change it for the World. Lee sums up the all-encompassing pleasure and pain of this sport we love.

  • Friday November 25, 2016

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  • Wednesday November 23, 2016

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    Lowdown: As WADA now has new powers to sanction anti-doping organizations that fail to comply with the code, it looked like things were getting brighter on the doping front. But, as always, someone comes along and ruins it all: Ivan Basso gets a new job, Father dopes son, George Hincapie rides the Cape Epic and Tramadol just refuses to be banned.

  • Monday November 21, 2016

    Gent - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Bradley Wiggins (GBR)  pictured during the last and final day of the 76th Lotto Six Days Vlaanderen on November 15, 2016 at Het Kuipke velodrome in Gent, Belgium  - photo NV/PN/Cor Vos © 2016

    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?

  • Saturday November 19, 2016

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    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.

  • Wednesday November 16, 2016

    Marseille - France  - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Tour de France 10e etappe  - Tallard - Marseille  - 54 Thomas Dekker (Ned-Rabobank) als waterdager  voor 58 Michael Rasmussen (Den-Rabobank) - foto Marketa Navratilova/Wessel van Keuk/Cor Vos ©2007

    Lowdown: When is doping not doping? Easy, when it has a TUE. In today's Lowdown, Lee Rodgers is in a comparative mood: Wiggins, Van den Driessche, Dekker and Rasmussen, do they have something in common? It's not black and white, but then it never is. Then there are the dopers of the past: Gonzalez, Millar and Ullrich, some fairing better than others after the end of their careers.

  • Tuesday November 15, 2016

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    There is little more that need be said about the Taiwan KOM Challenge. You probably already know that it is 100 kilometers of climbing, that it rises to 3,275 meters, and that roughly 400 people take on the challenge each year. There are, however, things that must be said about the experience.

  • Sunday November 13, 2016

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    Noted cycling enthusiast Henry Ford once stated: “Whether you think you can or you think you can't—you're right.” Bicycling late into his life, the industrialist/folk hero was aware of the importance of the human mind and positive thinking.

  • Friday November 11, 2016

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    November 11 marks the end of World War I, the “War To End All Wars,” as it turned out to be inaccurately described. Throughout the world ceremonies will take place to note the end of that conflict 98 years ago, but also to remember those who died in other wars, both those serving their countries and civilians who lost their lives or suffered through the trauma.

  • Wednesday November 9, 2016

    Poisy - France - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -  arrival Froome Christopher (Gbr - Team Sky) - injured wounded after crash val sturz  pictured during  Criterium Dauphine Libere 2014 - stage 6 from Grenoble to Poisy  178,5  KM - photo VK/PN/Cor Vos © 2014

    Lowdown: 'Put me back on the bike' to quote Tom Simpson near the summit of Mont Ventoux, all he wanted to do was ride on. We've all seen riders covered in bandages or with ripped clothing and covered in blood, no one will stop them from racing. In the light of Katie Archibald's crash and subsequent track World Cup win, Lee Rodgers compares the different attitude between the knights of the road/track and soccer players to injuries.

  • Saturday October 29, 2016

    Greg LeMond: Yellow Jersey Racer by Guy Andrews

    Book Review: Greg LeMond is America's most successful cyclist, ignoring the dubious results of Mr. Armstrong, and he is also held in high regard through-out the World of cycling. Leslie Reissner takes a look at a new book by Guy Andrews on the career of the multi-champion, LeMond. From a young boy dreaming of his future, to a rider who revolutionized many aspects of the sport. Greg LeMond - Yellow Jersey Racer.

  • Friday October 28, 2016

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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.

  • Wednesday October 26, 2016

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    Lowdown: Sometimes it is better to say nothing and maybe David Millar should take note of that smart piece of advice. Put yourself in the crosshairs and you are bound to take some flak. Lee Rodgers has the Lowdown on Mr. Millar and his latest pontifications in the New York Times. Rodgers rant time!

  • Tuesday October 25, 2016

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    The insanely tough Taiwan KOM Challenge is just days away. It's a climber's race - running just 105km, it's uphill the entire way to the finish at over 3200 meters. Brett Lindstrom is returning for his 4th run to the top, and offered his look getting ready for this main event.

  • Sunday October 23, 2016

    Kortrijk- Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -  Wiggins Bradley (Team Sky) talking to the press during a press conference prior to the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne - Brussel - Kuurne races in Kortrijk, Belgium  - photo NV/PN/Cor Vos © 2015

    The Fancy Bears hacking of the WADA/Olympic data base unearthed Bradley Wiggins' TUE use just before three important events has caused rumblings of doubt and calls of stretching the letter of the law. Wiggins has not broken the rules as they stand, but there is the moral question and whether or not the TUE system is wrong. Joe Harris and Steve Maxwell of The Outer Line ask; is it 'Treating or Cheating?'

  • Thursday October 20, 2016

    Doha - Qatar - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Amber Neben (USA / Be Pink)  pictured during ITT women Time Trial Individual of the UCI Road World Championships 2016 in Qatar - photo VK/PN/Cor Vos © 2016

    Worlds'16: Now the dust (sand) has settled, the PEZ Crew have got together to air their thoughts on the rainbow races in Doha. We have a special addition to the gang: US and LottoNl-Jumbo's Alexey Vermeulen who rode the time trial and the road race in the desert of Qatar. The 2016 World championships, good, bad or...? Here is what the PEZ Crew think.

  • Tuesday October 18, 2016

    Doha - Qatar - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Kolar Michal (Slowakia / Team Tinkoff - Tinkov) - Peter Sagan (Slowakia / Team Tinkoff - Tinkov)  pictured during the Road Race of the UCI Road World Championships 2016 in Qatar - photo Pool/GWCor Vos © 2016

    Lowdown: By winning the 2016 World elite road championships, Peter Sagan has bolstered his reputation as the best riders in the peloton at the moment... and moving him towards the title of one of the best ever. Lee Rodgers dissects the Doha championships and gives us his lowdown on 'THE' race of the year and the characters of the battle.