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Saturday February 18, 2017
There's not much better for the motivation than a new pair of cycling shoes at the start of a new season. Chuck Pena in Washington DC has been giving a pair of PRO Leader III by Pearl Izumi, the top of the line shoe from the clothing manufacturer. Don't just take Chuck's word, he joins Tejay van Garderen of BMC in the Pearl Izumi footwear.
Friday February 17, 2017
Retro Interview: Eddie B has been called the “father of modern American cycling” and he brought many successes to US cycling with his extensive knowledge. The man behind Armstrong, Lemond and so many others has own ideas on doping and 'blood doping' or as he would call it; 'blood boosting'. Part 2 of cycling according to Eddie B.
Thursday February 16, 2017
Retro Interview: Edward ‘Eddie B’ Borysewicz brought US cycling to the pinnacle of success at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics with a boat load of medals. Award winning coach, but with a dark cloud of blood doping over his head. In part 1, Ed Hood hears about the early years, Lance, Greg and the riders of the present.
Thursday February 16, 2017
Feb 16, 2017 - All the action from Oman, Algarve and Andalucia with reports and video. No Cauberg finish at the Amstel Gold Race - Top Story. Other cycling news: More cobbles in Roubaix, Abu Dhabi Tour, Women’s Tour of Britain, Chris Butler, Tour of the Alps, Contador's bike and video of Marco Pantani.
Wednesday February 15, 2017
The 2017 Tour de France pays a visit to southwest France with a stage finish in the medieval town of Bergerac along the Dordogne River, and the following day a stage start in nearby Eymet. Allan Reeves of FranceFromInside.com cycling tours is looking to combine his family's nearby Chateau de Pitray and Le Tour for a week of cycling, wine and French living.
Tuesday February 14, 2017
Rider Interview: Early in 2016 it looked like the pro career of Chad Haga would end due to a collision with a dangerously driven car. Since then he has made a full recovery and ridden two Grand Tours, a World championships and a clutch of other top races. But has the incident left more than physical scars? Ed Hood spoke to Chad to get an up-date on his recovery and the future.
Tuesday February 14, 2017
Last month we discussed the idea of front-loading periodization, where we overloaded the hard efforts of a four-week training block into Week 1. I promised to test the concept on myself, plus I convinced a couple of others to join me. How did things work out?
Monday February 13, 2017
Race Report: The 54th edition of Italy's Trofeo Laigueglia ended in triumph for the host nation, as Fabio Felline took his first success of the season. Wearing the white jersey of the Italian national team, Felline rode to victory after launching an astonishing attack in the hilly finale and resisting the return of his rivals.
Monday February 13, 2017
Feb 13, 2017 - The Euro season is now well under way in Spain and Italy. Reports and video from Murcia, Almeria, Laigueglia and Middelkerke. Other cycling news: S. African champs, 2018 Grand Départ, Oman, Algarve and Ruta del Sol, Moolman-Pasio, Cycling Academy, Caja Rural presentation and Lotto Soudal.
Sunday February 12, 2017
Italian book “Bicycles: Past, Present and Future” by Roberto Gurian, with graphic design by Maria Cucchi, has been translated by Robert Bethel into English, but marvelous bike photos speak in all languages. PEZ literary editor, Leslie Reissner, gives us his thoughts on this wonderful bike book.
Saturday February 11, 2017
The spring classics are considered the most exciting single day races on the cycling calendar. From the cobbles and bergs of Flanders, to the pave of northern France to the hills of the Ardennes, these races have come to define the image of the hard men -and women- of cycling.
Friday February 10, 2017
The HT.A line from PRIMAL is one of the nicest on/ off bike collections of apparel I've seen. The best part is that the District Hardshell jacket, Ogunde cargo pants, Longsleeve Henley pullover, and Coltrane Jacket are all designed to be ridden - but are just as comfy and useful off the bike.
Friday February 10, 2017
Trofeo Laigueglia Preview: As the season and the weather starts to warm up in Europe, the race calendar hits the Italian Mediterranean coast for the Trofeo Laigueglia. Daniel Thévenon takes a look at the History, course and favorites for Sunday's Italian Semi-Classic.
Thursday February 9, 2017
6 Day Special: Now the that the '6 Day' season is over and Ed Hood is looking forward to the Classics, he has time to consider the condition of the winter track scene. Ed has been working the boards, below stairs, for many a season and is in the perfect position to get the lay of the land and sum up the failures and successes of the Six Day circus.
Thursday February 9, 2017
Feb 09, 2017 - Goodbye Roger Walkowiak, we look at his life in TOP STORY. Diego Ulissi wins Etruschi and looks to Trofeo Laigueglia Sunday. Plus news from Oman, Murcia, Almeria, Lotto Soudal Classics recon, Abu Dhabi, Langkawi, Dubai Tour's A to Z and we make an omelette with the Sky team. Coffee time!
Wednesday February 8, 2017
Northwave's new Extreme RR shoes feature a new X Frame upper for form-fitting security and an updated sole with ample stiffness and ventilation. Here's a closer look at the latest from one of Italy's top brands.
Tuesday February 7, 2017
Retro Interview: US cycling in the '80s was a hot bed of top riders at a time when there were few International races and American cyclists in Europe were a rare beast. That all changed when Greg Lemond hit the road, but there were a plethora of talent and Ed Hood has unearthed yet another of those top men... Tom Prehn.
Tuesday February 7, 2017
With January giving way to February, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about final phases of building aerobic fitness before moving on to more intensive work in the spring. This is a good and timely topic.
Monday February 6, 2017
Rider Interview: When PEZ interviewed the Caja Rural-Seguros RGA's new US signing, Chris Butler in January, he didn't know when he would start racing in 2017. Then what do we see? His name on the start list for the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana, so what better time to hear what he has to say about life on a Spanish team.
Monday February 6, 2017
Feb 06, 2017 - A full weekend of cycle sport: Dubai, Valencia, Bessèges and cyclocross from Lille and Hoogstraten all with results, reports, quotes and video. Podium boys? - Top Story. In other cycling news: Voeckler Back to the Tour de Yorkshire, Cofidis to the Ruta del Sol, race program for André Greipel and surgery for Frederik Veuchelen. Plus we end with Astana training in Dubai.