Oct 24, 2016 - The Abu Dhabi Tour saw the curtain come down on the Tinkoff team - Top Story. We also have the reports and video from Abu Dhabi, the Valkenburg cyclocross and Japan Cup. Other cycling news: Joaquim Rodríguez comes out of retirement, riders stay with Wanty-Groupe Gobert, another Nibali for Bahrain Merida, extra day for Trentino and Bianchi with LottoNl-Jumbo. Monday coffee time!
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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?'
Famous Italian racer and bike builder Giovanni Battaglin celebrates turning 65 with a 65-piece only Colezzione Speciale - fully custom, hand-built, steel lugged frames using Columbus newest steel tubes, brilliantly polished and crafted by people who love building steel racing bicycles.
Is it a road bike? cross bike? or a gravel bike? Who cares about definitions it's a fun bike! Our returning Readers' Rigs alumni Joey from San Francisco is back again in Readers' Rigs with yet another bike that has some struggling to define it but that can't keep the smile off of Joey's face everytime he rides it, a sweet Specialized Crux E5 cross frame built up with American Classic 27.5 tubeless wheels, Sram Red and more.
The 2017 Tour de France route was revealed Tuesday in Paris, and PEZ was there! Here’s our PEZ-Clusive look inside. Starting in Germany for the first time since 1992, and taking in all 5 mountain regions of France, there are 10 new stage cities and the first ever finish atop the Col d'Izoard.
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.
Oct 20, 2016 - The climb of the Izoard makes its comeback to the 2017 Tour de France, the scene of many battles in the past, including Gino Bartali taking flight in 1938. EUROTRASH looks at the route announcement of the French Grand Tour. Other cycling news: Cyclocross from Zonhoven with video, no Bayern Rundfahrt or San Luis, contracts with Katusha, Wanty and Movistar/Valverde, Cheng Ji retires and video homage to Bernard Hinault. EUROTRASH coffee time!
Park Tool, Masi Bikes latest, Knog’s Blinders and OI bell, Northwave’s latest Extreme RR shoe and a great line of Italian clothes from La Classica are all loaded up for round #4 Interbike 2016 gear reviews.
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.
These are great days! The cool fall weather and disappearing sun always bring back fun rides that define many seasons past. What can you do with rides during the fall to improve for 2017?
Worlds Photo Book: Our PEZ photographer, Chenthil Mohan, was at the big race of the World championships on Sunday to take the sights of Doha and the elite men's race. The championships may have been low on excitement, but Chenthil captures the action in Qatar and the top class finish.
Oct 17, 2016 - Peter Sagan held onto his rainbow jersey for another year. With a strong and crafty sprint, the Slovakian swooped past the remnants of the field in Doha for his second World title. We have all the reports, results and video from all the road World championships. In other cycling news: Wanty-Groupe Gobert and BMC rider contracts, Bradley Wiggins not going to Abu Dhabi and five years with Etixx - Quick-Step for Tony Martin.
Save time. Ride more. The Velofix slogan says it all, and they delivered when I booked them for a visit to PEZ HQ to tune-up one of my favorite bikes just in time for winter riding season. Fast, convenient, and good quality work made a solid first impression.
Denmark's Jacob Egholm won the Junior Men's road race today in fine fashion - going solo and being the winner to stick it to the bunch. PEZ photog Chenthil Mohan captured the action for today's photo book...
Race Preview: The World Road Championships is the biggest one-day race of the year, or it should be! Let's forget the heat, the lack of spectators and the bleak desert or the sky-scraper back drop and look forward to a great day of bike action. Ed Hood gives us the run down on the 'course and runners' for Sunday's big day.
Oct 13, 2016: The 2016 World championships have so far been action packed, pity there has been so few people to witness it - TOP STORY. All the time trial reports and video from Doha, plus the Nationale Sluitingprijs. In other cycling news: 2017 Tour de France, Katusha-Alpecin, Moreno Hofland, Dimension Data sign two, Lotto Soudal sign three and Danny MacAskill’s Wee Day Out. Monday coffee time.
Race Report: Another hot day in the desert of Doha nearly saw a big upset in the World Men's time trial championships as Irishman, Ryan Mullen held the 'Hot Seat' for a long time. In the end the top men deposed him of the throne and German Tony Martin took back his TT title from second placed Vasil Kiryienka.
Lowdown: Has it really been a year since the last World Championships? Remember that one? The one in Richmond, the successful one, where riders didn’t end up vomiting uncontrollably thanks to unforgiving temperatures, the one where the locals actually seem to enjoy cycling?
An annual season review process builds consistency in identifying performance limiters and reveals areas of improvement needed in an annual training plan. The first step is to analyze your racing data. The second step is to go through your overall training data. Here are examples of some things to look for to improve for 2017.