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  • Thursday February 11, 2016

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    The 2015/16 '6 Days' season has come to an end in Copenhagen and our man on the winter boards, Ed Hood, was working hard for his boys in the velodrome center. We pick up the story of the final three days of track action before the 6 Day circus packs its bags away for the summer.

  • Thursday February 11, 2016

    Lusail - Qatar - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Boasson Hagen Edvald (Norway / Team Dimension Data) pictured during Tour of Qatar Elite - Stage 3 ITT Individual Time Trial  from  Lusail Circuit - Lusail Circuit - photo Anton Vos/Cor Vos © 2016

    11 Feb, 2016 - Dimension Data have dominated the Tour of Qatar, Cavendish and Boasson Hagen sharing the stage wins and leaders jersey. All the video and results. Katusha are not banned by the UCI. Race news from Almeria, rider up-dates from Van Garderen, Malori, De Vuyst and Dimension Data Continental team. Plus behind the scenes video of the Trek-Segafredo team.

  • Wednesday February 10, 2016

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    Roadside PEZ: The news of the return of the Volta a Valenciana was met with as much pleasure and excitement by bike fans of the area, as when the National tour announced it would base most of the final week of the 2016 race on the roads of Valencia. Our local PEZman, Alastair Hamilton, had to see a couple of stages in his backyard.

  • Wednesday February 10, 2016

    Deurle - Belgie - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -  manager Patrick Lefevere of Etixx - Quick Step and Tom Boonen of Etixx - Quick Step pictured during the presentation of the new sponsor Lidl in Deurle, Belgium  - photo JDM/PN/Cor Vos © 2015

    Ever heard of ‘moining’? It’s a word from my part of the world that combines the verbs ‘to moither’ and ‘to oin’. Moithering means to babble on in a confused manner whereas moining is when someone is complaining. I bring this to your attention because there’s been a whole lot of moining going on these past couple of weeks.

  • Tuesday February 9, 2016

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    Daniel Holloway is hard at it on the boards of Copenhagen at the moment. Our man at the velodromes of Europe, Ed Hood, caught up with 'Hollywood' in Berlin during the German '6 Day' last week. Life isn't all track though as Ed gets the lowdown on Daniel's road season for 2016.

  • Tuesday February 9, 2016

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    If we have been diligent in our offseason training, we have likely done some nice foundational work to build up our base fitness and functional threshold. But now it’s February and those gains might be stagnating. How do we build on this base fitness and also meet the needs of our riding goals?

  • Monday February 8, 2016

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    Ed Hood has moved on from Berlin to Copenhagen for the next and last '6 Day' of the 2015/16 season. By the sound of things the hard work was the drive from one velodrome to the other, but the 'circus' is all set up and the boards are vibration under the rider's wheels to the bongos, dernys, big motors and the music.

  • Monday February 8, 2016

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    08 Feb, 2016 - The sad news is that doping has not gone from the sport of cycling with four cases in the news. On a brighter note we have all the results, reports, rider quotes and video from the Dubai, Valencia, Qatar, Bessèges and Hoogstraten. Plus rider and team news and Peter Sagan takes a look at the course for the Rio Olympics.

  • Sunday February 7, 2016

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    Book Review: This kind of bicycle collection is different from other transportation museums and its personal quirkiness is deeply attractive because the history of the bicycle itself is nothing if not quirky. And the machines that are so beautifully featured in “Bicycling Through Time: The Farren Collection” must rank amongst the most illustrative specimens of that history.

  • Saturday February 6, 2016

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    PEZ joined Team Rally for an informal media day and ride, and found the UCI America's Tour #1 team's blend of World Tour guidance and young rider enthusiasm is riding to win at Americas top races in 2016.

  • Friday February 5, 2016

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    Ed Hood brings the Berlin '6 Day' to its climax with the big chase finale, but there were more tales to tell before the camper-van could be packed for the drive and ferry trip to Copenhagen for the next and last '6 Day' of the 2015/16 winter season.

  • Thursday February 4, 2016

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    Feb 04, 2016 - Marcel Kittel is back with a win in the Dubai Tour out-sprinting Mark Cavendish. All the results and video from Dubai, Valencia, Qatar and Bessèges. The Van den Driessche family are our Top Story and we have news from Tour of America’s Dairyland, Degenkolb, Malori, Kolobnev and Lampre-Merida, plus a masterclass on how to descend.

  • Wednesday February 3, 2016

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    Name a frame builder with employees that have been with them for 40+ years… That list is even smaller when you add that the company is in the USA and is not producing frames in Asia. Lynskey Performance is uncommon.

  • Tuesday February 2, 2016

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    Seeing, riding, and experiencing the Spring Classics is something every true fan counts on his bucket list. Peter Thomson, owner of Thomson Bike Tours, knows how it's done, and shares some insider tips on how to make the most of this trip to Belgium.

  • Tuesday February 2, 2016

    Huijbergen - Netherlands - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -  Van den Driessche Femke of Kleur Op Maat Cyclingteam -   pictured during the European Championships Cyclocross for women youth in Huijbergen, the Netherlands - photo Anton Vos/Cor Vos © 2015

    The victorious ride of Wout Van Aert, and all the other medal winners, at the World cyclocross championships in Zolder at the weekend were overshadowed by the finding of a motor in one of the bikes, and so there can only be one HOT subject for the 'Lee Lowdown'. Femke Van der Driessche's name will go down in the history books for all the wrong reasons.

  • Monday February 1, 2016

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    Part two of Ed Hood's 'night job' in Berlin at the velodrome and the action was full on for days' two and three of the German '6 Day'. The big motors were out as were the sprinters, the beer, the flowers for the winners, plus a Berlin bear!

  • Monday February 1, 2016

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    Feb 01, 2016 - As the Euro season kicks off in Spain and France, cyclocross starts to close down with the World championships in Zolder - We have all the results, words and video. The first case of mechanical doping hits the headlines. Plus cycling news from: Etoile de Bessèges, Critérium International, Valencian, California and Paris-Roubaix. Wanty are number 1 and we look at the not so nice side of cyclocross.

  • Sunday January 31, 2016

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    Rider Interview: Alexander Kristoff was one of the biggest winners of the 2015 season with over twenty wins to his name. His Tour of Flanders win has to be the high point and the man from Oslo wants more of the same this year.

  • Saturday January 30, 2016

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    It's Six Days season in northern Europe, with racing 'round the boards keeping riders fit & fans entertained for days on end. Ed Hood's pulling his annual shift working for two teams in Berlin, and filing the action for PEZ...

  • Friday January 29, 2016

    Adelaide - Australia - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Lieuwe Westra (Netherlands / Team Astana) and moderator and former cyclist Paul Sherwen pictured during  the Teampresentation of  the Santos Tour Down Under 2014 - photo Wessel van Keuk/Cor Vos © 2014

    Interview: Paul Sherwen has just returned from Australia and the 18th Tour Down Under, so Alastair Hamilton got hold of him at home in Uganda to hear his impressions of the latest edition of the season opener. Obviously the chat didn't end there; predictions were made for the coming year and the ASO/UCI battle got a good airing.

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