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Latest News is what's cool in road cycling: bringing you the best road cycling news, features, route guides and top rides, interviews, cycling training & fitness advice, travel guides, videos, awesome photos, and yes - even race reports - from pro cycling's biggest and best races and places.

Friday February 23, 2018
PeloPics: SunWeb's Phil Bauhaus took some big scalps at the end of Abu Dhabi Tour stage 3 in a close sprint against Marcel Kittel, Pascal Ackermann, Elia Viviani, Caleb Ewan and André Greipel - Race video and photo gallery.
Thursday February 22, 2018
The cobble season starts on Saturday with the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and then rattles into Kuurne-Bruxelles-Kuurne on Sunday. Make no mistake, these races are for the hard men of the roads and if you win one you will never have to buy a beer in Flanders for the rest of your life. Ed Hood looks back at his visits to the 'cobbles weekend' from 2010 to 2015.
Thursday February 22, 2018
Feb 22, 2018 - Modern car technology halted Mark Cavendish's Abu Dhabi Tour-Top Story. Abu Dhabi stage 1 goes to Alexander Kristoff-result and video. Season proper starts on Saturday-Team announcements. Other cycling news: Rally Cycling in Phoenix, first win for Polartec-Kometa, Mirza hat-trick, Roubaix news, new kit for Dumoulin and UAE on the road (air).
Wednesday February 21, 2018
Race Preview: This Saturday will be the 73rd edition (or 70th depending upon whether you count the three cancelled editions) of what most would agree is the start of the ‘real’ season, the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, a race steeped in tradition and one which most Belgian riders would sacrifice body parts in order to win.
Tuesday February 20, 2018
Many serious cyclists dream of their children finding fame and fortune on a bike, following in the footsteps of other great young riders including Tejay van Garderen and Taylor Phinney. But the question to ask is what does it take to become a great cyclist? There are three components (pun intended)…
Monday February 19, 2018
Retro Interview: Phil Thomas burst on the British pro scene and was a winner from the start, but he had been doing the same amongst the amateurs. Ed Hood caught up with the fast-finisher in his osteopaths surgery in Liverpool to hear of his career from schoolboy to veteran champ.
Monday February 19, 2018
Feb 19, 2018 - Sky did a one-two in Algarve, Astana did the same in Oman and Lotto Soudal took the Ruta del Sol-A busy EUROTRASH Monday. Blythe disqualified for bike change-Top Story. Extra team for Strade Bianche, teams for Abu Dhabi, Meintjes in the Alps, Wild cards for Suisse, Cunego's last race, Bianchi bike Sponsor of Eurotarget and an Astana love story video.
Sunday February 18, 2018
Cycling is a sport that is ideal for photographic interpretation: the breath-taking landscapes, elegant bicycles, and close-up human interest. “Magnum Cycling” is an impressive book that has come from the archives at Magnum, a sampling of unexpected treasures that will leave you wishing for more.
Saturday February 17, 2018
As part of our stay with Garda Bike Hotel for the Pez 10th Anniversary, we signed up to ride the GF Damiano Cunego in nearby Verona. Our hosts Nicola & Alberto know the region, the people, and handled all the details for our stay in Lake Garda, which left nothing for us to do except enjoy the ride.
Friday February 16, 2018
Today's rig is a Cervélo S3 that was bought as a frame only back in 2011 but has received some classy upgrades to put it easily on par with more modern machines. Built up with SRAM Red and some sweet carbon rims from Fairwheelbikes the bike weighs in at a very light 6.32 kg to make it a great climbing and flats bike for owner Twain from San Francisco.
Thursday February 15, 2018
The 2017/18 winter '6 Day' season is over and the velodromes turn to other sports and music for the summer... and in some cases even cycling! Our PEZman, Ed Hood, managed to spectate and work at a few less 6s than normal, but he's in the perfect position to give us the run-down on the year and look at the future of the 'zesdaagse'.
Thursday February 15, 2018
Feb 15, 2018 - Head down and business as usual for Chris Froome - Top Story. A full EUROTRASH Thursday with reports, results and video from Andalusia, Algarve and Oman. Rider preview from the Abu Dhabi Tour, Bahrain-Merida get all dressed up and we go behind the scenes at the Tour of Dubai with Astana. Coffee time.
Wednesday February 14, 2018
Roadside PEZ: The final '6 Day' of the 2017/18 winter season was in Copenhagen and PEZ-man of the indoor boards, Ed Hood, was in the Danish capital for the action and the back-stage fun. Bikes, boards, hand-slings and sprints - 'Wonderful wonderful' has it all!
Tuesday February 13, 2018
Calpe - Spain - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -Wout Van Aert of Crelan Charles team and Stephen Hyde pictured during training camp in Calpe, Spain, 01/12/2017 - photo GvG/PN/Cor Vos © 2017
Whoever said "slow and steady wins the race" obviously never raced a bike. So what's the best way to win a bike race? Interval training. Training with cycling intervals is simply alternating bursts of intense activity with intervals of lighter activity. Here's how to make yours count.
Tuesday February 13, 2018
PeloPics: The 1994 Paris-Roubaix was a hard, cold and wet day in the saddle, but it did offer up the best images from the 'Hell of the North' we have seen in decades. Mud and guts on the cobbles - Roubaix revisited.
Monday February 12, 2018
Rider Interview: To be twenty-four years old and doing what you love is a dream most of us don't manage, but young trackman Stephen Bradbury was 'living the dream' pounding the Copenhagen Ballerup velodrome boards in last week's '6 Day'. Ed Hood was there to talk to the man from Reading.
Monday February 12, 2018
Feb 12, 2018 - A full weekend of race action as Bernal wins in Colombia, Viviani in Dubai, Sanchez in Murcia and Ewan in Almeria - All the results and video. More disk brake chaos in the Top Story. Other cycling news: Team previews of the Tour of Oman, Volta ao Algarve and no Ruta del Sol for Marczyński. Tour of California route announced, Tour of the Alps news and Gaviria and his tattoos.
Sunday February 11, 2018
One of the great milestones of cycling has been the Hour Record, first set officially in 1893 by Henri Desgrange. And over the years there were many who took up the challenge. Sir Bradley Wiggins was the most recent to join this select club and his book, “My Hour,” is perhaps the first detailed account to describe what it takes to set the record, a ride so hard that Eddy Merckx felt it shortened his career.
Friday February 9, 2018
France From Inside Tours offers some of the best cycling trips in the Pyrenees in southern France, and one of their best is the epic Conquer the Pyrenees: 12 days riding 1000 miles from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean and back, climbing over 100,000 feet. The company owner and lead guide, Allan Reeves, explains why this trip is so popular, it's back for the 13th year.
Thursday February 8, 2018
The New Zealand ‘Gravel & Tar Classic’ recently held its 3rd edition and for the first time this year it was classified as a UCI 1.2 event. 131 kilometres of rolling gravel and tar roads and tracks, set in the beautiful lower half of the North Island of New Zealand. Bob Selden was on hand to check out all the action from this up and coming race.