Lars van der Haar is one of the strong 'new guard' of cyclo-cross riders, the days of Pauwels, Peeters and to a lesser degree, Sven Nys are behind us. But with so many young guys on the way up, cross has never looked so good. Ed Hood managed to have a few words with the new European cyclo-cross champion.
With the 'discovery' that Russian athletics has been embroiled in underhand doping practices, showing that the problem isn't confined to cycling, Lee Rodgers asks the question 'how deep does it go?' That throws up the next question of 'conflict of interest'.
The leaves are falling and the air is crisp. Nothing beats sneaking in a wintertime ride and coming back home to something warm. What’s on the menu? SOUP. Hearty, wholesome, nourishing, warm soup.
Nov 23, 2015 - Sven Nys might be old, but he showed the young guys the class that has made him the cross hero he is. The 39 year old Belgian won both races at the week-end, plus the Gent '6 Day' wound-up on Sunday and we have results and video. Other cycling news: Team, race and rider news, hour record and a video Tour look back.
On all orders of $98 or more! Hey - I'm the first to jump on a good bandwagon, so how could I let the annual US Thanksgiving spend-a-thon pass without offering something to thank loyal PEZ-Fans with?
When Ed hood was working at the new London Six Day last month, he met up with one of the flash guys of the wooden boards; Nate Koch. He's fast and he's a showman, what more could you ask for on the indoor track circuit? Ed spoke to the big sprinter to find out the background story.
We're gettin' down to the bottom of our Interbike 2015 coverage but there's still plenty drool over, like Alé Bikewear, Cinelli bikes, Cadence Collection clothing, Devinci cycles, and Scott's Addict Gravel bike and Premium Road Shoe.
Grand Fondos aren't just sweeping the nation, they're sweeping the world, as Dan Carruthers saw first-hand riding the recent 5-stage Grand Fondo China. It's a whole new world riding in the Middle Kingdom.
Nov 19, 2015 - A very mixed bag of cycling news in EuroTrash to empty this Thursday and it all starts with Alberto Contador and his nine Grand Tour wins... or not. In other news we hear from Africa from the Momentum 947 and team Dimension Data, Quintana in Spain, Alé-Cipollini, SIDI and GF Strade Bianchi from Italy, Optum in the US and Belgium: Wanty-Groupe Gobert, Lotto Soudal and the Gent 6 Days. Big Coffee time.
Peter Stetina was having quite a good '15 season until he hit a post in the finalé of stage one of the Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco. He sustained terrible injuries, saying at the time: ‘I am lucky to be alive’. The man from Boulder was back racing by August and has signed with Trek to team up again with Ryder Hesjedal for 2016. Ed Hood caught up with Stetina to hear all about it.
US Cycling is under new management and the Giro is planning to start in Japan, just the sort of fodder for Lee Rodgers to get his teeth into. In Lee's eyes the US change can only be a good thing, but could the Giro money not be spent in a better way, the Giro Rosa?
As with all competitive sports, there is also a risk for injury in competitive bicycling. It is important to understand the pattern and epidemiology of injuries suffered by competitive bicyclists in order to implement appropriate injury prevention and treatment strategies.
Nov 16, 2015 - Wout Van Aert is still showing his form in cyclo-cross with another Superprestige win. Report, video and result from Gavere. Other cycling news: Riders pay for team ride, Tour and Vuelta starts, Movistar in 2016, Boeckmans update, Trentino, Novo Nordisk meets Pope, Lotto Soudal holidays, NAHBS and Chris Hoy video. All in EuroTrash Monday.
Rider Interview: Dana Feiss is fast on a bike and she speaks her mind. Ed Hood put some questions to the multi-champion and received the full Feiss philosophy on not only sprint cycling, but life, weight training, body shape and much more...
The Kask Mojito scores some high marks for fit, cooling, and comfort, but gets and extra nod in the colors of this Maratona dles Dolomites special edition colors.
Today's Readers' Rigs is something different - Adam from California is in love with his rig - that's nothing new, but he hasn't just sent us pics and a story about his pimped out racing bike. No, instead he's sent us a story about his vanity styled training bike, an all black stealth Specialized Allez E5.
France From Inside Tours' signature trip is the epic Conquer the Pyrenees: 12 days riding 1000 miles and climbing over 100,000 feet from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean and back. The company owner and lead guide, Allan Reeves, explains why this trip is so popular, it's back for the 10th year.
Nov 12, 2015 - If you have a spare €80 million you could own the Giro d'Italia. The (possible) Giro sale is our Top Story, plus cross action from the Jaarmarktcross with video. Other cycling news: Team news, Strade Bianchi, retirements & contracts, Contador, Soudal, bike for Messi, new kit for Movistar and the wedding of the year. A full EuroTrash Thursday.
Interbike 2015 Round 5 features Sarto’s custom frames and saddles, Wahoo’s new GPS/Data ELEMNT, Sugoi’s light weight RSE jersey and bibs and Limar’s new 555 and 007 Helmets.
The roads, fields and forests of France that are today the perfect picnic spot to set up camp and awaiting passage of the world's greatest cycling race, were once fields of fire where killing the enemy was the only thing that mattered.