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Sarto, Wahoo, Lake, Zipp, Xpedo and Visijax. Yet more of the latest and greatest bike tech from Interbike 2014.
Oct 20, 2014 - No 3 GT's in one season competition (this year) for the top men, plus road action from Japan and cross from Europe in a full EuroTrash Monday. In other cycling news: we preview the Tour of Hainan, talk to Alejandro Valverde, Lotto Belisol round-up their season, plus rider and team news. Coffee!
Roadside Reload: Grand Tour veteran Ed Hood was at the 2013 Giro d'Italia covering the action for PEZ and the stage to Vicenza that year has practically the same profile and course as stage 12 for the Giro'15. We retrace Ed's day of fun on the Crosara climb and look forward to next years Italian Tour.
Go ahead...make my Saturday. Or in this case it was Thursday - when I reached the winner of the Elite Hydro-Mag Trainer - Matt Whetton of Clovis California - another long time PEZ-Fan, and a darn happy one when I told him the news.
Men's professional cycling: it's all about glamour. Jaguar team cars; on-demand massages; garages full of the latest super-light carbon wonderbikes; worshipful fans; exotic locales with breathtaking scenery; breathtaking podium girls; the big bucks and global recognition. But then again perhaps not as Phil Gaimon details in “Pro Cycling on $10 a Day” .
Stage 20 of the 2015 Giro d'Italia serves up the 2148m high Colle della Finestre as its final battle ground. I logged one of my all time Top Rides here in 2005 as Il Falco swooped to a 28 second GC victory from Gilberto Simoni. Here's how the day played out...
Oct 16, 2014 - Which mountains will the 2015 Tour de France climb? L'Alpe d'Huez looks a popular choice with a return of Pra-Loup after 40 years. Race reports and video from the Tour of Beijing and Putte-Kapellen, plus loads of the latest team and rider news for a full sack of EuroTrash. Café au lait?
The route of the 2015 Giro d'Italia was announced last week and who better to run his eye over the course than our most experienced Grand Tour reporter; Ed Hood. This year's Italian tour is mostly in the north, but in Ed's own words: 'There’s something for everyone in the 2015 Giro!'
The 2015 Giro d'Italia starts in Liguria - one of my favorite regions of la bell'Italia. I've spent some quality time here and can attest the area is filled with excellent rides along the coast and into the mountains that define it. This ride from Levanto to Sestri Levante is a classic.
Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock made one of the greatest pairings in TV and movie history, polar opposites who constantly butted heads but also perfectly complemented each other. These two personalities are also embodied in bike racers and can be fairly easily identified. Can you tell which character you are?
Roadside Report: The last race chase of the year was this past weekend in Italy for our race chaser Alessandro at the beautiful semi-classic, Giro dell'Emilia. The iconic arches in Bologna and the difficult finishing circuit with its demanding climb always make for a great race and a very crowd friendly event where this year Davide Rebellin at 43 years old turned back the hands of time to take the victory.
Oct 13, 2014 - Youth won in Tours, but not in Emilia! We have all the week-end's cycling news, plus reports, results and video from: Paris-Tours, Giro dell'Emilia, Tour of Beijing,GP Bruno Beghelli, Paris-Bourges, GP Città di Peccioli and Bpost Bank Trofee in Ronse. Big EuroTrash coffee time.
The third Taiwan KOM Challenge is on the 15th of November, 2014 and as PEZ reporter Gordan Cameron found out last year it is one amazing race. The KOM Challenge is the high point of the Taiwan government-supported 'Taiwan Cycling Festival' and is a true high mountain challenge. It's brutal, but has a beauty all of its own.
Drawn from the one of the world’s finest collections of cycling artifacts, the latest cycling book from Velopress, 'Goggles & Dust' collects over 100 stunning photographs from competitive cycling’s heyday in the 1920s and ’30s. PEZ's Literary Editor Leslie Reissner goes back in time to review this book of truly classic images from Europe’s most hallowed races.
Today in Readers' Rigs we have a two for one special with two friends that go way back in cycling. They've shared many experiences on the road including completing the RAAM together in 1992 on Hollands custom steel rigs. Their love of their Hollands continues today with both still riding Hollands bikes - although they're two quite different machines.
Italian PEZ man Ale Federico has moved on from Il Lombardia to his favourite race; the Giro dell'Emilia in Bologna. It's not just the racing that's good, but also the food pulls Ale back year after year. He will be roadside on Saturday, but here is why he loves Emilia.
Oct 09, 2014 - We have a mixed bag of EuroTrash this Thursday morning to sift through. We preview Paris-Tours and the Tour of Beijing and have a look at the newly unveiled Giro'15 route. Race report from Binche, the TOP STORY is the 2015 WorldTour teams, plus we have lots of rider news to catch up with.
Just when you thought the World road championships were a distant memory, we have one last blast from Ponferrada. John Young had a pile of great pic's left in his unused locker from the champs, so here is John's favourite shots to bring you 'The Last Word' (or picture) from the Rainbow jersey competition.
'Goodbye from Bergamo' - seems a fitting title for the last race of the 2014 ProTour "proper". As riders and fans enjoyed the last-day-of-school atmosphere, I was living out a wish that's been in the making for almost 10 years - to chase Il Lombardia myself.
Bicyclists often suffer from pain, numbness and tingling in their hands and fingers. There can be an associated feeling of weakness of hand grip or clumsiness of the hand. These symptoms have been called “Cyclist’s Palsy” or “Handlebar Palsy”.