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VIDEO: Cipollini 2018 RB1K First Look
The completely redesigned Cipollini RB1K, dubbed "The ONE", was an eye-catcher at Interbike 2017. Beyond the stunning steely blue paint, the all new frame is reported to be 120grams lighter, 20% stiffer, and features a swappable head set plate that changes the handlebar stack height without traditional spacers. Here's a first look.
Lintaman Adjust Pro Plus Shoe Review: Massive Adjustment
Lintaman’s Adjust Pro Plus allows for an incredible range of adjustment while being very friendly to different types of insoles.
Interbike 2017: Round 4 Gear!
Interbike 2017 Round 4 Gear: Tubolito Tubo Inner tubes, Ergon ST Core Saddle, Northwave’s Extreme RR GTX shoes and 3T’s Strada, Exploro and Bailout cassette. More Interbike 2017!
VIDEO: Feedback Sports Chain Keeper
The Chain Keeper from Feedback Sports is a nifty little device that'll make cleaning your chain seem almost ... fun. Check out this video from Interbike 2017.
INTERBIKE 2017: Round 3 Gear!
Praxis Zayante Carbon Cranks, Inno’s Tire Holder and Lezyne’s new Stem mount and lighting. More Interbike 2017 Round 3!
Top Frame Builder Kelly Bedford Gets PEZ'd!
Frame Builder Interview: The manufacture of hand made bike frames is a combination of artist and engineer with an understanding of ergonomics and bike geometry and one exponent of the art is Kelly Bedford. Ed Hood caught up with the artisan to hear his views on the World of the hand-made bike frame.
PeloPic: Dutch Corner!
PeloPic: One of the best shots of the Dutch fans on the Alpe d'Huez. BMC's Miguel Quinziato takes on some 'hydration' from the spectators on his way to the finish in stage 20 of the 2015 Tour de France.
PeloPic: The Tour Returns To The Alpe!
PeloPic: The 2018 Tour de France will return to the mythical climb of the Alpe d'Huez and its twisting climb. The madness of Dutch corner will also be there, and for sure you can bet on the excitement.
TOUR'18: PEZ First Look!
2018 Tour de France Preview: On Tuesday in Paris, Christian Prudhomme unveiled the 2018 Tour de France race route. With the cobbles of Roubaix, the return of the Alpe d’Huez and a mountain time trial in the Basque Country, it should be a 'belter'. Ed Hood takes a first look at the course to asses the possibilities of a Froome fifth win.
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Oktoberfest: A Perfect Fall Ride in The North East
October - Festive, Fun and the Fall: The days are getting shorter, the leaves are starting to fall as is the temperature. Not to worry, you can still have a lot of fun in October and Peter Easton of VeloClassic Tours shows us how and where.
TRAVEL: CycleItalia Opens Piedmont Cycling Resort
I recently talked with CycleItalia's owner Larry Theobald to talk about his new operation, Piedmont Cycling Resort. Hotel Ariotto has been CycleItalia’s northern Italian HQ since their start and now they’re featuring what they describe as more than a bike hotel, a true cycling resort.
Travel: Chasing Il Lombardia!
"Spectating at Il Lombardia" was the subject of the email from PEZ-Fan Ron V. looking for tips on chasing the 'Race of the Falling Leaves'. I had the perfect itinerary for him - since I'd already done it in 2015. With the calendar's last big event coming Oct 7th, here's a nice little read and photo book that I think captures the epicness and essence of beautiful race in a truly beautiful setting.
What Makes a Bike Hotel Great?
We're long time fans of the Garda Bike Hotel - family run hospitality as only the Italians can offer, top notch riding for all levels, excellent location in the wine country near Verona. But I thought maybe you'd like in a second opinion - so I talked with Calla Barras - serious cyclist and serious traveller - about what makes the Garda Bike Hotel one of Italy's best bike hotels.
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PEZ Picks The Coolest Tour Stages Of All Time!
The Tour's Coolest Stages: With the announcement of the 2018 Tour de France route in Paris on Tuesday, the 'PEZ Crew' got to thinking of their coolest Tour stage memories. Here are the guy's choices and, surprisingly, not for the sporting aspect of the stage, but more for the 'other' happenings on the day.
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PeloPic: PEZ Crew In the News
Our Toolbox Editor Dr. Stephen Cheung received Brock University's "Distinguished Research & Creative Activity" award during Fall Convocation, the university's top award for research and student mentorship. Nice to know our training advice is being managed by the best!
Xpedo Rider Blog: A Fast Four Days In The Great White North!
The ATB Tour of Alberta might be one of the final UCI races for many of the participating teams, but it was by no means a “farewell tour”. In fact, the race was as aggressive, even more so on occasion, than the Tour de Taiwan and Tour of Utah, both of which were hotly contested every kilometer of every stage.
Pez Videos
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Cippo di Carpegna (Pantani's Climb) with Davide Cassani
Although the Apennines may not be as famous as the Alps to the north that's not to say they are any less of a challenge, often deserted their steep and irregular pitches are a playground of pleasure and pain.
The Costa Brava Coastline & interview with Christian Meier from La Fábrica and The Service Course
Time for a video double whammy from the sunny shores of the Costa Brava and old town of Girona!
Video: Walz Caps & What's On PEZ!
What's On PEZ This Week: Check out this custom built cap from WALZ I created right off their website. Plus Round 3 from Interbike 2017 and a look ahead to the season closer Race of the Falling Leaves - Giro di Lombardia.
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Toolbox: Cycling Injuries Introduction
As with all competitive sports, there is also a risk for injury in competitive bicycling. The patterns of injury in bicycling are unique since exposures include high speed, obstacles like cyclists, pedestrians and motor vehicles, and unpredictable road, environmental and weather conditions.
TOOLBOX: Coconut Water Magic?
Even more than training, the field of nutrition is full of commercial interests and marketing masquerading as sound “science.” One of the latest fashionable trends is drinking coconut water for health and hydration, but is it all it’s cracked up to be?
Toolbox: Fresh Fall Training Ideas
Racing season is taxing! Focused rides chasing ultra specific watts and heart rate values and races where you are taxing yourself time and again in pursuit of results. Frankly, the pursuit of excellence can become monotonous. Thankfully, nature gave us the fall! So what is one to do if the idea of one more watts-based workout may push you over the edge into madness?
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Strava is the New Home of Your Active Life with Availability of Posts and Updated Feed
Today Strava solidifies their position as the home for all things sport with the introduction of posts, a new way for athletes to share even more of their athletic lives on the social network.
UAE Team Emirates Arrive in China for Season Finale
UAE Team Emirates will finish their opening UCI World Tour cycling season in China this week, where they will participate in the Tour of Guangxi from Thursday 19 – Tuesday 24 October.
Gree-Tour of Guangxi
The 2018 WorldTour season draws to a close over the coming week at the Gree-Tour of Guangxi, a new addition to the WorldTour calendar.
Preview Tour of Guangxi with Tim Wellens and DS Mario Aerts
There’s one stage race left on the programme of Lotto Soudal this season: the Tour of Guangxi. This WorldTour race takes place from Thursday 19 October until Tuesday 24 October, in the south of China. It’s six hours later in Guangxi than in Belgium.
Readers' Rigs
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Readers' Rigs: Seven Axiom SL
We love it when Readers' Rigs alumni come back to the column years after their first appearance on Pez so when David from New York got in contact it was easy to say 'yes' to another Readers' Rigs feature with him - especially when he sent us in some pics of his new ride, a sweet, custom made titanium Seven Axiom SL fitted out with Sram etap.
Readers' Rigs: Litespeed Team Issue 2000
We've had a few nice Litespeed bikes featured here in Readers' Rigs over the years but today's reader John takes the prize as the oldest Litespeed rig featured being a 'Team Issue' bike from back in 2000 that he's lovingly cared for and ridden for the last 17 years.
Readers' Rigs: Serrotta CSI
Today's Readers' Rigs is no latest generation show pony carbon wonderbike, instead it's a Real Steel semi-custom from the folks at Serrotta that has proven a worthy Rig for its owner Brock who has owned his bike for 17 years now...
Interviews
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How I Started PezCyclingNews: The Video Interview
Interview: Scott Mares of CrossBikeReview.com graciously asked the age old question - how'd you get PEZ started?  It's a story I never get tired of telling - and am thankful someone (anyone) still wants to know.  So if you've got nothing better to do -  here's a few minutes of PEZ history - as told by the PEZ myself.
Retro PEZ Talk: 7-Eleven's John Brady
Retro Rider Interview: In the 80s there were Irishmen making it big in the European Pro scene; Kelly, Roche, Early and Kimmage. There was also a man from Dublin who headed to the US, instead of Europe, John Brady. Ed Hood caught up with the ex-7-Eleven rider to hear his reminisces, and as always, a Bob Roll story.
PEZ Talk: Dan Bigham On Track!
Rider Interview: On a flying visit to the Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow, Ed Hood caught up with Great Britain's most prolific National champion - Dan Bigham. Eight championships in one season is an all-time-record. Ed and Dan talk through the World of the Velodrome.
Euskadi-Murias' Jon Odriozola Gets PEZ'd!
Sports Director Interview: Everybody remembers the Euskaltel-Euskadi team and the Basque riders attacking the Alpine and Pyrenean climbs clad in their emblematic orange kit. The dream of those pioneering days has not disappeared, especially not if DS Jon Odriozola has anything to do with it.
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EUROTRASH News Round Up Thursday!
Oct 19, 2017 - The 2018 Tour de France makes its return to the cobbles of Roubaix and the Alpe d'Huez-Top Story. We also catch up with the weekend's cyclocross with results and video. Other cycling news: Contracts, medical up-dates on Keisse and Bakelants, Wanty-Groupe Gobert win EuropeTour and Tour presentation video.
EUROTRASH News Round Up Monday!
Oct 16, 2017 - The 2018 Tour de France will cross the Passage du Gois, where else will it go? - Top Story. All the results and video from the Presidential Tour of Turkey and the Tacx Pro Classic. In other cycling news: Martin Velits and Frederik Veuchelen retire, contract news, Jan Bakelants up-date and Rigoberto Uran on TV.
EUROTRASH News Round Up Thursday!
Oct 12, 2017 - Sam Bennett is having a great Tour of Turkey with two stage wins. All the news and videos from Turkey, the Famenne Ardenne Classic and cyclo-cross in Ronse. Are we getting ahead of ourselves? - Top Story. Other cycling news: Peter Sagan for the TDU, contract news. Plus medical up-dates on De Plus and Degenkolb. Coffee Thursday time!