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Quick-Step Again - Schachmann In Catalunya
PeloPics: Maximilian Schachmann won a weather shortened stage 6 of the Volta a Catalunya on Saturday after a long break with Diego Rubio, Alejandro Valverde held his overall lead - Race video and photos.
Terpstra The Terrible Takes E3!
PeloPics: Niki Terpstra and Philippe Gilbert gave Quick-Step the top two places in the E3 Harelbeke after the Belgian team dominated the race action - Photo gallery and race video.
Retro: Gent-Wevelgem - Photo Gallery
PeloPics: The first of the big Belgian Classics is this Sunday - Gent-Wevelgem. To whet your appetite we have rummaged through the Cor Vos archive and put together this collection of the best photos from Gent-Wevelgem from the 70s, 80s and 90s.
Tech N Spec
Gore Oxygen Classics Kit For Spring And Fall Review
Most of us have our favorite kit to wear on when the temperature soars or when it drops during dead of winter. But what about when the temperature is neither blazing hot nor freezing cold? Enter the kit – appropriately named after the Spring Classics when the weather can be cold and windy with a little rain thrown in just for fun.
Castelli Alpha RoS Jersey Review
VIDEO: The Castelli Alpha RoS jersey is more than a jersey, it's a light jacket that's so crammed with features, I tried to pick just five that make this one so well suited to everything from cool, wet days to cool windy days.   Scroll down if you like to read and look, or click "play" on the video if you'd rather watch...
SCICON Hipo 550 Camo Saddle Bag Review
VIDEO: The Scicon Hipo 550 Camo saddle bag adds a dash of color to carry on board essentials for most rides, is easy to mount and snaps off to take with you at the coffee stop.
Best Of PEZ'17: Campagnolo Launch Disc Brakes (and they're good…)
Campagnolo have launched their anticipated Disc group tech in multiple group levels and with the feature set that the industry seemed to have settled on as the best way forward.
Best Of PEZ'17: Sarto Veneto SL Review - Custom Italian Detail for Stock$
Sarto are arguably more famous for the bikes they’ve been crafting for other Italian brands for the past 67 years. But the brand is growing quickly around the globe as they’ve stamped the family name on the down tube and started to take their due credit.
Elite Direto Trainer Review: $mart and Accurate.
Elite’s Direto direct drive trainer was meant to be the affordable step down from their top line “Drivo”. While they got the affordable part right with a 30% price drop, they don’t seem to have cut 30% of the feature/value set.
Gent-Wevelgem'18: The PEZ Preview!
Race Preview: Saturday sees the WorldTour peloton move from climbs of Milan-Sanremo in Northern Italy to the cobbles of Belgium and Gent-Wevelgem. Our Classics expert, Ed Hood, has run his keen eye over the course for the windy Classic and gives us his choice of eleven possible victors.
Sanremo - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Vincenzo NIBALI (Italy / Team Bahrain - Merida) - Caleb EWAN (Australia / Team Mitchelton - Scott) - Peter SAGAN (Slowakia / Team Bora - hansgrohe) - Arnaud DEMARE (France / Team FDJ) - Michael James MATTHEWS (Australia / Team Sunweb) - Alexander KRISTOFF (Norway / UAE Team Emirates) pictured during Milano-Sanremo (1.UWT) a one day race from Milano to Sanremo (291KM) - photo LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2018
Milan-Sanremo'18: Bellissimo, Beautiful, Brilliant - Vai Vincenzo!
Race Report: Grand Tour and Classic wins puts Vincenzo Nibali in the 'Top Rider' bracket and on Saturday afternoon in Sanremo the 'Shark from Messina' swooped across the finish line after a brave late attack. Ed Hood describes la Primavera action.
Milan-Sanremo'18: The PEZ Preview!
Primavera Preview: Back in 2008 Ed Hood lived the dream and followed the whole of the Primavera in the Saunier Duval team car; he takes us from the chill of Milano, across the plains, over the Turchino, along the Ligurian Riviera, over the Capi, Cipressa and Poggio to the mellow climes of Sanremo before looking at who PEZ thinks will triumph on the Via Roma late on Saturday afternoon.
My Favorite Climb: Col de la Rouquette
With more than 25 years of racing experience around the world under his belt it's fair to say that our man in France, Chris Selden has ridden up a lot of climbs in his life. His choice of a favorite climb amongst the thousands that he's done though is a bit of a surprise, the Col de la Roquette in the Hérault Valley in France.
Top Ride Revisited: Gran Fondo Damiano Cunego!
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.
Top Ride: The Carpegna!
The Carpegna climb is best known as Marco Pantani's favorite training ground - and at 11%+ grades for 7km - it was a perfect place for the late climbing sensation to hone his legendary skills. I'd long wanted to ride it for myself, and got the chance this year while visiting the bike Hotel Lungomare in Cesenatico.
Ride 1000 Miles & Climb 100k Feet Across The Pyrenees With France From Inside
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.
PEZ Bookshelf: Chasing the Rainbow
There is a very special jersey that, once you win it at a one day event, it is yours for a year wherever you race. This jersey, is of course, the glorious rainbow-striped confection first donned by Alfredo Binda in 1927. Its fascinating history is the subject of “Chasing the Rainbow: The Story of Road Cycling's World Championships” by Giles Belbin.
Gent-Wevelgem: 82 Years to Find Itself
Gent-Wevelgem is a hard race to love. It’s in a state of constant change, searching for an identity as the ugly West Flandrian sister of the cobbled monuments. PEZ met the locals at the De Robot Cafe in Gent for some insights to a race that's taken 82 years to find itself.
Seeking San Remo: The Duel To Via Roma
PEZ's Nick O’Brien was live and in-color at the 96th la Primavera - Milan-Sanremo 2005.  Now over 100 years old, the race has changed with modern times, but as Nick discovered while riding the final “capi”, dueling mano-a-mano for sprint-line glory with a roadside adversary never gets old.  
Pez Videos
Tackling Europe's highest road pass, the 2,764m high Col de L'Iseran!
Linking the Tarentaise and Maurienne valleys in the Savoie department of the French Alps, climbing the Col de L'Iseran is a journey into the wonders of the Vanoise, the country's oldest national park.
Team KGF Documentary Teaser
James Poole has been following Team KGF on their journey from shock national champions through to World Cup and World Championship success. Off the back of this James has created an hour long documentary following the story, highlighting the characters, the methodology and just how they achieved what they did.
3,687m elevation and still smiling, that's the gift of Independence Pass!
As the highest paved crossing of the Continental Divide in the U.S. Independence Pass is always going to have a special place in the heart of cyclists living or visiting Colorado.
Developing Young Cyclists Takes Much More Than Logging Miles & Watts
Working with young developing athletes is, without a doubt, one of the more satisfying areas of the sport to be involved with as a cycling coach. In today's Toolbox Bruce Hendler takes a look at different aspects to look at in a cyclist's development to help them reach their maximum potential.
First Endurance Ultragen Storms the Glycogen Window
REVIEW: The hard training we do on the bike is only the stress that we impose, and is only half of the training equation. To get the most out of that hard training, we need to recover and let our body adapt and come back even stronger. Ultragen recovery drink by First Endurance can be a critical component of your recovery plan.
Cycling Concussions: What You Need To Know
TOOLBOX: Sport-related concussions (SRC) can occur in almost all sport activities. However, the risk and severity of cycling concussions can be greater due to crashes at high speeds with only the protection of a helmet.
Selle San Marco Proposes the Aspide Supercomfort Model
Spring is right around the corner and thus for two wheel fans the cycling season is starting to get serious. Selle San Marco is making the most of the occasion to promote the ASPIDE SUPERCOMFORT, one of the most popular models at the moment.
Veneto Continues its Race Towards the Definite Designation of the 2020 World Championships
Following several rumours in the Italian and foreign news recently claiming that Veneto has withdrawn its bid to host the 2020 Cycling World Championships and that new countries are bidding to host the event the attorney Claudio Pasqualin, President of the Veneto 2020 Committee, would like to clarify.
The Tour de Pologne Turns 90
In 2018 the Tour de Pologne is once again reaffirming its position as the only Eastern European race on the UCI World Tour calendar; it is also the most important cycling event in this region.
Cycligent Physical Esports Offers Virtual Cyclists Over $100,000 in Total Combined Cash & Prizes During Winter 2018 Season
Cycligent Physical Esports is awarding over $100,000 in combined cash & prizes over their Winter 2018 season.  A large portion will be awarded to cyclists at their CVR World Cup virtual cycling race in Los Angeles on March 25th.
Readers' Rigs
Readers' Rigs: Specialized Allez Sprint LTD
Today's reader is Aaron from Australia who has recently added to his ever growing stable of Specialized bikes with a new Allez Sprint LTD in bright pink which certainly doesn't go unnoticed on the roads down under.
Readers' Rigs: Cervélo S3
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.
Readers' Rigs: Museum Stunner!
After Ed Hood's look at some stunning track bikes from the 80s, today we look at an iconic Readers' Rig. A custom steel effort with a difference, based on a Shimano promotional poster from the '80s. With the frame copied perfectly from the poster the owner himself then hit the spraybooth to paint his creation with the result being such a cool bike that Shimano themselves bought it and now have it displayed in their bike museum in Japan!
Team Wiggins' James Fouché Gets PEZ'd!
Rider Interview: Young New Zealander James Fouché is the latest of the 'up-and-coming' riders to get the Ed Hood treatment. 19 year-old James has battled through the junior ranks and now as Under23 New Zealand road champ, he kicked off his 2018 European campaign with Team Wiggins successfully in Portugal.
Catching Up With Alexey Vermeulen - Interpro-Stradalli
Rider Interview: WorldTour rider at 21, World championships, Classics, Monuments and races all round the Globe... Then? After all those experiences Alexey Vermeulen found himself without a team for 2018, but a last minute deal has given him a place in the Japanese Interpro-Stradalli squad. Alastair Hamilton caught up with Alexey to hear all about it.
ONE Pro Cycling's Emils Liepins Gets PEZ'd!
Riders Interview: Young rider from Latvia, Emils Liepins, hit the ground running and gave his British registered UCI Continental ONE Pro cycling team an early 2018 win. Ed Hood caught up with Emils to hear about his career so far and his hopes for the future.
SEG Racing Academy's Georgios Stavrakakis Gets PEZ'd
Rider Interview: The SEG Racing Academy is bringing through the next generation of champions and Georgios Stavrakakis - ex-Euro Junior Pursuit champion - is a new name on the team roster for 2018 and has a bright future. Ed Hood caught up with the man from Greece to hear his plans for stardom.
EUROTRASH News Round up Thursday!
March 22, 2018 - EUROTRASH news from Gent-Wevelgem, E3 Harelbeke and De Panne plus Catalunya. We talk Sanremo with Bahrain-Merida DS, Alberto Volpi - Top Story. Other cycling news: André Greipel, Petr Vakoc and Scott Thwaites up-dates, Yorkshire teams, Astana sponsor, Nippo join Velon, Belvedere, Rodriguez rides the Cape Epic and you can join the #TheWolfpack Community.
EUROTRASH News Round Up Monday!
March 19, 2018 - Vincenzo Nibali stormed the Poggio for the win in Sanremo - Report, result, quotes and video from La Primavera and the Handzame Classic. Óscar Sevilla robbed in Colombia - Top Story. Volta a Catalunya team previews, injury up-dates on Cavendish and Gaviria, Dauphiné route, Tour of the Alps use FIAT and Sanremo 'Back Stage Pass' from Mitchelton-Scott.
EUROTRASH News Round Up Thursday!
March 15, 2018 - Michal Kwiatkowski is the man on form - Can he do a Sanremo double? Race news from Tirreno and the Nokere Koerse with video and La Primavera is the Top Story. Other cycling news: Tour 2020 Grand Départ, injury up-dates, Belvedere teams, OVO Energy Tour Series, Paris-Nice numbers and we meet Dylan Groenewegen.