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NAHBS'17 Part 7: Breadwinner And Calfee Bikes
NAHBS 2017, Salt Lake City: In Part 7 of our look at the North American Handmade Bike Show, Nic Sims investigates a well know brand; Calfee. But first Breadwinner from Portland, Oregon who will be a well known brand very soon.
NAHBS’17 Part 6: Kirk - Cio - Renovo - Metier - Shamrock
NAHBS 2017, Salt Lake City: By now you’ve seen a lot of amazing bikes come out of the North American Homemade Bike Show, and the collection continues with Part 6 of the things that caught the eye of Nic Sims.
NAHBS'17 Part 5: Mosaic Cycles
NAHBS 2017, Salt Lake City: In part 5 of our look at the North American Handmade Bike Show, Nic Sims takes a close look at the bikes of Boulder master builder - Mosaic Cycles.
NAHBS'17 Part 4: Don Walker - Yолkep - Eddy Merckx
NAHBS 2017, Salt Lake City: Next up from the North American Handmade Bike Show is the offerings from Don Walker. Nic Sims also spotted two very special bikes: A custom junior Eddy Merckx and a retro Russian influenced track bike.
NAHBS'17 Part 3: Alchemy Bikes
NAHBS 2017, Salt Lake City: In Part 3 of Nic Sims' review of the North American Handmade Bike Show, he takes a close look at Alchemy Bicycles from Colorado and their Helios, Atlas and new Kratos models.
NAHBS '17 Part 2: No. 22 And Ceramic Speed
NAHBS 2017, Salt Lake City: In Part 2 of Nic Sims' review of the North American Handmade Bicycle Show, he looks at the offerings from the No. 22 Bicycle Company and Ceramic Speed OSPW System.
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Toolbox: The Lowdown on Sleep
Tiredness and fatigue are common complaints amongst athletes. The pursuit of optimal performance requires a careful balancing of training with recovery. While there are many aspects of recovery that are important, a critical, but often neglected component of recovery, is sleep.
Toolbox: First Endurance Multi-V Pro Supplement
Supplement companies come and go, but one that has stood the test of time and scientific analysis has been First Endurance. Multi-V, their multi-vitamin entry, has now been tweaked with a Multi-V Pro version, which I used in conjunction with my recent hard block of front-loading periodization.
Toolbox: Three Common Racing Mistakes
One of my favorite yet most frustrating things about racing is how hard it is to win. There are so few sports that rank with cycling as far as all the things that must align to capture that elusive victory. It is crucial that when cyclists start to race, they learn how to win races.
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Basque Butler: Life In Pamplona!
Rider Blog: Chris Butler has had a broad pro career so far, riding for BMC, Team SmartStop, Israeli Cycling Academy and now in 2017 the Spanish ProConti Caja Rural-Seguro RGA team. We catch up with Chris in his new home in Pamplona, nursing a broken elbow, for his first PEZ rider blog.
Roadside PEZ: Ale's Sanremo '17 Chase!
Roadside PEZ Milano-Sanremo: Every year Ale Federico 'chases' Milano-Sanremo and apart from the Giro d'Italia, it's the high point of his year. As we know World champion Peter Sagan was the man of the day and Ale was 'Roadside' to see the rainbow make its passage.
WIN: CYCLING HOLIDAY At Lungomare Bike Hotel
It's the best contest in cycling - Enter to win a one week cycling holiday for two at the Lungomare Bike Hotel in Cesenatico - my favorite bike hotel on the Adriatic. As a loyal PEZ-Fan, you know we love riding in Italy, and by now you've either done it yourself and agree with our fair judgement, or have it on your list.
Goodbye Roger Pingeon
Obituary: The sad news of the death of 1967 Tour de France champion Roger Pingeon was released on Sunday morning by French media. The 76 year-old Frenchman suffered a heart attack at his home in Ain. Ed Hood looks at his life and career.
Readers' Rigs
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Readers' Rigs: Alumni Returns
When the Readers' Rigs column first came to life back in 2012 it was PEZ fan, Todd from California who first applied with his then favorite Parlee bike. Since then we've published more than 60 bikes from PEZ fans all around the world and Todd has managed to buy almost 20 different bikes in that time too! In his current stable he has a Cervélo S5, an R5 and a BMC SLR01. Let's check in with Todd for his thoughts on his current rigs.
Readers' Rigs: Cannondale Supersix Evo Hi-Mod Disc
Not even two months old yet, today's rig is a Cannondale Supersix Evo Hi-Mod Disc that has already had a number of upgrades performed and has also well and truly convinced its Californian owner, Nick of the advantages of owning a disc braked road machine.
Readers' Rigs: Hans Schneider Custom
We've seen a lot of custom bikes here at Readers' Rigs but not too many that have such a history behind them as David from Oklahoma City's Hans Schneider custom. Through 18 years of ownership this bike has been through a couple of different looks in that time as it's accompanied David to France, Italy, Belgium and more in the early 2000's and is still going strong today.
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PEZ Giro Trip: Stage 1 Preview
The first day of the PEZ & Velo Classic "Giro della Gazzetta" cycling trip this May opens with a day in Milano - watching the Giro d'Italia final TT stage in one of the world's most fashionable cities. The entertainment never stops here, and viewing the race will be just part of an awesome opening day.
Chateau de Pitray: Living & Cycling at Le Tour 2017
The 2017 Tour de France pays a visit to southwest France with a stage finish in the medieval town of Bergerac along the Dordogne River, and the following day a stage start in nearby Eymet. Allan Reeves of FranceFromInside.com cycling tours is looking to combine his family's nearby Chateau de Pitray and Le Tour for a week of cycling, wine and French living.
Pez Goes Winter Biking in Minneapolis
How's this for something completely different - a mid-winter trip to Minneapolis to ride stud-tired commuter bikes around the city's vast network of bike paths? It was part of the new bikes for guests program by Le Meridien Chambers Hotel featuring Priority Bicycles.
Seeking San Remo: The PEZ Trip Stage 2&3 Preview
The opening riding days of the "Giro della Gazzetta" - the first Velo Classic Tours & Pez cycling trip this May starts with two days riding the final 175km of the monumental Milan-San Remo corsa.  After a day watching the Giro final stage in Milan, we leave the Lombard plain and cross the coastal mountains. Smelling the sea-salt air of the Mediterranean for the first time is an amazing experience.
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Team Novo Nordisk's Umberto Poli Gets PEZ'd!
Rider Interview: To line-up at the start of Milano-Sanremo is the dream of all Italian bike riders and to get in the break of the day is a dream come true. Team Novo Nordisk's Umberto Poli received a last minute call to Milan and the youngest rider in the race made it into the escape.
Astana's Pello Bilbao Gets PEZ'd!
Rider Interview: Pello Bilbao raced in the WorldTour at an early age in the iconic orange of Euskaltel-Euskadi, from there he moved to the Green of Caja Rural-Seguros RGA. For 2017 the man from the Basque Country is back in the WorldTour with Astana. Luke Maguire had a training ride with Pello to hear all about it.
Retro PEZ Talk: Thurlow Rogers!
Retro Interview: Thurlow Rogers is one of those names that is still mention when people talk about the days before Lemond and Armstrong. 300 wins to his name, a long pro career and he's still hitting the podium as a masters champion. Ed Hood caught up with Thurlow to hear all about it from a real 'legend'.
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Axeon Hagens Berman Opens U.S. Schedule In San Dimas
The Axeon Hagens Berman Cycling Team gets its domestic racing calendar underway Friday with the first event on USA Cycling's new American Road Calendar, the San Dimas Stage Race.
Cannondale Releases New Bad Boy Urban Bike
Cannondale, a premium brand of Dorel Industries, Inc. (TSX: DII.B, DII.A), today introduced the completely redesigned Bad Boy, a forward thinking urban commuter bike.
Belgian season continues with a WT race for Gazprom – RusVelo
Belgian season is in high gear and this Wednesday 22nd of March it continues with a World Tour race – Dwars door Vlaanderen. For Gazprom – RusVelo it will be the fourth Belgian race in March.
Last year's winner Jens Debusschere looks ahead to Dwars door Vlaanderen
Tomorrow, the centre of Roeselare will prepare itself for the start of the 72nd edition of Dwars door Vlaanderen, which is part of the WorldTour from now on.
Photo Special: Milano-Sanremo '17
Milan-Sanremo Photo Special: Saturday's Milano-Sanremo was another Classic edition of la Primavera, yet again it was Peter Sagan who made the race. We celibrate the Italian Classic with the best photos of the day.
Sanremo'17: Killer Kwiatkowski!
Race Report: Top favorite for the win in Sanremo, World champion Peter Sagan came so close to fulfill his promise, but it was Michal Kwiatkowski who gave Poland its first Primavera victory.
PEZ Preview: Milano-Sanremo '17
Milano-Sanremo Race Preview: The first big 'Monument' of the Classics season is this Saturday - Milano-Sanremo or 'La Primavera'. Ed Hood runs his experienced eye over the history, course and who will be first to cross the finish line on the Via Roma in Sanremo. The real season starts now!
Pez Videos
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The Col Collective - Cycling Tours
It’s been a hugely satisfying journey over the last couple of years, we’ve had such a heartfelt response to our videos from all over the world that I wanted to try and create an experience that helps bring riders even closer to the mountains.
Muc-Off Bike Lubes & Cleaners Product Fly-by
Pez gets a close-up look at the new Muc-Off line of bike lubes, cleaners and protectors.
Alejandro Valverde Reflects on his 100 Pro Victories
Alejandro Valverde reflects on feelings after making the select group of active riders with more than hundred pro victories: fourth within current generation, second-ever Spaniard to reach the milestone
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EUROTRASH News Round Up Thursday!
Mar 23, 2017 - BMC are in the driving seat in the Catalunya after Movistar were penalized for pushing. Top Story and results, reports and video from Catalunya and the Dwars door Vlaanderen. Other cycling news: E3 and Wevelgem, A.S.O. partnership with Volta a Catalunya, #GIRO100 jerseys and teams for Yorkshire.
EUROTRASH News Round Up Monday!
Mar 20, 2017 - A good/bad weekend for Sky - Michal Kwiatkowski wins Milano-Sanremo and more scandal. News from la Primavera, Handzame and Alfredo Binda with reports and video. Other cycling news: Teams look to Catalunya and cobbled classics, Tour of the Alps and the Dauphiné returns to Alpe d'Huez.
EUROTRASH News Round Up Thursday!
Mar 16, 2017 - We catch up with the action from Tirreno and Nokere with results and video. The end of Merckx Bikes? - Top Story. Other cycling news: Milano-Sanremo, USA Cycling Champs in Knoxville, Giro del Belvedere and Peter Sagan has a close shave. Monday EUROTRASH coffee time.