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ARTICLES BY Richard Pestes
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  • Thursday July 17, 2014

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    Tour de PEZ St.12: The climb to HC category ski station at Chamrousse is the capper on the Tour de France's first day in the Alps. I saddled up for a closer look on two wheels at the stage 13 finish, and find out who's already set up camp.

  • Wednesday July 16, 2014

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    Roadside St.11: 'Bus driver' might not be up there on most people's list of exciting jobs, but in the world of pro cycling, it’s something only a few people are qualified to do. PEZ-Pal Danny In ‘t Ven invited us inside for a tour of the Trek Factory Racing team bus.

  • Tuesday July 15, 2014

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    Roadside Rest Day: A day at the Tour presents hundreds of options for Roadside adventures, and sometimes it’s tough choosing which path to follow. One story I was determined to get on my trek through the Vosges and Alps, was an interview with one of the Tour’s Podium Girls.

  • Monday July 14, 2014

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    Roadside. St.10: What a day – 752 photos, 200+km in the car, 6 of 7 tough climbs, 1 major Tour abandon, and a handful of great stories – here’s what it was like at the Tour de France’s stage 10 on Bastille Day in the Vosges mountains.

  • Sunday July 13, 2014

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    Roadside St.9: It’s 3:40PM, the press room in Mulhouse is filling up, and the break has 6 minutes and 71kms to go – and I'm feeling my legs after riding the Cat. 1 Le Markstein and cat 3 Grand Ballon passes today.

  • Saturday July 12, 2014

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    Roadside St.8: As an opener for the next three days in the Vosges mountains, I saddled up for a ride over stage 8’s final climbs to see how tough these slopes really are. And while the road might set the stage, it’s the fans who make the day…

  • Friday July 11, 2014

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    Roadside St.7: My starting point for the Vosges & Alps stages of our Tour de France Roadside coverage was the point closest to the Paris airport - today's stage 7 run from Epernay to Nancy. Here's what the stage looked like on the ground...

  • Sunday June 15, 2014

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    This is not a story about how I taught my daughter to ride her bike... far from it actually, and that would be too obvious for this Father's Day epistle. But now that I'm 8 years into this 'dad' gig, I do wonder if anything I'm teaching my kids is getting through...

  • Thursday June 12, 2014

    As this year’s road racing calendar shifts into, ahem, “high gear”, I’m proud to announce the release of “Breakaway”, my homage to the sport. As an avid, if rank recreational rider, I had a lot of fun writing the song and creating the video.

  • Thursday June 12, 2014

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    Creating your very own Mini-Me is one of life's great joys - so why not dress the fruits of your loins like dear ol' Dad to complete the tribute? Just in time for Fathers Day, I have a limited supply of PEZ Classics Stripes jerseys in Kids Size 6 for sale - plus big savings on everything else in the PEZShop.

  • Thursday May 29, 2014

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    With the Giro's last big challenge coming this Saturday on the infamous Zoncolan the PEZ himself looks back on a Top Ride when he took on the Zoncolan during the 2007 Giro, 'Epic is the only word to describe the ride to, up, and back from Monte Zoncolan. It’s the toughest climb I’ve done, and has yet again raised my admiration for the pros who race up stuff like this. Here’s what it’s like for the rest of us.'

  • Monday May 12, 2014

  • Tuesday May 6, 2014

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    I've been lucky to see nine Giros in the last decade, and even luckier to have photographed some of the most beautiful women in the world to share with PEZ-fans, all in the name of our own brand of cycling journalism. Here's 10 of my favorite Giro d'Italia Daily Distractions...

  • Tuesday April 22, 2014

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    The thing about the Fleche Wallonne parcours that surprised me most was just how hard this 200km ‘semi-Classic’ is. There’s nothing ‘semi’ about it… This hard course deserves the prime time and throws up 11 rated climbs, including 3 passes over a 1300 meter brute called the Mur. Here’s how it happened to me…

  • Friday April 11, 2014

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    Top Ride:The culmination of my visit to Holy Week was the long anticipated, much feared, and never completed ride across the parcours of Paris-Roubaix. Finally I learned what it was like to battle the toughest roads in northern France and earn my own lap of honour at the Roubaix velodrome.

  • Thursday April 3, 2014

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    TRAVEL: Looking forward to, and training for a gran fondo is the ideal incentive to cap your season with your best fitness, and enjoy the reward of a great ride in a tropical location when the days turn cold back home. The GFNY Cozumel fits the bill perfectly...

  • Tuesday April 1, 2014

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    Classics Preview: The Tour of Flanders defines this region, and for many fans it defines the Spring Classics themselves, but the race itself would be almost nothing without its steep nasty bergs, and of course… the cobbles. Riding the Tour of Flanders Cyclosportif lets you experience it all for yourself.

  • Thursday March 20, 2014

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    ... to what makes this great race so great, was my original title for this story, written on the eve of my first trip to San Remo to view La Primavera live. Like viewing any of pro cycling's Monuments, this was a spiritual journey, and this report was my humble attempt to put that into pictures and words.

  • Wednesday March 12, 2014

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    As winter hangs on across much of the 49th parallel, DeFeet's Thermeator socks and Assos' Skinfoil Ls baselayer make good sense for a lot of rides ahead. I've had both on test through the winter, so here's my long term review...

  • Friday February 21, 2014

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    Tequila is an awesome drink – it means “party on!” in every language, has a mystique that attracts the ladies, it makes you look like a bad boy, while delivering a taste, tingle and buzz of sophisticated flavors that are best appreciated with some age – it’s the perfect drink for guys like us.

ARTICLES BY Richard Pestes
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