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ARTICLES BY Stephen Cheung
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  • Tuesday August 12, 2003

    Sunday school is where some learn from the Book of Paul. But the past couple of weekends, the peloton has been schooled big-time in the Book of Paolo. What can we learn physically and psychologically from the best racer on the planet?

  • Monday February 24, 2003

    Welcome back to the latest installment of “Being John Crowley,” (you can insert your own name here) the game we can all play at home as we build a trainig program for a real rdier with a real life. When we last left our hero…

  • Monday June 16, 2003

    A few eagle-eyed Pez readers noticed in our interview with ibanesto.com consultant Dr. Alejandro Lucia that he advocates reducing heart rate zones from the typical five down to three. We asked Dr. Lucia to elaborate on his training intensity zones…

  • Tuesday May 18, 2004

    Hands up who secretly wants to put a pump in the spokes of the Masters racer who keeps putting the hurt to you on the club rides? Aren't we supposed to get slower as we get older? Let's examine the research on aging and see what changes are inevitable and what we can address by keeping fit...

  • Tuesday January 20, 2004

    I’ve just finished shovelling 15 cm of white fluffy stuff that some joker laid down on my driveway and the rest of Halifax last night while I was sleeping. Dang'd kids. Anyway, it seems like a good time to go over some rules concerning exercising outdoors in the cold and also indoors on the trainer…

  • Tuesday September 21, 2004

    You’re chilling out around the post-ride coffee chat when the conversation spins around to La Vuelta. It’s way shorter than Le Tour and Il Giro, so it can’t be nearly as tough, right? Well, trust us science geeks to come to the rescue with the answer! Unfortunately, the answer also brings up some potentially disturbing questions about the ongoing fight against drugs in cycling…

  • Tuesday September 9, 2003

    You’re chilling out around the post-ride coffee chat when the conversation spins around to La Vuelta. It’s way shorter than Le Tour and Il Giro, so it can’t be nearly as tough, right? Well, trust us science geeks to come to the rescue with the answer! Unfortunately, the answer also brings up some potentially disturbing questions about the ongoing fight against drugs in cycling…

  • Tuesday August 30, 2005

    You’re chilling out around the post-ride coffee chat when the conversation spins around to La Vuelta. It’s shorter than Le Tour and Il Giro, so it can’t be nearly as tough, right? Well, trust us science geeks to come to the rescue with the answer!

  • Sunday September 12, 2004

    OK, enough of this “taking it day by day” silliness, let’s get ready to rumble! After yesterday’s time trial, the peloton awoke to find Postal still swapping the golden laundry, but with Hamilton and a host of climbers licking their chops with the first real mountains on today’s menu.

  • Friday September 17, 2004

    After a week devoted to pain and suffering of the time trialing and vertical variety, the pack was treated to a relative day off as the sprinters again took centre stage. Now normally we don’t like to give away the stage results in the headlines, but who are we kidding?

  • Wednesday October 29, 2014

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    Cyclocross preparation and racing is all about the little details, and the Verge CX jacket has the small details checked so you can focus on the ride ahead.

  • Thursday March 10, 2011

    The pro racing scene in North America has grown by leaps and bounds, but it all has to start somewhere. What must it have been like to be in the formative years of bike racing in the USA barnstorming around the country? We talked with 1986 USPro champion and author of “Racing Tactics for Cyclists” Thomas Prehn about racing and technology back in the days, and picked up a lot of interesting tactics and tips along the way.

  • Tuesday May 18, 2010

    Time trials are all about “leaving everything on the road.” You want to pace yourself so that you hit the finish line with nothing left in the gas tank. Many strategies for achieving this have been proposed in the scientific literature. The other question to ask is what the effects of ability are on pacing strategy, and whether such strategy is ingrained or learned.

  • Wednesday August 4, 2004

    The Tour is a mammoth organizational challenge whether you’re part of the race or a tifosi following the traveling carnival. You can choose to rough it and do it on your own, or you can choose to do it in style with the folks from Inside Track Tours. Luckily for me, Pez chose the latter for my initiation into Tour-chasing…

  • Tuesday December 7, 2004

    Lots of miles in exotic locales and riding with your favourite cycling heros - you really can’t beat a training camp as a perfect working holiday. However, what if you can’t or don’t want to join an organized camp and want to design your own camp solo or with your team?

  • Tuesday November 19, 2013

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    Interactivity is the name of the game now when it comes to indoor training, and one of the latest systems is live on-line racing with Tour de Giro, where you can race your friends anywhere in the world along with a lactate-hungry virtual peloton in real time.

  • Friday July 29, 2005

    Dedicated readers will know that our Toolbox Editor continued his globetrotting sabbatical with two months spent in Slovenia. Crammed into this little corner of Europe lies some of the greatest cycling to be found anywhere, and Stephen sends back this photo gallery of his stay…

  • Friday March 4, 2005

    Dedicated Toolbox readers will know that our intrepid editor has escaped the Canadian winter to spend two months “working” on the South Island of beautiful New Zealand. To get an idea of how hard life as an academic can be, Stephen sends this postcard gallery of Kiwi cycling…

  • Tuesday April 13, 2010

    Nothing is worse than meeting “the man with the hammer” in the midst of a ride or a race. An essential part of race-day preparation is pre-race nutrition, and the timing and content of what you eat can have a huge impact on your actual performance. We know that it is essential to keep our fuel supply topped up during the ride, but what should we be eating before heading to the start line?

  • Tuesday September 9, 2014

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    Nothing is worse than meeting “the man with the hammer” in the midst of a ride or a race. An essential part of race-day preparation is pre-race nutrition, and the timing and content of what you eat can have a huge impact on your actual performance. We know that it is essential to keep our fuel supply topped up during the ride, but what should we be eating before heading to the start line?

ARTICLES BY Stephen Cheung
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