Race Report: It was touted as the Queen stage of the Vosges and even the Queen stage of the entire Tour by some and Stage 10 didn't disappoint with the action on show. Once again crashes unfortunately dominated the news with the big loss of Alberto Contador but nothing could overshadow the performance of Vincenzo Nibali who reigned supreme in the Vosges.
Race Report: Another long attack highlighted the early goings of the Tour's first mountain stage today with the win finally going the way of the break thanks to a superb performance from Blel Kadri. The mountains mightn't have been long today but they sure provided some real fireworks amongst the GC contenders with some big changes in the top 20 by stage's end.
Race Report: The second longest stage of the Tour was looking like a typical transition day just until the day long break was caught 25km before the finish and all hell broke loose. The action started happening left right and center with two climbs, crashes, mechanicals, attacks, more crashes and a photo finish winner - what a final!
Race Report: Massive crowds, perfect weather and some beautiful scenery - Yorkshire sure put on a great show for the opening stage of the 2014 Tour de France. The riders too put on a show with a classic Jens Voigt attack and a spectacular sprint which turned to tragedy for some but nothing but glory for Marcel Kittel who claimed the stage and with it the yellow jersey.
Rider Interview: Just 20 years old and from the other side of the world, young Aussie George Tansley has been thrown into the deep end in the heartland of racing in Belgium but he hasn't sunk. Far from it in fact, he's come out fighting - and winning with a string of high placings and victories of late we thought it was time to catch up with this man on the rise as he pursues his dream of professional racing.
A quick look around the WorldTour peloton these days shows somewhat of a new trend of late - beards. With the likes of cycling royalty in Sir Bradley Wiggins sporting some growth or classics strongmen Luca Paolini and Simon Geschke sporting full grown beards we thought we'd take a closer look at our hairy friends plus some of the classic beards of days gone by.
The South of France's Languedoc region is a beautiful place to visit with its spectacular scenery, history, food and wine but it's also one of the best places in the world to ride a bike. Small roads through tiny, historic villages, vineyards, forests and a good collection of medium mountains, make for perfect Top Rides.
Top Ride: Cycling the climb of Alpe d'Huez is a mythical experience, a grand beast that conjures images of epic battles on its 21 hairpin bends and leg sapping slopes. The 2013 Dauphiné took on the Alpe before heading down the new Col de Sarenne descent and Pez's editor Chris rode the climbs and descent. On the eve of this year's Dauphiné, here's a look back at one of the French Alps' Top Rides!
Pez Tech: As a continued part of our detailed look at tubeless wheels today here's another look at last year's American Classic Argent Tubeless Wheel Review from Chris who was a tubeless newbie before this test but quickly became a convert. So much so that he now rides and races exclusively on tubeless wheels since this review.
Race Report: The supposed breakaway's day at the Giro turned into a ding dong battle from the go as the stage was raced at extremely fast speeds with the pressure on all day. The win went the way of the returned from his 'non-suspension' Michael Rogers after a perfectly timed and executed solo move.
Race Report: The 2014 Giro d'Italia's Stage 5 route in the South of Italy from Taranto to Viggiano promised some changes from the rest of the Giro so far with 2 new things on offer, small mountains and sunshine! Or at least it looked that way at the start...
Race Report: The 2014 Giro d'Italia's stage 1 rolled out birthday boy joy, bad luck for the Irish, some typical rain and some GC favorites losing big time. The Team Time Trial was certainly no procession through the streets of Belfast - this was an imortant stage that's already caused some big GC gaps.
A Readers' Rig could be anything from a modern classic to a vintage steely, a lightweight carbon or more - but why not all of the above? Canadian PEZ fan, Jim has 4 bikes that easily qualify as Readers' Rigs so we decided to feature all four - a Trek 5200, a Colnago C50, a 1988 Marinoni Special and a Guru Photon.
Product Review: A lighter, stronger pedal is what LOOK claimed to have created with the Look Kéo Blade 2 - the same pedal used by almost half the professional peloton this year. I quizzed the designer at Look France on the new features and then took them out for a tough 3 month test.
This 2014 Paris-Nice, the famous race to the sun saw a change of format with no prologue, no time trial and no mountain finish meaning the final result was not decided until the very last stage and even the very last kilometer. Let's wrap up the action with a look at all the results and best photos from the last 8 days.
Sectors of gravel road, dust and hills define the Strade Bianche, but it's so much more. The rolling green hills of Tuscany, the ancient towns of Gaiole and Siena, the passion of the tifosi ooze atmosphere and excitement. Ahead of Saturday's race let's take a look at some of our favorite images from years past.
Today's Readers' Rig is a track and Cannondale inspired custom aluminium ride from San Francisco that embodies all that Readers' Rigs is about - cool machines that bring their owners fun every day of the year - It's Readers' Rigs time!
Dr. Stephen Cheung is our resident sports scientist and a man that we're all jealous of with his worldwide 'work' trips as he continues his scientific journey through life. Combining travel with transporting a bicycle made his choice of rig easy - a steel Ritchey Break-Away that's travelled with Steve on some amazing experiences. Here's their tale...
The 2014 Santos Tour Down Under was a thrilling race as Simon Gerrans dueled Cadel Evans to an overall win by just seconds. We picked the best photos for a stage by stage summary and look back at the race with full results.
The State of California is home to an impressive 1 out of every 8 Americans but an even more impressive - 2 out of 2 readers in today's Readers' Rigs! These two readers have two very different bikes but one very big thing in common - a pure love for their machine.