Ivan Balykin and Artem Ovechkin, soon after their UCI Wolrd championships ride, made it to the podium of 1.1 Duo Normand in Northern France, covering 54 km at an average speed of more than 48 km/h. Norwegians Truls Engen Korsaeth and Reidar Bohlin Borgersen clocked the best time, 2.20 faster than RusVelo duo.
Team Giant-Shimano heads to the four-day Tour de l'Eurométropole, also known as Circuit Franco Belge, with Marcel Kittel (GER) at the helm.
If it works for the gang at Discovery Channel (the actual TV company, not the former cycling team), then it’s good enough for us here at PEZ. Since we’re on the off-season theme, Josh has decided to tackle some of his pet peeve off-season training myths and give his perspective. The truth or old-school bahooey? Read and decide for yourself.
Team Giant-Shimano lines-up for the first of two Italian races this week, at Milano-Torino on Wednesday. A young team heads to the one-day race, including 22-year-old Lawson Craddock (USA), 21-year-old Daan Olivier and also 20-year-old stagiaire Steven Lammertink (NED).
Tinkoff-Saxo’s Nicolas Roche represented Ireland at the World Championships Road Race and crossed the finish line in 26th place as a part of the decimated peloton, seven seconds behind the winner Kwiatkowski.
The World's didn't quite go as planned for the almighty Squadra Azzuro in Ponferrada, but they did have one of the best looking, and fastest team kits at the race - the Castelli Sanremo 3.0 Speed Suit in custom Italian blue livery - very nice indeed.
Michal Kwiatkowski is the new World Champion and Sidi Sport has the honour and the satisfaction of donning the rainbow championship jersey with him.
The Belkin Pro Cycling Team and speed skating Team BrandLoyalty have signed an agreement with, Lotto, part of ‘De Lotto’, and BrandLoyalty.
The Russian WorldTour Team Katusha opens its final two weeks of the 2014 season with the oldest one-day race in the world Milano – Torino. Its first edition was held in 1876. On Wednesday, October 1st, the race will face its 95th edition.
Roadside Report: 255km of tough racing was on the agenda on Sunday and as always Ed Hood was there for every single moment from the warmup to the startline the finishline and then the post race reactions. Here's a look at his day, roadside in the rain in Ponferrada for the 2014 Men's World Road Cycling Championships.
Following the Worlds weekend, when Colombian Carlos Julian Quintero showed up with a long escape in the road race, Team Colombia’s riders will be in contention in one of the most important one-day races in the Italian cycling calendar, Milano-Torino (Wednesday October 1st).
Four-time national champion Nicki Sørensen rode his last World Championship Sunday in Ponferrada, Spain.
Sept 29, 2014 - It’s been a great week of road race action from Spain and we have a full EuroTrash with all the results, comments and videos from Ponferrada. Sven Nys has started the cyclo-cross season, plus we have more race and team news and say good-bye to Cadel Evans. Get a big coffee.
Race report: Poland got everything right today, with Michal Kwiatkowski putting the rainbow-colored gloss on a perfect team performance. Kwiatkowski soloed across to, and away from, a late escape group, and flew to a perfect solo Worlds victory.
Just to keep you on track with the runners and their numbers for Sunday's Men's Elite Road Race in Ponferrada. The race report will be up as soon as the race finishes and we will catch up with Ed Hood roadside later. Don't miss EuroTrash on Monday for the rider comments and video action, plus Lee's Lowdown. Keep is PEZ for all the World's action.
Roadside Report: Roadside for the action & back stage before and after the race for the reactions - Ed Hood was everywhere in Ponferrada today as he watched the Junior Men's Road Race in the morning and then the big Women's Race in the afternoon where France's Pauline Ferrand-Prevot upset the favorites with a great sprint victory.
Race Report: A high quality field led to some high quality racing but the Women's Road race wasn't without its surprises. Rain, crashes and some questionable tactics saw the race coming down to a select group sprint won in a photo finish by France's Pauline Ferrand-Prevot.
It is now less than 24 hour to Carlos Julian Quintero’s debut at the Road Cycling World Championships, in Ponferrada (Spain), and tension and excitement can be clearly heard in the the words of the Colombian rider.
Six Lotto Belisol riders will be at the starting grid for the world championships road cycling on Sunday. Two Belgians, a Frenchman, a German, an Australian and a New Zealander.
Roadside PEZ: With the World's next big stars battling it out in the U/23 Road Race there was nowhere else our veteran reporter and talent spotter Ed Hood would rather be than roadside in Ponferrada soaking up the atmosphere and action. Here's a look at Ed's first day roadside at the 2014 World Road Cycling Championships.