The gift ideas just keep coming in from around the cycling world and today we've rounded up some of the best with everything from a luxury cycling holiday with VeloClassic Tours to some Finish Line Pedal & Cleat Lubricants. We've also got everything in between with products from Easton, Topeak, Velox, State Bicycle Co., CycleOps, Essor USA, E-Motion, CyclePassion and Louis Garneau.
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Rider Interview: Our second exclusive Astana rider interviewee, Tanel Kangert is starting his fifth year with the team and so he is in the perfect position to give us his thoughts on the team's present situation. There are two sides to every story, but Tanel is one of the people caught in the crossfire.
Dec 18, 2014 - There is a queue of riders planning an atempt on the World hour record and BMC's Rohan Dennis is the latest. Lots of other cycling news in today's EuroTrash: Tour Down Under, Lotto Belisol, BMC, Androni anti-doping, Lotto.NL & Bianchi, Colombia & Drapac's new jerseys and indoor cycling. Large coffee time.
The Scott Solace 10 road bike offers in impressive mix of performance and comfort - two traits that used to be impossible to find together in one bike. But mix in some technology and smart thinking, and they're no longer mutually exclusive. Pez discovers the Solace 10 is a distinct addition to the brand's line-up alongside its FOIL, Addict, and CR-1.
Rider Interview: Rein Tamara is the first of three exclusive Astana team rider interviews. For the 2015 season Estonian rider Rein Taaramäe has left his first pro team; Cofidis after nearly eight years to join Astana. We caught up with him at the team training camp in Spain.
As the 2014 event season is winding down (or has become a distant memory), a natural and necessary transition begins to happen toward 2015. This time of transition provides cyclists (from enthusiasts to experienced racers, from development riders to masters) the opportunity to review, establish, and/or reinvent the process to having a successful 2015 campaign.
In today's Gift Guide we've got you covered with lots of great gift ideas for yourself or another cyclist in your life with gear from R&A Cycles, Lynskey, PowerTap, Scapin, Primal, Velopress, MET, Xentis, BicycleAge, Scott and Assos.
Dec 15, 2014 - Winter Monday's are made for watching cyclo-cross video and reading the results and race reports. We also have all the latest cycling news: Rabottoni positive, US & Spanish teams, WorldTour for IAM, no Tour for VDB, new bikes for Cult, OPQS training and Cannondale say Good-Bye Peter. Coffee?
The usual books stacked next to the comfortable wingback chair in the PezCyclingNews oak-panelled library for review lean towards accounts of great races, great athletes, training methods, diets, irresistible tourism ideas and road-going technology. But occasionally a book comes to us that does not fit into any of these categories.
For the very first time, the 2013 Tour de France took on the mythical Alpe d'Huez twice in one day by descending and then ascending the little known Col de Sarenne. In June of that year, just before the Dauphiné tested out the roads and much needed roadworks were completed, PEZ's man in France, Chris Selden cycled the route on a simply epic 150km and 4800m elevation day.
Every negroni has a story - some begin the moment the orange elixer touches my lips, others connect me to another point in time. And while mixing and drinking at home affords the luxury to adjust the recipe to perfection, sometimes it's the location that pins a memory to my mental cork board. A recent trip to Italy set the ideal backdrop for my best negronis of 2014.
Rider Interview: Tiago Machado was one of the heroes of the 2014 Tour de France, fighting his way to the finish of stage 10 after a horrific crash. We caught up with the brave Portuguese rider with his new Katusha team at their training camp in Spain.
Dec 11, 2014 - Astana in, Europcar out! The UCI finalised the list of WorldTour teams for 2015 and after much deliberation there will be 17 teams in the top league of Cycling. We also look at the Padova Investigation, Tour '16, team & rider news and new bikes for BORA from Argon18. A full EuroTrash Thursday.
Launched with one of the coolest videos in cycling, the Cipollini Bond at first smacked cycling's establishment as more of the flash and hype the Super Mario is known for. But he's also known as a prolific race winner, and as this bike proves - both offer enough performance to warrant a place in cycling's upper echelon.
Our man in Spain, Alastair Hamilton, was lucky enough to receive an invitation to the presentation of the Katusha team and new clothing for 2015. He didn't just go for the free food and drink, but spent the day with the team for a ride (in the car) and some interviews. Here is his day with the Russians.
Rider Interview: Beards are the fashion statement of the moment in the Pro peloton, but the first big beard in cyclo-cross was spotted by Ed Hood on a recent visit to Belgium. The facial plumage belonged to Canadian Mark McConnell, so Ed had to find out all about the cross man with the beard.
With the off-season coming to a close and turkey dinners and mashed potatoes upon us, it is most definitely time to put some thought into your training plan for the coming year if you haven’t already done so. Within this planning session you will surely come up against the seemingly interminable argument of base miles vs. high intensity. Is there a preferred approach?
The holidays are fast approaching so what better time to look at some cool gift ideas for friends/family/loved ones, or just yourself! Check out wheels from Ritchey, bikes from Boardman & Fondriest, shoes from Lake, Club Ride Apparel jersey, decals from Zipp, computer mount from Sram, sunglasses from BBB and headwear from Rapha and Smith.
Dec 08, 2014: Load's to pack into today's EuroTrash Monday: Two cyclo-cross races, a life ban, nice profit for England during the Tour, race news from Portugal, Oman & Colorado, team news from IAM Cycling, Katusha, LottoNL-Jumbo, Giant-Alpecin & Colombia. Plus Stig Broeckx met Sinterklaas and Zdenek Stybar's Cross season. Get that coffee!