It's Giro d'Italia time baby! Loads of Giro team info in EUROTRASH. In other cycling news we catch-up with Dunkirque and Frankfurt with results and video. Plus the 2016 Vuelta a España teams, GoPro renews partnership with A.S.O. & Tour de France and crash video from Red Hook. Giro cappuccino?
Race Preview: The first Grand Tour of the 2016 season, the Giro d'Italia, starts on Friday with a 9.8 kilometer time trial and two sprinter stages in Apeldoorn. The race then flies down to the toe of Italy to begin the battle north to the finish in Torino. Ed Hood casts his eye over the Italian race; the history, course and the possible victor.
Nothing shouts success like winning a Monument, Matt Hayman's 2016 Paris-Roubaix victory on Scott's newly designed FOIL Team Issue was an unexpected score for both the Team Orica-GreenEdge journeyman and the Swiss bike brand. Combining better aerodynamics and enough vibration damping to handle even the pavé of Roubaix, the completely redesigned Scott flagship racer was more up to the challenge - here's a closer look.
The Shane Sutton controversy rumbles on. Since last week, the out-spoken Australian has resigned from British Cycling under the cloud of accusations. But there has been some riders speaking up for the results gained and Sutton's motivational style. Lee Rodgers weighs-up the situation and gives us his usual unique lowdown on the Sutton case.
Up until 2013 the only UCI one day race in the UK was the Rutland-Melton Classic. The race is inspired by Paris-Roubaix and is run around the small farm roads of Leicestershire and Rutland in the East Midlands of the UK. PEZ sent Sam Larner to soak up the chip smells and ale fumes of Britain's only Classic.
May 02, 2016 - Has Simon Yates become a scapegoat? All the race reports from past days: Romandie, Turkey and Yorkshire all with quotes and video. In other cycling news: Giro team previews and new app, plus medical up-dates from Cannondale, Etixx and Movistar. Team news from BMC and Southeast and 'Who is Yves Lampaert?'
Sam Larner has had his crystal ball out and had a look at the future stars of the peloton. There is a big list of the 'coming' riders, but Sam has picked the stand-out riders for his 'six of the best' for the podium in the next years.
We've had everything from custom carbon, aero wonder superbikes and even museum stunners featured in Readers' Rigs but we've never had a bull horned, custom steel bike until today. Kevin from Lancanshire's unique steel ride certainly qualifies for Readers' Rigs though as he and his machine have a very cool story behind their time together that includes over 25 years of ownership of ups and downs and thousands upon thousands of miles.
PowerTap was one of the first players in the world of power meters, setting an early standard for innovation with their hub-based design in the late 1990s. Their new C1 and P1 meters expand that same level of performance to the chainrings and pedal, greatly enhancing versatility and options for cyclists.
On all orders of $98 or more! How's about we start Spring right with some awesome savings on PEZ Kit? Mrs. Pez is asking when I'm going to clear out those boxes in my workshop... which usually means it's time for a sale.
April 28, 2016 - The good and bad of cycling: Sondre Hols Enger celebrates winning the final stage in Croatia and the accusations of sexism in British Cycling. Other cycling news: Race reports with video from Romandie and Turkey and we look at the Tour of Yorkshire, Giro, BMC, Trek-Segafredo, Tinkoff and Dimension Data.
The 2016 Sea Otter Classic at Monterey’s Laguna Seca Raceway threatened rain early and was a little cooler than past years, but both the sun and many of the industry’s top manufacturers made it out in support of big crowds here for both the racing and a look at some of the latest gear from Praxis Cycling, SRAM, Park Tool, Nuun, Velotoze and Velofix.
Doping and sexism don't usually appear together in a cycling article, but you can rely on Lee Rodgers to combine both subjects in his Lowdown. Welcome back Mustafa Sayar to the Tour of Turkey, we have missed his EPO fueled victories and good-bye Jess Varnish, British Cycling don't want you. All sounds a bit unfair.
You feel ready. You have done the training, the hours of riding and zone specific work to fully prepare your body for the onslaught to come. But is your bike as ready as you are? Go beyond just cleaning your bike to see how to make sure your bike is well-prepped for your race or Gran Fondo.
Photo Special: The final Classic of the spring is now behind us and the weather didn't quite play the game and gave us a different perspective of a bike race. There were many sights of Liège-Bastogne-Liège and so we have put together our photo special from the Ardennes.
April 26, 2016 - Wouter Poels won a cold and wet Liège-Bastone-Liège, the snow was on the road, but the race went on. We look at the Extreme Weather Protocol and the race with report, result, quotes and video. More race action from Trentino, Croatia, Turkey and the Joe Martin Stage Race. Cycling news from the Giro d'Italia, Romandie, Tour de France and Cannondale/Drapac.
Race Report: A cold and wet Liège-Bastogne-Liège came up with a surprise win that gave the Sky team their first Monument win. Wout Poels has been a top performer so far this season and now he has put the icing on the cake with victory in 'La Doyenne'. Sky are now a Classics team!
The US national calendar gets into full swing at the always sold out Redlands Bicycling Classic - and for neo pro Jordan Cheyne of the Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis team, it was his first time racing for a team win - until it all changed on the last stage.
We have been following the career of Dan McLay since he first moved to Belgium in 2011, then in 2014 when riding for the Lotto Belisol Development team and last year after turning Pro for Bretagne-Séché Environnement team. So when McLay won the GP Denain, Ed Hood had to get hold the New Zealand born sprinter.