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  • Friday February 27, 2015

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    One of my favorite rides in recent memory, and possibly ever – was a loop from Bellagio, up the Madonna del Ghisallo, then the Colma di Sormano, and back along the shores of lake Como to my base at Il Perlo Panorama.

  • Thursday February 26, 2015

    TDFR 2014 - stage -13

    Rider interview: Two interviews for the price of one as Alastair Hamilton has a very long chat with two of the most experienced American riders on the WorldTour. BMC's Peter Stetina and Brent Bookwalter were recently in Spain and PEZ had to get all the behind the scenes info on the 'Super Team'.

  • Thursday February 26, 2015

    69th Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 2014 Elite

    Feb 26, 2015 - The Belgian cobbles week-end starts here in EuroTrash. All the info you need for Het Nieuwsblad & Kuurne, plus Harelbeke unpopular, Dr. Steven in the WSJ, the last '15 cyclo-cross, GP di Lugano, Amstel Gold, Etixx take Colombians, Giro GF in NI and Ruud Cremers injured.

  • Wednesday February 25, 2015

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    This week Lee Rodgers casts his eye over the opening classics of the season and looks into just what makes these great old races so special. Lee also runs into a special old rider who has been up and maybe too close to the 'Campionissimo' Fausto Coppi himself. Life on the cobbles!

  • Tuesday February 24, 2015

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    The cobble season starts on Saturday with the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and then rattles its way into Kuurne-Bruxelles-Kuurne on Sunday. These races are for the hard men of the roads. Ed Hood looks back at the last five years of the 'cobbles week-end' and forward to this year.

  • Tuesday February 24, 2015

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    With the eventual approach of (hopefully) late winter in the northern hemisphere, most of us are transitioning out of preparatory or base training and looking towards incorporating higher intensity efforts into our programs. What are some of the thoughts behind planning intervals properly?

  • Monday February 23, 2015

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    Interview: Brian Vandborg retired at the end of 2013 after a career that saw him compete for CSC, Discovery, GLS, Liquigas, SpiderTech and Cannondale. Two teams folded and a season was ruined due to mononucleosis, but he was a strong team rider to the end. Ed Hood found out more about the man from Snejdjberg.

  • Monday February 23, 2015

    5th stage of the 61st Tour of Andalusia Ruta Del Sol

    Feb 23, 2015 - Wall-to-wall racing over the week-end from Oman, Spain, France, Portugal and Italy and we have all the news with reports and result, plus rider quotes and all the video action. Sad news for the Cult Energy team as theft stopped them finishing Haut Var. It's all in EuroTrash Monday.

  • Sunday February 22, 2015

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    The aging process is something none of us can avoid, but with the help of Joe Friel and his book 'Faster After 50' we might be able to fight off the degeneration or at least understand the process. There is good news; Friel advises on strength training to stop age-related loss of muscle mass, overtraining and the importance of rest and recovery.

  • Saturday February 21, 2015

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    The queen stage of the 2015 Tour of California will be a ball buster of epic proportions, climbing 11,600 feet over just 80 miles from Ontario to the top of Mt. Baldy. I rode the stage a couple years back as part of the L'Etape du California sportif ride, and can assure you this would be at home in any Grand Tour. Here's a closer look at the stage that could decide the 2015 race.

  • Friday February 20, 2015

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    Former World road champion Claude Criquielion lost his last battle and passed away on Wednesday morning at only 58 years old. Ed Hood takes a look at the man from Lessines' life and career, and what his contemporaries in the peloton thought of him. There was so much more to Claudy than that crash in Ronse.

  • Thursday February 19, 2015

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    Rider Interview: Tom Boonen is a hero in Belgium, a great champion and also a nice guy to talk to. 'Tommeke' was training in Calpe, Spain (again) this month, so when the Etixx - Quick-Step team invited PEZ to come and talk we jumped at the chance to hear what the Tornado has in mind for 2015.

  • Thursday February 19, 2015

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    Feb 19, 2015 - There are three races on at the moment: Oman, Ruta del Sol and Algarve and we have all the results, reports and video. In other cycling news: Contador's retirement, Claude Criquielion, Bruyneel case, preview Laigueglia & Haut Var and on-bike cameras at the World track champs.

  • Wednesday February 18, 2015

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    This week Lee Rodgers turns his attention to something that we all have: Ego. In most people it is held under control, but there are those who's ego has taken over their life, we can all think of someone. Ego, a necessity, good or bad... discuss.

  • Tuesday February 17, 2015

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    David McKenzie put the ill-fated McCartney team firmly on the map with a stage win in the Giro d'Italia. But while the team folded and he never quite made it to cycling's top tier as a rider, he's become a successful TV commentator, and the man from Ballarat has no regrets.

  • Tuesday February 17, 2015

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    How many times have you finished a race and not had that last extra effort needed to win or get a top finish? Let’s look at a few possible explanations as to why this common occurrence may happen and what you can do to remedy the problem.

  • Monday February 16, 2015

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    Loaded with SRAM’s Hydro S series (and Red 10), Zipp’s 30 wheels and Cockpit and Conti Gator Skins, Lynskey’s silver series Viale’ is handled by the same builders as frames costing 2-3 times the price.

  • Monday February 16, 2015

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    Feb 16, 2015 - As always we have a lot to get through in EuroTrash. We round-up Qatar and report on Murcia and Almería, plus cross in Middelkerke with results and video. We also preview Oman, Ruta del Sol and Algarve, look at the 'Wildcard' teams for Flanders '15 and 'Top Story' Wiggins talks.

  • Sunday February 15, 2015

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    US trackman Bobby Lea will soon be on the boards of Paris fighting for the World pursuit gold medal, so our '6 Day' expert, Ed Hood, talked to Bobby after a successful outing at the Berlin 6. With over twenty Elite titles to his name, there's a good chance of adding a Rainbow jersey to that total.

  • Saturday February 14, 2015

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    After the official launch ceremonies were complete, Horner talked with PEZ about his new roll leading the young team, and we picked up the reverse side as young guns Tim Aiken, Griffin Easter and Luis Lemus explained how things on the team are different a bona fide Grand Tour winner as their leader.

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