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Saturday February 25, 2017
Race Report: Peter Sagan started 2017 as he spent much of 2016, animating races with seemingly unending stamina. He led an elite trio with Greg Van Avermaet and Sep Vanmarcke in tow but the Olympic champion was the freshest as he sped clear on the run in to the line and took the win for the second year in a row.
Thursday February 23, 2017
The first day of the PEZ & Velo Classic "Giro della Gazzetta" cycling trip this May opens with a day in Milano - watching the Giro d'Italia final TT stage in one of the world's most fashionable cities. The entertainment never stops here, and viewing the race will be just part of an awesome opening day.
Thursday February 23, 2017
Retro Interview: Following on in our series of retro interviews; Ed Hood spoke to Danish 'workman' professional Per Bausager. For 13 years Bausager plied his trade in Belgium and Italy, but he was highly thought of and was repeatedly called back to Italy by the top team leaders.
Wednesday February 22, 2017
Feb 23, 2017 - Chaves to ride Tour, Yates' brother for the Giro - Top Story. Other cycling news: Alentejo, La Provence, teams preview Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, Kuurne and Abu Dhabi, teams for Roubaix and Ardennes, Tour de Pologne, sponsor for UAE and Roglic extends with LottoNL-Jumbo. A full EUROTRASH Thursday.
Wednesday February 22, 2017
Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne Preview: It must be spring at last as the first weekend of Classics crash onto the cobbles of the 2017 season. Het Nieuwsblad on Saturday, followed by Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne on Sunday. Ed Hood clues us in with the course and running for the opening Flemish Classics.
Tuesday February 21, 2017
Easily the most exciting thing I've seen this year in tech is the new electronic gruppo from FSA - the WE group. In the works for years, it's got electronic wireless shifting, new levers, derailleurs, crankset, and looks like a legit contender in the electronic gruppo space. Here's the PEZ first look.
Tuesday February 21, 2017
It happens every Spring - the first few group rides of the year brutally reawaken the realities of the highly variable nature of racing. What are the neuromuscular differences between hard constant efforts and group races?
Monday February 20, 2017
Rider Interview: New writer at PEZ, Luke Maguire, lives in the Basque Country and regularly trains with the stars on their home terrain. Luke's first interview is with Dimension Data's Igor Anton, a pro for over 12 years, but with a palmarès that possibly doesn't reflect his vast experience.
Monday February 20, 2017
Malhao - Portugal - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Primoz ROGLIC (Slowenia / Team Lotto NL - Jumbo) pictured during the Volta ao Algarve em Bicicleta 2017 stage 5 from Loulé to Malhao (179.2k - photo LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2017
Feb 20, 2017 - Three winners at the weekend; two young guys and one not so young. All the news from Oman, Algarve and Andalucia. Tiernan-Locke retires-Top Story. Other cycling news: Abu Dhabi Tour, Cervélo Bigla team and Jens Keukelaire crashes while training in Spain and might miss Het Het Nieuwsblad. EUROTRASH coffee time.
Sunday February 19, 2017
A legacy of abuse and sexism unfortunately continues to simmer just beneath the surface of women’s professional cycling – and particularly within the smaller and more thinly-supported teams. Steve Maxwell and Joe Harris from the Outerline talk to riders and suggest how to 'strengthen all of global pro cycling'.
Saturday February 18, 2017
There's not much better for the motivation than a new pair of cycling shoes at the start of a new season. Chuck Pena in Washington DC has been giving a pair of PRO Leader III by Pearl Izumi, the top of the line shoe from the clothing manufacturer. Don't just take Chuck's word, he joins Tejay van Garderen of BMC in the Pearl Izumi footwear.
Friday February 17, 2017
Retro Interview: Eddie B has been called the “father of modern American cycling” and he brought many successes to US cycling with his extensive knowledge. The man behind Armstrong, Lemond and so many others.
Thursday February 16, 2017
Retro Interview: Edward ‘Eddie B’ Borysewicz brought US cycling to the pinnacle of success at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics with a boat load of medals. Award winning coach, but with a dark cloud of blood doping over his head. In part 1, Ed Hood hears about the early years, Lance, Greg and the riders of the present.
Thursday February 16, 2017
Feb 16, 2017 - All the action from Oman, Algarve and Andalucia with reports and video. No Cauberg finish at the Amstel Gold Race - Top Story. Other cycling news: More cobbles in Roubaix, Abu Dhabi Tour, Women’s Tour of Britain, Chris Butler, Tour of the Alps, Contador's bike and video of Marco Pantani.
Wednesday February 15, 2017
The 2017 Tour de France pays a visit to southwest France with a stage finish in the medieval town of Bergerac along the Dordogne River, and the following day a stage start in nearby Eymet. Allan Reeves of FranceFromInside.com cycling tours is looking to combine his family's nearby Chateau de Pitray and Le Tour for a week of cycling, wine and French living.
Tuesday February 14, 2017
Rider Interview: Early in 2016 it looked like the pro career of Chad Haga would end due to a collision with a dangerously driven car. Since then he has made a full recovery and ridden two Grand Tours, a World championships and a clutch of other top races. But has the incident left more than physical scars? Ed Hood spoke to Chad to get an up-date on his recovery and the future.
Tuesday February 14, 2017
Last month we discussed the idea of front-loading periodization, where we overloaded the hard efforts of a four-week training block into Week 1. I promised to test the concept on myself, plus I convinced a couple of others to join me. How did things work out?
Monday February 13, 2017
Race Report: The 54th edition of Italy's Trofeo Laigueglia ended in triumph for the host nation, as Fabio Felline took his first success of the season. Wearing the white jersey of the Italian national team, Felline rode to victory after launching an astonishing attack in the hilly finale and resisting the return of his rivals.
Monday February 13, 2017
Feb 13, 2017 - The Euro season is now well under way in Spain and Italy. Reports and video from Murcia, Almeria, Laigueglia and Middelkerke. Other cycling news: S. African champs, 2018 Grand Départ, Oman, Algarve and Ruta del Sol, Moolman-Pasio, Cycling Academy, Caja Rural presentation and Lotto Soudal.
Sunday February 12, 2017
Italian book “Bicycles: Past, Present and Future” by Roberto Gurian, with graphic design by Maria Cucchi, has been translated by Robert Bethel into English, but marvelous bike photos speak in all languages. PEZ literary editor, Leslie Reissner, gives us his thoughts on this wonderful bike book.