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  • Friday January 20, 2017

    When the Readers' Rigs column first came to life back in 2012 it was PEZ fan, Todd from California who first applied with his then favorite Parlee bike. Since then we've published more than 60 bikes from PEZ fans all around the world and Todd has managed to buy almost 20 different bikes in that time too! In his current stable he has a Cervélo S5, an R5 and a BMC SLR01. Let's check in with Todd for his thoughts on his current rigs.

  • Thursday January 19, 2017

    Rider Interview: It has been a year since PEZ spoke to Wanty-Groupe Gobert's Mark McNally. As the Belgian team were having their 2017 presentation in Spain last week, our man Alastair Hamilton had a catch up with the man from Liverpool to hear about his 2016.

  • Thursday January 19, 2017

    Jan 19, 2017 - Catch up with the Tour Down Under - Reports, results, quotes and video action. Top Story is the possible loss of Putte-Kappellen. Other cycling news: Wild Cards for the Giro and Classics, Canadian team for cyclocross Worlds, surgery for Devriendt, no team for Paolini, Doull has appendix operation, training with Bahrain-Merida, new riders for Caja Rural and birthday celebrations for Chaves. Loads of EUROTRASH to get through!

  • Wednesday January 18, 2017

    Vuelta First Look: The Vuelta a España has the reputation for serving up a hard menu and this year is no different. Mountain stages, summit finishes, a long individual time trial and l'Angliru, could it be much worse? Yes, they could forego the five flat stages. Ed Hood ran his expert Grand Tour eye over the Vuelta '17 route to give us his 'first look' impressions.

  • Wednesday January 18, 2017

    Lowdown: If you are a cyclist there is a very good chance that you love a cup of coffee and, for sure, you love to meet up with your ride pals in the cafe to dissect the recent race/sportive/training ride. Lee Rodgers looks at the wonderful bean, the roasted dark liquid that gets us out on the bike... or just out of bed in the morning.

  • Tuesday January 17, 2017

    Calpe - Spain - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Tim ARIESEN (Netherlands / Team Roompot Nederlandse Loterij) pictured during trainingscamp team Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij in Calpe, Spain - photo Anton Vos/Cor Vos © 2017

    Every year my training remains fairly similar in terms of types of training and also how it is periodized. Not this year. This winter, I am resolving to try something quite different for me, namely altering my training blocks by concentrating the bulk of the hard efforts at the start of each block.

  • Monday January 16, 2017

    Retro Interview: You could say Jens Lehmann was unlucky to have been competing in the pursuit event at a time when there were many top riders fighting for rainbow jerseys and Olympic gold medals. Ekimov, Boardman, Obree, Bartko, Moreau and Ermenault were all dominant in those years, but take a look at the palmarès of Jens Lehmann and you can see he battled them all. Ed Hood caught up with Jens for some Retro talk.

  • Monday January 16, 2017

    Jan 16, 2017 - The 2017 season is under way with Caleb Ewan winning the People Choice criterium. Results and video from Australia and cross from Italy. TOP STORY is the Vuelta a España route details. Other cycling news: Tour Down Under, UAE to San Juan, Quick-Step presentation, Martin extends and Smith arrives at Wanty-Groupe Gobert, Trek-Segafredo kit, James Shaw looks forward and video of the Sunweb team training. 2017 is ON!

  • Sunday January 15, 2017

    The Park Tool PRS-22 Team Issue model stand designed for Pro Tour mechanics to work on all of the different kinds of frames without the risk of clamping down on seat posts and frame tubes that have grown both more complex in shape and more fragile with thinner walled carbon.

  • Sunday January 15, 2017

    Vuelta Look Back: The 2017 Vuelta a España will climb the mythical slope of the Alto de l’Angliru on the penultimate stage 20 on Saturday, September 9th, 120 kilometers after the start in Corvera. Our Grand Tour expert, Ed Hood, was on l'Angliru back in 2008 - we relive his day on the monstrously steep Asturian climb.

  • Saturday January 14, 2017

    Not even two months old yet, today's rig is a Cannondale Supersix Evo Hi-Mod Disc that has already had a number of upgrades performed and has also well and truly convinced its Californian owner, Nick of the advantages of owning a disc braked road machine.

  • Friday January 13, 2017

    Registration is open for the 24th annual Paris to Ancaster Bike Race (P2A), taking place on Sunday, April 30th, 2017. This unique race is popular with all levels of cyclists. It's a technical challenge for the professionals, yet still accessible for recreational cyclists to come out and see what they're made of.

  • Thursday January 12, 2017

    Rider Interview: As the cyclocross season builds to a climax with the World championships on January the 29th in Bieles, Luxembourg; the National championships last week gave us a clue to who is on form. In the US, Stephen Hyde took the national title, but it wasn't all plain sailing. Ed Hood got the story from the man himself.

  • Thursday January 12, 2017

    Jan 12, 2017 - As always a full EUROTRASH Thursday. Wiggins package or TUE, which should we be looking at? - TOP STORY. Cross action from Otegem with video. Other cycling news: Valverde crashes, Tour Down Under teams, Westra retires, LOOK stay with Fortuneo, 2017 British Road Champs, Tour of Utah, Dave Rayner Fund riders, Sky's new Pinarello Dogma, Vuelta a España and the Lotto Soudal presentation. Get the coffee.

  • Wednesday January 11, 2017

    Lowdown: The New Year of cycling beckons us out onto the tarmac, but for one reason or another we can't go and grumpiness takes over. Resident PEZ psychologist (aka: pundit), Lee Rodgers, dissects the whole problem of addiction and the suffering it can cause when you don't get your regular fix of the two-wheel habit.

  • Tuesday January 10, 2017

    Rider Interview: Two years ago Sven Erik Bystrøm was a young man about to start his professional career, admittedly he was a World champion, but his life was about to change. Since then he has become Alexander Kristoff's right hand man in the Classics, finished his first Grand Tour and is now starting his third season in the WorldTour and still only 24.

  • Tuesday January 10, 2017

    Best of 2016: 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.

  • Monday January 9, 2017

    Best of 2016 Vuelta Roadside: The 2016 Vuelta a España is in the Comunidad Valenciana and so we had to send our 'local' to see what was going on. This will be Alastair Hamilton's 15th Spanish Grand Tour and it sounds like he has not lost any love for the race in the sun.

  • Monday January 9, 2017

    Jan 09, 2017 - Wout Van Aert won the Belgian championships and Mathieu van der Poel won in Holland. Reports and video. New Hour Record - TOP STORY. Other cycling news: Australian and New Zealand championships, Sky Down Under, Assos for US events, Kristoff to Bessèges, Quick-Step to San Juan, Nizzolo in Dubai, ASO buy German race, E3 Harelbeke course, Bahrain-Merida presentation and Contador takes a ride.

  • Sunday January 8, 2017

    Greg LeMond: Yellow Jersey Racer by Guy Andrews

    Book Review: Greg LeMond is America's most successful cyclist, ignoring the dubious results of Mr. Armstrong, and he is also held in high regard through-out the World of cycling. Leslie Reissner takes a look at a new book by Guy Andrews on the career of the multi-champion, LeMond. From a young boy dreaming of his future, to a rider who revolutionized many aspects of the sport. Greg LeMond - Yellow Jersey Racer.

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