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EUROTRASH News Round Up Monday!
Nov 19, 2018 - Keisse and Viviani gave Deceuninck – Quick-Step an early win in the Gent '6 Days' and Van der Poel keeps winning cyclocross, plus the Shanghai criterium. Problems for Van Aert - Top Story. Lelangue talks, Alaphilippe in S. America, Alps'19, Contador on Dumoulin, 2019 team line ups, bikes for Roompot, Dimension Data, Cardoso banned and video from Gent 6.
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PEZ Goes To The Movies: In Pursuit of The Pursuit
Film Review: The Pursuit. If it was the title of heist movie, it would be about cops in pursuit of robbers. If it was a crime thriller movie, it would be about the pursuit of unraveling the mystery of whodunit. But in this case, The Pursuit is actually a double entendre: it’s a documentary about four British riders’ pursuit of glory on the boards in the team pursuit.
PEZ Holiday Gift Guide’18 #1
Gift Guide #1: It's nearly that time already; the trees will be going up and the halls will soon be decked with boughs of holly. So it is also time for the PEZ Holiday Gift Guide and in #1 we kick off with offerings from Danny Shane, Effetto Mariposa, CeramicSpeed, ELEMNT BOLT, PEdAL ED, MINT and Rapha.
Real Steel Ride: FAGGIN Acciaio Review
When a bike brand has been around for over 70 years, you don't ask "are they any good?", you ask "when can I ride one?" Italian bicycle frame builder Faggin (Say: Fah-JEEN) Accaiao DOGE road bike shows how good riding steel can be when it comes from the hands of a master builder. Here's the PezCycling first look.
Retro Talk: Christian - Son Of '6 Day' Star Dieter Kemper
Interview: The sad passing of track star Dieter Kemper put Ed Hood in contact his son, Christian who has published a biography on his father's career, in their native German tongue. Christian runs through his father's race statistics and translates part of his book, just for our enjoyment.
EUROTRASH News Round Up Thursday!
Nov 15, 2018 - Viviani and Keisse show off the Deceuninck kit. Mathieu van der Poel plans - Top Story. Mixed bag of EuroTrash Thursday: Three Tours for De Gendt, Vos in Koksijde, Dunne for Israel, Restrepo back home, Colom heart attack, Nibali talks to the police, ArcticRace'19, Astana changes, Vital Concept meeting and coach for LottoNL-Jumbo. Mathieu van der Poel video.
Interbike '18: Gear Final Look
2018 Interbike Gear Final: Northwave’s new Flat, Extreme and Ghosts, HideMyBell Computer Mount, Lezynes new Mega C / XL GPS and T wrenches and WheelBuilder.com’s Prototype Spoke Calibration by Charles Manantan
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Photo Special: Good-Bye Simon Gerrans
Photo Special: Simon Gerrans announced that he was hanging up his race wheels after fourteen years in the professional peloton. As tribute to the man from 'Down Under,' Melbourne to be precise, we review his career through the photographers lens and run through his full palmarès with each years high and low points.
Heather Back Stage at Il Lombardia'18
Heather's Photo Gallery: We have all seen the race photos from Saturday's Il Lombardia, but we sent the PEZ 'Secret Weapon' behind the scenes in Lombardy. Heather Morrison was in Bergamo and Como to soak up the atmosphere and capture unique images from the 'Race of the Falling Leaves' at the start and the finish. Here is her PEZ Photo Gallery.
IL LOMBARDIA'18: Falling Leaves Photo Gallery!
Il Lombardia Photo Gallery: The 'Race of the Falling Leaves' brought the curtains down on the 2018 cycling season in fine style with Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) giving France a much needed Monument win. The finalé was deserved of the 'Classic' label with attacks aplenty on the steep climbs around Como. We've put together the best images from Il Lombardia 2018 photo gallery by Cor Vos and his team.
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PEZ Holiday Gift Guide’18 #1
Gift Guide #1: It's nearly that time already; the trees will be going up and the halls will soon be decked with boughs of holly. So it is also time for the PEZ Holiday Gift Guide and in #1 we kick off with offerings from Danny Shane, Effetto Mariposa, CeramicSpeed, ELEMNT BOLT, PEdAL ED, MINT and Rapha.
Real Steel Ride: FAGGIN Acciaio Review
When a bike brand has been around for over 70 years, you don't ask "are they any good?", you ask "when can I ride one?" Italian bicycle frame builder Faggin (Say: Fah-JEEN) Accaiao DOGE road bike shows how good riding steel can be when it comes from the hands of a master builder. Here's the PezCycling first look.
Interbike '18: Gear Final Look
2018 Interbike Gear Final: Northwave’s new Flat, Extreme and Ghosts, HideMyBell Computer Mount, Lezynes new Mega C / XL GPS and T wrenches and WheelBuilder.com’s Prototype Spoke Calibration by Charles Manantan
Interbike '18: More Floor Gear!
More Interbike 2018 Show floor gear: Lazer’s new Century Helmet, Feedback Sports Range Torque Ratchet, Reform's updated moldable saddle, Donnelly go beyond Tires with Full Bikes and Two Point Zero’s Quick-swap Phoenix Hub.
CASTELLI ALPHA RoS Jacket 2019: PEZ-Clusive First Look
VIDEO: The hot models and a crowd approaching of mob-like status, just attracted more onlookers for a sneak peek at Castelli's 2019 Spring & Summer cycling apparel collections at their Eurobike 2018 Fashion Show. But I got a PEZ-Clusive first look at the Castelli Alpha RoS cycling jacket.
CHAPTER2 RERE: The 2 Minute Build Up
VIDEO: Sure, we ride and review more than our share of cool bikes here at PEZCycling, but guess who turns the wrenches to assemble these sweet rides? Yup - we do. Watch my "much faster than it really took me" look at building up the RERE aero road bike from Chapter2 Bikes.
GIRO'19: PEZ Picks 4 Great NEGRONI Bars
The best Italian negroni bars are often discovered by accident, or when you least expect it.  Early on in my 17 year career chasing the modern Giro d'Italia I began logging the best negronis, bars, and ristoranti as my travels took me to all corners of Italy.  Here are 5 of the best negroni bars, places to eat and stay at the 2019 Giro.
GIRO'19: The PEZ Corsa Preview
Race Preview: In recent years the Italian Grand Tour has usurped its French cousin for excitement, and the 2019 edition has stuck with the torrid final week formula. After the controversial start in Israel, this year is a home based Giro that has everything for the well-rounded rider - The PEZ Giro d'Italia route reveal.
GIRO 2019: Italian Style Route Revealed
The next edition of the Corsa Rosa will be raced almost entirely in Italy, crossing the border only for one stage finish. Three Individual Time Trials, six low difficulty stages for sprinters, seven of medium difficulty and five high difficulty stages. There will be a total of seven summit finishes, including the Bologna and San Marino Individual Time Trials.
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My Favorite Climb: Montebello Road - Cupertino, CA
Last week I rode my favorite climb. Not at all unusual I know, but in this case it was my first “real” ride in almost two months thanks to a recurring injury that kept me off the bike and largely on crutches. I rode it because a favorite climb is like an old friend and I needed the comfort of a friend to ease back into regular riding.
Riding l'EROICA With Scatto Bike Tours
The preparation for any new tour requires a lot of planning and ground work. Scatto Bike Tours' EROICA/GF Roma is their newest trip and this last weekend they drove from Vicenza, their home base, to check out the EROICA event and sort out some of the logistics and details. This is what they found.
Top Ride: Lombardia Corsa!
Lombardia Ride: Sometimes you gotta point the car at the cliff and give ‘er some stick. Okay, maybe heading out for an awesome solo ride may not be quite the same... but sometimes heading into the unknown is best approached with a ‘give ‘er’ attitude, and as I once again learned on this awesome ride around Lago di Como, the rewards can be worthy of a lifetime.
Piedmont Cycling Resort
A 4 star cycling hotel with the cycling operations run by ultra-experienced Larry and Heather from CycleItalia in the magnificent region of Piedmont in Northern Italy? Yep, we just knew it was going to be good. Our own Chris Selden managed to get away for a few days this summer to go and check it out for himself.
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PEZ Goes To The Movies: In Pursuit of The Pursuit
Film Review: The Pursuit. If it was the title of heist movie, it would be about cops in pursuit of robbers. If it was a crime thriller movie, it would be about the pursuit of unraveling the mystery of whodunit. But in this case, The Pursuit is actually a double entendre: it’s a documentary about four British riders’ pursuit of glory on the boards in the team pursuit.
PEZ BookShelf: The Shattered Peloton
November 11 marks the end of World War I, the “War To End All Wars,” as it turned out to be inaccurately described. Throughout the world ceremonies will take place to note the end of that conflict 100 years ago, but also to remember those who died in other wars, both those serving their countries and civilians who lost their lives or suffered through the trauma.
Remembrance At Le Tour De France
The roads, fields and forests of France that are today the perfect picnic spot to set up camp and awaiting passage of the world's greatest cycling race, were once fields of fire where killing the enemy was the only thing that mattered. As time claims the last survivors of the Wars and rob us of their living memories, remembrance of the sacrifices of those thousands is even more important.
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Cheated Death 3 Times, Now Back on the Bike
Meet Thor Bloomfield. Thor suffers from a life-threatening disorder called Cystic Fibrosis. At the age of 40, Thor was staring death in the face. He was required to have a highly technical 9-hour lung transplant operation in order to live. After two emotional false starts, Thor had a successful transplant.
PEZ Youtube Top Videos: Watch & Subscribe
Have you seen it yet - the PezCycling Youtube channel? I've logged over 225,000 video views, but we're just getting started, and I'd love your help. If you haven't already - please take a look and maybe even join the hundreds before you who've already clicked "subscribe"... Let's see if we can't break that 1000 subscribers mark. Who's with me...?
Sunweb: Stage 9 Roubaix After Movie
Team Sunweb take you behind the scenes with their latest #InsideOut feature at stage nine of the Tour de France, as the peloton tackled the cobbles of Roubaix.
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Toolbox: Avoiding Common Training Plan Mistakes
November brings early sunsets, cold nights, lots of leaf blowing, and, for most cyclists in the northern hemisphere, the time to focus on their annual plan. Planning is excellent and critical to success, but make sure you avoid these common training plan mistakes.
Off-Season Cycling Training: Mix It Up
There are numerous ways to brighten up your fall training. So far this series has covered a number of novel approaches and training metrics including using Intensity Factor (IF), kilojoules (KJ) and perceived exertion (RPE). We’ve also looked at simply ignoring your power meter as an option. In this final post, let’s think outside the training sandbox a little bit farther.
Stronger Again: Cycling Fitness and Repeatability
Systematic training is focused on increasing your fitness, and most of us think that just means getting as the highest power numbers possible. However, high numbers are not the only goal – equally important is the repeatability of your efforts.
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Castelli: Don't Get Caught in the Cold + Alpha RoS Light Jacket Giveaway!
If you want to carry on cycling through the cold winter months, it pays to get properly wrapped up; keeping your legs insulated is essential if you want to ride in comfort. Fortunately Castelli has a wide selection of the best gear to keep your legs protected from the cold, rain and wind.
Zwifters demolish fundraising goal, pull together $25k for injured cyclist in 2 days
Zwift's Ride with Reason charitable initiative for the month of November. The first week centered around Adrien Costa, a rising cycling star whose career was tragically ended with an amputation following an mountaineering accident.
SIDI Can Count on the Talent of Egan Bernal
The young Colombian scored lots of victories in 2018 and had a fantastic Tour de France next to his captains Thomas and Froome.
CHAPTER2 Announce New Partnership with the 2019 Bigla Team
CHAPTER2 will become the official frame supplier of what will be known as the Bigla team in 2019. CHAPTER2 is a performance road bike brand, designed in New Zealand by Michael Pryde.
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Readers' Rigs: Colnago C50 Lamborghini
Normally associated with Ferrari, today's Readers' Rig is instead a Lamborghini styled Colnago C50 modified by its owner for his ultimate ride. A highly original custom paint job, Campagnolo record gearing, Zipp wheels and a light weight are just some of the features of this unique ride.
Readers' Rigs: Bianchi Oltre XR.2 Special!
Today we welcome back one of our most famous Readers' Rigs alumni, George from San Diego. His new rig is an Italian stallion, Bianche Oltre XR.2 like no other with custom celeste touches throughout and a truly unique Campag/Sram E-Tap 4 speed gearing setup!
Readers' Rigs: Favaloro Puma XLight
As a lover of high end bikes, our reader Andy from Connecticut was always going to get a special bike when he went bike shopping but instead of just another off the shelf option he instead went all out with a sweet custom Favaloro Puma XLIGHT from Italy decked out with full Campag Super Record of course. Bellissimo!
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Retro Talk: Christian - Son Of '6 Day' Star Dieter Kemper
Interview: The sad passing of track star Dieter Kemper put Ed Hood in contact his son, Christian who has published a biography on his father's career, in their native German tongue. Christian runs through his father's race statistics and translates part of his book, just for our enjoyment.
John Herety: Last Flight Of The Condor!
Interview: Much like in the US, the British domestic pro scene is going through a tough time at the moment; teams losing sponsors and races disappearing from the calendar. One of Britain's most experienced and long running team managers, John Herety, is now without a team for 2019 - Ed Hood gets the full story.
US Star Brad Huff Gets PEZ'd!
Rider Interview: There are going to be a few missing names from the US pro scene in 2019 and Brad Huff is one of the biggest signatures not to be on the start lists next season. Ed Hood caught up with the fast-man from Missouri to hear about his career - The highs, the lows, how he got started and the future.
RETRO TALK: Andrea Tafi and Paris-Roubaix
Retro Interview: With the announcement that Andrea Tafi is hoping ride the 2019 Paris-Roubaix at 52 years of age, we thought it a good idea to hear what the Italian three Monument winner had to say on the eve of his final season in the pro peloton back in 2005.
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EUROTRASH News Round Up Monday!
Nov 19, 2018 - Keisse and Viviani gave Deceuninck – Quick-Step an early win in the Gent '6 Days' and Van der Poel keeps winning cyclocross, plus the Shanghai criterium. Problems for Van Aert - Top Story. Lelangue talks, Alaphilippe in S. America, Alps'19, Contador on Dumoulin, 2019 team line ups, bikes for Roompot, Dimension Data, Cardoso banned and video from Gent 6.
EUROTRASH News Round Up Thursday!
Nov 15, 2018 - Viviani and Keisse show off the Deceuninck kit. Mathieu van der Poel plans - Top Story. Mixed bag of EuroTrash Thursday: Three Tours for De Gendt, Vos in Koksijde, Dunne for Israel, Restrepo back home, Colom heart attack, Nibali talks to the police, ArcticRace'19, Astana changes, Vital Concept meeting and coach for LottoNL-Jumbo. Mathieu van der Poel video.
EUROTRASH News Round Up Monday!
Nov 12, 2018 - Another double win for Mathieu van der Poel - All the action and video from Gavere and Jaarmarktcross. Urán to start 2019 in the Colombia - Top Story. Loads of other cycling news: Top teams for the Gent '6 Day', Fuglsang plans '19, Chapter2 and Bigla, contracts, Tafi has team for Roubaix, boxing Boogerd and Dunbar video. Monday news and coffee time.