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VUELTA'08 RETRO: Ed Looks Back At l'Angliru!
Vuelta a España Retro: With this year's Vuelta a España making a return to the Asturian region of Spain in September, Ed Hood got his diary and photo album out for one of his favourite days on a Grand Tour. The mythical climb of the Alto de l'Angliru sticks in the memory for many different reasons - Ed's day on the Angliru.
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WIN: XPEDO Pedals & NALINI Shoes!
FINAL DAY TO ENTER: Enter to win a set of THRUST 8 Team Edition pedals and a pair of Nalini Snake road shoes with Nalini socks.  It's the ultimate pedal / shoe system for road cycling. Click HERE to ENTER!
EUROTRASH News Round Up Monday!
Aug 20, 2018 - A very full EUROTRASH Monday - Arctic Race of Norway, EuroEyes Cyclassics Hamburg and the BinckBank Tour with reports, results and video. Hard times for pro teams - Top Story. News from the Vuelta a España teams and riders, Geraint Thomas for the Tour of Germany and more contract news. A fun packed morning coffee time.
2018 European Road Champs - Heather's Photo Gallery
Photo Gallery: Heather Morrison has been to the Giro d'Italia, the Tour's of Yorkshire, Britain and France for PEZ, so when she had a big race hit her local roads we had to send her down to Glasgow to make a 'Photo Gallery'. Unique and special, those are the best words to describe Heather's fine selection from the European Road Race Championships.
Ride Like A Pro: Group Ride Rules!
Being strong is one thing, but knowing how to ride is quite another. Knowing how to ride in a group will increase your own riding enjoyment as well as that of the people you ride with. Above all it is a matter of safety. There are a series of basic rules to follow in order to ride properly in a group, and yet it is often surprising how few people know these rules.
Hunter Allen Hates Cyclocross!
So much so that we're having an awesome coaching special for CX season! $599 for three months--includes one-time start-up fee! And in case you're looking for something other than world-class personalized coaching, then look over our discounted CX training plans!
Provisional Start List of La Vuelta 2018
The 73rd edition of La Vuelta will, once again, feature today’s biggest cycling stars in its peloton. 176 riders, divided into 22 teams, will line-up at the official start on Saturday the 25th of August in Malaga, and fight for “La Roja”, the leader’s red jersey that will crown the winner of the race’s general classification.
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2018 European Road Champs - Heather's Photo Gallery
Photo Gallery: Heather Morrison has been to the Giro d'Italia, the Tour's of Yorkshire, Britain and France for PEZ, so when she had a big race hit her local roads we had to send her down to Glasgow to make a 'Photo Gallery'. Unique and special, those are the best words to describe Heather's fine selection from the European Road Race Championships.
TOUR'18: The Final Week Photo Gallery!
PeloPics: The third week of any Grand Tour can be the toughest and also where the race is won or lost, but this year's final week of Tour de France confirmed Geraint Thomas as the main man. It wasn't so simple, there were farmer protests, more crashes and the crucial stage 20 time trial. Here are the best shots from the finalé of the 2018 Grand Boucle.
TOUR'18: The Second Week Photo Gallery!
PeloPics: Just when you thought we had forgotten about the 2018 Tour de France, up pops the PEZ Second Week of the Tour Photo Gallery. From the Roubaix cobbles to Geraint Thomas taking the yellow jersey and then the Alpe d'Huez stage. Stage 8 to stage 14: The best photos from Tour'18 that you will never see anywhere else.
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Velomacchi Speedway Backpack 40L Review
Velomacchi make backpacks and other accessories intended for motorcycling, but two wheels is two wheels. PEZ got our hands on the 40-liter Velomacchi Speedway Backpack to try while pedalling rather than twisting a throttle.
Eurobike PEZ: Cipollini MCM Allroad First Look
The Cipollini MCM Allroad gravel bike is the flashy Italian brand's all new effort for the all road market. Built on the made-to-measure tube-to-tube platform of the MCM road frame, it features kevlar wrapped tubes, and thinner seat stays for better comfort of rough terrain.
I'm Going To Interbike & Here's Why
The annual Interbike trade show is the best place in North America to see the newest cycling gear from the best brands, and to make real connections with the people we work with every day, but only see once in a while because the cycling industry is spread so far and wide. Here's why we will be there...
Irwin Wheels Carbon 38 Review: Big League Tech / Little League Price
You know Irwin Wheels… You just don’t know that you know. They’ve designed, tested and built wheels and other products for cycling and started as a Moto design and engineering house. The Irwin Wheels Carbon 38 road hoops are built in house from raw fiber to finished product… And they're good.
Eurobike PEZ: Vadolibero Bike Storage Goes Lux
One of the coolest things I saw at Eurobike 2018 was the luxury bike storage systems created by Milan-based designers Vadolibero. Like many of us, they see bikes as works of art, and set out to design storage solutions that are stylish and functional pieces of furniture.
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Arundel Floor Pump 1 Review
The ARUNDEL Floor Pump 1 offers pro-level performance & quality for top level value - this bicycle tire pump costs just $99 US - and would make a handsome addition to any self-respecting road cyclist's work shop.
Roadside PEZ: 2018 European Road Race Championships!
Roadside in Glasgow: The 2018 European championships have been a great success for the Scottish City of Glasgow, not just the cycling, but also all the other events. Callum MacGregor took in the men's time trial during the week and its ultra close final, so he could hardly miss the road race climax of the events on the city centre circuit. The action was hot, pity about the weather!
Utah'18 St. 6: Kuss Conquers Another Mountain to Win Overall!
Young American Sepp Kuss of Team LottoNL-Jumbo successfully fended off all challengers to earn both the stage and overall title at the 2018 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah on Sunday. A dominant Kuss accelerated away from all competitors on the slopes of Empire Pass, one of the hardest climbs in the world, to win Stage 6.
Roadside PEZ: 2018 European Time Trial Championships!
Roadside: The European championships on the track and road have been held in Glasgow, Scotland this last week. The big event will be the men's road race on Sunday, but we sent Callum MacGregor the short distance from home to check-out the time trial as a warm-up for the weekend action. Roadside - Callum roamin' in the gloamin' wae a camera by his side!
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Riding The French Alps With ErgVideo
The ErgVideo team not only builds great software, but they travel to famous cycling destinations with a whole team to create their unique content. Their trip to some of cycling’s monumental climbs in the French Alps resulted in some of their best-ever ErgVideo editions.
Travel: Southern France Stay & Ride
Cycling in France, it's a dream for many and has been a dream come true for our Australian PEZ man in France, Chris Selden who has been living in various parts of France since 2008. Now Chris is sharing his dream with others after he has bought and renovated a beautiful old house in the South of France that he is renting out for visiting cyclists.
It's Negroni Week: Back to Barolino!
Negroni Week on PEZ wouldn't be complete without homage to a true maestro of mixology. I speak only of Marco - proprietor of the legendary Barolino in Levanto Italy.  I vowed after first discovering his bar at the 2009 Giro to return one day with Mrs. Pez - and order two of his finest Negronis.
My Favorite Climb: Col de la Rouquette
With more than 25 years of racing experience around the world under his belt it's fair to say that our man in France, Chris Selden has ridden up a lot of climbs in his life. His choice of a favorite climb amongst the thousands that he's done though is a bit of a surprise, the Col de la Roquette in the Hérault Valley in France.
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VUELTA'08 RETRO: Ed Looks Back At l'Angliru!
Vuelta a España Retro: With this year's Vuelta a España making a return to the Asturian region of Spain in September, Ed Hood got his diary and photo album out for one of his favourite days on a Grand Tour. The mythical climb of the Alto de l'Angliru sticks in the memory for many different reasons - Ed's day on the Angliru.
WIN: XPEDO Pedals & NALINI Shoes!
FINAL DAY TO ENTER: Enter to win a set of THRUST 8 Team Edition pedals and a pair of Nalini Snake road shoes with Nalini socks.  It's the ultimate pedal / shoe system for road cycling. Click HERE to ENTER!
Ride Like A Pro: Group Ride Rules!
Being strong is one thing, but knowing how to ride is quite another. Knowing how to ride in a group will increase your own riding enjoyment as well as that of the people you ride with. Above all it is a matter of safety. There are a series of basic rules to follow in order to ride properly in a group, and yet it is often surprising how few people know these rules.
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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.
Cobbles Are In Our DNA
Quick-Step Floors CEO Patrick Lefevere, sports director Tom Steels, Paris-Roubaix winner Niki Terpstra and Belgian Champion Yves Lampaert talked of the inextricable link between the team and the pavé and the impact the cobbles could have on the Tour de France general classification.
Pre Vs Post Ride Coffee - What do Cyclists Prefer?
Coffee is a major part of the cycling culture. There’s no doubt about it. In fact, many cyclists jokingly say that if it wasn’t for a coffee they may not even ride at all!
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HUNTER ALLEN Explains 'Race Video Analysis' Training Plans
Renowned cycling coach Hunter Allen of Peaks Coaching, recently launched their new "Race Video Analysis" program, where riders can submit on-board race videos and power data files for break down and advice from a Peaks Coaching certified cycling coach. We connected on Skype for the low-down on this cool new way to improve your cycling performance.
Toolbox: Respiratory Muscle Training
You lean forward, driving down on to the pedals, legs exploding, chest burning, mouth wide open, sucking as much air as possible into your hungry lungs. That process of laboured breathing and ventilation is a primal force. Can we train our respiratory muscles to decrease the stress of breathing or even ride faster?
TOOLBOX: #Crossiscoming Prep Workouts
It's 92 degrees with about 85% humidity, and I have to say I am dreaming about cool Fall afternoons, color changes, and, of course, cyclocross!  Last year I wrote an article on the demands of cyclocross with a strategic view of cyclocross training, so this year I’ve decided to take a more tactical approach, focusing on some key elements and suggesting some workouts to improve them.
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Team ZWATT Launches New Power Meter FTP Study
Team ZWATT has launched a year-long study where participants will do a monthly 20-minute FTP test. The company will use that data to study and develop new software algorithms for new useful training metrics and better power meters. In return for the hard work, participants will get their crank-based power meter at a highly discounted price.
Hunter Allen Hates Cyclocross!
So much so that we're having an awesome coaching special for CX season! $599 for three months--includes one-time start-up fee! And in case you're looking for something other than world-class personalized coaching, then look over our discounted CX training plans!
Provisional Start List of La Vuelta 2018
The 73rd edition of La Vuelta will, once again, feature today’s biggest cycling stars in its peloton. 176 riders, divided into 22 teams, will line-up at the official start on Saturday the 25th of August in Malaga, and fight for “La Roja”, the leader’s red jersey that will crown the winner of the race’s general classification.
It’s all about dotting the i’s and CROSSing the T for TAPE
With ‘Cross season just around the corner, what better time than now to get your bike ready? And while most CX riders are sure to do a comprehensive pre-season checkup on their tires, pedals and saddle, there’s one inspection that many will forget...
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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!
Readers' Rigs: Trek Discovery Roubaix Special
This Trek is a special bike for many reasons: it has suspension, it has ridden Paris-Roubaix, it's an ex-team bike and it holds great memories of a wonderful man who is no longer with us. Martin Clark put the bike together in memory of his friend and took it back to Roubaix.
Readers' Rigs: Specialized Allez Sprint LTD
Today's reader is Aaron from Australia who has recently added to his ever growing stable of Specialized bikes with a new Allez Sprint LTD in bright pink which certainly doesn't go unnoticed on the roads down under.
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Madison Genesis' Connor Swift Get's PEZ'd!
Rider Interview: Next up in the 'Young Guns' interviews by Ed Hood is a rider who has already shown his worth by winning the British National road championship. Connor Swift, the cousin of Ben Swift, soloed to the red white and blue striped jersey in fine fashion. Ed Hood caught up with him after his big win to hear his story.
NOPINZ's Marcin Białobłocki Gets PEZ'd!
Rider Interview: There a few cases of riders in Britain going on from their local time trial scene to be WorldTour riders, but there are not many who have gone the other way. Polish fast-man, Marcin Białobłocki has done just that and has set some impressive records against the clock. Ed Hood caught up with the current British, 10, 25 and 50 mile time trial record holder.
Retro Talk: SEG Racing's Michel Cornelisse
Retro Interview: The SEG Racing Team has brought quite a quite few young riders up through the ranks to sign for WorldTour teams and one of the men responsible for passing on his experience as a rider and DS is Michel Cornelisse. Ed Hood spoke to the Dutchman about his career and his important work with the SEG Racing Team.
Zappi Racing Team's Paul Double Gets PEZ'd!
Rider Interview: While the Tour de France has hit the Alps, Ed Hood hasn't stopped looking for the 'Stars of the Future' in the Under 23 peloton. Paul Double is a young man who has been cutting his teeth in Italy with the Zappi Racing team and doing rather well thank you. Here is Paul's story.
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EUROTRASH News Round Up Monday!
Aug 20, 2018 - A very full EUROTRASH Monday - Arctic Race of Norway, EuroEyes Cyclassics Hamburg and the BinckBank Tour with reports, results and video. Hard times for pro teams - Top Story. News from the Vuelta a España teams and riders, Geraint Thomas for the Tour of Germany and more contract news. A fun packed morning coffee time.
EUROTRASH News Round Up Thursday!
Aug 16, 2018 - Lots of EUROTRASH cycling news to get through this Thursday: The first stages of the BinckBank Tour with results and video. Top Story - Doping rears its ugly head, Froome and Thomas for Tour of Britain, contract news. Plus Giorgia Bronzini to be DS, live Vuelta in Canada, Lotto Soudal Vuelta line-up, Middle East Tour and some great Hinault retro from the Vuelta 1978.
EUROTRASH News Round Up Monday
Aug 13, 2018 - Matteo Trentin took the European road title after a wet six hours of Scottish rain. Race reports from Glasgow, Pologne and Utah. Jan Ullrich isn't doing too well - Top Story. Other cycling news: Tour of Britain, rider contracts and how to help support Adrien Costa's amputation injury rehabilitation. EUROTRASH coffee time.