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BY AUTHOR Shawn Stott


Monday September 24, 2018
Sept 24, 2018 - The 2018 World Championships have rolled down the Innsbruck start ramp and Quick-Step Floors took the final team time trial gold medals. Reports and video from the TTT, Tour de l'Eurométropole, Memorial Marco Pantani, Coppa Sabatini, GP d'Isbergues. Other cycling news: The OVO Energy Women's Tour, contract news and a Worlds teaser video.
Sunday September 23, 2018
World Champs Report: The Quick-step Floors team demolished the team time trial course in Austria to take their fourth team time test gold medal and take their 2018 winnings to 69! Defending champions, Sunweb finished at 18 seconds for the silver medal as BMC were third, 19 seconds adrift.
Sunday September 23, 2018
The PEZ Crew Vuelta: The PEZ Crew all agree that the Vuelta a España was again the best Grand Tour of the season, those (mostly) short fast stages with a tough finalé brought out the best of the peloton. History in the making with Simon Yates taking his first GT win to top of a first one nation/three rider clean sweep. Here are the best of the PEZ Crew thoughts on this years Spanish tour.
Saturday September 22, 2018
World Road Championships Retro: It's hard to keep track of the events that Ed Hood has attended - easier to count those he has missed. His first Worlds for PEZ was in Salzburg back in 2006, no team time trial in those days, the event didn't return until 2012, but Ed was there for all the other road action, here is his stroll down memory lane.
Friday September 21, 2018
Chuck Peña has been doing a bit of investigation and experimentation on mixed depth aero rims after he spotted Nairo Quintana using them in the Tour de Suisse. If a wispy climber like Quintana was riding a set of mixed depth aero wheels, maybe mere mortals who weigh more and don’t possess the same climbing prowess should consider doing so too? The PEZ mixed wheel comparison.
Thursday September 20, 2018
Rider Interview: Next up in Ed Hood's 'Young Gun' interviews is a successful young rider from Scotland. Stuart Balfour has been winning big races in France this season from his base in Brittany, north-western France, the land of 'The Badger', Bernard Hinault. Ed gets the low-down...
Thursday September 20, 2018
Sept 20, 2018 - Things have gone wrong between Wout van Aert and the Veranda's Willems team - Top Story. Racing catch up: Toscana, Madrid Challenge, Vichte and Brico Cross. Other cycling news: MPCC, Worlds TTT, Quick-Step to l’Eurométropole and Isbergues, Milano-Torino, Tour KOM jersey, contract news, Korsaeth retires, Cervélo Bigla and the best of the Vuelta video.
Wednesday September 19, 2018
Vuelta Final Week: The 2018 came to a thunderous climax on Saturday in Andorra with a podium turn around, except for that top spot - Simon Yates held his place to make history. Ed Hood has followed all the ups and downs of the Spanish Grand Tour, here is his final summing up... the good and the bad.
Tuesday September 18, 2018
Toolbox: Racing season is taxing! Focused rides chasing ultra specific watts and heart rate values and races where you are taxing yourself time and again in pursuit of results. Frankly, the pursuit of excellence can become monotonous. Thankfully, nature gave us the fall! So what is one to do if the idea of one more watts-based workout may push you over the edge into madness?
Monday September 17, 2018
VIDEO: The people behind Sweden's MIPS helmet technology are so convinced it's a great way to reduce head injuries, they hosted their own booth at Eurobike to focus on telling the MIPS story and explaining how it works.
Monday September 17, 2018
PeloPics: Simon Yates rode an attacking final week of the Vuelta, 'the best form of defense is attack!' The overall was set fire in the mountains of Andorra and it was all change GC with full on excitement. Here are the best photos of the last week of the Spanish Grand Tour by Cor Vos and Luis Ángel Gómez.
Monday September 17, 2018
Ornot is proud to announce a collaboration with New Zealand frame builder CHAPTER2, to give one of their new TERE disc road frame a signature Ornot design overhaul.
Monday September 17, 2018
Sept 17, 2018 - The Vuelta a España again proved its self the best Grand Tour and Simon Yates was a worthy winner. Race news with reports and video from Spain, the GP Scherens, Coppa Bernocchi, Coppa Agostoni and Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen. Other cycling news: World Hour Record, Philippe Gilbert returns, Igor Anton retires, contract news and Simon Yates' winning speech.
Sunday September 16, 2018
Stage Report: Italian champion, Elia Viviani took his third Vuelta stage win of 2018, yet another victory for the Quick-Step Floors team, but the day belonged to Mitchelton-Scott's Simon Yates. Overall winner of the Spanish Grand Tour and the victory was taken with panache and set a record for British Grand Tour wins.
Sunday September 16, 2018
Roadside Vuelta'12 Revisited: Ed Hood looks back at the final stage of the 2012 Vuelta in Madrid. ‘Ultimo kilometro!’ the 'speaker' bellows into his mic as up on the big screen, De Kort tries to make his legs forget about the Bola del Mundo. His ‘body weight over the pedals’ style is similar to his Capo, John Degenkolb who sits in his slipstream awaiting the mindful moment. . .
Saturday September 15, 2018
Stage Report: Spain's rising star Enric Mas claimed the short but explosive penultimate stage of the Vuelta a España in the mountains of Andorra, while Simon Yates once again rode with panache to hold onto the red jersey, capping an exceptional year that has seen Britain claim all three of cycling's Grand Tours, an exploit matched only by France in 1964 and Spain in 2008.
Saturday September 15, 2018
Rider Interview: The fastest man in the World on two wheels over 4,000 meters and a mustache to be proud of - That is USA's Ashton Lambie. From ultra distance and gravel riding to grass track, then to the steep banking of the fast velodrome, Ashton's story is not a simple one. Ed Hood caught up with the 'Man with the Mustache' for the story behind the speed.
Friday September 14, 2018
Stage Report: Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) won again at the Vuelta as he profited from Simon Yates' work to go clear at the top. The Brit in the Mitchelton-Scott team put another few nails in the GC coffin and now sits 1:38 ahead of a struggling Alejandro Valverde (Movistar). Still one big day to go...
Friday September 14, 2018
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Thursday September 13, 2018
The 2018 Gran Fondo Il Lombardia Presented – Featuring the Ghisallo, Sormano and Civiglio Climbs. Registrations are Still Open. Enel is Presenting Sponsor. Joaquim “Purito” Rodriguez at the Start.