PezCycling News - What's Cool In Road Cycling : By Author

BY AUTHOR Shawn Stott


Monday February 17, 2020
Interview: As it looks like Israel is becoming a force to be reckoned with on the road with the Israel Start-Up Nation WorldTour team, track cycling is also coming out of the shadows. Ed Hood managed to find out more from the man behind their future success - Steve McEwen - ex Dutch National coach and now Track Program Director in Israel.
Monday February 17, 2020
Feb 17, 2020 - The Colombian's love cycling, specially if they are winning - All the news and video from the Tour Colombia, Provence, Murcia, Laigueglia, Almeria and the New Zealand champs. Pidcock no Van der Poel copy - Top Story. Team news from Algarve and Andalucia. Doping in Costa Rica, Colorado Classic's TV Streaming and 2020 for LUX Cycling.
Sunday February 16, 2020
“What is the well-dressed cyclist wearing these days?”, I hear you ask me. “Or back in those early days?” I am glad you asked because Rodale Press' excellent book, “The Art of the Cycling Jersey,” subtitled “Iconic Cycle Wear Past and Present,” shows us that looking good and going fast are not mutually exclusive.
Saturday February 15, 2020
This week's 'Readers' Rig' is a little bit different. Writer and poet, Robert Lee Kendrick's Specialized doesn't leave the house these days, but it still see's a lot of action on the home trainer. Robert's bike is maybe old, but has been armed with a Powertap hub and is a home trainer beater.
Friday February 14, 2020
Rider Interview: We spoke to James Knox two years ago when he was a young neo-pro in his first month with the all powerful Quick-Step team. Since then James has flourished into a Grand Tour GC man with a near 'Top Ten' place in the 2019 Vuelta a España. We caught up at the Deceuninck - Quick-Step Spanish training camp.
Friday February 14, 2020
Gear Break: Another varied collection of goods and discount - 40% off in the Craft end of season sale and see the Giro d'Italia in Sicily with Grand Tour Project. New clothing from La Passione, Boulder Denim launches bike-friendly jeans and Sidi Sixty limited edition shoes. Plus gluten-free protein bars by Naked Nutrition.
Thursday February 13, 2020
Roadside PEZ: The best laid plans are bound to go wrong, especially if you are 'Race Chasing', as our man in Spain, Alastair Hamilton, found out on the mountainous stage 4 of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana last Saturday. He didn't make the ultra-steep summit finish, but there still a lot to take in 'Roadside'.
Thursday February 13, 2020
Feb 13, 2020 - The peloton moves on to the Tour Colombia-Reports and video. UCI change the rules for transgender riders-Top Story. Greipel out, no Dumoulin, Amador to INEOS, SD Worx sponsor. Murcia, Almería, Paris-Roubaix, Sicilia, Olympia's Tour, Klasika Primavera, UAE Tour, Amstel and Pologne. Turgis retire and Langeveld operation and Movistar video.
Wednesday February 12, 2020
Rider Blog: Introducing a new member to the PEZ Crew: Jason Saltzman from California, who will be riding for the Austrian Sport.Land Niederösterreich UCI Continental team in 2020. Jason will be giving us the low-down on his Euro season with regular diary up dates from the peloton through out the year. In his first article we learn how it all came about.
Wednesday February 12, 2020
Copenhagen '6 Days': Ed Hood couldn't miss the last '6 Day' of the 2019/20 season in Copenhagen. A full six days was not possible in the Danish capital, but three is better than none and the winners were dominant. The City of the little mermaid is one of Ed's favourites, as he always says "wonderful, wonderful..."
Tuesday February 11, 2020
It comes as no surprise that sleep is a fundamental part of recovery for optimal performance and training adaptations for athletes of all sports. In this article we go through the latest evidence on how (up until a certain point) nutrition can influence sleep.
Monday February 10, 2020
Interview: As the 2019/20 '6 Day' season winds down, one of the top men has announced his retirement from the boards... and he's only 28 years old. Moreno De Pauw - 6 Day, Worlds, European and National title winner, the list goes on. Ed Hood caught up with Moreno after his final '6 Day' in Berlin.
Monday February 10, 2020
Feb 10, 2020 - Young Tadej Pogačar showed his class in Valencia - All the results from Valencia, Saudi, Bességes and Krawatencross. Valverde to retire-Top Story. Other cycling news: Colombia and Deutschland Tour, Degenkolb Roubaix cobble sector, Bigla-Katusha kit, women's Movistar team, association of women’s cycling, Lang and Macron in Warsaw and Gibbons first podcast.
Sunday February 9, 2020
It is an apparent given that cycling requires not so much talent as an ability to suffer. Greg Lemond said that: “It never gets easier. You just get faster.” Now expat Brit Jon Malnick has written a droll and novel book about the relationship between pain and suffering, and riding your bicycle called Into the Suffersphere - Cycling and the art of Pain is a peculiar and engaging read.
Saturday February 8, 2020
Writers'Rigs: We have all seen Chuck Peña's fine Felt FC bike in his wheel, chainring and saddle reviews in the past, but we've not heard too much about the steed its self. Not to miss a chance to show off his bike and describe the ins and outs of its existence... Chuck's Writers' Rig in detail.
Friday February 7, 2020
Roadside PEZ: Stage 2 of the 2020 Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana finished only an hour away from our man in Spain, Alastair Hamilton, so we had to send him to the coastal town of Cullera to take in the action. 181 kilometres from Torrent to the summit finish in Cullera, the final 3 kilometres rises 173 meters to the line.
Friday February 7, 2020
Rider Interview: Ed Hood thought it was time to catch-up with the elder of the Strugnell family, Graham, to find out how his racing has been going since his bone marrow transplant in 2011.
Friday February 7, 2020
Gear Break: Another fine selection from the World of bikes. The GORE® R5 GORE-TEX insulated jacket wins 'Product of the Year', new ToeTector and BroTector, Mathieu van der Poel limited-edition 100% neon orange eyewear, winter raffle from Katusha, State Bicycle Co.'s Undefeated goes electric and CeramicSpeed supports Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal team.
Thursday February 6, 2020
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Interview and Photo Gallery: After hearing all about Bill Kund's rapid rise from young novice cyclist to Olympic rider in the 1960s, we move on to the 1970s and being a professional in Holland. It wasn't all cycling, there was also a career in the music business and teaching, plus a World championships and rubbing shoulders with the best.
Thursday February 6, 2020
Feb 06, 2020 - The 2020 road season is in full swing with Valenciana, Saudi, Bessèges and Maldegem - Reports and video. Astana didn't work with Ferrari-Top Story. All the cycling news of the week: Tour'21 start, Rebellin in 2020, Denifl case, Verstrynge with Tormans, 2020 European Champs, Circus-Wanty on Cube and Giro stage cities turn pink.