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Thursday November 21, 2019
Nov 21, 2019 - Belgium gets a full compliment of riders at the Tokyo Olympics - Top Story. Raymond Poulidor laid to rest on Tuesday. No races to report, but lots of cycling news in EUROTRASH Thursday: World champ Down Under, rider news, new contracts. Deutschland Tour, Gasparotto not Italian, GF Gimondi Bianchi, NTT Continental, TDU rides and the wolves video.
Wednesday November 20, 2019
Road Tubeless Tech: Thinking of making the jump to tubeless? PEZ-Man Chuck Peña has leapt into the unknown and fitted a set of Pirelli Cinturatos to his Irwin Cycling AON TLR wheelset. Chuck runs through the tire fitting and the potentially disastrous sealant injecting to find the ins-and-outs of going tubeless.
Tuesday November 19, 2019
A gravel grinder classic before such things even existed, Paris-Ancaster is a highlight of the Canadian spring cycling season. Our gravel/CX fiend Stephen Cheung looks back at his 2017 humbling on the Ontario roads and trails...
Monday November 18, 2019
The 2019 Rockland County Supercross Cup stood out from earlier iterations for two reasons. One was that the weather was consistently good, if unseasonably cold, both days. The second was that teamwork dominated both the women’s and men’s elite fields.
Monday November 18, 2019
TRAVEL VIDEO: Could this be Veneto's toughest climb? Giro d'Italia 2020 Stage 14 Preview: I rode the 19% grades of the Muro di ca' del Poggio as part of the Prosecco Cycling gran fondo, and survived. This climb is the major obstacle in the 2020 Giro d'Italia's stage 14 time trial from Conegliano to Valdobbadiene, and here's my on-bike video of the climb, some of the roads in this gorgeous region.
Monday November 18, 2019
Obituary: The sad news of the death of Raymond Poulidor was announced first by the sportspaper, L'Equipe last Wednesday and the French public went into mourning, as did the cycling World. Poulidor didn't have the palmarès he deserved, but more importantly he was loved by the public. Ed Hood looks at his career and life.
Monday November 18, 2019
Nov 18, 2019 - Will the 2020 Vuelta a España climb the Tourmalet? - Top Story. All the results and video from Flandriencross, Tabor, Gent '6 Days' and Shanghai Criterium. Other cycling news: Vuelta in France, HEMA and Jumbo, Arkea on Canyon, BORA 2020, rider contracts, Fröhlinger retires, UAE legal action, Movistar wear Alé, Urán training. Col Collective climbs the Tourmalet.
Sunday November 17, 2019
Book Review: Belgium: it's an odd place. A country put together from pieces other nations didn't really want, it seems resigned to an eternal identity crisis. But beyond this historic and political mess, there is a remarkable sporting story - cycling and the Flemish, described by author Harry Pearson as “a grand romance.”
Saturday November 16, 2019
At over seventy years old our reader today Albert from Massachusetts is carving up the beautiful back country roads of his state on his Cannondale SuperSix Evo Hi-Mod decked out with Dura-Ace, Zipp 303's and more. He loves it so much that it is supposed to be his 'last' bike....
Thursday November 14, 2019
Rider Interview: Ed Hood caught up with his Scottish countryman, Stuart Balfour after a strong 2019 season that saw him cut his teeth on events all over Europe - The Baby Giro, Tour de L’Avenir, Tour de Bretagne, Peace Race and the Worlds, they don't come much bigger than that in the Worlds of the Under 23 rider. Balfour was there, here is his story.
Thursday November 14, 2019
Nov 14, 2019 - A sad EUROTRASH Thursday with the passing of French hero Raymond Poulidor - Top Story. Poulidor's grandson Mathieu van der Poel won the Jaarmarktcross, report and video. Other cycling news: Carapaz/Movistar on good terms, not good for Dennis, race news from Norway and Britain, rider and team news, Velon complain and UAE glasses. The battle of Puy de Dôme.
Wednesday November 13, 2019
Rider Feature: Filippo Ganna stunned the cycling world with his four kilometre individual pursuit ride in Minsk with a finishing time of 4:02, and he put the under four minute pursuit record on the horizon. Ed Hood has taken an in-depth look at the young Italian's ascent to the fastest 4K on the globe.
Wednesday November 13, 2019
Raymond Poulidor died at the age of 83, L’Equipe reports. Mathieu van der Poel's grandfather had been sick for some time. Pou Pou, the 'Eternal Second' passed away on Wednesday night at 2 o'clock in the hospital of his hometown Saint-Léonard-de-Noblat.
Tuesday November 12, 2019
Fall is a fabulous time of the year to log long and fun rides. So why am I telling you to take 7-14 days off the bike? Today we’ll talk about the importance of taking a physical and mental break from the bike, and how doing so can super-charge your results for the next year.
Monday November 11, 2019
PEZ Retro: After looking at two climbers in our 'Retro Riders' series, it's time for a sprinter. The fast-finishers have a reputation for fast living and sailing a bit close to the wind when it comes to their chosen art. Marino Basso was a typical sprinter, he stabbed his teammate in the back for the 1972 rainbow jersey - but that's what sprinters do. . . Signore 10,000 Volts, a classy rider, but cunning with it.
Monday November 11, 2019
Nov 11, 2019 - Mathieu van der Poel takes his third Euro cross title - Report and video. Sky's Dr. Freeman in court - Top Story. Loads of cycling news: New route for Gent-Wevelgem and Algarve, TDU, Tour of Saudi Arabia, Jumbo-Visma sponsor, Bernaudeau against UCI points, Froome operation, Van Aert on cross reforms, rider and team news, plus Keisse and Cavendish '6 Days' of Gent.
Sunday November 10, 2019
Tomorrow, November 11th, 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.
Saturday November 9, 2019
It's a few years since his last appearance in Readers' Rigs, but PEZ fan Joey from San Fransisco is back with a very different rig - a very smartly presented black Specialized E5 Smartweld. Quite a difference from his loud and proud pink ride previously featured on PEZ.
Friday November 8, 2019
Top Young Guns - The Bakers Dozen: Ed Hood is feeling his age and all these fresh faced riders in the pro peloton are not helping. 2019 has seen a bumper crop of new riders hit the headlines and they haven't wasted any time in making their mark. Ed chooses his top 13 young riders of the year - Sad to say Mathieu Van Der Poel and Wout Van Aert are too old.
Thursday November 7, 2019
Interview: After the finish of 2019 season and at the start of the preparation for the upcoming 2020 season the general manager of Astana Pro Team Alexandr Vinokurov talks about overall results of the season, evaluates performances of the team leaders and progress of the Kazakh riders and accentuates the importance of the Olympic Games in Tokyo.