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Friday February 21, 2020
Rider Interview: January saw the Belgian Wanty-Gobert team, now with Circus as the top line sponsor, present their 2020 line-up in the Spanish Costa Blanca town of Albir. The presentation has become a regular fixture since 2014 as has having a chat with Italian rider Andrea Pasqualon.
Friday February 21, 2020
Gear Break: The mix doesn't get more varied than this week's 'Gear Break'. Do you want to watch race action? Then check-out fuboTV. New on the market: Race Relief cold therapy gel from Zaelios, Rapha's Pro Team range and Stages® Cycling new Shimano MTB and gravel power meter options. Plus 2% of La Passione purchases to Helping Animals Australia and St. Patrick's Day socks from SockGuy.
Thursday February 20, 2020
Shay Elliott - Irish Hero: Irishman, Shay Elliott is the first English speaker to have won the early season Classic, the Het Volk, or as it is now known; The Het Nieuwsblad. But there was much more to the man from Dublin. Ed Hood looks back at the life and career of one of his heroes.
Thursday February 20, 2020
Feb 20, 2020 - Good news as the Poggio will be in this years Milan-Sanremo - Top Story. Race reports and video from Ruta del Sol and Algarve. Other cycling news: Degenkolb to miss Algarve and Het Nieuwsblad, Pinot to Paris-Nice, Dumoulin parasites, Greipel operation, UAE, Sunweb, CCC and Deceuninck - Quick-Step to UAE Tour, Mercado arrested, Tissot times the Giro and Eurovision extends until 2025.
Wednesday February 19, 2020
Rider Interview: When PEZman in Spain, Alastair Hamilton was invited to the UAE Team Emirates training camp last month he had to decide who to interview. Tadej Pogačar and Fernando Gaviria where obvious choices, but the name Brandon McNulty stuck out as a man to watch for the future. Worlds medalist and winner of an exceptionally hard 2019 Giro di Sicilia - A star in the making.
Wednesday February 19, 2020
2019 Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne: As Ed Hood is planning his Flemish weekend to the first of the Spring Classics in Belgium; we look back at last year's trip to Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne. Don't worry, Ed will prepare his 'PEZ Het Nieuwsblad/Kuurne Preview' for next Wednesday before he heads off to the land of frites and cobbles.
Tuesday February 18, 2020
Toolbox: Power training and indoor cycling trainers simply belong together. The pure efficiency and controlled environment of training indoors partners amazingly well with precise training based on specific targeted power numbers. The combination of accurate power measurement and controlled smart trainers has taken this to new levels.
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.