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IL LOMBARDIA'18: Falling Leaves Photo Gallery!
Il Lombardia Photo Gallery: The 'Race of the Falling Leaves' brought the curtains down on the 2018 cycling season in fine style with Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) giving France a much needed Monument win. The finalé was deserved of the 'Classic' label with attacks aplenty on the steep climbs around Como. We've put together the best images from Il Lombardia 2018 photo gallery by Cor Vos and his team.
Alejandro Valverde Goes Full Rainbow For Il Lombardia - Photo Gallery
Alejandro Valverde the World Champion from the Movistar Team to use a brand new Canyon bike and many special elements developed by the squad's sponsors at the final Monument classic of the year, Il Lombardia, his racing farewell for 2018.
WORLDS'18 MEN'S RR: Photo Gallery!
Worlds'18 Photo Gallery: Alejandro Valverde played the perfect game to take the 2018 World road championship title on Sunday, topping off his full and varied career. The finalé, with the decisive steep climb, came up to expectation as Michael Woods ripped the important split from the leaders, for Valverde to finish the move. The best photos from Innsbruck by Cor Vos.
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CHAPTER2 RERE: The 2 Minute Build Up
VIDEO: Sure, we ride and review more than our share of cool bikes here at PEZCycling, but guess who turns the wrenches to assemble these sweet rides? Yup - we do. Watch my "much faster than it really took me" look at building up the RERE aero road bike from Chapter2 Bikes.
INTERBIKE 2018 Gear: Round 1!
Reno is the new landing spot for Interbike 2018 gear and we have the first round from the floor from Limar, Repente, Stages and Vittoria Shoes.
PRIMAL Shows Custom Hoodies & Kits at Interbike'18
You've almost certainly seen PRIMAL's custom hoodies, cycling jerseys and bibshorts at a gran fondo, charity ride, or big cycling event you've been to recently, because with over 25 years experience making some of the coolest custom kits around, they're a go to brand for teams, clubs, and corporate events across the US & Canada.
DEFEET Does Designer With Alexander Julian at INTERBIKE 2018
DeFeet Founder Shane Cooper talks socks from DeFeet's newest line - the Evo Mont Ventoux, the new sublimated sock where graphic design is unlimited, and the Wooleator - all while wearing the new UnDLite Sleeveless sublimated base layer designed by Alexander Julian.
Mixed Depth Aero Wheel Combo Comparo!
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.
MIPS Helmet Technology: How It Works
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.
Il Lombardia'18: Pinot Crowns Season in Como
France's Thibaut Pinot prevailed in the 112th incarnation of the Giro di Lombardia to bring down the curtain on a remarkable cycling season. The Groupama-FDJ leader held on to the wheel of Italy's Vincenzo Nibali in the terrible Muro di Sormano before dropping "the Shark of Messina" in the race's penultimate climb.
IL LOMBARDIA'18: The PEZ Preview!
Race Preview: The last big race of the season will roll out of Bergamo on Saturday morning to tackle the tough climbs around Lake Como before the finish in Como. Last chance saloon or season confirmation - All inspiration for a hard race. Ed Hood takes a good look at the percorso, history and who will win the 'Race of the Falling Leaves'.
WORLDS'18 MEN'S RR: Valverde's Pot Of Gold!
Men's Elite Road Race: Alejandro Valverde finally claimed his first World Championships at 38 years of age after a fantastic race in Austria which turned into one of the best day's of racing of the whole year. Canada's Michael Woods set the finalé on fire with Romain Bardet (France), but it was the man from Spain who swooped to the victory.
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Riding l'EROICA With Scatto Bike Tours
The preparation for any new tour requires a lot of planning and ground work. Scatto Bike Tours' EROICA/GF Roma is their newest trip and this last weekend they drove from Vicenza, their home base, to check out the EROICA event and sort out some of the logistics and details. This is what they found.
Top Ride: Lombardia Corsa!
Lombardia Ride: Sometimes you gotta point the car at the cliff and give ‘er some stick. Okay, maybe heading out for an awesome solo ride may not be quite the same... but sometimes heading into the unknown is best approached with a ‘give ‘er’ attitude, and as I once again learned on this awesome ride around Lago di Como, the rewards can be worthy of a lifetime.
Piedmont Cycling Resort
A 4 star cycling hotel with the cycling operations run by ultra-experienced Larry and Heather from CycleItalia in the magnificent region of Piedmont in Northern Italy? Yep, we just knew it was going to be good. Our own Chris Selden managed to get away for a few days this summer to go and check it out for himself.
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.
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PEZ Bookshelf: How The Race Was Won
In the movie “Breaking Away,” there is a scene in which the hero competes in a bike race where we realize that nobody in the race has a clue about tactics. Peter Cossins' excellent new book, “How the Race Was Won: Cycling's Top Minds Reveal the Road to Victory,” presents the story of tactics from a historical standpoint and also through interviews with those involved in the sport.
Retro LOMBARDIA 1905: Gerbi The "Red Devil"
The Giro di Lombardia was born in 1905, and Giovanni Gerbi – called the red devil – was the first winner. The story of his break – planned in a devilish way, and realized with so much strength – has become a well known legend, which has the taste of a fable both ingenious and malicious.
Inside the 1952 Giro Di Lombardia Official Program
Lombardia Retro: Utter confusion was the look on my face when Alessandro handed me the old newspaper and said it was a gift. Upon closer inspection, I realized I was holding the official program of the 1952 Giro di Lombardia – in mint condition! Once I got over the shock that such a treasure still existed – I couldn’t wait to share it with PEZ-Fans…
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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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Power Meters: Ignore with Intent
Toolbox: Have you gotten tired of staring at your power meter day after day? Does the idea of spending fall and winter doing exactly the same thing fill you with dread? Here's how ignoring power meters can improve your racing.
First Endurance Multi-V Pro Supplement Review
Supplement companies come and go, but one that has stood the test of time and scientific analysis has been First Endurance. Multi-V, their multi-vitamin entry, has now been tweaked with a Multi-V Pro version, which I used in conjunction with my recent hard block of front-loading periodization.
Achieve Your Cycling Goals Motivation
Toolbox: There are three things that impact how well you ride in training and races: your innate ability, the difficulty of the race (course, weather, field), and your motivation. Motivation is the only one of these that you can control, so that is where you should direct your focus and energy.
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Chris Froome's Pink Jersey for SIDI
Chris Froome made a stop at Sidi. This afternoon the British champion from Team Sky paid a visit to Dino and Rosella Signori at Sidi’s general headquarters. The company based in Maser, Treviso has always supplied shoes for Chris Froome, who has achieved all the most important successes in his career with Sidi.
IL LOMBARDIA'18: Start List
The 112th edition of Il Lombardia NamedSport, organised by RCS Sport/La Gazzetta dello Sport, starts on Saturday morning in Bergamo and finishes in Como in the late afternoon, after 241 gruelling kilometres with 4,000m of total elevation. The official Start List is now available.
SCICON Bags Launches Elan Saddle
Continuously challenging the norm, the team behind the brand lifts SCICON® to new heights, presenting its first racing saddle and extending a long-standing heritage of the brand - the Scicon Elan saddle.
ProViz Reflect360 Dry Bag
With its high-frequency welded construction, the new Reflect360 Dry Bag won’t let in a single drop of water. Perfect for the harshest weather conditions.
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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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RETRO TALK: Rolf Golz Gets PEZ'd!
Retro Rider Interview: Rolf Golz might not be a name that readily comes to mind, but from 1983 to 1993 the man from West Germany filled his palmarès with Olympic and World medals, National championships, Tour stage wins, Classics and a list of other race wins. Ed Hood caught up with Rolf for a chat over old times.
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PEZ Talks on DeFeet Podcast
I had the pleasure of sitting on a stool with Paul Willerton of DeFeet Socks at this year's Interbike in Reno (well, two stools actually), as a guest on the DeFeet cycling podcast, officially known as the Defeet World Podcast. As much as I love to talk, and talk about cycling, we covered a much wider variety of topics.
Colby Pearce Talks Masters Hour Record
Rider Interview: Top US trackman Colby Pearce has moved on from the madness of the '6 Day' and UCI World Cup track scene to turn his attention to coaching others and helping riders with the best bike fit. But his 'need for speed' hasn't abated and so the World Hour Record for 45 to 49 year old masters fell to Colby on the Mexican fast track of Aguascalientes.
Retro Talk: Steve Douce Gets PEZ'd!
Retro Rider Interview: As the 2018/19 cyclo-cross season is kicking off in the US with the World Cup in Wisconsin, Ed Hood catches up with a British cross legend - Steve Douce. Seven times British National champion in the mud and a very experienced man on the road, Steve's career was brought to a premature end in a mountain bike race crash. Here is his story.
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EUROTRASH News Round Up Monday!
15 Oct, 2018 - Il Lombardia finished off the season with a great finalé and a worthy winner in Thibaut Pinot. All the action from Lombardy, Gran Piemonte, Tour of Turkey and cyclo-cross in Lokeren and Gieten with video and results. Tom Dumoulin talks 2018- Top Story. Other cycling news: The Shanghai criterium, contract news and cycling's greatest finish. Coffee EUROTRASH Monday!
EUROTRASH News Round Up Thursday!
Oct 11, 2018 - Milano-Torino ended with a crash, but Thibout Pinot was a worthy winner. Video and results from Torino, Varesine and Turkey. Tough course for the Olympic time trial-Top Story. Other cycling news: Il Lombardia, UAE Tour, Deceuninck-Quick-Step, new Manager at Lotto Soudal, contracts, Education First/Rapha and Duquennoy tribute.
EUROTRASH News Round Up Monday!
Oct 08, 2018 - The new gravel sections of Paris-Tours were not a success with everyone, but they did suit winner Kragh Andersen. Reports and video from Tours, Beghelli, Emilia and Meulebeke and Ronse cross. Sad news of the passing of Jimmy Duquennoy-Top Story. Plus: Landis team, CCC + Giant, Saitama crit, Nippo sponsor, contract news and new jerseys for Valverde and Van Aert.