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Roadside Reload PEZ: Cobbles And Beer - Het Nieuwsblad'17
Roadside PEZ: The opening weekend of the Spring Classics would not be the same without the presence of Ed Hood, and 2019 will be no different as Ed will be in Belgium next Saturday. The last time Ed rounded up his posse was in 2017 to take to the kasseien, to witness the carnage and the beer. Het Nieuwsblad'17 Roadside.
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Readers' Rigs: Mondonico Steel Beauty
You just can't beat steel and Brain Tjaden in Sausalito, California is in love with his lugged, handmade Mondonico shod with Shimano Dura Ace. This is no 'Old Classic' but a modern bike made in the Classic style... and style it has by the bucketful.
Tour Colombia'19 - Roadside Photo Gallery
PeloPics: February's Tour Colombia 2.1 was a great success, with riders competing from all over the World to make it a truly international event. But it was the Colombian riders who excited the home fans the most... and Colombians can get very excited.
EUROTRASH News Round Up Thursday!
Feb 21, 2019 - The peloton is fighting over the Tour of Oman, Ruta del Sol and Volta ao Algarve. All the reports, results and video action. Hulst cyclo-cross. Vuelta in Holland and Tour in Denmark-Top Story. Setmana Valenciana and UAE Tour, three Dutch stages of the Vuelta, new course for Frankfurt and Suffolk start OVO Energy Women's Tour. A touching video tribute to Paul Sherwen.
PEZ Talk: Canadian Super Star Steve Bauer
Interview: Canada has a long history of top road riders and the most successful could be Steve Bauer. From Olympic Silver to World's Bronze, close to winning Paris-Roubaix and that World's finish in Ronse, plus being a most dependable domestique, Steve was the complete package. Ed Hood managed to grab the now CCC Team directeur sportif for a word.
Claude Criquielion Remembered: A Brilliant Career
Former World road champion Claude Criquielion lost his last battle and passed away on Wednesday morning, 18th February 2015, at only 58 years old. Ed Hood takes a look at the man from Lessines' life and career, and what his contemporaries in the peloton thought of him. There was so much more to Claudy than that crash in Ronse.
Toolbox: Steady vs. Variable Riding Fatigue
It happens every Spring - the first few group rides of the year brutally reawaken the realities of the highly variable nature of racing. What are the neuromuscular differences affecting riding fatigue between hard constant efforts and group races?
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Tour Colombia'19 - Roadside Photo Gallery
PeloPics: February's Tour Colombia 2.1 was a great success, with riders competing from all over the World to make it a truly international event. But it was the Colombian riders who excited the home fans the most... and Colombians can get very excited.
Valencia'19 Hits The Hills - Photo Gallery
Valencia Stage 2 Photo Gallery: After the easy 'photo-shoot' at the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana stage 1 time trial, it was time for Al Hamilton to do a bit of 'Race Chasing' as Italian PEZ-man Ale Federico calls it. Stage 2 was set in the mountains behind Alicante, take it away Al.
Valencia'19 Stage 1 Time Trial Photo Gallery
Valencia TT Photo Gallery: The pro peloton kicked off the first stage race on the European main-land of 2019 on Wednesday with a 10.2 kilometre time trial in the Spanish town of Orihuela. PEZ-man Alastair Hamilton made the trip south to catch the action and get some early season sunburn.
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Enigma Bikes Echelon Review: NAHBS Best Campagnolo Winner
England’s Enigma Bicycles offered a nice Canvas in their Echelon Ti frame. Technical Editor Charles Manantan took that up a few notches sending Cyclo-Retro a full Campagnolo group for refinishing and engraving and then selecting custom paint to match the custom leather saddle re-wrap and Bar Tape.
PEZ Reviews the Full Castelli RoS Collection
I braved torrential rains and white knuckle driving on the I5 to make the 6+ hour journey to visit the Castelli USA headquarters in Portland. The rough weather set the stage for my visit - to finally see and ride the much anticipated complete RoS Collection - including jacket, gloves, shoe covers, cap, and the Nanoflex Pro 2 bibtights.
CHAPTER2 RERE: Speed, Style & Comfort Reviewed
The Rere by Chapter2 Bikes is a blend of aerodynamic styling, fast handling responsiveness, and a surprising amount of comfort for a bike that on the surface looks to be built for pure speed.
Ma' Bad Ass 7-Layer Baselayer Breakdown!
Just like Mrs. Pez - the right cycling baselayer is essential to keep me warm on cold winter days. Modern fabrics, design, and construction have opened up more choices than ever before, so here are seven different baselayers from Castelli, Alé Bikewear, Nalini, and Assos that I've been using for a variety of cold weather rides and warming requirements.
Stink Stomper: Win Detergent for Performance Clothing
Win Detergent, specifically designed for performance synthetic fabrics, works very well in cutting the dirt, grime and oily residue that bactieria feed on to create that "synthetic clothing stink" that we all loath...
PEZ Holiday Last Minute Gift Guide'18 #7
Gift Guide #7: Christmas Eve and time is about to run out on the gift buying front, just when men start thinking about going to the shops. Here is a mixed bag of last minute presents from Alé, Sportful, Chapter2, Arundel, Rudy Project, HideMyBell, G4, Silca, Craft, ROAD iD, Katusha Clothing and GF Gimondi-Bianchi charity entry. Have a great festive holiday time.
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Top Ride: Pez Climbs The Trivigno & Mortirolo
Roadside St. 19: That was one hard stage. The kind that conjures up long lists of Rainman-like repeated swear words in your head as you grind and grapple your way over the kind of super-hard climbs only the Giro serves up. At least it was for me as I rode the final 85 kms of today’s corsa…
Trackside Ed: Single Speed Says Goodbye to Copenhagen
Copenhagen 6 Day: As the curtain came down on the final days of the Copenhagen 6 Days, Ed Hood was working hard bellow the boards to see out the last three days... or nights, and so the '6 Day' gerbils stop racing round in circles until next winter.
Trackside Ed: Fixie Action from Copenhagen!
Trackside Ed: The '6 Day' circus has moved from Berlin to Copenhagen and the Ed Hood caravan was hitched up for the ride. After the long journey across the frozen wastelands, the track-centre cabin is set up and it's business as usual for the opening days of the '6 Days' of Copenhagen.
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PEZ 'Enjoys' Garda Bike Hotel
Most PEZ Readers know a bit about the 'bike hotel' concept, and many of you have enjoyed staying in one location, hospitality by gracious hosts who know the best rides, food and wine, all in a cycling dreamland like Italy. The Garda Bike Hotel was one of the first to cater to road cyclists, with over ten years experience, it's no wonder they've become THE place to stay at Lake Garda.
Top Ride: Cycling Piedmont Italy
Any ride is generally a good ride but what separates a good ride from a Top Ride? Well usually it's the location but it could be your riding partner, your equipment or even the rest stops. This past summer our own Chris Selden discovered a truly top ride cycling in Piedmont in Italy where he had the perfect combination of everything.
My Favorite Climb: Montebello Road - Cupertino, CA
Last week I rode my favorite climb. Not at all unusual I know, but in this case it was my first “real” ride in almost two months thanks to a recurring injury that kept me off the bike and largely on crutches. I rode it because a favorite climb is like an old friend and I needed the comfort of a friend to ease back into regular riding.
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.
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Roadside Reload PEZ: Cobbles And Beer - Het Nieuwsblad'17
Roadside PEZ: The opening weekend of the Spring Classics would not be the same without the presence of Ed Hood, and 2019 will be no different as Ed will be in Belgium next Saturday. The last time Ed rounded up his posse was in 2017 to take to the kasseien, to witness the carnage and the beer. Het Nieuwsblad'17 Roadside.
Claude Criquielion Remembered: A Brilliant Career
Former World road champion Claude Criquielion lost his last battle and passed away on Wednesday morning, 18th February 2015, at only 58 years old. Ed Hood takes a look at the man from Lessines' life and career, and what his contemporaries in the peloton thought of him. There was so much more to Claudy than that crash in Ronse.
PEZ Bookshelf: Tour de France Climbs from Above
PEZ Bookshelf: The highest drama in the Tour de France takes place in the mountains and the changing beauty of these alpine landscapes differentiates pro cycling from all other sports. “Tour de France Climbs from Above” is an excellent introduction to the legendary climbs, not only from the historical standpoint but for someone planning to experience the roads themselves.
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Cippo di Carpegna (Pantani's Climb) with Davide Cassani
Although the Apennines may not be as famous as the Alps to the north that's not to say they are any less of a challenge, often deserted their steep and irregular pitches are a playground of pleasure and pain.
The Legendary Luz Ardiden is Here!
Luz Ardiden: With a prestigious list of winners including Delgado, Indurain, Virenque, Jalabert, Armstrong and more, its close proximity to Spain means it’s one of the rare climbs that has featured in the Vuelta a España as well as the Tour de France.
How to Survive Winter?
In this episode of Behind the Ride I thought it’d be interesting to take a look at some of the ways I “try” to survive winter, a time of year I particularly struggle with. From bike set-up to staying visible and some key items of kit that I’ve found particularly useful. I hope it helps you be safe, seen and comfortable during the darker months of the year.
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Toolbox: Steady vs. Variable Riding Fatigue
It happens every Spring - the first few group rides of the year brutally reawaken the realities of the highly variable nature of racing. What are the neuromuscular differences affecting riding fatigue between hard constant efforts and group races?
Best Trainer Base Building Workouts
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.
Best Tips To Become a Positivite Thinking Cyclist
Toolbox: Negative thinking, especially during difficult rides, will certainly hurt your cycling confidence and prevent you from riding your best and achieving your cycling goals. Your goal is to retrain your negative thinking into positive thinking and high confidence that propels you to your very best rides.
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SIDI Shot for Chris Froome and Egan Bernal
There are certain riders who have already covered plenty of roads and made it up lots of climbs; yet they still have no intention of stopping. Then there are those riders who still have the road stretching out in front of them, who are confident that they have what it takes to achieve great things.
Rapha: New Women's Chamois
The new Rapha range of women’s bib shorts features a completely reconstructed chamois, making them the most comfortable available, no matter how far or where you ride.
Rapha Marks 15th Anniversary of Pantani's Death
The sight of Marco Pantani climbing – hands in the drops, out of the saddle, chin pointing to the summit – is one of the defining images of cycling for fans of a certain vintage. On the fifteenth anniversary of his tragic death, we’re reissuing the Pantani Jersey.
Team Novo Nordisk and Wahoo Fitness Announce Two-Year Partnership
Team Novo Nordisk, the world’s first all-diabetes professional cycling team, and Wahoo Fitness, the global leader in indoor smart trainers and connected cycling computers, announced that Wahoo will be the team’s official technical partner for smart trainers, heart rate monitors, and bike computers through the 2020 season.
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Readers' Rigs: Mondonico Steel Beauty
You just can't beat steel and Brain Tjaden in Sausalito, California is in love with his lugged, handmade Mondonico shod with Shimano Dura Ace. This is no 'Old Classic' but a modern bike made in the Classic style... and style it has by the bucketful.
Readers' Rigs: LOOK 795
Today's Readers' Rig is a look at one of the most innovative bike designs in the modern peloton, the LOOK 795. One man who has fallen completely for its unique style is PEZ fan, Peter from California and today he shows us his 795 decked out with Dura Ace Di2, ENVE wheels and more.
Readers' Rigs: Unique Baum Corretto From Down Under
A completely unique Baum from Down Under that's custom in every way. Stephen Amos in Brisbane, Australia has a very unique steed: A hand crafted Corretto by Baum, shod with a Campagnolo Super Record group and Enve wheels and finishing kit. A custom paint job classic look with a unique twist. It's Retro Readers' Rigs time!
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PEZ Talk: Canadian Super Star Steve Bauer
Interview: Canada has a long history of top road riders and the most successful could be Steve Bauer. From Olympic Silver to World's Bronze, close to winning Paris-Roubaix and that World's finish in Ronse, plus being a most dependable domestique, Steve was the complete package. Ed Hood managed to grab the now CCC Team directeur sportif for a word.
PEZ Talk: Team Novo Nordisk's Sam Brand
Rider Interview: Sam Brand started off as a triathlete, but after graduating from university in 2015, he made the move to 100% cycling. The man from Man made his Pro debut as a stagiaire in August '17 at the Tour of Utah and received a full professional contract with Team Novo Nordisk for 2018. Ed Hood caught up with Sam to hear about his season and he looks forward to 2019.
Catching Up with Mitchelton-Scott's Nick Schultz
Rider Interview: Nick Schultz has stepped up in the best possible fashion in 2019. The young Australian made the move from the ProContinental Caja Rural-Seguros RGA team to the WorldTour with Mitchelton-Scott and immediately showed his gratitude with a win in the Herald Sun Tour. Ed Hood spoke to Nick after his win.
CCC's Joey Rosskopf gets PEZ'd!
Rider Interview: Joey Rosskopf is entering his ninth year as a professional cyclist and in a new 'old' team as BMC becomes CCC for the 2019 season. We caught up with the man from Georgia at the CCC presentation and training camp in Spain, just before Christmas 2018.
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EUROTRASH News Round Up Thursday!
Feb 21, 2019 - The peloton is fighting over the Tour of Oman, Ruta del Sol and Volta ao Algarve. All the reports, results and video action. Hulst cyclo-cross. Vuelta in Holland and Tour in Denmark-Top Story. Setmana Valenciana and UAE Tour, three Dutch stages of the Vuelta, new course for Frankfurt and Suffolk start OVO Energy Women's Tour. A touching video tribute to Paul Sherwen.
EUROTRASH News Round Up Monday!
Feb 18, 2019 - Colombia, Provence, Murcia, Oman, Laigueglia and Almeria - A full weekend of sport with results, reports and video in a packed EUROTRASH. Cycling's first bionic man, De Clercq - Top Story. Other cycling news: Volta ao Algarve and Ruta del Sol, teams for the Tour of the Alps, Giro'19 Veneto stages and Rosón sacked by Movistar.
EUROTRASH News Round Up Thursday!
Feb 14, 2019 - St. Valentine's Day and we remember the passing of Marco Pantani 15 years ago - Top Story. Tour Colombia; video with reports and results, plus previews of Oman and Provence. Other cycling news: Pauwels retires, Schelderprijs, Roubaix route - no U19 race, Limburg date, Tour of the Alps, Jakobsen extends, Lotto up-date and video of the Paul Sherwen Memorial Service.