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Tuesday August 20, 2019
Route Preview:On Wednesday the 19th of December 2018, la Vuelta a España route for 2019 was presented in Alicante, PEZ-man Alastair Hamilton was there to take in the announcement as it happened. The stage 1 team time trial starts Vuelta'19 this Saturday, so Alastair looks back at the presentation and gives us his thoughts on the Spanish Grand Tour route.
Tuesday August 20, 2019
With gravel racing taking off around the world it’s no surprise to hear that New Zealand’s premier gravel race the UCI 1.2 Gravel and Tar Classic along with the women’s 1.2 La Femme plus their Gran Fondo challenge the Slicks and Stones 100 is back again for 2020 bigger and better than ever.
Tuesday August 20, 2019
Toolbox: Ask a coach about “winning” and he might cite threshold power, great tactical acumen, or the importance of a strong team; each an important element without question, but what else goes into the equation? In the end it often comes down to mental focus and the ability to sort out the irrelevant.
Monday August 19, 2019
Tour de France fans this year saw more cool graphics, rider and race data, speeds, power output, and even predictions on when the break would be caught and who would win. Thanks to NTT - who specialize in collecting and applying data. But how does it all work? I talked with NTT's Peter Gray about how capturing over 150,000 points of data per hour is transforming our Tour viewing experience.
Monday August 19, 2019
Race Report: Belgian Ben Hermans of Israel Cycling Academy successfully fended off all challengers to earn the top prize at the 2019 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah in front of huge crowds in Park City on Sunday. Hermans rode a masterful race to finish fourth on Stage 6 presented by Utah Sports Commission and take the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies Overall Leader title.
Monday August 19, 2019
Aug 19, 2019 - The BinckBank Tour, Vuelta a Burgos, Tour of Utah and the Arctic Race all finished on Sunday - Reports, results and video. The passing of Felice Gimondi - Top Story. The Vuelta a España starts on Saturday, the first team announcement. Other cycling news: Rider contracts and stagieires, Dumoulin leaves Sunweb, Viviani's Euro jersey and happy birthday to la Vuelta's red jersey.
Sunday August 18, 2019
Race Report: Australian Lachlan Morton of EF Education First outsprinted his breakaway companion at the line to win Stage 5 presented by University of Utah Health in a thrilling photo finish at Canyons Village at Park City Mountain. Morton, who won the 2016 Tour of Utah, scored his fourth career stage win in Utah Saturday in a time of 3 hours and 5 minutes.
Sunday August 18, 2019
Ah, Bella Italia! For many of us it is the Promised Land of Cycling, with its professional cyclists whose names could be those of opera singers. A new book from Australia relates the story of cycling in Italy, interwoven with an historical narrative of the country. Leslie Reissner reviews “Great Rivalries - Cycling and the Story of Italy” by Kevin Andrews.
Saturday August 17, 2019
Obituary: The greatest ever Italian cyclist, Felice Gimondi, passed away on Friday after suffering a heart-attack while swimming in the sea off the Sicilian coast. Ed Hood remembers the always smooth and cool Italian character who was a champion amongst some of the best ever road men.
Saturday August 17, 2019
Race Report: Marco Canola of NIPPO-Vini Fantini-Faizanè surged to victory in a thrilling Stage 4 presented by America First Credit Union at the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah on Friday. In a fast and furious circuit race, the Italian claimed his second victory in downtown Salt Lake City in three years, in a time of 1 hour and 56 seconds.
Saturday August 17, 2019
Sometimes a Readers' Rig doesn't have to be a much loved heirloom or a custom bling machine, it could also be an off the rack new bike like today's reader Jonathon from Oakland with his Giant TCR Advanced SL1. There's nothing quite like that new bike feeling as Jonathon explains when he talks about his red and black beauty.
Friday August 16, 2019
Race Report: Using the final kilometer as a launch pad, Ben Hermans of Israel Cycling Academy accelerated away from his main competitors for a masterful solo victory on Stage 3 presented by BYUtv Thursday at the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah.
Friday August 16, 2019
Photo Gallery: It is more usual for Heather Morrison to fly off to Italy to cover the Giro or Lombardia, but as the first Woman's Tour of Scotland is practically on her door-step... Unlike Italy, the weather was no friend, but there was still some hot racing.
Thursday August 15, 2019
Officina Battaglin’s Portofino Premium takes custom CROMOVELATO finishing to a whole new level. Officina Battaglin​, the brand founded and managed by the 1981 Giro-Vuelta winner Giovanni Battaglin​, has launched a new custom finish for the iconic ​Portofino ​model.
Thursday August 15, 2019
Rider Interview: Ed Hood spoke to young Delko-Marseille Provence stagieire, Simon Carr, earlier this week, now he turns his eye to a rider in his second year with the French team; Australian Criterium Champion - Brenton Jones. The fast finishing Aussie is no 'Young Gun' with experience all around the Globe.
Thursday August 15, 2019
Race Report: Belgian Ben Hermans of Israel Cycling Academy powered away from an elite group of riders to win Stage 2 presented by Monster Hydro on Wednesday at the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah. Hermans, who finished second overall in 2018, soloed to victory on the final epic climb to Powder Mountain Resort in a time of 3 hours and 37 minutes. The stage win put him in the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies Overall Leader’s jersey.
Thursday August 15, 2019
Aug 15, 2019 - A very full EUROTRASH Thursday - A sad day as the cycling World said goodbye to Bjorg Lambrecht - Top Story. Race reports and video from the BinckBank, Burgos and Utah. News from the Arctic and Deutschland, update on Pozzovivo, contracts and stagiaires, Tour de Pologne, Euro champs Trentino20 and Dimension Data at the Tour video.
Wednesday August 14, 2019
VIDEO: Here's the first in my series of building up this custom Battaglin POWER+ disc brake steel road frame set. In this video I unveil - and unbox the fresh new frame from storied Italian builder (and 1981 Vuelta a España & Giro d'Italia winner) Giovanni Battaglin.
Wednesday August 14, 2019
Ed Roadside in Scotland: The different Tours of Scotland have played a part in the cycling life of PEZman Ed Hood, but there hasn't been a 'home' race since the 80s for Ed to stand 'roadside'. All change... Now the three stage 2019 Woman's Tour of Scotland has hit the road for his, and many others, enjoyment.
Tuesday August 13, 2019
Race Report: Italian Umberto Marengo of Neri Sottoli-Selle Italia-KTM accelerated away from a six-rider group in a surprise attack to win Stage 1 presented by Larry H. Miller Group of Companies at the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah. Marengo covered the 87-mile (139.9-kilometer) course in 3 hours and 23 minutes.