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Friday February 15, 2019
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.
Thursday February 14, 2019
14 February 2004. Marco Pantani dies alone in Rimini. In a motel, after three days spent in a small room without seeing anybody. Pantani was still a Pro rider. During the previous year, during the Giro, he was able to show great moments and I remember, all over the winter, many people wondering about Il Pirata’s plans for the 2004. Then it all ended.
Thursday February 14, 2019
How could you not love a guy who styled himself a modern-day Pirate? Bandanas, ear rings, bleached goatee, “aargh matey – ‘tis time to plunder us some mountain stages...!” He had the legs to back it all up, and lit up racing of the early-mid ‘90’s with his explosive style and ability. We recall our favorite Pantani Moments…
Thursday February 14, 2019
For many of us February 14th marks Valentine’s Day – the day to remember and be with someone special. For cycling fans; this year also marks the 15th anniversary of Marco Pantani’s death – a spectacular and controversial rider still loved by thousands of fans today. Ale Federico was one of these fans, and remembers that day his hero started to fall...
Thursday February 14, 2019
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.
Thursday February 14, 2019
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.
Thursday February 14, 2019
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.
Wednesday February 13, 2019
Mobile Bike Museum: We do like a bit of 'Retro' here at PEZ and the 70s, 80s and 90s were probably the best years for artisan bikes ridden by the professionals - Before the 'all the same' plastic bikes of today. Ed Hood heard about 'Racing Relics USA' and thought he had better find out more about the mobile bike museum from the curator; Bill Collier.
Tuesday February 12, 2019
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.
Tuesday February 12, 2019
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.
Tuesday February 12, 2019
NUTREND D.S. a.s. made a collaboration agreement with WorldTour cycling team KATUSHA ALPECIN. For the upcoming 2019 season, NUTREND will be an exclusive partner in sports nutrition.
Tuesday February 12, 2019
Team Novo Nordisk is racing on Veloflex tubulars and clinchers during the 2019 season. Team Novo Nordisk, the world’s first all-diabetes professional cycling team, and Italian-based Veloflex announced a partnership naming Veloflex as the official tire for Team Novo Nordisk.
Tuesday February 12, 2019
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 11, 2019
Feb 11, 2019 - Reports and results from the la Vuelta a Valencia and the Etoile de Bessèges, plus cyclocross from Lille and Hoogstraten, all with video. Glasgow gets the first 'Super World Championships' - Top Story. Other cycling news: Philippe Gilbert starts his season, Florian Stork steps up to the WorldTour, Deutschland and Oman 2019 and more women in the UEC. A full EuroTrash.
Sunday February 10, 2019
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.
Sunday February 10, 2019
PEZ Bookshelf Top Ten: From the near fifty book reviews we posted on PEZ in 2018 we've collated the numbers and come up with the 'Top Ten' most popular book appraisals. And what a mixed bag we have, from the gods of cycling through training, doping, climbing and adventure cycling. Here are our Top Ten most read reviews of 2018.
Saturday February 9, 2019
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.
Friday February 8, 2019
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…
Friday February 8, 2019
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.
Friday February 8, 2019
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.