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2021 Giro d’Italia Route Unveiled

The unification of Italy, Dante Alighieri, the 90th birthday of the Maglia Rosa, the great mountains, the Italian landscapes, villages and cities and champions that made cycling and the Giro d'Italia prestigious. These are just some of the highlights of the race route for the 104th Corsa Rosa, which is set to take place from 8-30 May.

Can Gilbert Complete the Monument Sweep?

Phillipe Gilbert is on the edge of making Monumental history. If he wins San Remo on March 27th, he'll be only the 4th rider in history to win all 5 races - he's already won Flanders, Paris-Roubaix, Liege-Bastogne-Liege, and il Lombardia. But battling age, and a raft of younger challengers will make this the Spring of his life.

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Specialized S-Works Ares Shoes Review: Channeling Your Inner Sam Bennett

Ares is the ancient Greek god of war and courage, often portrayed as the personification of sheer brutality and the physical valor needed for success in war. If that sounds like what it takes to win bunch sprints in the pro peloton, then Ares is an apt name for the newest member of the Specialized S-Works family of road cycling shoes.

Lazer Sphere MIPS Helmet Review

Cyclocross Worlds were just in Ostend. And we are all anxious awaiting the Spring Classics in Belgium. It wouldn't be cycling without Belgium, so it's only fitting that PEZ got its hands on the newest helmet from Lazer. A storied Belgian helmet brand that's been around for 100 years and worn by modern day cycling heroes like Wout van Aert.

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PEZ Bookshelf: Higher Calling

Ah, mountains! Perhaps they share only with the sea something that universally arouses us to flights of poetry and fancy. “Higher Calling” is a book by Max Leonard that endeavours to explain this attraction to “up.” Beautifully written and multi-faceted, it elegantly ranges from the personal to the historical to the geographic and even to the macabre.

Nikolai (& Froome) Put The Brakes On Disks!

Chris Froome is not sure about disk brakes, he never had them at Sky/Ineos Grenadiers, but with his new team and bike he has no choice. Ed Hood has been talking to our Soviet friend, Nikolai Razouvaev, who has his thoughts on the disk situation. Some of you won't like it.

PEZ Bookshelf: Essential Road Bike Maintenance

In 2000, former US national-level racer Lennard Zinn came out with “Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance”, grease thumbprint-stained copies of this excellent book can be found in many of our workshops. But time marches on and the latest comprehensive guide to road bike maintenance is the third additional to GCN's library.

Super Tuck & Puppy Paws: What the Riders Think

The International Cycling Union announced new measures to improve rider safety. The UCI will be stricter if riders 'take dangerous positions on the bike'. The UCI refer to the 'super tuck' and 'puppy paws' positions. Riders will first receive a warning, but after April 1st may be suspended. Here is what the riders think.

The Aero Evolution: Pushing the Limits to Cheat the Wind

The UCI has announced that they'll be looking at dangerous behaviour in a peloton, including adopting dangerous positions on the bike; descending on the top tube. Ed Hood takes us on a retrospective a look at descending, handlebars and the evolution of aerodynamics in modern cycling.

PEZ Bookshelf: Phil O’Connor’s 21 Years of Cycling Photography

It was May 1981 when Phil O'Connor took his first race picture; Manxman, Steve Joughin winning a stage of the Tour of Britain, 'Milk Race' as it hurtled into Bournemouth - some months later he managed to get it published in a cycling magazine.

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Inside the ANC-Halfords Team

The ANC-Halfords team lead the way for the Sky/INEOS Grenadiers to be where they are now. In the end it all went wrong, but they broke the ice for a team to come out of Britain. Ed Hood spoke to Paul Kilbourne who was there from the start.

Aidan Duff: A Man of Many Facets

'Been there, got the T shirt' is an overly used phrase, but in the case of Aidan Duff, the shirt fits perfectly. Top young rider in Ireland, Professional in France and now bike builder. Ed Hood caught up Aidan at his carbon bike emporium,…

EF Nippo’s Simon Carr Gets PEZ’d!

Simon Carr has gone from one of Ed Hood's 'Young Guns' to a WorldTour professional with the EF Education-Nippo team. Ed caught up with Simon at the team training camp in Provence last week, before he rode his first race of the 2021 season,…

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Can Gilbert Complete the Monument Sweep?

Phillipe Gilbert is on the edge of making Monumental history. If he wins San Remo on March 27th, he'll be only the 4th rider in history to win all 5 races - he's already won Flanders, Paris-Roubaix, Liege-Bastogne-Liege, and il Lombardia. But battling age, and a raft of younger challengers will make this the Spring of his life.
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2021 Vuelta a España: The PEZ First Look!

The Vuelta of the Cathedrals, yes the cathedrals of mountain climbing pain! The organisers of the Spanish tour have searched out more stunning climbs for this…
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Season 2020/21 Cyclocross Round Up

The cyclocross season is in its last weeks and we have a full run-down on the season long cyclocross series. The World championships and the World Cup had…
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2021 Giro d’Italia Route Unveiled

The unification of Italy, Dante Alighieri, the 90th birthday of the Maglia Rosa, the great mountains, the Italian landscapes, villages and cities and champions that made cycling and the Giro d'Italia prestigious. These are just some of the highlights of the race route for the 104th Corsa Rosa, which is set to take place from 8-30 May.

The Best Cycling Routes in Denmark

Cycling is seen as a way of life in Denmark. Most people own a bicycle and many regularly ride along the plethora of scenic cycle routes the country offers. If you are looking to explore the cycling routes of old Viking country, here are the best five.

5 Reasons Why Cycling Is the Best Exercise for Every Student

College life brings numerous changes in both the personal and social life of a person. We change the place of living, people we spend time whit, our academic obligations become more demanding than before.

The Best Type of Workout for Cyclists

Most cyclists are looking for gains in performance. Increasing stamina and adding power can improve your confidence on a bike, make rides easier, improve your skills, and allow you cycle faster and/or longer.

La Passione and Flanders Classics, Where the Race is Pure Emotion

We could say it was an inevitable agreement for the simple fact that, this collaboration unites and reinforces the vocation to the challenges of the Digital Native Vertical Brand, bringing it closer to what is considered the core of spring cycling, unquestionably represented by Flanders Classics and the exciting one-day races. A logical consequence translated into an exclusive partnership.

Vuelta a España 2021 Route Revealed

Today, the Burgos Evolution Forum hosted the official presentation of the route of La Vuelta 21. The event, marked by sanitary safety measures, limited capacities and distancing among the attendees, presented the ‘La Vuelta de las Catedrales’.

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John’s BIG Behind the Scenes Photo Gallery

John Thomson has been in his 'photo loft' for a good rummage through his archive again and come up with his biggest…
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