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10 Takeaways: Early Season Racing Round Up!

Summing up the key action from the Vuelta a San Juan, Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race, Saudi Tour, Volta Valenciana & Étoile de Bessèges. The top-level racing is coming thick and fast this week as the sport’s best riders come out of their off-season training camps to tune up their fitness, and team tactics, at race speed.

Catching Up with Jayco-AlUla’s Zdeněk Štybar

Zdeněk Štybar has started a new chapter of his career with the Jayco-Alula team. At one time he was the man to beat on the cyclocross tracks, but he made the transition to the road before it was the fashionable thing to do. Alastair Hamilton managed to catch up with the Czech rider after too many years.

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Gear Break: MAAP x 100% Hypercraft Sunglasses, Brooks/Collins Limited-Edition B17 Saddle, Philippe Gilbert Classified Ambassador and Investor, Chris King AeroSet 3 with Integration, The Wolfpack Year & Hammerhead with CANYON//SRAM

MAAP X 100% Hypercraft new seasonal shades, Brooks England and artist Jeremy Collins limited-edition B17 special saddle, Classified announces Philippe Gilbert as its newest ambassador and investor, the Chris King AeroSet 3, The Wolfpack Years and Hammerhead officially enters the women's WorldTour with CANYON//SRAM.

Gear Break: Cycology Aero Socks, Geraint’s New SunGod, HED Wheelsets, Fizik: The New Face of Fast is Back, MUOV Opens Crowdfunding Campaign & The Most Popular FESTKA Bikes

A darn good sock from Cycology, spotted Geraint's new 🕶️? Meet SunGod, HED rim brake wheelsets & alloy fat bike wheels, fizik: The new face of fast is back, indoor cycling pioneer MUOV opens crowdfunding campaign, adding to £2.1m raised this year and the most popular FESTKA bikes in 2022 (among fans of the brand) on social media, and save on HED rim brake wheelsets & alloy fat bike wheels.

Review: Shimano S-PHYRE RC903 Road Shoes

Worn and tested by several top pro riders, including Mathieu van der Poel, Primož Roglič, Romain Bardet, and Lorena Wiebes, the Shimano S-PHYRE RC903 is the third incarnation of their top-shelf road racing shoe. Light, stiff, and comfortable are three features that make this one of the best road cycling shoes we've seen.

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The Pro Cycling Media Market: Riding Out The Turmoil

Websites, Youtube channels, social media, podcasts, and don't forget television, streaming services, & magazines - the media coverage of pro cycling has never been more watched, or more fractured.  So why do media outlets continue to disappear?  Steve Maxwell & the crew from The Outer Line offer an insightful look at why the pro cycling media landscape is such a mess, and how to fix it.

PEZ Bookshelf: The Complete Fan’s Guide to Pro Cycling

Knowledge of the intricacies of the sport was gleaned over years but we would have saved a lot of time and effort if only we could have had a copy of “The Complete Fan's Guide to Pro Cycling,” the most recent publication from the Global Cycling Network (GCN).

‘Brothers in Arms’ – Famous Siblings of the Peloton

There have been quite a few brothers in the peloton over the years, so Ed Hood has picked just a few of the cycling siblings (maybe more to come) to compare the brotherly love and palmarès.

Analysis: Sonny Colbrelli’s Heart Scare Sidelines Roubaix Winner

Sudden cardiac death is a rare but devastating event, often affecting apparently healthy athletes with no prior heart problems. In fact, the typical victim has no suspicion that they are at risk, and prior to the SCD event may have even felt that they were in peak form. Dr. Bill Apollo & Steve Maxwell look at the implications for Sonny Colbrelli.

PEZ Bookshelf: The Driller: Life Cycle Bob Addy

Bob Addy was a 'name' that cropped up regularly in the British results in the 60's and 70's. Ed Hood gives us the background on Bob and his thoughts on 'The Driller', Bob Addy's insight on British racing before the likes of Sky and INEOS.

PEZ Bookshelf: Remembering Fausto Coppi

The Giro d'Italia has, since its beginning, played host to great drama, and one of these is the story of Fausto Coppi, a heroic and tragic figure of bike racing's Golden Age. On January 2 every year there is a big event in Castellania, a tiny village in Italy’s Piedmont region. Cycling fans from all over come to pay homage.

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DSM’s Oscar Onley Gets PEZ’d!

As we know, Ed Hood keeps his eyes on the 'promising' riders, so it's good when he sees one of them move up to the top rung of cycling - The WorldTour. Better still for Ed, Oscar Onley is Scottish. We caught with Oscar as he was about to…

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10 Takeaways: Early Season Racing Round Up!

Summing up the key action from the Vuelta a San Juan, Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race, Saudi Tour, Volta Valenciana & Étoile de Bessèges. The top-level racing is coming thick and fast this week as the sport’s best riders come out of their off-season training camps to tune up their fitness, and team tactics, at race speed.
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The PEZ 2023 Top Ten Young Guns: ‘The Next…

Ed Hood has been watching the up-and-coming riders and has chosen his 'Top Ten Young Guns' for 2023. His rider choice for 2022 included some top performers...…
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Key Takeaways: Tour Down Under & Benidorm Cyclocross

With the racing now coming thick and fast from all over the globe the past few days (Tour Down Under, Benidorm CX World Cup, Vuelta a San Juan, Clàssica…
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EUROTRASH Thursday: The Race is on in San Juan and Mallorca!

The first stages of the Vuelta a San Juan and the Trofeo Calvia in Mallorca with results, reports and video. Quintana retirement, or not. Rider news from De Lie, Deignan returning, Asgreen and Dumoulin. Team news: AG2R, DSM and Lifeplus-Wahoo. Plus race news.

The Road Cycling Hotspots in Italy You Should Know About

Italy is one of the world's most beautiful countries, making it an ideal destination for cycling.

Will Mark Cavendish Make History at the Tour de France in 2023?

The turn of the year always brings the upcoming Tour de France into sharper focus with the symbolic countdown officially on.

Australia Gets The Wheels In Motion For Season-opener

The Santos Tour Down Under, part of the UCI World Tour, launches the new international season in South Australia (17-22 January).

The Swiss Hotspots for Road Cycling You Should Know About

If you're planning a cycling holiday to Switzerland, here are some Swiss hotspots for road cycling you should know about.

The Greek Hotspots for Road Cycling You Should Know About

If you're curious to know where you can cycle in Greece, here are the Greek hotspots for road cycling you should know about.

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PHOTO SPECIAL: 2022 Harlem Skyscraper Cycling Classic

Harlem Skyscraper Cycling Classic Father’s Day event is in its 46th year. The day starts with kids’ races before…
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