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Africa’s First Grand Tour Stage Winner: Alan van Heerden

If you were 'into' European professional cycle racing in the late 70's and early 80's, then you will remember the name Alan van Heerden. The South African was a pro with the French Peugeot team and won a stage in the 1979 Giro d'Italia. Ed Hood spoke to his widow Wendy about their time in Europe and their return to South Africa.

Gear Break: Q36.5 – Nibali Shark Collection, fizik Aliante Adaptive, Zwift Ride Smart Bike, Colnago Fleur-de-Lys, MyWhoosh Launches Major Update & GoPro Control on Wahoo ELEMNT is Live!

Q36.5 - Vincenzo Nibali shark collection, fizik Aliante Adaptive: Comfort In The Curve, ready to ride whenever you are: Zwift Ride reimagines the indoor smart bike, Colnago Fleur-de-Lys: Heir to the Renaissance, for a Tour de France that is already historic, MyWhoosh launches major update with profile import feature for seamless transition | 3.7.0 update and GoPro control on Wahoo ELEMNT is live!

Florenz Knauer and Team 54×11 Ready for ToAD

The Kwik Trip Tour of America's Dairyland pro cycling race is on June 13-23 in Wisconson. Ahead of one of the premiere events on the US racing calendar, Florenz Knauer of the German 54x11 cycling team took a few minutes to share some thoughts on what makes this race special.

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Gear Break: Q36.5 – Nibali Shark Collection, fizik Aliante Adaptive, Zwift Ride Smart Bike, Colnago Fleur-de-Lys, MyWhoosh Launches Major Update & GoPro Control on Wahoo ELEMNT is Live!

Q36.5 - Vincenzo Nibali shark collection, fizik Aliante Adaptive: Comfort In The Curve, ready to ride whenever you are: Zwift Ride reimagines the indoor smart bike, Colnago Fleur-de-Lys: Heir to the Renaissance, for a Tour de France that is already historic, MyWhoosh launches major update with profile import feature for seamless transition | 3.7.0 update and GoPro control on Wahoo ELEMNT is live!

Review: Le Col Sport Jersey and Sport II Bib Shorts

The Grand Colombier, Croix de Fer, Tourmalet, Izoard, Galibier, and Iseran are some of the grand cols in the Tour de France that strike fear into the hearts of the pro peloton. Instead of fear, Le Col kit is intended to inspire confidence in your riding with apparel perfectly paired to the way in which you ride ... cols or no cols.

Gear Break: Ekoï Outlast® Jersey and Supersoft Bib Shorts, New DT Swiss GRC 30 and 50 Gravel Wheels, JonnyMole 2.5 Concept Gravel Bike, Nix Biosensor, Watopia’s Newest Climb – The Grade & The Art of Suffering

Ekoï Outlast® jersey and Supersoft bib shorts-Riding in NASA technology, new DT Swiss GRC 30 and 50 gravel wheels, JonnyMole presents the DREAM MACHINE 2.5 concept bike, EF Pro Cycling to expand use of Nix Biosensor to create custom hydration strategies, test your legs with Watopia's newest climb - The Grade and The Art of Suffering by pro-cycling photographer Kristof Roman.

Gear Break: Wahoo KICKR MOVE Smart Trainer, Santini and Pirelli Collection, Chapter 2 REHI45 Wheels, Tout Terrain Pinion-Powered Outback Xplore II, UDOG: Giro d’Italia is Over & The Pink Teosport Pad!

Wahoo KICKR MOVE smart trainer - Indoor life couldn't get any better, Santini and Pirelli capsule collection inspired by the Pirelli Sport Club, Chapter 2: Feel the upgrade with a big difference: REHI45 wheels, Tout Terrain updates iconic Pinion-powered adventure bike with Outback Xplore II, UDOG: Giro d'Italia is over and in celebration of PISSEI’S successes, The Pink Teosport Pad.

Gear Break: Shimano New GRX Di2, New Features on Zwift, Goodyear Vector Tires, POC EF Education-EasyPost Helmet, CORE Heat Zones, The Win Wing by Ass Savers and Tifosi 25% Off!

Shimano new 2 x 12-speed GRX Di2, reach new fitness heights with new features this season on Zwift, Goodyear Bicycle Tires launches Vector R Fitment Series tires, POC release EF Education-EasyPost ltd edition helmet, CORE launches Heat Zones to help athletes prepare for scorching summer races, meet the True Traka MVP: The Win Wing by Ass Savers and Tifosi Optics Memorial Day Sale: 25% Off!

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PEZ at the Movies: Hard Miles

“Hard time” is prison slang for a sentence in a maximum security penitentiary. It seems appropriate that a new film about four American teens held in a reform school for juveniles, should be titled “Hard Miles,” given that they face the reality of being shuttled to adult prisons. But the miles in the title refer to a bicycle trip that could be their ride to redemption, led by the school's coach, who has some issues of his own.

Africa’s First Grand Tour Stage Winner: Alan van Heerden

If you were 'into' European professional cycle racing in the late 70's and early 80's, then you will remember the name Alan van Heerden. The South African was a pro with the French Peugeot team and won a stage in the 1979 Giro d'Italia. Ed Hood spoke to his widow Wendy about their time in Europe and their return to South Africa.

PEZ in the Kitchen: The Cycling Chef On the Go

I recall that someone new to the sport once told me that cycling was not a hobby or a pastime but in fact a lifestyle. There is merit in this view as we seek out like-minded people to ride with and arrange our daily lives around it. With the rapidly increasing emphasis on the importance of nutrition, it has invaded our kitchens as well as our jersey pockets.

PEZ Picks Top 10 Pro Team Managers

Behind every pro cyclists there is a DS, who at one time was also the team manager. Ed Hood has been thinking about the 'team leaders' and picks his favourite characters behind the team car steering wheel.

PEZ Bookshelf: The Peace Race – Immortalised by the Polish School of Posters

The Peace Race ran in three East Bloc nations for decades before fading away with the Cold War's end. A new book by Oliver Knight and Dominik Rukat is about to be launched, covering not only the race but also the important school of graphic artists who celebrated it in the bold colours of their powerful posters.

PEZ Picks Top 10 Trends in Cycling!

This rant of Ed Hood's shows some signs of... dare we say it... acceptance. The year of 2022 saw many changes in the cycling world, mostly for the good, but then... Ed has his say.

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Sean Kelly Talks Liège-Bastogne-Liège

Sean Kelly was the 'King of the Classics' for many years, but the man from Carrick-on-Suir also won the Vuelta a España and many shorter stage races. His record at Liège-Bastogne-Liège is only beaten by Argentin and Merckx. Ed Hood caught…

AMSTEL’95: Gianetti Remembers

The Amstel Gold Race signals the start of the Ardennes Classics and the climbers come out of the woodwork. Raced over the hills, dales, and forests of south eastern Holland, the course selects its own worthy winner. Twenty-nine years ago it…

Paris-Roubaix Preview with Chris Horner

PEZ talks with Chris Horner about what makes the Paris-Roubaix cycling race so cool - the Queen of the Classics, l'Enfer du Nord, the Hell of the North. We breakdown the lore, talk key sectors of cobbles like the Arenberg trench, and…

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Anti-Doping’s Continuing Struggles, AI and Cycling, Dauphine Clues to the Tour de France, NIL Impact on Collegiate Club Sports, Toyota Pulls out of Olympics, U.S. Upsets Pakistan…

In this week’s AIRmail newsletter, The Outer Line takes an in-depth look at: Anti-doping's continuing struggles; AI and cycling; Dauphine clues to the Tour de France; NIL impact on Collegiate club sports; Toyota pulls out of Olympics; U.S. upsets pakistan...
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Unbound, Growing Sports Content but Declining Sports…

In this week’s AIRmail newsletter, The Outer Line takes an in-depth look at: Unbound - Positives and Negatives; Growing Sports Content but Declining Sports…
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The Favourites Prep for the Tour de France

There are four weeks to go before the start of the behemoth that is the biggest bike race on the calendar: the Tour de France. The top favourites are now either…
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Pogacar Bidding to Complete Tour de France Hat-Trick

After victories in 2020 and 2021, Tadej Pogacar goes into this year’s Tour de France bidding to complete a hat-trick in the Grand Tour event. If successful, he will become only the ninth cyclist in history to prevail three times or more in the race.

Mastering the Wheels: A Comprehensive Betting Guide for Cycling Fanatics

Whether you're a seasoned fan or a newcomer to the world of cycling, this guide is a roadmap to mastering the art of strategic betting on professional cycling events.

Paris Olympics 2024: Can Mathieu van der Poel Capture Cycling Gold?

Here is a closer look at the 29-year-old cyclists' chance of winning a gold medal at Paris 2024, where van der Poel is expected to compete in road and M.T.B. Olympic events.

Tadej Pogačar Seeing Everything Fall into Place for a Giro-Tour Double this Year

Slovenian superstar Tadej Pogačar looks poised to make up for the slips of the last couple of years and take back the yellow jersey.

8 Tips for Choosing the Best Step Through Ebike for Your Needs

Discover 8 tips for choosing the best step through ebike and make the right decision. Click to learn expert advice and find your perfect ride today!

Australian Casinos With Cycling Odds

Australian online casino operators are noticing an unusual trend.

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