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TOUR’22 Stage 1: First Yellow for Lampaert!

Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl's Yves Lampaert upset the usual TT men to win the first stage of the 2022 Tour de France and take the first yellow jersey. The Belgian bettered Wout van Aert, Tadej Pogačar, top TT favourite Filippo Ganna and Mathieu van der Poel, in that order.

TOUR’22 BREAKDOWN: Tour de France Cheat-Sheet

Stage 1 of the 2022 Tour de France will roll down the star ramp in Copenhagen for a technical 13 kilometer time trial on Friday. Spencer Martin gives us his 'Tour de France Cheat-Sheet' with Route Takeaways, Wout van Aert's green jersey predictability, stage 1 preview and the rider betting odds.

EUROTRASH News Round Up Thursday!

Jun 30, 2022: Only one sleep away from the 2022 Tour de France and we have more team news. No Cavendish and Alaphilippe in the Tour. Also the Giro Donne teams. Champs results from Canada. Rider news: Van Vleuten, Markus, Mas, Van Hooydonck, Benoot, Zana and Pogačar. Gigantic portrait of Chris Anker Sørensen and La Vuelta'22 song.

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Gear Break: Sportful SuperGiara Jersey, Colnago x Tod’s Collab, KANSEPT1 Apparel, Brooks C17 Special Lab, La Passione’s Ultralight, Ortlieb Seat-Pack QR & Enduro Bearings & Brews Speakeasy

Sportful's Cliff SuperGiara jersey, Colnago x Tod's Made in Italy collaboration, KANSEPT1 limited edition premium performance apparel, Brooks invite riders to chart their own course with the C17-Special Lab, La Passione Striver Ultralight, ORTLIEB Seat-Pack QR and Enduro Bearings host Bearings & Brews Speakeasy at Rapha’s San Francisco Clubhouse.

Gear Break: Giro Eclipse Spherical Helmet, GCN Castelli Kit, Shimano Power Meter Upgrade, Fara Frameset, Zealios Personal Care & KASK Tour Helmet

Giro Eclipse Spherical helmet, GCN Castelli pro team kit, Shimano releases Force Vector upgrade for Dura-Ace and Ultegra power meters, Thor Hushovd receives new Fara Cycling F/RD signature series bike, Zealios: Complete range of personal care products and KASK Valegro ‘Tour de France’ – official product for La Grande Boucle 2022.

Bontrager GR2 Gravel Shoe Review

There are now so many disciplines and subdisciplines of off-road cycling that it's almost impossible to design one shoe to suit all purposes. However, the Bontrager GR2 comes close to that happy medium.

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20 Years of PEZ: TOUR’15 Alpe d’Huez Roadside!

20 years of PEZ: The 2022 Tour returns to l'Alp d'Huez, so we look back to 2015 with Ed Hood. There's only one thing crazier than Alp d'Huez at the Tour de France - and that's the Dutch Corner on Alp d'Huez at the Tour de France. Ed & Callum were up the road, roadside, and inside the madness that is one of pro sport's maddest moments.

PEZ Rolls with the Oldies: My (Virtual) 1903 Tour de France

Virtual athletic challenges allow you to stay close to home while racking up the miles, recording them on software that shows you, usually with Google Streetview, where you are (virtually). I have embraced the virtual challenge ethos. One of my favourite virtual challenges was cycling the distance of the 1903 Tour de France, the first edition of the race.

Dollars are Flooding Into Sports – Why Isn’t Cycling Getting Any of Them?

We have been noting this anecdotally for years, but literally, billions and billions of dollars continue to pour into sports with several more examples this week. The value of everything sports-related – athletes, teams, league sponsorships, NFTs, and particularly TV and media rights – is skyrocketing, particularly as concerns about COVID have started to wane.

PEZ Goes to the Movies: Preparing for the Race Across America

The Race Across America saw its 2022 edition launch from California on June 14 as 33 solo riders set off for Maryland, to be reached in less than 12 days. June 18 was the day when RAAM team categories set off on the same course. In their number, Team GCN rides with the determination to set the fastest time a RAAM has ever been completed by a pair of riders.

Alex Zülle – The ‘Mr. Magoo’ of Cycling

Not being able to 'race chase' la Vuelta a España properly over the last covid years, our man in Spain, Alastair Hamilton, has had to rely on memory. He first saw la Vuelta 23 years ago and remembers one of the big stars - Alex Zülle - the talented short-sighted cyclist with no luck, an intimacy with doping and with a propensity for crashing.

20 Years of PEZ: Writer and Rider Matt Conn

Matt Conn; PEZ writer, top bloke and a very good racing cyclist. As part of the 'Twenty Years of PEZ' celebrations, Ed Hood reminds us of PEZ-friend Matt and what he achieved on a bike, instead of writing about others.

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Young Gun Dillon Corkery Gets PEZ’d!

Ed Hood is always keeping an eye open for the new young riders that are on the way up in the sport, but now teams contact Ed with their 'Young Guns'. The latest is Dillon Corkery from Ireland who is presently riding for the famous CC Étupes…

Keirin Rider Joe Truman Gets PEZ’d!

The keirin can be one of the most exciting events on the velodrome - 'It’s much like chess but with head butts and shoulder charges!' So said British keirin rider Joe Truman when Ed Hood asked him about his Japanese experience.

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TOUR’22 Stage 1: First Yellow for Lampaert!

Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl's Yves Lampaert upset the usual TT men to win the first stage of the 2022 Tour de France and take the first yellow jersey. The Belgian bettered Wout van Aert, Tadej Pogačar, top TT favourite Filippo Ganna and Mathieu van der Poel, in that order.
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TOUR’22 BREAKDOWN: Tour de France Cheat-Sheet

Stage 1 of the 2022 Tour de France will roll down the star ramp in Copenhagen for a technical 13 kilometer time trial on Friday. Spencer Martin gives us his…
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TOUR’22 The PEZ PREVIEW: The Battle of the Slovenians?

It's July, so that only means one thing... The Tour de France! The biggest bike race on the globe starts in Copenhagen this year before it visits the cobbles,…
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What are the best sports betting strategies?

A betting strategy is a structured process in gambling to make money. Any sportsbook bettor will have some unique betting strategies that they employ to gain profit.

The Best Hobbies to Try in Your Free Time

This article looks at the best hobbies that you can try in your free time. If you're not riding, then these are the activities that you can be doing with your time.

What Should You Do on Your Days Off from Cycling? 

What are you supposed to do with yourself when you have a day off from cycling? 

Improve your Tour de France Predictions with Three Easy Steps

The countdown to the 2022 Tour de France is gathering pace, with the world-famous cycling road race's start date now less than a week away. 

Top 5 – Smart Phone Cycling Games

Smartphone gaming is becoming increasingly popular these days.

7 Benefits of Cycling For Kids

Believe it or not, there are several reasons your kids should learn how to ride a bike.

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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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