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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 up with the Irishman for his thoughts on the 'Old Lady' of the road.
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LIÈGE’24 Preview: Can Pogačar Stop Van der Poel Taking La Doyenne?

Liège-Bastogne-Liège is probably the hardest of the non cobbled Classics in the cycling season and is rightly one of the five Monuments - The oldest one. It's always a top rider who takes victory in 'La Doyenne', with its tough finale sorting out the best climbers. This year is no different and there are top names on the start list. We preview at the favourites, the history and the course.

Liège-Bastogne-Liège’86 Photo and Video Gallery!

This Sunday the pro peloton will be attacking the tough climbs of the Ardennes in the Liège-Bastogne-Liège one-day Classic, the oldest Classic on the calendar. 1986 was a wet and cold edition of La Doyenne, but Italian, Moreno Argentin came out on top - Photo and video gallery from Liège '86.

Gear Break: FiftyOne Sika Road Bike, Nimbl Exceed Ultimate Glide, Classified and ENVE Announce Partnership, Mips Safety System, GripGrab Short Finger Gloves & The Stinner x MADE Photo Stick

FiftyOne Sika: The new definition of the modern performance road bike, Nimbl introduces the Exceed Ultimate Glide to redefine the concept of power transfer, Classified and ENVE bring Powershift performance to road and gravel, The Mips Safety System - More integrated than ever, GripGrab new short finger summer gloves and The Stinner x MADE photo stick - Elevated solutions for pro bicycle photography.

EUROTRASH Thursday: Ardennes Classics & Alpine Climbs!

Apr 18, 2024: All the news from Flèche Wallonne and the Tour of the Alps with video. UCI boss thinks there shouldn't be prize money at the Olympics. Rider news: Merckx, Vollering, Vingegaard, Van Aert, Barguil, Pickering, Onley and Shackley. Team news: UAE, Soudal, dsm, IPT and Intermarché. Race news: Pologne Women, USA Championships and The National Cycling League paused.

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Gear Break: FiftyOne Sika Road Bike, Nimbl Exceed Ultimate Glide, Classified and ENVE Announce Partnership, Mips Safety System, GripGrab Short Finger Gloves & The Stinner x MADE Photo Stick

FiftyOne Sika: The new definition of the modern performance road bike, Nimbl introduces the Exceed Ultimate Glide to redefine the concept of power transfer, Classified and ENVE bring Powershift performance to road and gravel, The Mips Safety System - More integrated than ever, GripGrab new short finger summer gloves and The Stinner x MADE photo stick - Elevated solutions for pro bicycle photography.

Gear Break: New for YOU! Bike MS + Primal, Chris King Internal Routing AeroSet, fizik Powerstrap Aeroweave Shoes, S1 Hydration Sensor by FLOWBIO, Muc Off Explorer Bar Bag & COROS Wearables Free Bottle

New for YOU! Bike MS + Primal, Chris King expands internal routing options with release of AeroSet™ 1 & 2, fizik: Breathes comfort, exhales speed — Powerstrap Aeroweave shoes, introducing the S1 hydration sensor by FLOWBIO, Muc Off Explorer bar bag and COROS Wearables: Free limited edition bottle with purchase.

Gear Break: Northwave Veloce Extreme Shoes, Campagnolo HPPM – High Precision Power Measurement, Cycology Cycling Caps, Wahoo ELEMNT Updates, fizik Spring Leadout Strava Challenge & Michael Blann Roubaix Prints

Northwave Veloce Extreme shoes: Innovation to the nth degree, Campagnolo HPPM – High Precision Power Measurement, Cycology cycling caps, GoPro, Smart Light and Music Control update available On Wahoo ELEMNT bike computers, fizik: Welcome riding season with the Spring Leadout Strava Challenge & Michael Blann: Discover stunning Roubaix prints collection ahead of the race.

Gear Break: Ekoi Aerodinamica Helmet by Pininfarina, Santini Tour’24 Bologna Kit, Pinarello Unveils Two New Bolide Models, AI Fitness Revolution with Mojawa’s HaptiFit Terra, Wahoo KICKR CORE Zwift One Available in Canada and Camelbak New…

Ekoi Aerodinamica Helmet by Pininfarina, Tour de France 2024: Santini unveils the Bologna kit dedicated to the city that will host the arrival of the second stage, Pinarello unveils two new Bolide F HR models, the AI fitness revolution is here with Mojawa’s HaptiFit Terra, Wahoo KICKR CORE Zwift One available in Canada and Camelbak launch their new Podium vacuum insulated water bottle.

Gear Break: Tifosi Stash Sunglasses, Rubber n’ Road Mallorca Pop-Up, Officina Pegoretti CX Frame, UDOG CENTO: The Time is Now, Imatra App Turns Cycling into Currency & SockGuy New Designs for Spring!

New Tifosi Stash sunglasses, Rubber N' Road opens newest Mallorca pop-Up store, Officina Pegoretti presents the Duende Rock & Roll, an all-sur face Frame inspired by the brand’s longtime CX cyclocross model, UDOG CENTO: The time is now, Imatra, the app that turns the energy you generate by cycling into digital currency and SockGuy releases new designs for Spring 2024.

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PEZ Bookshelf: Bicycles: Past, Present and Future

Italian book “Bicycles: Past, Present and Future” by Roberto Gurian, with graphic design by Maria Cucchi, has been translated by Robert Bethel into English, but marvelous bike photos speak in all languages. PEZ literary editor, Leslie Reissner, gives us his thoughts on this wonderful bike book.

WINNER Announcement: The Arundel Retro Wool Jersey!

Here's your chance to win this retro styled wool sweater from the good folks at Arundel Cycling, just by signing up for the PEZ Newsletter.

PEZ Bookshelf: The Spring Classics

It is said that when the snow melts away and daylight lengthens, the thoughts of many turn towards romance. But for more than a few, it means the joyful return of the great one-day bicycle races and yet, as the VeloPress book “The Spring Classics,” suggests, the two things are not mutually exclusive.

Roadside PEZ: Ed’s Paris-Roubaix 2007

As we count down to Sunday and the Hell of the North, we look back at Ed Hood's 2007 Paris Roubaix and how the underdog, Stuart O'Grady, left the top riders in his dust. As a regular to the Queen Classic, Ed and his pals inspect the cobbles of Arenberg, the mechanics at work, the Roubaix velodrome and, of course, a local bar.

PEZ Roadside: Chasing Roubaix!

Roadside Reload: On Sunday April 8th 2012, I got a second chance for a once in a lifetime experience of chasing the most feared Monument of the year – Paris-Roubaix. And just like my ride across these hellish roads a couple days prior, this day was nothing short of ‘epic’

Pez Bookshelf: Willkie Sprint

In 1951, Bloomington, Indiana, saw the first running of the Little 500, a very unusual bicycle race modelled on the Indianapolis 500 car race, and which has been a fixture of Indiana University's self-proclaimed “World's Greatest College Weekend”. Now a new book tells the story of the first women's edition of the race. This took place in 1988 in a world familiar to us yet removed in many ways from our present.

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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…

Flanders Preview: PEZ Talks With Chris Horner

VIDEO: For many it's THE race of the season, and with a stacked field of cycling's biggest stars, this year's Tour of Flanders promises nothing short of fireworks. I talk with pro-cycling legend, Vuelta winner, and inimitable race analyst…

In Memory of Gordon Singleton

It is with great sadness that Cycling Canada has learned of the recent passing of track cycling professional Gordon Singleton of Niagara Falls, ON. He passed away at the age of 67 after a fight with prostate cancer.

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LIÈGE’24 Preview: Can Pogačar Stop Van der Poel Taking La Doyenne?

Liège-Bastogne-Liège is probably the hardest of the non cobbled Classics in the cycling season and is rightly one of the five Monuments - The oldest one. It's always a top rider who takes victory in 'La Doyenne', with its tough finale sorting out the best climbers. This year is no different and there are top names on the start list. We preview at…
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FLÈCHE-WALLONNE’24: Surprising Williams Was Hot On the…

Flèche-Wallonne 2024 Race Report: Stephen Williams surprisingly won the 2024 Flèche Wallonne. After a cold and wet race of 200 kilometres, the British rider…
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AMSTEL GOLD’24 Breakdown: A Bad Sign for Van der Poel…

The 2024 Amstel Gold Race maybe told us more about why it will be difficult for Mathieu van der Poel to win Liège-Bastogne-Liège next weekend, than how Tom…
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Vingegaard Tour De France Defence In Doubt

In 2024, Vingegaard was looking to make it a hat trick of Tour de France successes, but his participation is now in serious doubt following a crash.

Basque Crash a Reminder That Winning Requires Healthy Doses of Luck 

With 40 kilometres left of stage four in the Tour of the Basque Country, the odds on the Tour de France winner were very low.

Advanced Strategies for Betting Success in Cycling Competitions

Cycling competitions are not just a test of endurance and speed; they're also a thrilling opportunity for savvy bettors to make some serious gains. Whether you're a seasoned gambler or new to the world of sports betting, understanding the nuances of cycling can give you a competitive edge. In this guide, we'll delve into advanced strategies that can help you achieve betting success in cycling competitions. Online sport betting has revolutionized the way we engage with cycling competitions.…

Cycling the Paths of Famous Races

The thrill of pedaling on the same roads as some of the world's most famous races brings a sense of connection to the cycling legends and a deeper appreciation for the sport.

Tips For Painting Your Bike

Some tips for mastering a casino-themed bike paint job, to turn your two-wheeled machine into an ace of spades on wheels.

Alpecin Dominating the Classics, As Talent Concentrates in a Handful of Teams, More Discussion on Budget Caps, Olympic Question Marks & Vollering’s Contract…

In this week’s AIRmail newsletter, The Outer Line takes an in-depth look at: Alpecin dominating the Classics, as talent concentrates in a handful of teams, more discussion on budget caps, Olympic question marks and Vollering's contract...

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