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New Ekar GT Groupset and Zonda GT Wheels

From the flexibility of a single bike that rides as easily on asphalt as it does on tracks and trails, to the wildest bike-packing adventures, gravel offers an inclusive dimension of modern cycling. This is the target that Campagnolo has in mind with its new Ekar GT groupset teamed with Zonda GT wheels, where the suffix GT for Gran Turismo stands for those cyclists who have adopted 'don’t hold back’ as their motto.

EUROTRASH: Remco Wins Algarve, Alpecin’s New Kit & All the Weekend’s Racing

Another load of race reports, results and video from Algarve, Andalucia, Valenciana, Var and the Alpes-Maritimes. Lefevere thinks that Kopecky has a new team. Rider news: Hoy, Quintana and Lappartient. Team News: Alpecin-Deceuninck and Israel – Premier Tech. Race news: RCS Sport, La Vuelta 24, Basque Country, Flanders, Cantabria. Plus Zweeler – Fantasy Spring Classics Game is live.

PEZ Bookshelf: The New Grand Tour Cookbook

Hannah Grant is a Danish chef who first came onto the scene when hired by Bjarne Riis for his Tinkoff-Saxo Bank pro team. In 2015 her “The Grand Tour Cookbook” was published in English and now we have a sequel, “The New Grand Tour Cookbook,” marking a decade in cycling's kitchen.

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Gear Break: RUBBER N’ ROAD Waterproof Winter Gloves, Factor Unveils New OSTRO VAM, HED: World Leading Rim Brake Wheels, fizik Vento Argo X1 Saddle,Enduro Bearings Introduces Maxhit™ T47 Bottom Brackets & MyWhoosh: Attention All…

RUBBER N' ROAD Uniform waterproof winter gloves, Factor unveils new OSTRO VAM, engineered for riders that demand the best, HED: World leading rim brake wheels // 15% off, fizik Vento Argo X1 saddle: Leading the way in off-road racing, Enduro Bearings introduces patented Maxhit™ T47 bottom brackets and MyWhoosh: Attention all macOS users!

Gear Break: Zwift and Wahoo Team Up on Virtual Shifting, Pinarello New Grevil Colourways, Rouvy Indoor Cycling App, Bob and Brad Pro Massage Gun, Tifosi Sanctum Glasses & Q36.5 The Clima Shoes Inception

Zwift and Wahoo team up on virtual shifting with the new KICKR Core Zwift One, Pinarello unveils bold new Grevil colourways, ROUVY indoor cycling app, Bob and Brad C2 Pro massage gun with heat and cold therapy, Tifosi Sanctum glasses and Q36.5: BTS – QLAB the Clima shoes inception.

Review: Pinarello Dogma Jersey & Bibshorts

The words "Pinarello Dogma" conjure up images of Ineos (and Sky before them) riding the latest and greatest incarnation of the Pinarello Dogma bike. But it's also a moniker Pinarello uses for their premium cycling kit. Given the opportunity, PEZ's resident clothes horse had to have a go in it.

Gear Break: Campagnolo New BORA ULTRA WTO and BORA WTO Wheels, Pearl Izumi AmFIB Lite Bib Tights, OPENROCK S Headphones, TDT-Unibet Continues with Scope Cycling, Colnago C68 Gravel & 3T: Watt Wagon

Campagnolo launches new BORA ULTRA WTO and BORA WTO wheels, Pearl Izumi AmFIB Lite bib tights, OPENROCK S Headphones, Team TDT-Unibet continues their UCI Pro Continental journey with Scope Cycling, Colnago C68 Gravel - Unlike any other and 3T: Watt Wagon - “Same same but different - a story about Ultracycling and life.”

Gear Break: LOOK New KEO BLADE Pedals, Wahoo KICKR RUN, Muc-Off D3O Rider Gloves, fizik’s New Omna Wide, Moots Vamoots 33 All Road & Super Pacific Introduces Cloud Cap

LOOK launches fastest-ever KEO BLADE pedals, Wahoo Fitness unveils groundbreaking smart treadmill The KICKR RUN, Muc-Off: Introducing D3O rider gloves, fizik’s new Omna Wide delivers a responsive, pure road cycling shoe for riders with wider feet, the Moots Vamoots 33 all road, all day, any day and Super Pacific introduces Cloud Cap integrated pop-top and gear mounting platform for van explorers.

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Wahooligan Tour Returns to Sufferlandria To Benefit Davis Finney Foundation

A great event for a good cause that everyone can do, both for its own benefits but also for getting your cycling discipline lined up for the rest of the season, is the Wahooligan Tour. It runs for a week, beginning February 25 and running until March 2.

PEZ Bookshelf: The New Grand Tour Cookbook

Hannah Grant is a Danish chef who first came onto the scene when hired by Bjarne Riis for his Tinkoff-Saxo Bank pro team. In 2015 her “The Grand Tour Cookbook” was published in English and now we have a sequel, “The New Grand Tour Cookbook,” marking a decade in cycling's kitchen.

Roadside PEZ: The Cobbles of the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad ’20

Best of PEZ Roadside: I know when the season proper has started when my inbox is full of photos of Belgian cobbles and cold bike riders from Ed Hood. Ahead of next weekend's Cobbled Season openers in Flanders, Ed takes us back to 2020's perfect weekend. First up was the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad on Saturday, but the Classic weekend started on Friday night in Gent.

PEZ Rides Local: The Steveston Dyke

VIDEO: This ride along the gravel covered Steveston Dyke (aka the West Dyke Trail) from the fishing village of Steveston to the north arm of the Fraser River is flat, often windy and popular with pedestrians and strollers. But the scenic views to the north and west make it worth slowing down and fitting into any ride around Richmond, and is a perfect early season refresher when flat slow miles are on the training plan.

New Film Tells Story of the Fight Against Dopers

A new film by the MPCC (Mouvement pour un cyclisme crédible, or Movement for Credible Cycling) is worth watching as it brings forward the story of efforts in cycling to repair the sport's tarnished reputation, to try and keep the competitive field a level one and a healthy one overall for athletes.

Cycling: Is It the “Anti-Luxury Brand?”

When we think of luxury consumer brands, we think of couturier clothing, perfume, Champagne, and Rolls-Royce. The ultimate example of this might be the LVMH conglomerate, the first European company to be valued at over US$500 billion. Does cycling offer the basis to build a true luxury brand? For those seeking to move upwards in most of the world, the bicycle is seen as a symbol of underdevelopment.

INTERVIEWS

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…

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OUTERLINE: Too Many Events, U.S. Riders Riding Well, Could Taylor Swift Help Cycling & More

In this week’s AIRmail newsletter, The Outer Line takes an in-depth look at conflicting events, but exciting racing, good week for the U.S., victory for 'student athletes', bad week for doping ... Challenges at Zwift ...
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More Saudi Investment Rumors, Implications of Valieva…

In this week’s AIRmail newsletter, The Outer Line takes an in-depth look at more Saudi investment rumors, implications of Valieva ruling, the "Enhanced Games,"…
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“One Cycling”- And the Path to Real Change

There have been many rumors of change in the professional cycling world. The Outer Line takes an in-depth look at the latest story coming out of Saudi Arabia,…
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NEWSWIRE

New Ekar GT Groupset and Zonda GT Wheels

From the flexibility of a single bike that rides as easily on asphalt as it does on tracks and trails, to the wildest bike-packing adventures, gravel offers an inclusive dimension of modern cycling. This is the target that Campagnolo has in mind with its new Ekar GT groupset teamed with Zonda GT wheels, where the suffix GT for Gran Turismo stands for those cyclists who have adopted 'don’t hold back’ as their motto.

Primal Pedals into Partnership with the National Cycling League

Primal, a leading designer and manufacturer of custom and branded cycling apparel and accessories, proudly announces its partnership with the National Cycling League (NCL) for the upcoming 2024 season.

Breaking Barriers: Unconventional Road Cycling Routes That Redefine Adventure

There exists a realm within cycling that transcends the ordinary, where riders seek to push the boundaries of traditional routes and immerse themselves in the unknown.

What is the Tour de France’s Grand Départ and who will stage it in 2024?

The TV audiences at the beginning of the Tour de France are some of the largest during the entire race owing to the phenomenon of the Grand Départ which, in essence, is simply another way of saying the start of the Tour de France.

Six Zwift Academy Finalists Announced

Zwift, the global online fitness platform, has today announced the six finalists in the 2023 Zwift Academy Road program. Three women and three men will now progress to the Zwift Academy Road Finals in Denia, Spain, where they will compete for a contract on CANYON//SRAM Generation and Alpecin-Deceuninck Development Team.

What are the Training Differences Between Road Cycling vs. Track Cycling

Two of the biggest categories under the cycling umbrella are road cycling and track cycling.

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