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May 16, 2022: The Giro d'Italia is warming up nicely, plus Hungary, Morbihan and Tro-Bro Léon with video. Another year for Cavendish. Other news from Alaphilippe, Stuyven, Bäckstedt, Lefevere, Soudal CEO, Bardet, Labous, Dunbar, Rodriguez, Bystrøm, Van Wilder, Contador on López, no Tormans and Quick-Step cross, Vuelta special jersey and Valkenburg award.

GIRO’22 Stage 9: Hindley Battles the Blockhaus

The toughest stage in the 2022 Giro d'Italia so far blew the race apart leaving a top group of six to fight for the win. Jai Hindley, Romain Bardet and Richard Carapaz sprinted to the line, for the Australian to take the victory. The GC changed, but Juan Pedro López kept the pink jersey by 12 seconds over João Almeida.

PEZ Bookshelf: Pantani Was A God

Don't be misled by the title of this excellent book. “Pantana Was A God” is not a panegyric, a worshipful recounting of the life of the last pro cyclist to win the Giro d'Italia and the Tour de France in the same year. It is two books in one - a masterful look at when Pantani triumphed, and brief remembrances by those who knew him.

GIRO’22 Stage 8: De Gendt De Winner!

Stage 8 was held on what was described as a 'Worlds style circuit' in Napoli. The action was from the gun on this lumpy course and the break of the day went away in the first meters. The money was on Mathieu van der Poel and Biniam Girmay, but it was Thomas De Gendt who sneaked away in a counter-attack and won the sprint.

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LOOK 765 RS Gravel Project Bike Build & Review

This latest project bike is built around the Look 765 RS carbon frameset, with Corima 30.5 carbon allroad wheels, SRAM Force AXS electronic gruppo, ZIPP Service Course SL 70 XPLR handlebar and SLR carbon seatpost, Cadex saddle, Arundel Cages and saddle bag, and Lizard Skins bar tape. Click in to see the full review.

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PEZ Bookshelf: Pantani Was A God

Don't be misled by the title of this excellent book. “Pantana Was A God” is not a panegyric, a worshipful recounting of the life of the last pro cyclist to win the Giro d'Italia and the Tour de France in the same year. It is two books in one - a masterful look at when Pantani triumphed, and brief remembrances by those who knew him.

PEZ Bookshelf: Maglia Rosa – Triumph and Tragedy at the Giro d’Italia

Thanks to “Maglia Rosa: Triumph and Tragedy at the Giro d’Italia” by British author/Italian resident Herbie Sykes we have not only an English-language history of the Giro d’Italia, which is in itself distressingly rare, but an extraordinarily entertaining book.

Rest in Peace World Champion Harm Ottenbros

Rest in Peace, Dutchman Harm Ottenbros who died recently at 78 years-of-age. The man was best known for his world professional road race championship title in 1969; but sadly his win has been added to the list of ‘unworthy’ world champions along with the likes of Benoni Beheyt, Luc Leblanc and Laurent Brochard.

PEZ Goes to the Movies: Until the Wheels Come Off

The Race Across America (RAAM) fascinates and repels at the same time. An epic event launched in 1982, the route currently runs from Oceanside, California to Annapolis, Maryland, a distance of roughly 4,800 kms (3,000 miles). The race is not divided into stages but rather it is up to individual racers or team members how far they will ride each day, checking in at 55 stations along the way. It puts extraordinary demands on participants, whether riders or support crew, and this is superbly…

PEZ Goes to the Movies: The Super Collectors

Our world of cycling offers so much variety, from commuting, singletracking, bikepacking or, if you have an amazing sense of balance, you can impress by riding indoors in circles during the UCI Art Cycling Championships. There are all kinds of different cycling events to watch and, as a new documentary on GCN+ reveals, you can be a bicycle collector in a completely unique style.

PEZ Goes to the Movies: The Least Expected Day, Season 2

Everyone's favourite dysfunctional team returns to you-are-there video as Season 2 of “The Least Expected Day,” a very intimate portrait of Movistar, the World Tour professional cycling team that just can't seem to get it together, streams worldwide on Netflix.

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Groupama FDJ’s Lewis Askey Gets PEZ’d!

The 2022 Paris-Roubaix was dry and dusty and Britain's Lewis Askey thundered over the northern French cobbles to finish in the famous Vélodrome André-Pétrieux, bloodied, but a 'L'enfer du Nord' finisher. Ed Hood caught up with Lewis to hear…

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 incomparable and so Ed Hood caught up with Irishman…

Retro Amstel’95: Gianetti Remembers

The Amstel Gold Race normally 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-seven…

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GIRO’22 Stage 9: Hindley Battles the Blockhaus

The toughest stage in the 2022 Giro d'Italia so far blew the race apart leaving a top group of six to fight for the win. Jai Hindley, Romain Bardet and Richard Carapaz sprinted to the line, for the Australian to take the victory. The GC changed, but Juan Pedro López kept the pink jersey by 12 seconds over João Almeida.
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GIRO’22 Stage 8: De Gendt De Winner!

Stage 8 was held on what was described as a 'Worlds style circuit' in Napoli. The action was from the gun on this lumpy course and the break of the day went…
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GIRO’22 Stage 7: Big Win by Bouwman for Jumbo!

A super strong break formed early and was whittled down to four riders: Bouwman, Formolo, Dumoulin and Mollema. The stage victory came down to a sprint from…
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Launch of New Mini-Series and Much More….

After 12 years of claiming fame and fortune with our 10-11 consecutive days of racing across virtually all of our race categories, the Kwik Trip Tour of America’s Dairyland is trying a fresh approach to our “amateur” omniums in 2022!

Top Tips for Preparing for a Cycling Holiday

You should keep in mind that if you intend on going on a cycling holiday, then there are a lot of tips you should be aware of before doing so.

Top Three Things Do When You’re Not Cycling

There will come a time when either due to an accident, the off season or the weather you may not be able to cycle out on the road. This article presents three of the best pastimes to engage in when you’re not cycling.

Tips to Improve Your Cycling Skills

There are plenty of great ways in which a person can enjoy their free time. In the article below are some ways in which you can work on improving your cycling skills.

Great Hobbies to Help You Boost Your Health

If you have ever felt like there is something wrong with your life, then you might want to look at your mental health. Hobbies can be a brilliant way to build up and improve your mental health.

Tips for Beginner Cyclists

It is crucial for everyone to be involved in fitness in some sense or another. If you have not tried it yet, you should consider cycling.

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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…
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