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Oct 25, 2021: The road season has really finished. Race reports and video from Drenthe, Ruddervoorde and Zonhoven. Bahrain Victorious know nothing about Tizanidine. Mitchell World champs medal, Van Vleuten No.1, Pogačar and Gianetti honoured, Nibali looks back, López appreciated, Qhubeka NextHash hopeful. Rider news and team news.

PEZ Bookshelf: Bespoke: A Guide to Cycle-Speak & Saddle Slang

For someone just coming into the world of cyclesports, the terminology, concepts and history can perhaps be baffling. How can you win the Tour de France without winning a single stage? Who was the Eagle of Toledo? What is the Cima Coppi? When you ride tempo up the Alpe and the elastic snaps, does the Man With the Hammer come? Thanks to a lovely little book by Tom Bromley, all will be made clear.

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Layering Up for Fall with MAAP Kit

MAAP is a company from Down Under, where it's the spring transition/shoulder season from colder weather to warmer. Just the opposite in the Northern hemisphere. But the approach to dressing properly for riding is the same: layering.

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PEZ Bookshelf: Bespoke: A Guide to Cycle-Speak & Saddle Slang

For someone just coming into the world of cyclesports, the terminology, concepts and history can perhaps be baffling. How can you win the Tour de France without winning a single stage? Who was the Eagle of Toledo? What is the Cima Coppi? When you ride tempo up the Alpe and the elastic snaps, does the Man With the Hammer come? Thanks to a lovely little book by Tom Bromley, all will be made clear.

PEZ Goes to the Movies: Phil Liggett – The Voice of Cycling

Phil Liggett was the commentator who was as much a part of professional bike racing as the riders team managers and the Tour de France publicity caravan. Now Demand Films presents a documentary about the life and times of Phil Liggett, playing at your local cinema (at least in Canada) on October 25.

ROADSIDE: PEZ at the 2021 British National Championships

PEZ Roadside reports have been a bit thin on the ground for the last two years, thanks to our 'friend' Covid-19. But as the British national road championships had been postponed to the third week in October Ed Hood couldn't miss the chance of some roadside action in the cobbled centre of Lincoln.

PEZ Bookshelf: The Midlife Cyclist

Carefully working my way through Phil Cavell's “The Midlife Cyclist” for some weeks now, a remarkable book of startling scope, whenever I mention the title it causes people to smile or laugh indulgently. But “The Midlife Cyclist” is actually a thought-provoking exploration of something that has never before existed: a great cohort of middle-aged athletes rewriting our knowledge of human health and performance.

The Amazing Chase Movie Review

Jack Thompson grew up following the Tour de France on middle-of-the-night broadcasts in his homeland and dreaming of competing in the race himself. He came to realize that he was not fast enough for the pros but still the dream was there and in July he set out alone to win the 2021 Tour, sort of. It was to be “the Amazing Chase.”

Lombardia PEZ: Arrivaderci da Bergamo

'Goodbye from Bergamo' - seems a fitting title for the last race of the pro cycling season "proper". While riders and fans enjoy the last-day-of-school atmosphere, I was living out a wish that's been in the making for almost 10 years - to chase Il Lombardia myself.

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Dan Bigham Talks Hour Record

The World Hour Record is again making the headlines with Alex Dowsett going for another attempt and talk of Filippo Ganna, setting good times in training. Jos Lowden broke the women's World Hour Record, followed by her partner, Dan Bigham…

Phil Liggett Interviews PEZ – ?!

After 18 years of covering le Tour de France, we've amassed a huge archive of classically PEZ reportage, including what may the earliest piece of PEZ material ever recorded, a once-lost rare video of ace cycling commentator Phil Liggett…

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SEASON’21 BREAKDOWN: Pogačar Merckx-Esque Season

The season is over and now it's time for Spencer Martin to dissect the professional action and the performances of the top men and the teams in 2021 and what it means for next year.
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TOUR’22 BREAKDOWN: Time Trials Key to Victory

The announcement of the Tour de France route is like Christmas morning and the opening of presents - What will it bring in 2022? Spencer Martin gives us his…
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TOUR DE FRANCE 2022: The PEZ First Look!

The route of the 2022 Tour de France was presented live on Thursday from the Palais des Congrès in Paris. The Tour Grand Départ is on Friday the 1st of July in…
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Gone Racing: The Alt Tour

The latest episode in the Rapha Gone Racing series follows EF Education-NIPPO rider, Lachlan Morton, in his attempt to beat the peloton to Paris and ride the entire route of the Tour, in aid of World Bicycle Relief.

Writing History with the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift

"We will be looking back on this in 100 years", said an enthusiastic Marion Rousse, aware of the historic significance of the birth of the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift.

Men Elite UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup – Iowa City 2021 Winner Betting Odds

The organizer of the UCI Cyclo-cross World is Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI). It was first held in 1993, and it immediately attracted the attention of many sports fans around the globe.

UCI Confirms Zwift to Host UCI Cycling Esports World Championships on Feb 26 2022

The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) has today confirmed Zwift, the indoor fitness platform, will host the 2022 UCI Cycling Esports World Championships on 26 February 2022. The next UCI Cycling Esports World Championships will move from Zwift’s Watopia to its New York Map.

GCN+ Streams Live Race Coverage to North America

GCN+ is a better way to watch the best top-level men’s and women’s bike racing from across the world of road, cyclo-cross and track as they unfold live, uninterrupted and ad-free. On GCN+ there is no off-season: we keep all the action going through every month of the year. 

Top 5 Exclusive Console Series

Consoles have grown tremendously from the "Game Boy" that dominated the 90s. Here we look at some of the most exclusive console series in 2021.

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