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The California-based 100% eyewear brand first caught my eye when Peter Sagan began sporting them a couple years back. Their newest model is the frameless Hypercraft - boasting light weight and distinctive styling, here's the PEZ review.

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PEZ Bookshelf: Hearts of Lions (2nd Edition)

“Hearts of Lions,” a history of American bicycle racing, was originally released in 1989 and told the story of the ups and downs of the sport until the moment when Greg LeMond won the Tour in 1986. Now an expanded edition has been released that catches up with the three decades since, taking us up to the 2016 Olympics.

PEZ Bookshelf: Merckx 525

There is an old joke that the only famous Belgians anyone can name are Hercule Poirot and Tintin and both are fictitious but not only has Belgium produced celebrated cyclists, but it has given us the best one of all: Edouard Louis Joseph Merckx. “Merckx 525” is a particularly good book published by Velopress nearly a decade ago that gives us his accomplishments in visual form and is well worth seeking out.

The Martin Vinnicombe Story

One of the fastest men on the boards over one kilometre in the 80s was Australia's Martin Vinnicombe. Gold medals in the World championships and Commonwealth Games and silver at the Olympics and a handful more medals at the Worlds. Ed Hood tells the Vinnicombe story.

PEZ Bookshelf: Mountains – Epic Cycling Climbs

In Michael Blann's spectacular book of mountain photographs, Susannah Osborne writes: “... mountains are... where the sport's heroes are born, and crushed.” The amazing images, and personal stories from some of cycling's biggest stars perfectly illustrate this huge spectrum.

Rider Blog: Jason Training Again, But…

Things are starting to look up for Jason Saltzman in Austria - Proper training has started and the weather is definitely spring like. But news of the doping of an ex-teammate has tainted a lot of his best memories of his time with the Aevolo team.

PEZ Bookshelf Interview: Author Matt Rendell

Book author, TV pundit, journalist... salsa dancer! The talent list goes on for Matt Rendell. Apart from his life in cycling, Rendell has a love for Colombia, Ed Hood managed to track Matt down for a chat about his latest book, and a lot of other things, 'Colombia Es Pasión'.

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Catching Up With US Pro Tony Cruz

PEZ first spoke to Tony Cruz when he was still a rider, back in 2006, even one of his bikes has featured in Readers' Rigs. So, it's well past time Ed Hood caught up with the ex pro.

Canada’s Barry Harvey Gets PEZ’d!

Barry Harvey was a Canadian star of the track in the 60s with National and Commonwealth Games medals round his neck and is now the subject of a new book ‘Inside Cycling’ on the shelves soon. Ed Hood spoke to Barry about his racing career…

Prolific UK Winner Mark Walsham Gets PEZ’d!

Back in the 80s, Britain had a very strong home professional scene with a road race calendar and regular TV city centre criteriums. One of the top winners form those days was Mark Walsham, but there was much more to the man. Ed Hood found…

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PEZ Roadside: More Cobbled Fun in Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne’20

Ed Roadside in Belgium: From the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad on Saturday, Ed's gang of 'Race Chasers' moved a little down the road for the second race of the Belgian opening weekend - Sunday's Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne and more cobbled action. A stunningly dry day for a northern Classic, but that wouldn't 'dampen' the atmosphere.
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PEZ Roadside: The Cobbles of the Omloop Het…

Ed Roadside in Belgium: You know when the season proper has started when your inbox is full of photos of cobbles and cold bike riders from Belgium with the name…
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KUURNE-BRUSSEL-KUURNE’20: Kasper Krunches Kuurne!

Race Report: Kasper Asgreen (Deceuninck - Quick-Step) dominated the finalé of the week-end's second race - Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne. The Dane broke away with Boris…
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Three Best Cycling Movies

We have countless options for fun and entertainment on the internet. People spend time on social networks like Facebook, Twitter, watching Youtube videos & can play online casino games, or just listen to some good music to have some entertainment.

A Cyclist’s Guide to Surviving Quarantine

The coronavirus pandemic continues to cause our daily schedule to change, even for the bike riders. This will shake up your personal routine and may even affect your personal health and training.

ToAD 2020 Postponed Until June 2021

With great regret and disappointment, ToAD partners, staff, host cities and sponsors have made the difficult decision to postpone the 12th edition of Tour of America’s Dairyland presented by Kwik Trip until June 17 – 27, 2021.

US’s Top One-Day Race Maryland Cycling Classic Postponed to 2021

Today race organizers of the Maryland Cycling Classic along with State, City and Baltimore County partners announced the event’s postponement until 2021 due to COVID-19. Organizers also announced UnitedHealthcare (UHC) has signed on as the presenting sponsor.

Tour de France News: Will the Tour de France go ahead in 2020?

The news that the UCI and organizer Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) have pushed back the 2020 Tour de France for August 29 to September 20, may be welcomed by TV broadcasters and local businesses in the area through which the Tour’s course traverses.

The Top Destinations for Cycling Trips

Cycling holidays are one way to enjoy the scenic views that this world has to offer while staying active along the way. You can experience some of the most famous cycling tour routes from around the globe today.

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