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What’s the Best Way to Beat Jetlag?

Travelling all around the world for training and competition is common practice for many elite athletes. Many recreational athletes also make plans for a big event far away each year. We know that long-distance travel can lead to jetlag, but are there ways that we can minimize its negative effects on our performance?

EUROTRASH News Round Up Monday!

Aug 2, 2021: San Sebastián, the highlight of the weekend, also Tour de l’Ain, Heistse Pijl and Getxo, with video. Lefevere puts his foot in it-TOP STORY. Burgos. Pinot. Pogačar, Vingegaard and Meeus contracts, Berthet, Plapp. Metec, Sagan, Ackermann, Jakobsen, Bagioli and Cassani. Arctic Race. Jumbo Tour documentary.


DMT KR1 TDF Shoe Review

Just ahead of Tadej's second Tour de France victory, DMT released their newest road cycling shoe - the Tadej Pogacar KR1 TDF version in - what else - TDF yellow.  But there's more to this shoe than just a signature & fancy color to enhance the already very nice KR1 line - like traditional laces, a super-stealth profile, and killer comfort from the one-piece knit upper.  Let's step in to my review...

e11even Disc Brake Wheels Review – Bang for the Buck Carbon Fiber

Most riders who don't already have carbon fiber wheels lust for them. Who wouldn't want to have the latest, greatest, and lightest wheels? But carbon fiber wheels cost $$$$. So if you're in search of carbon fiber wheels that won't break the bank, put e11even on your radar. Their wheels are just under $1,000 a pair.

ALE PRR Magnitude Jersey & R-EV1 Hammer Shorts Review

Given our overnight low here in Phoenix AZ is higher than the highs being blasted on the news as life-and-death. I needed a bit of help!  And it came from the home of most great technical wear, Verona Italy…  ALE drop their Aero-cooling PRR Magnitude Jersey and flyweight-compression R-EV1 Hammer Bibshorts .




PEZ Bookshelf: The Cycling Chef

There have been so many advances not only in the technology of cycling and in our understanding of training approaches and the key benefits of recovery, but also in the importance of nutrition. Today there are valuable resources available to any interested amateur on how to eat well for better performance. “The Cycling Chef” by Michelin-starred chef Alan Murchison is a valuable addition to this literature.

Intelligentsia Preview: CWA Racing p/b TREK

The Intelligentsia Cup is on right now in the Chicagoland area - with the big races coming this weekend. Tish Kelly, creator and owner of the CWA Racing p/b TREK team, took a few minutes from racing (and partying) to share some thoughts on what makes this race event special.

PEZ Bookshelf: The Yellow Jersey/Le Maillot Jaune

Our bookshelves are groaning with volumes devoted to the Tour de France, the world's preeminent cycling road race. But in 2019 a new book arrived to mark the centennial of the first awarding of the very symbol of the Tour: the Yellow Jersey.

PEZ Bookshelf: Mapping Le Tour!

Book Review: As the 2021 Tour winds up the second week, Leslie Reissner takes a trip down Memory Lane and journeys the Tour de France routes of the past. Mapping le Tour by Ellis Bacon maps the journey taken from the first Tour to the 2014 Tour when the French race hit the roads of Yorkshire.

TOUR History: Ireland’s Best Tour Riders

After Ed Hood's look at his home Scottish Tour riders, he has tuned his eye on to the Irish pros who tackled the race around France. The men from the Emerald Isle have been very successful with stage, overall and points wins.

PEZ Bookshelf: A Cyclist’s Guide to the Pyrenees

The Pyrenees have often served as a dramatic battlefield for the Tour de France and, starting on July 10, the final week of the 2021 edition will see five stages in these mountains. For cycling enthusiasts the Pyrenees experience is a must-do, and a new book by Peter Cossins provides an insider's look at some great riding.




Louise Garbett: Lesser Known TOUR Star!

Paul Kilbourne has sent through another great article to Ed Hood. Back in 1984 the women's peloton had an 18 stage Tour de France and young English girl, Louise Garbett finished in the white 'best young riders' jersey. Here is her story.



San Sebastián BREAKDOWN: Powless – Biggest US Talent!

Neilson Powless finished off a great days work by the EF Education-Nippo team to win a wet Clásica San Sebastián on Saturday. A wonderful result for Powless, his team and US cycling. Spencer Martin has his 'Ten Takeaways' from the Basque one-day race.

Clásica San Sebastián’21: Powerful Powless Pounces!

At the end of a wet day in the Basque Country, Neilson Powless out-sprinted Matej Mohrič and Mikkel Frølich Honoré. EF set the win up for Powless with an attack…

Clásica San Sebastián: The PEZ Preview

Tour de France, Olympic Games... Next up - The Clásica San Sebastián this Saturday. The Spanish, okay the Basque Donostiako Klasikoa, race leads us nicely into…


5 Delicious Sandwich Recipes For The Road

Sandwiches are a quick breakfast, a snack for unexpected guests, and a delicious accompaniment to your favorite TV show.

3 Holiday Destinations That’ll Appeal to Cyclists AND Non-Cyclists

When choosing your holiday, you should try and find somewhere which is inclusive of everyone you are going with and that appeals to them all depending on what kind of activities or hobbies they do.

How To Improve the Safety of Big Cycling Events?

We've all seen the horror incident at the Tour de France in recent weeks where several cyclists came crashing to the floor after a fan held a banner over the track. Here we look at a few things that can be done to improve the safety at big cycling events.

Who Will Generate The Most Pedal Power At Le Tour

With the 2021 edition of the Tour De France underway, talk has already switched from week one stage winners to General Classification contenders and after the drama of the prologue, many riders will be counting themselves incredibly lucky.

Pogacar’s Early Career is Nothing Short of Impressive

Tadej Pogacar is viewed as an infant in society but is nothing short of a dominating menace in the world of cycling. At the age of 22, Pogacar has come onto the professional cycling scene and has accomplished accolades some could only dream of.

Top 10 TOUR TAKEAWAYS: Not So Easy for Pogačar in 2022

As the dust is settles on the Champs Élysées as the 2021 Tour de France packs up for another year, Spencer Martin gives us his BREAKDOWN of the final week. Ten Tour takeaways and what the future could hold for Tadej Pogačar and the pro peloton.




Paris Couture Meets ‘Cross & Covers: John’s Big…

Our resident 'Paparazzi' John Thomson has rattled his vast photo collection for another very varied gallery. A mix…
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