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CCC’s Serge Pauwels Talks Career & Retirement

It seems like Serge Pauwels has been around for ever, and sixteen years in the pro peloton is a long time. 'Been there, got the T shirt' a phrase you could use for the 36 year-old Belgian who has signed contracts with six different pro teams during his career. Ed Hood caught up with Serge for his thoughts on career and retirement.
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VUELTA’20 Stage 1: Roglič Starts As He Finished!

Primoz Roglič won the opening stage of the Vuelta a España. The Jumbo-Visma rider escaped on the descent of the Alto de Arrate in sight of the finish, and stayed ahead of what was left of the peloton. Richard Carapaz was second. Tom Dumoulin and Chris Froome both lost time on the first day.

GIRO’20 Stage 16: Tratnik Wins in San Daniele!

Jan Tratnik (Bahrain-McLaren) sprinted away from Ben O'Connor (NTT Pro Cycling) on the final uphill metres in San Daniele del Friuli for the stage win. The peloton wanted an extra rest day and finished well down on the day's winner. Joāo Almeida (Deceuninck - Quick-Step) put in a late attack for a couple of extra seconds on the overall lead.

Beware Jumping Into Heavy Weights

I’m talking to those of you who are cyclists, riding 6+ hours a week for the majority of the calendar year, and who are over the age of 40, and whom do not participate in regular strength training throughout the year, but rather pick it up solely in the fall and winter.

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Giro di PEZ: Off Course To Pisticci!

Thursday's stage 6 of the 2020 Giro d'Italia passes through the town of Pisticci. Back in 2013, 'The Pez' was also in Pisticci, for a lot longer than he planned, due to the maze-like layout of old Italian towns. Here's the story: “Sempre Dritto” – ‘always forward’

The PEZ Alternative Giro d’Italia A To Z!

It's a sad time for Ed Hood, he should be in Italy for the Giro, but... So as the 2020 Giro d'Italia finishes its first week, Ed has his Giro photo album out to compile his personal 'Alternative A to Z' of the Italian Grand Tour. We love the Giro and Ed knows the race better than most, take note of his (near) complete guide to everything Giro.

A Case Against TT Bikes

Since last Saturday's Tour de France stunning stage 20 time trial, the race against the clock has been on everyones lips. So, we've been gathering the thoughts of Nikolai Razouvaev again, this time the Russian 'in the know' looks at the time trial bike. The pros and the cons - but mostly the cons.

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

Book Review: Thanks to Covid-19 the 2020 Giro d'Italia started this weekend in Sicily... In October! Thanks to “Maglia Rosa: Triumph and Tragedy at the Giro d’Italia” by British author/Italian resident Herbie Sykes, we have an English-language history of the Giro d’Italia.

Why Do Pro Riders Crash So Much? More Thoughts

Continuing Ed Hood's theme of why there seems to be more crashes in the professional peloton recently, Ed caught up with British star of the 60’s and 70’s, Norman Hill for his thoughts. There have been many changes over the years - Norman throws some light on the less than positive 'improvements'.

PEZ Bookshelf: Chasing the Rainbow

There is a very special jersey that, once you win it at a one day event, it is yours for a year wherever you race. This jersey, is of course, the glorious rainbow-striped confection first donned by Alfredo Binda in 1927. Its fascinating history is the subject of “Chasing the Rainbow: The Story of Road Cycling's World Championships” by Giles Belbin.

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UAE DS Allan Peiper Talks Tadej Pogačar

PEZ-Clusive INTERVIEW: The penultimate time trial stage of the 2020 Tour de France turned the race on its head. With a stunning ride, Tadej Pogačar put time into everyone to take the overall lead. As Tadej said at the time it was a team…

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 piece of rare video of ace cycling commentator Phil…

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VUELTA’20 Stage 1: Roglič Starts As He Finished!

Primoz Roglič won the opening stage of the Vuelta a España. The Jumbo-Visma rider escaped on the descent of the Alto de Arrate in sight of the finish, and stayed ahead of what was left of the peloton. Richard Carapaz was second. Tom Dumoulin and Chris Froome both lost time on the first day.
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GIRO’20 Stage 16: Tratnik Wins in San Daniele!

Jan Tratnik (Bahrain-McLaren) sprinted away from Ben O'Connor (NTT Pro Cycling) on the final uphill metres in San Daniele del Friuli for the stage win. The…
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GIRO’20: The Second Rest Day Rant!

There has been a lot of pasta eaten since last week and the Giro d'Italia action has been 'al dente' - Firm to the bite. Ed Hood has followed every pedal stroke…
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New Strava/Stanford Data on Exercise During COVID-19

New data from Strava and Stanford University shows the mental, physical, and financial impact of COVID-19 on professional athletes. Considering indoor training restrictions, mask requirements, the postponement of major sporting events like the Olympics and more.

Bike Commuting In The Winter

When it’s cold outside, when it’s rainy, snowy, or freezing, most people don’t even think of riding a bike. Between October and January, the average commuter will not touch their bike. Instead, they would simply take the train or the bus.

Giro d’Italia 2020 Preview

The eyes of the cycling world will be on Palermo on Saturday, October 3, as the eagerly-awaited Giro d’Italia gets underway. The 103rd edition of the event features over 40,000 metres of climbing across 50 classified climbs, while five summit finishes will undoubtedly test the endurance of the riders.

Beautiful Sicily Embraces the Giro d’Italia

The 103rd edition of the Corsa Rosa was launched in the unique setting of the Segesta Archaeological Park, with the Temple hosting the presentation ceremony of all the teams that, starting from Saturday, will be protagonists on the roads of the Giro d'Italia. Includes quotes of some of the riders.

Rapha and Palace Skateboards Debut Distinct EF Pro Cycling Kit at 2020 Giro…

The team will take on Italy’s Grand Tour with a switch out team kit that is bound to turn heads; collection to also include matching casual wear, full quiver of Cannondale race bikes, helmets and eyewear from POC.

Best Places to Tour for Cycling Fanatics

If you’re looking for some travel inspiration, look no further. Check out these top tips and then hop on your bike!

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The PEZ Tour Of Flanders Classic Photo Gallery

On Sunday we will be watching the Covid-19 re-scheduled De Ronde van Vlaanderen, and thank god and the Belgian…
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