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Dec 6, 2021: Boom! Van Aert is back at the top, plus track racing form London. Deceuninck disappointed. Other news: Fans at Belgian cross, Van der Poel cross season, Pidcock road season, Lammertink unsure, Cavendish to sign, Declercq award and Mohorič Foundation. Team news. Race news. Sagan in Sportful for the next 10 years.

PEZ Bookshelf: The Cyclist’s Cookbook

“Food, glorious food! What is there more handsome?” sang the boys in the musical “Oliver” and for those of us putting in the miles, is a germane question. And while one's thoughts turn to pizza and beer, we know that the right food should be a natural part of every cyclist's consideration. A new cookbook from sports nutritionist Nigel Mitchell is just the appetizer to get that diet right.

Remembering British Champion Mark Bell

Mark Bell was a British road champion as an amateur and a professional, plus he had an uncountable amount of wins, but there could have been much more in his shortened career. Mark was also taken from us too early at only 48 years of age. Ed Hood spoke to his brother, Tony Bell, to hear more about Mark's life.

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PEZ Bookshelf: The Cyclist’s Cookbook

“Food, glorious food! What is there more handsome?” sang the boys in the musical “Oliver” and for those of us putting in the miles, is a germane question. And while one's thoughts turn to pizza and beer, we know that the right food should be a natural part of every cyclist's consideration. A new cookbook from sports nutritionist Nigel Mitchell is just the appetizer to get that diet right.

Remembering British Champion Mark Bell

Mark Bell was a British road champion as an amateur and a professional, plus he had an uncountable amount of wins, but there could have been much more in his shortened career. Mark was also taken from us too early at only 48 years of age. Ed Hood spoke to his brother, Tony Bell, to hear more about Mark's life.

PEZ Goes to the Movies: Surfing the Line – Inside the World of Hill Climb Racing

The British invented the safety bicycle, but racing in the United Kingdom took its own peculiar course as competing en masse on the open road was forbidden, the Brits circumvented the rules with a focus on the individual time trial. While racing has come out into the open, and British success at the highest level of racing is undoubted, there remains a peculiar holdover from days past: hill climb racing.

The Peloton Party Animals

The peloton has its characters, but cycling is such a hard sport that having a wild time is not a good idea. On the other hand there are a few riders who have managed to have a good time between racing. Ed Hood has his pick of the 'Peloton Party Animals'.

PEZ Bookshelf: La Course en Tete – Racing in the Time of the Super-Teams

2020 saw the creation of a new website by a group of writers focused on providing a way of satisfying our need for good literature during the pandemic. Covid-19 continues, but the crew at La Course en Tete has not been idle and the result is their second annual review of the pro racing season: “Racing in the Time of the Super-Teams.”

PEZ Bookshelf: The Road Book 2021

Following the global disruptions of 2020, the question was whether this year would see some kind of return to normality. If “normal” means the same kind of exciting racing we actually did see last year, then 2021 had plenty to offer and the latest edition of the unique cycling almanac, “The Road Book,” brings those memories back in focus, along with plenty of other entertainment.

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Top Tasmanian Micheal Wilson Gets PEZ’d!

If you are of a certain age you will remember the name Micheal Wilson as one of the successful Australian's in the European professional peloton in the 80's. Ed Hood caught up with Micheal at his Tasmanian vineyard to hear his story.

Star of 2000’s Allan Davis Gets PEZ’d!

Allan Davis has a fine palmarès to his name and rode for some of the biggest teams in the pro peloton from 2001 to 2014. The man from Queensland has just got a new job with Lotto Soudal, so what better time for Ed Hood to catch up for a…

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BREAKDOWN: Is Peter Sagan’s Lifestyle Hurting His Performance?

Three time World champion, Tour and Giro points competitions winner, classics, monuments, stage races.... The list of Peter Sagan's palmarès goes on. But the wins have thinned out for the Slovakian. Spencer Martin breaks down the reasons for the dip or decline in the career of 'Peter The Great'.
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SEASON BREAKDOWN: Rating the Teams

It's a tough job to predict a bike race and even harder to guess how each team will perform over a full season... Spencer Martin has given it his best shot,…
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Five Takeaways From the GIRO’22 Route

The full Giro d'Italia route for 2022 was released last week by the race organizers RCS. Spencer Martin has had the weekend to have a good look at the 'ups and…
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New Riders and Bikes For Roxo Racing

Roxo Racing, a Texas based women’s Domestic Elite cycling team, announces a new bike sponsor and new rider signings for 2022. The team will contest a full National schedule competing on Time bicycles, specifically the highly regarded Alpe D’ Huez 01 disc and featuring Shimano drivetrains.

The Best Slots to Play with a Cycling Theme

You'll never believe how slot game developers and designers manage to mix so many diverse themes into the slots they create and release. We're going to look at several cycling-themed slot games that you can find at a variety of online casinos.

Zwift Reveals Bright Neon Lights of Nighttime Neokyo

Zwift is opening the roads of Neokyo, the first expansion to Zwift’s latest world, Makuri Islands. Neokyo follows the original May 2021 Yumezi map release and doubles the size of Makuri Islands. Zwifters will be able to ride and run between these two contrasting maps, which will be connected by a road through the rice fields.

Lawson Craddock Escapes Contract Termination After Being Photographed On Wrong Bike

American cyclist Lawson Craddock faced contract termination after being pictured on a bike other than his Cannondale trade team machine recently.

How to Predict Cycling Race Winners

Sports betting is thriving. Per a report from Grand View Research, this industry is expanding at an annual rate of 10.1%. Yet, compared to other sports, not a ton of people choose to wager on cycling events. That remains one of the least popular betting options out there.

GCN+ presents biggest ever cyclocross offering, with live, ad-free, and on-demand coverage of every major global CX event in 2021-22

GCN+ announces that it will bring more cyclocross than ever before to racing fans around the globe, with all major CX events of the 2021-22 season available live, ad-free, on-demand and as curated highlights.

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