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PEZ Holiday Gift Guide #1: Tifosi Summer for Winter, Pearl Izumi PRO NeoShell WXB Jacket, Bianchi Milano Remastered, 3T Launches Extrema Italia, Fizik New Off-Road Racing Saddle & Mountains Epic Cycling Climbs Coffee Table Book

Tifosi summer for winter, Pearl Izumi PRO NeoShell WXB jacket, Bianchi Milano remastered, maximum comfort at minimum temperatures, 3T launches Extrema Italia - Extremely capable for adventure - Extremely fast for racing, Fizik: meet the new saddle that’s reshaping off-road racing with Argo X and Michael Blann - Mountains Epic Cycling Climbs coffee…


EUROTRASH Thursday: Training Has Started for 2024!

Nov 30, 2024: Another 'fun packed' EUROTRASH: Vuelta a Guatemala and the Taiwan TT champs. Ian Boswell talks INEOS. Rider news: Van Aert training, Pidcock's cross, Van der Poel and Evenepoel together, Quintana, Sobrero, Sevilla, Pozzato, Woods, Tolhoek, De Lie, Froome, Dumoulin and Van Hooydonck. Team news: INEOS, Decathlon, Tudor, Visma | Lease a Bike, Israel-Premier Tech. Race news: Vuelta and Festival Elsy Jacobs.


Gear Break: New Zwift Annual Memberships, Wahoo KICKR X Zwift Membership Bundle, UDOG: Don’t Miss the Chance, Dress Up or Dress Down This Holiday Season Ornot, TheFalcon & Core Body Temperature Sensor Discount

New annual memberships make it more affordable to Zwift all year, Wahoo KICKR X Zwift membership bundle, UDOG: Don't miss the chance, dress up or dress down this holiday season, Ornot, TheFalcon in the ADI design index 2023 selection and Core Body Temperature Sensor Black Friday 20% discount.

Special Black Friday Gear Break: Primal Additional 50% Off, Canyon Stealth Sale, Factor Bikes Deals, Up to 50% OFF Selected Wahoo Products, Q36.5 20% Off Everything, ROUVY 25% Off Yearly Plans, ASSOS Up to 50% Discount & Wattbike Zwift Bundles!

Primal: Take an additional 50% off - Black Friday Sale! Canyon stealth sale, Factor Bikes unveils unbeatable Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, up to 50% OFF selected Wahoo products, Q36.5 Black Friday early access: 20% off everything, ROUVY Black Friday 25% off all yearly plans, ASSOS Black Friday: up to 50% discount and Wattbike bundles with Zwift for a competitive Black Friday discount!

Review: CADEX Amp Saddle

Designed to offer a broad range of riders comfortable support and compliance, and shaped for a powerful, efficient pedaling position, the ultra-light Amp saddle features an Advanced Forged Composite Technology base and Integrated Rail Design. Comfort is further enhanced with high-elasticity Particle Flow padding, Lightweight Reactive Foam and a pressure-relieving ergonomic center cut-out.

Gear Break: Ride With GPS Premium, Sena R2X Smart Road Helmet, CHAPTER 2 X Hyundai IONIQ 6 Edition, Dynaplug Air The Complete Tubeless Repair Kit, Alpitude Superleggero Ti 3D Printed Titanium Bottlecage & Chris King Matte Mango

Ride with GPS Premium, Sena R2X Smart road helmet, Special collaboration - TOA C2 X Hyundai IONIQ 6 Edition “Āke Tonu Atu", Dynaplug Air - The complete tubeless repair kit, Alpitude Superleggero Ti 3D printed titanium bottlecage bundle and Chris King announces the return of Matte Mango.




PEZ Bookshelf: Pro Cycling Style—Woven into History

There is an old saying to the effect that “lightning never strikes the same place twice.” While this may be scientifically unproven, but at least we have a positive example in the 2021 release of “Pro Cycling Style,” the follow-on publication to Oliver Knight's previous book.

The Machiavellian World of Cycling

After his recent interview with Roberto Visentini and the 'doings' of the 1987 Giro d'Italia with Stephen Roche, Ed Hood has turned his eye to some other cases of 'skulduggery' in the peloton, or was it just professional etiquette?

The 1929 Vuelta Levante: The Origin of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana

The year is 1929 and in Spain there are already two big bike races: The Volta a Catalunya, started in 1911, and the Tour of the Basque Country, first run in 1924. In Spain, the love for two wheels is focused more on the velodrome. But at the time, the bicycle was becoming more and more common as a means of transportation. It is in this context that the VCV – Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana was born in 1929.

PEZ at the Movies: The Soul of a Cyclist

In our consumer society, we measure our progress by the acquisition of the newest, the shiniest and the most expensive objects that technology can bring to us. Cycling is not immune. There are now $20,000 bicycles available and 5 Star catered cycling trips where every whim of the traveller is indulged. But there are alternatives to this, a theme central to a 2020 film from Portugal, “The Soul of a Cyclist.”

PEZ Goes Belgian: The ‘Flemish Strawberrycross’

PEZman Ed Hood was in Belgium last weekend (2022) for the '6 Days' of Gent, to see the farewell to ‘t Kuipke Keizer’ Iljo Keisse. When in Belgium in November you have to go to a cyclo-cross, and so Ed and his chums took in the Telenet Superprestige Merksplas. PEZ veld kant.

Delio Rodríguez: Vuelta Stage Win Record Holder

Eddy Merckx and Mark Cavendish jointly hold the record of Tour de France wins with 34 in total each. But what about the Vuelta a España? Who holds the record in Spain? Delio Rodríguez won a total of 39 stages in the Spanish Grand Tour. I had read the name in the record books, but knew nothing of the man. Here is his story:


Sean Kelly Talks Liège-Bastogne-Liège

Sean Kelly was the 'King of the Classics' for many years, but the man from Carrick-on-Suir also won the Vuelta a España and many shorter stage races. His record at Liège-Bastogne-Liège is only beaten by Argentin and Merckx. Ed Hood caught…

Roubaix Winner Andrea Tafi Talks Cobbles & Gravel

Andrea Tafi won Paris-Roubaix in 1999, but it was no surprise. The Northern cobbles are in his Tuscan blood with second, third, fifth and tenth places during his career. Robin Morton spoke to Andrea about his win and riding gravel in the…



What is CAS? The Situation at Ineos; Doping Update, and Lessons; Continuing Industry Struggles; Inaugural Las Vegas Formula 1 Race

This week, THE OUTER LINE looks at the mysterious Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), what does Rod Ellingworth’s departure mean for Ineos? Inaugural Las Vegas Formula 1 race, doping update and lessons and continuing industry struggles.

Transfer Time # 3: Astana Completes a Drastic Makeover While…

The Astana Qazaqstan team has completed a drastic makeover, while Bahrain Victorious stood still. Spencer Martin looks at Astana's interesting off-season that…

2024 Rider Tiers # 1: Who Are the Top Grand Tour Contenders…

Who are the top Grand Tour contenders heading into the upcoming season? Spencer Martin breaks down where each major Grand Tour contender stands as we approach…


Discovering Top 5 UK Cycling Events – Pedal Through Britain’s Best 

Explore the finest UK cycling events - from scenic rides to challenging races. Join the thriving cycling culture in Britain and experience the best rides! 

­Tour de France: Who Has Claimed the Yellow Jersey in the Last Decade?

If there's one thing sports fans can agree on, it's the Tour de France. The sport isn't for everyone and can be an acquired taste, but when it's time for Le Tour, the cycling world stands still.

The Future of Cycling: How Technology Changes The Way We Ride

Explore the future of cycling in this comprehensive article, delving into innovative trends. Discover how technology is transforming cycling, enhancing safety, efficiency, and enjoyment for riders of all levels.

Two Of Britain’s Greatest Ever Cyclists 

Cycling has been a staple of the Olympic Games since its inception back in 1896, but in recent times, one nation has indisputably taken center stage when it comes to medal counts - Great Britain.

Why 2024 is Shaping Up to be a Huge Year for Wout van Aert

For elite cyclists, 2024 looks set to be a fantastic year. For Wout van Aert, opportunity knocks. The 29-year-old will, assuming he’s fit and injury-free, ride in at least one of the Grand Tours and represent Belgium at the Olympics in the road race and time trial disciplines.

Overcoming the Odds at the UCI Cycling World Championships

A look at some extraordinary cyclists who overcame significant odds to win at the UCI International World Championships.






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