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EUROTRASH News Round Up Thursday!

Nov 26, 2020: Jakobsen back on his bike-TOP STORY. Van Aert cross, INEOS attitude, Fuglsang and Alaphilippe to Roubaix, Gilbert to Sanremo and Ganna covid-19 negative. Contract news. Nieuwenhuis cross, team for Aru, Vermote looking, Vital Concept leave, Quintana innocent, Rossi acquitted, Operation Aderlass and Chérel crash.


Wahoo’s New ELEMNT RIVAL Multisport Watch

ELEMNT RIVAL Watch Brings Wahoo’s Proven, Powerfully Simple Platform to Triathlon and Running for the First Time. Wahoo’s first watch gives multi-sport athletes an eye-catching, innovative device to capture all their workout data with unprecedented ease.

Colnago V3 Project Bike Build & Ride

PEZ-Man Chuck Pena takes us through an enviable passion project as he rebuilds a new stock Colnago V3 carbon disc road bike with some major parts upgrades including wheels, rotors, tires, chainrings, saddle, bars & stem, bar tape, cages, power meter, and more.




Van Aert & Evenepoel Talk Olympic TT and Beating Ganna

Wout van Aert and Remco Evenepoel have been in discussion about their chances in the Olympic time trial in Tokyo next year. They will be riding against each other and together for the Belgian national team and the two top men agree on one thing: "Ganna is the man to beat".

PEZ Goes to the Movies: Racing is Life – The Beryl Burton Story

Beryl Burton was one of Britain's greatest athletes and one of the best cyclists ever, a story brought to life and beautifully told in the DVD “Racing is Life - The Beryl Burton Story.”

PEZ at the Movies: Marinoni – The Fire in the Frame

Giuseppe Marinoni, a seminal figure in Canadian cyclesports, is still out on his bicycle but disappointed that he has to ride alone, due to Covid-19. Most people 82 years of age would be happy to ride at all but Marinoni, the subject of a charming 2014 documentary, put in 8,000 kms in 2019 and still has big plans.


Ed Hood looks back at the final stage of the 2012 Vuelta in Madrid. ‘Ultimo kilometro!’ the 'speaker' bellows into his mic as up on the big screen, De Kort tries to make his legs forget about the Bola del Mundo. His ‘body weight over the pedals’ style is similar to his Capo, John Degenkolb who sits in his slipstream awaiting the mindful moment. . .


Stage 17, the penultimate stage of the 2020 Vuelta a España, finishes on the summit of the Alto de La Covatilla. Back in 2012 the second last stage of the Vuelta finished on another mythical climb - The Bola del Mondo. Ed Hood and Martin Williamson were there for PEZ, this is the story of their day, with updated big photos.

Retro Rider: José María Jiménez – Erratic and Tragic

Our man in Spain, Alastair Hamilton, has cast his eye on a Spanish icon; José María Jiménez. The Spanish climber was in the Pantani mould, and like the Italian he came to a sad end. Jiménez was a hero to many. 'El Chava' was one of the last pure climbers; exciting to watch, but ultimately tragic.




Velodrome Builder Sander Douma Gets PEZ’d

Ed Hood is suffering terribly from the covid-cancelled '6 Day' scene, but he can't turn his back on the wooden circle. Today he interviews a man who builds velodromes - Sander Douma, a Dutch architect who has been behind some of the best…



Cyclocross Start Money – The Facts

Much like the 6 Days and the criteriums, there has always been a mystery in cyclocross about the payment to the riders to put on a show. Like another subject, there has been an 'omerta' on that kind of thing. Belgian newspaper, Het Nieuwsblad, has opened the account books and spilt the beans.

VUELTA’20 Final Round Up: Double Roglič!

Ed Hood has been on the edge of his seat with the excitement of the final week of the Vuelta a España, but he would have rather been 'Roadside'... maybe next…

VUELTA’20 Final Stage 18: Double Vuelta for Roglič!

After the disappointment of the Tour de France, Primoz Roglič took his second overall win in Vuelta a España. The final stage was no 'stroll in the park' as the…


Creators of Fast Talk Podcast Launch Fast Talk Laboratories, A New Coaching &…

Trevor Connor and Chris Case, creators of the Fast Talk podcast, have launched a new endurance sports coaching, education, and community membership called Fast Talk Laboratories

5 Things We’d Like To See In Road Cycling Next Year

It’s been a tumultuous year in cycling to say the least. And yet, it was still a year packed with drama and action; one that saw new heroes crowned and abject disappointment for others.

Why is Road Cycling so popular?

In recent years, road cycling has continued to increase in popularity. While it’s always been an excellent means of transport and a more environmentally friendly option than driving a car, many individuals now enjoy cycling as a hobby and sporting activity.

TransRockies Gravel Royale Pairs with Felt Bicycles as Presenting Sponsor

TransRockies Race Series, a global leader in adventure stage races, today announces Felt Bicycles as presenting sponsor of TransRockies Gravel Royale.

A Way Too Early Look at Next Year’s Tour de France Odds

Getting your head around the various date changes of major sporting events isn’t that easy at the moment, but, as it stands, the dates for the 2021 Tour de France look set to run from 26th June to 18th July. Nevertheless, online bookmakers have released odds for next year’s event, and it makes for some interesting reading.

VUELTA’20 Stage 6: Izagirre Strongest Climber on Aramón Formigal

Ion Izagirre (Astana) won the mountain stage to Aramón Formigal in the Vuelta on Sunday. The Astana rider escaped from a group of leaders on the final climb. Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) lost time on a stage characterised by bad weather conditions and had to pass the leader's jersey to Richard Carapaz (INEOS Grenadiers).




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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