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Review: Sena R2X Smart Road Cycling Helmet

The R2X is a smart helmet with rider to rider intercom plus Alexa Built-in. The R2X features seamlessly integrated speakers and microphone, which allow users to use the R2X’s communication features and speak directly to Alexa. Sena’s hands free helmet-to-helmet Mesh Intercom™ communication platform makes it easy to communicate with cycling…


Dreaming of Gold – Sleep & Performance

The off-season is the perfect time to reset and recalibrate ourselves for better habits that will set us up for greater health and performance in 2024. A fundamental habit is sufficient quality sleep. How did elite track and field athletes approach sleep prior to the Tokyo Olympics?

EUROTRASH Monday: Cyclo-Cross Action and A Bunch of News!

Dec 4, 2023: Cyclo-Cross World Cup Flamanville and Superprestige Boom - Reports and video. Museeuw thinks Tour win difficult for Evenepoel, Prudhomme disagrees. Rider news: Pidcock, Uijtdebroeks, Lippert, Alaphilippe, Evenepoel, Van Aert, Bernal, Ronhaar, Aerts and Suesca. Team news: Decathlon AG2R, Movistar, INEOS and riders without contracts. Race news: Benidorm World Cup and Tour'25 Grand Départ.

PEZ at the Movies: Breaking the Hour—Filippo Ganna

On October 8, 2022, the much-anticipated attempt by pro cyclist Filippo Ganna to break the Hour Record, one of cycling's most prestigious accomplishments, took place at the Tissot Velodrome in Grenchen, Switzerland. His team, INEOS Grenadiers, has recently made available on YouTube a behind-the-scenes look at the attempt.


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 table book.

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.




PEZ at the Movies: Breaking the Hour—Filippo Ganna

On October 8, 2022, the much-anticipated attempt by pro cyclist Filippo Ganna to break the Hour Record, one of cycling's most prestigious accomplishments, took place at the Tissot Velodrome in Grenchen, Switzerland. His team, INEOS Grenadiers, has recently made available on YouTube a behind-the-scenes look at the attempt.

From Another Sport to Cycling!

Recently we ran a piece about riders who had transitioned from track to road – or in the case of Theo Bos, back to track, again. But what about riders who have come in to bike racing from an entirely different sport? Currently we have three shining examples of this radical change of direction.

Remembering Sante Gaiardoni Double Olympic Gold

In the early hours of Thursday the 30th of November 2023, one of Italy's greatest track cyclists died. Sante Gaiardoni passed away at the age of 84 in Motta Visconti, Lombardia. Gaiardoni was a prolific winner in the 60's and was famous for taking two Olympic gold medals in the Games of 1960 in Rome.

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.


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…



Transfer Time # 4: Groupama-FDJ Fails to Re-Supply While Jayco AlUla Beefs Up

Groupama-FDJ fails to re-supply, while Jayco beefs up with distressed assets. Spencer Martin breaks down Groupama-FDJ's surprisingly quiet transfer strategy and Jayco AlUla's aggressive push to bring talented Australian riders back to the home team.

What is CAS? The Situation at Ineos; Doping Update, and…

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…

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…


Remembering the 1934 Tour de France: The Race That Changed Road Cycling Forever

A number of significant anniversaries will be celebrated in 2024, but perhaps none more poignant and landscape-changing than the 1934 Tour de France.

From Amateur to Pro: The Odds of Making It in Competitive Cycling

Today, there are more people than ever who have taken up cycling. The questions being asked here are: what are the odds of making it in competitive cycling, and how often do amateurs turn pro?

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.






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