Many things have changed since Denmark's Mads Pedersen won the World Championships in Yorkshire, The scheduled race in Switzerland had to be changed to Imola in Italy, but at least we will have a race and a new champion. Ed Hood, gives us his thoughts on the Imola World Championships.Read More...
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 effort, and one of the links in the UAE Team Emirates chain was DS Allan Peiper, Ed Hood managed to 'have a word'.
With #CXisNOTCOMING the hashtag for many of us and the fall season arriving, it’s time to start thinking about transitioning out of peak summer cycling form. Should we think about just riding easy during this period, or including a bit of intense work?
Something for everyone in today's Gear Break: The Basso Terra gravel bike, new Roval components, new MET Rivale MIPS helmet, State Bicycle Co introduces sustainable clothing, HED wheels and Rapha's autumn guide for men.
If you follow Mario Cipollini on Instagram, you've seen him talking (in Italian) about the latest bike coming to the line that bears his name. The new model is called the "Dolomia" - and designed to be "agile uphill, fluid downhill". Add in fully integrated cable routing, disc brakes, a full monocoque frame weighing just 800g (Size M), and this looks to be an exciting addition to a line that's already set the bar pretty high for performance road bikes. When the brand launched a few…
In this weeks collection of cycling goods we have new wheels from Gulo Composites, bags of clothing form G4, the Scott Foil gets a face lift, Katusha's light rain jacket, the new improved E-Adventure by Cairn and Scicon has a memorable debut at the Tour De France with the Aeroshade and the Aerowing.
Another varied selection: Basso introduce the all new Diamante SV, KOO eyewear launches bold new Spectro and Demos performance sunglasses, State Bicycle Co. limited-edition 'Rick and Morty' collection, Canyon new Grail gravel models for 2021, 100% Peter Sagan limited edition and the new Centric helmet from SCOTT.
More new kit on the cycling market: Scicon next generation eyewear, Paul Sherwen Project ROAD iD, new shoes from Giro, Roval’s new Rapide and Alpinist wheelsets, 'Beat the Heat' with Primal and seven fresh designs from SockGuy.
Officine Mattio (Mattio Workshop) is the largest Italian brand that you’ve never heard of, located in what I think is the most under-appreciated region in Italy for incredible cycling, Piemonte. Here’s the latest OM1, from the company pushing to keep cycling manufacturing INSIDE Italy.
Author Peter Cossins describes in his history of that first 1903 Tour de France, the inelegantly titled “Butcher, Blacksmith, Acrobat, Sweep,” the original Tour de France, something totally new and untried and flawed in many ways, “should be considered as one of the greatest events in sporting history.”
Continuing with Ed Hood's series of 'English speaking' Tour de France pioneers, Ed moves onto Derek Harrison. Sadly Harrison died in May, 2018 in his adopted home of France, but his pro career spanned the 60s and 70s and include many top wins and two appearances in the French Grand Tour.
Australia, once deemed primarily suitable as a dumping-off place for convicts, is in fact a stunningly beautiful land. Its wild countryside has attracted explorers and adventurers, but cycling around it takes a special dedication. Some of the brave and/or eccentric souls who did are the subjects of a new book by Daniel Oakman, “Wild Ride.”
The world is a different place from last year, and thanks to Covid-19 our lives have changed. It's Tour de France time (yes, it shouldn't be in September) and Ed Hood should be 'Roadside' in France. He's at home in Scotland reminiscing over the good and the not so good points of the Tour.
As the 2020 Tour de France is on its first rest day, the 'PEZ Crew' got to thinking of their coolest Tour stage memories. Here are the guy's choices and, surprisingly, not for the sporting aspect of the stage, but more for the 'other' happenings on the day.
Book Review: As the 2020 Tour winds up the first week, Leslie Reissner takes a trip down Memory Lane and journeys the Tour de France routes of the past. Mapping le Tour by Ellis Bacon maps the journey taken from the first Tour to 2014 when the French race hit the roads of Yorkshire.
The last stage of the 2020 Tour de France in Paris went to the Irishman in the green jersey, Sam Bennett (Deceuninck - Quick-Step). But the day was always going…Read More...
The International Cycling Union (UCI) has confirmed that the 2020 Road World Championships have been switched from Switzerland to Italy. Imola in the central Emilia-Romagna region will host the revised four-day event which gets underway on Thursday, September 24.
At the end of an exciting week at the Tirreno-Adriatico, Simon Yates and Lucas Hamilton are now focused on the Giro d'Italia. The Mitchelton-Scott riders came to the Sidi main office in Maser yesterday after they had made the reconnaissance of the 14th stage of the Giro d’Italia.
Cycling is one of life’s greatest pleasures. It also happens to be the perfect way to spend quality time with our loved ones...if we can get them to give it a go! Convincing our families to swap the screens for cycling is often easier said than done.
Launching this fall, CAPO and Ride Napa Valley are proud to announce the new ENOUGH cycling kit. The kit stems from the vision of businessman and men’s semi-professional soccer team co-owner, Arik Housley of, Napa Valley 1839 FC, who tragically lost his daughter Alaina to the mass shooting at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, California, November 7th, 2017.