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Hot Summertime Cycling Challenges

Depending on location, your life will be in various shades of normal due to COVID. If your situation involves no major races or events to focus on, what are ways or ideas for challenging yourself this summer?

EUROTRASH News Round Up Monday!

Jun 21, 2021: We have as many national road and TT championships as we could fit in a very full EUROTRASH. Plus, Dennis going to Jumbo-Visma. Results from the Adriatica Ionica. Tour de France news. No Tour for Wellens and Jungels. Rider news. Race news. Contador to Everest and Shackley to go to the Olympics.


Northwave Extreme GT2 Road Shoes… The X-Frame Factor

If there's one thing I've heard from friends and PEZ readers about my recent shoe reviews, it's that they may be great shoes, but they are bloody expensive! You can spend less and still get high level, "pro quality" shoes. The Northwave Extreme GT2 shoes offer a lot of bang for your buck.

KOM Cycling RPV2 Rocker Plate Review

I have embraced indoor cycling training with considerable enthusiasm. Over the years there have been huge steps forward in making a once-arduous task bearable and even enjoyable. Now KOM RPV2 Rocker Plate adds real world motion to the ever more immersive indoor cycling regime.





Ed Hood gave us the top thirteen 'Bad Ass' riders in the pro peloton recently, since then the list has grown. Twelve more 'Bad Ass' riders have made the cut - Tough as they come!

PEZ Bookshelf: Butcher, Blacksmith, Acrobat, Sweep-The First Tour de France

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.”

PEZ Bookshelf: Peloton Legends

Sports fans love comparisons. Baseball is famous for its obsession with statistics (“The most successful left-handed pitcher throwing against a Chicago team on a Tuesday evening...”) and certainly all sports have record-holders. Pro cycling defies easy comparison of its stars. Can we figure out who was truly The Greatest of All Time?

Rider Blog: Jason Goes to Rwanda

Jason Saltzman and his Wildlife Generation Pro Cycling team headed off to Africa to ride the Tour of Rwanda, an eight-day stage race in East Africa. A very different experience for Jason, and a great read of us.

PEZ Bookshelf: 48 Days

Bike racing in 2020 was very strange, things like races with no spectators and Spring Classics in autumn, but the weirdest is the overlapping of the Giro's final week with the Vuelta's first. But in 1981 only three days separated the two races and Giovanni Battaglin, in the new book “48 Days,” tells the astonishing story of how he won both.

Dan Bigham Talks Time Trial and Aerodynamics

With the decisive Giro d'Italia time trial on Sunday, Ed Hood thought it would be a good idea to talk to a man who knows all about aerodynamics and the 'race against the clock' - Dan Bigham. Chrono specialist and aero guru.






TOUR’21 BREAKDOWN: Ineos Steals a Page From the Movistar Playbook

The Big One, the Tour de France starts on Saturday and our BREAKDOWN specialist, Spencer Martin, has polished his crystal ball to have a look at how the Ineos team will handle the French Grand Tour. Plus: Should Chris Froome be on the Breton start line?

WorldTour Calendar’22: Extra Rest Day for the Tour and…

The International Cycling Union has revealed the WorldTour calendar for next season. The schedule is getting back to the 'new normal' except for Australia. Most…

Suisse & Slovenia BREAKDOWN: Who’s HOT For Le…

Ineos Grenadiers are still holding the pole position for the top place in the Tour de France, but Tadej Pogačar is coming into form. Spencer Martin looks at the…


Which Cycling Events Are Taking Place at the Olympics and When Will They Be?

After a 12 month delay, the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games are set to kick off in just a few weeks’ time. Of course, much of the media attention will be on the opening ceremony and the high-profile track and field events like the 100-meter sprint.

What Do Tour De France Cyclists Do for Fun in Training Downtime?

Have you ever wondered what a pro athlete like a Tour De France cyclist gets up to in their downtime away from training? We will delve into what exactly a pro athlete does in their spare time, why rest and recuperation are so important, and why these athletes aren’t so different from us.

Top 5 Bike-Friendly Student Cities

Riding a bike is a fun simple activity that can benefit you in terms of both physical and psychological well-being. Many people enjoy the surroundings, listening to the birds singing and feeling the light wind blowing into their face while riding a bike.

Tour of America’s Dairyland p/b Kwik Trip What’s New For 2021

The 2021 edition of Tour of America’s Dairyland p/b Kwik Trip launches in all its glory in just one week on Wednesday, June 16th! For the next 12 days, we will be racing on streets familiar to many and some not so familiar to any of us, but with one common theme, sincere Midwest hospitality full of gratitude that you have come to race your bikes in America’s Dairyland!

Top US Men’s Teams to Compete in the 23rd Annual Armed Forces Cycling Classic,…

Twenty-Seven professional and elite men’s cycling teams will line up at 12:45pm on June 5th and 12:00pm on June 6th for the 23rd Annual Armed Forces Cycling Classic, presented by the Boeing Company. Saturday’s Crystal City race will be a 90-min primer for Sunday’s Clarendon Cup where the riders will complete 100km, and a total of 500 turns during the 100-lap race.

EXCITING NEWS AWAITS…. Tour of America’s Dairyland

It’s June 1st, 2021, what are you doing later this month? Racing Tour of America’s Dairyland presented by Kwik Trip? Spectating at ToAD’s return to IRL racing after a long year off? Or simply watching from afar as America’s largest competitive road cycling series returns to 11 days of fun and excitement for all?




LIÈGE’14: Images from la Doyenne

PEZ Photog Wei Yuet Wong rounded out his month-long Classics’s adventure of 2014 by shooting Liège-Bastogne-Liège,…
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