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How To Fuel For Stage Racing: A Nutritionist’s Perspective

TOOLBOX: Planning the whole nutrition for a multi-stage race in the UCI calendar is no easy task and requires coordination not only with the athletes but also with many staff members who are a crucial part of a cycling team. Today, I show you a Nutritionists’ perspective on what is required of us nutritionists in such scenario.

TOUR’22 Rest Day #1: Paint Dry Three Days!

The amount of spectators on the roadside in Denmark for the first three stages of the 2022 Tour de France was phenomenal, pity the same can't be said of the racing. Ed Hood runs his cynical eye over the action so far and the implications for the three weeks to come.

EUROTRASH: Tour Riders Talk, Giro Donne Rocks!

July 4, 2022: The Tour de France opening stages rider & team comments & quips, and the Giro Donne opens in Sardinia - all the news, results and video. Terrible training crash for Alejandro Valverde - TOP STORY. Other news: Patrick Lefevere happy at the Tour. Rider news: Izagirre extends with Cofidis and Svrcek turns pro. Race news: WorldTour teams for the Maryland Cycling Classic.

TOUR’22 Stage 3: Grand Groenewegen!

After a long solo break by local KOM, Magnus Cort, the stage came down to a bunch sprint in Sønderborg. It was a fast run-in at over 60 kph and after the usual jostling and bumping, Dylan Groenewegen pushed his wheel over the finish-line just ahead of the yellow jersey of Wout van Aert.


Gear Break: Sportful SuperGiara Jersey, Colnago x Tod’s Collab, KANSEPT1 Apparel, Brooks C17 Special Lab, La Passione’s Ultralight, Ortlieb Seat-Pack QR & Enduro Bearings & Brews Speakeasy

Sportful's Cliff SuperGiara jersey, Colnago x Tod's Made in Italy collaboration, KANSEPT1 limited edition premium performance apparel, Brooks invite riders to chart their own course with the C17-Special Lab, La Passione Striver Ultralight, ORTLIEB Seat-Pack QR and Enduro Bearings host Bearings & Brews Speakeasy at Rapha’s San Francisco Clubhouse.

Gear Break: Giro Eclipse Spherical Helmet, GCN Castelli Kit, Shimano Power Meter Upgrade, Fara Frameset, Zealios Personal Care & KASK Tour Helmet

Giro Eclipse Spherical helmet, GCN Castelli pro team kit, Shimano releases Force Vector upgrade for Dura-Ace and Ultegra power meters, Thor Hushovd receives new Fara Cycling F/RD signature series bike, Zealios: Complete range of personal care products and KASK Valegro ‘Tour de France’ – official product for La Grande Boucle 2022.

Bontrager GR2 Gravel Shoe Review

There are now so many disciplines and subdisciplines of off-road cycling that it's almost impossible to design one shoe to suit all purposes. However, the Bontrager GR2 comes close to that happy medium.




PEZ Bookshelf: Wheel Life 2

Australia has, over the years, been characterized by a lively cycling culture. In addition to its unique domestic scene, the Lucky Country has done well internationally since the first Aussies went to the Tour de France in 1914. “Wheel Life 2” is a fascinating look at Australian cycling in the 1970s and 1980s, as it was poised for success.

Derek Harrison – Tour de France Pioneer

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.

20 Years of PEZ: TOUR’15 Alpe d’Huez Roadside!

20 years of PEZ: The 2022 Tour returns to l'Alp d'Huez, so we look back to 2015 with Ed Hood. There's only one thing crazier than Alp d'Huez at the Tour de France - and that's the Dutch Corner on Alp d'Huez at the Tour de France. Ed & Callum were up the road, roadside, and inside the madness that is one of pro sport's maddest moments.

PEZ Rolls with the Oldies: My (Virtual) 1903 Tour de France

Virtual athletic challenges allow you to stay close to home while racking up the miles, recording them on software that shows you, usually with Google Streetview, where you are (virtually). I have embraced the virtual challenge ethos. One of my favourite virtual challenges was cycling the distance of the 1903 Tour de France, the first edition of the race.

Dollars are Flooding Into Sports – Why Isn’t Cycling Getting Any of Them?

We have been noting this anecdotally for years, but literally, billions and billions of dollars continue to pour into sports with several more examples this week. The value of everything sports-related – athletes, teams, league sponsorships, NFTs, and particularly TV and media rights – is skyrocketing, particularly as concerns about COVID have started to wane.

PEZ Goes to the Movies: Preparing for the Race Across America

The Race Across America saw its 2022 edition launch from California on June 14 as 33 solo riders set off for Maryland, to be reached in less than 12 days. June 18 was the day when RAAM team categories set off on the same course. In their number, Team GCN rides with the determination to set the fastest time a RAAM has ever been completed by a pair of riders.




Young Gun Dillon Corkery Gets PEZ’d!

Ed Hood is always keeping an eye open for the new young riders that are on the way up in the sport, but now teams contact Ed with their 'Young Guns'. The latest is Dillon Corkery from Ireland who is presently riding for the famous CC Étupes…

Keirin Rider Joe Truman Gets PEZ’d!

The keirin can be one of the most exciting events on the velodrome - 'It’s much like chess but with head butts and shoulder charges!' So said British keirin rider Joe Truman when Ed Hood asked him about his Japanese experience.



TOUR’22 Stage 4: JUMBO Attacks – Wout Gets His Win!

After his second places on all the stages so far in the 2022 Tour de France, Wout van Aert attacked with just over 11 kilometres to go for a solo win in Calais. The yellow jersey held off the peloton as Jasper Philipsen won the bunch sprint ahead of Van Aert's Jumbo-Visma teammate, Christophe Laporte.

TOUR’22 Rest Day #1: Paint Dry Three Days!

The amount of spectators on the roadside in Denmark for the first three stages of the 2022 Tour de France was phenomenal, pity the same can't be said of the…

TOUR’22 Stage 3: Grand Groenewegen!

After a long solo break by local KOM, Magnus Cort, the stage came down to a bunch sprint in Sønderborg. It was a fast run-in at over 60 kph and after the usual…


The Best Hobbies if You Need to Take a Break from Cycling

Staying active is incredibly important, and how people do this is going to vary depending on what they identify with most and what they enjoy doing. One of the more popular options out there that a lot of people enjoy doing is cycling.

BP Doctor PRO review – A 2-in-1 Smartwatch & Blood Pressure Monitor

This watch is intended for people needing to regularly monitor health vitals like blood pressure, heart rate, oxygen saturation, and so on, without having to carry around larger devices.

What are the best sports betting strategies?

A betting strategy is a structured process in gambling to make money. Any sportsbook bettor will have some unique betting strategies that they employ to gain profit.

The Best Hobbies to Try in Your Free Time

This article looks at the best hobbies that you can try in your free time. If you're not riding, then these are the activities that you can be doing with your time.

What Should You Do on Your Days Off from Cycling? 

What are you supposed to do with yourself when you have a day off from cycling? 

Top 5 – Smart Phone Cycling Games

Smartphone gaming is becoming increasingly popular these days.




PHOTO SPECIAL: 2022 Harlem Skyscraper Cycling Classic

Harlem Skyscraper Cycling Classic Father’s Day event is in its 46th year. The day starts with kids’ races before…
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